Death Cult Mob Rule, What Could Go Wrong?
If you listen to my show you know I don’t debate abortion laws, take phone calls about the abortion issue, or book guests to talk about it. Like gay marriage, people have views on abortion that are deeply connected with religious beliefs.
And when you get into topics like abortion, people call in and say “I feel like…” or “I just believe…” or something of the like. It gets heated pretty quickly and nobody ever changes their mind. Bascially, it makes for radio that is not very compelling.
But Kermit Gosnell is making me re-think this conventional wisdom.
The Gosnell Effect
Kermit Gosnell is the abortionist in Philadelphia whose trial was ignored by major news outlets for months, until they were shamed into covering it by a few liberal pundits, like Kirsten Powers:
It’s not your fault. Since the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began March 18, there has been precious little coverage of the case that should be on every news show and front page. The revolting revelations of Gosnell’s former staff, who have been testifying to what they witnessed and did during late-term abortions, should shock anyone with a heart.
In the wake of the horrors of the Gosnell trial, Texas attempted to pass a new law that has been called “sweeping” and “stringent” by media reports.
But Senate Bill 5 is actually pretty straightforward: It bans abortions after 20 weeks of fetal development and it requires abortion clinics to meet the same health and sanitation standards as any other surgical clinic in the state.
And just so we’re all clear about what a baby/fetus/mass of tissue and blood is after 20 weeks…
- The baby can hear and recognize the mother’s voice.
- The mother will probably start feeling the first fetal movements.
- The toenails and fingernails are growing.
- The growth of hair on the rest of the body has started.
- The skin is getting thicker.
- The heart can now be heard with a stethoscope.
Your baby may react to loud sounds. Baby can actually hear noises outside of the womb. Familiar voices, music, and sounds that baby becomes accustomed to during their development stages often are calming after birth. This is an important time for sensory development since nerve cells serving each of the senses; taste, smell, hearing, sight, and touch are now developing into their specialized area of the brain.
Your baby now weighes about 11 ounces and at roughly 7 inches long they are filling up more and more of the womb. Though still small and fragile, the baby is growing rapidly and could possibly survive if born at this stage.
Abortion on demand
So, last night a Democrat in the Texas legislature filibustered this bill. Her name is Wendy Davis and her half-day oratory marathon prompted an outpouring of support on social media. It really got the Left energized.
Which got me thinking about how sad that it is. How sad I am for those people. They are quite literally brought to cheers in defense of Gosnell-like acts. How is that not a death cult?
I note also that these are the same people who cited polling in support of gun control, but now ignore the surveys that show 2 out of 3 Americans support limiting abortions to 20 weeks.
A simple question, if you want to have an abortion, why can’t you do it within 5 months of getting pregnant? Exemptions are made for rape, incest, and when the life of the mother is in danger. So, outside of these parameters, is it too much to ask that if you want to kill the baby/fetus/mass of tissue and blood, that you make the decision in less time than an NFL season?
Back alley abortions, indeed
The other “outrage” of the Texas bill was that it forced abortionists to keep clean and safe clinics. Given that Kermit Gosnell was convicted for not just the murder of three babies, but also for the death of a patient, I’d think the “Defenders of Women” would want clean and safe clinics.
In Moral Relativist World, forcing abortion clinics to meet the “… same standards as hospital-style surgical centers and mandate that a doctor who performs abortions have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital” is just too much.
Abortion proponents say it will force almost all the clinics currently operating in the state to shut down. Which should give you a good idea of the quality of operations that are being run in Texas. Isn’t the pro-abortion argument, essentially, that if abortions are banned women will be forced to seek services from unqualified abortionists in unsanitary back alleys?
I guess the bright spot here is that there seems to be an acceptance of the idea that government mandated standards and regulations impacts businesses.
This is what democracy looks like
So, last night, the Texas filibustering abortion proponent, Wendy Davis, got shut down by GOP procedurals moves. The abortion proponents that had packed the chamber began screaming. Activists from around the nation urged the activists to create chaos so there could be no vote.
This is being hailed as a victory among Democrats.
So, when the Tea Partiers shut down a legislature to prevent bills from passing, I assume we’ll see the same sort of fawning media coverage and defense of the tactics from the Left?
One thing the screaming hordes get right, though… that IS what pure democracy looks like — mob rule.
It’s only good if you’re part of the mob, though.
Take a look at the future of our Republic:
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