Mark Steyn on Big Government's Back Alley:
This is a remarkable moment in American life: A man is killing actual living, gurgling, bouncing babies on an industrial scale - and it barely makes the papers. Had he plunged his scissors into the spinal cord of a Democrat politician in Arizona, then The New York Times, ABC, CBS, NBC and everyone else would be linking it to Sarah Palin's uncivil call for dramatic cuts in government spending. But "Doctor" Kermit Gosnell's mound of corpses is apparently entirely unconnected to the broader culture.Read the rest, especially the last two paragraphs, and pass it on.
You'd think this would be a pivotal moment for anyone who's wishy-washy, personally opposed, or just a bit queasy about abortion. Gosnell and Planned Parenthood have made it easier than ever to choose sides.
On one side we have despair, the stench of decay and death, a butcher who makes jokes as he murders newborn infants (the worst is on p. 114 of the transcript, but be warned: it will break your heart), and an organization that reflexively, pitilessly, aligns itself with slave-masters who force 13 and 14 year-old girls into prostitution.
On the other side we have babies, childhood, health, birth, hope, love, life. The contrast couldn't be sharper. It's time for the lukewarm to get over whatever prejudices are keeping them from getting on the right side of this issue, for the good of the victims of this ghastly culture, and for their own good as well. Steyn:
. . . in a world where statists and social engineers serve as ruthless enforcers for the prevailing ideology, its deep moral corruption will eventually swallow you, too.Most recent posts here.