The South Dakota state legislature recently put together a bill to update a justifiable homicide law that added protecting the unborn from criminal harm in its classification. Pro-abortion fanatics had a cow. The deceit was so bad the legislature shelved the bill for now; they wouldn't even work on fixing the language in the bill.
The zealots are back in force as Nebraska and Iowa are working on their own versions of the shelved South Dakota bill. The pro-abortion crowd is "concerned" that abortionists will be targeted for death if any of these bills are passed, not realizing the irony about how these abortionists have performed state-sanctioned killings of Stalin-esque proportions since Roe v. Wade was decided. I haven't read either of the laws, nor am I interested in getting into a debate with them about the language in these new bills; this post is not about that. It is about the hypocrisy of many of those commenting on Nebraska and Iowa, specifically Mother Jones, Think Progress and Matt Yglesias, Daily Kos, Washington Monthly's Steven Benen, and Shakesville. Content warning, graphic descriptions below the fold.
This hypocrisy is astounding. Each one expects a wave of mass murder against those who commit mass murder. They are, of course, projecting. Those who are truly pro-life are not looking to murder anyone, not even abortionists or the women who are getting abortions. That's the point. True pro-life people condemn the outliers who have murdered abortionists or criminally attacked abortion mills. But these pro-abortion zealots deliberately refuse to acknowledge that at all, just as they deliberately refuse to acknowledge that unborn humans are human beings; despite this being a scientific fact, the pro-abortion fanatics keep trying to say unborn humans are some other species.
I am still shaken by the grand jury report issued a month ago in Philadelphia regarding the abortion mill run by Kermit Gosnell, who has since been charged with the murder of a woman who died as a result of his (allegedly) malevolent "medical" practice, and seven infants he murdered by snipping their spinal chords with scissors after forcibly inducing their births. As it states, pro-abortion zealots who were officials with jobs that included the inspection of all abortion mills in Pennsylvania deliberately decided to avoid this part of their job nearly 20 years ago; this was during the regimes of pro-abortion Republican Gov. Tom Ridge and pro-abortion Democrat Gov. Ed Rendell. Even many of the abortions Gosnell performed were so bad that he left body parts in the women who had come to him for the procedure. Just sick.
Anyway, I decided to go to each of the sites I listed above and do a search of "gosnell". Here are the results: Mother Jones, nothing; Think Progress, nothing; Washington Monthly, nothing (you'll have to check yourself; the URL doesn't contain the word "gosnell", unlike the others). Shameful. Just shameful.
Now, Shakesville had two posts. DailyKos had eight entries (you'll have to put in the search dates, I used 01/01/2011 for the beginning date, then click SEARCH). In each and every case, these miscreants claim that it was the "limited access to abortion" that caused the problem. Even those who read and commented on the grand jury report maintain this charade, despite the evidence from the grand jury report (page 9) showing how pro-abortion zealots in Pennsylvania's government, those like the authors of the Shakesville and Daily Kos posts, did the opposite [emphasis mine]:
The politics in question were not anti-abortion, but pro. With the change of administration from Governor Casey to Governor Ridge, officials concluded that inspections would be “putting a barrier up to women” seeking abortions. Better to leave clinics to do as they pleased, even though, as Gosnell proved, that meant both women and babies would pay.
This policy was the result of Roe v. Wade. Remember, it wasn't just Gosnell's abortion mill that wasn't inspected for nearly 20 years; NONE of Pennsylvania's abortion mills had been inspected during this time frame. At this point, we don't have a clue about how many other Gosnell-like abortion mills remain in Pennsylvania. Those pro-abortion fanatics misstating the Gosnell case are the ones who have much to answer for, since it was zealots like them who gave us Gosnell.
As I had mentioned here, it remains to be seen how the pro-abortion fanatics will react as abortion is further restricted legally. The zealots are content to mislead the people about who could commit murder, despite their support for the Stalin-esque numbers of murders since abortion was "legalized" by judicial fiat. They need to remember it wasn't the anti-slavery abolitionists who started the Civil War; it was started by those who justified the belief that certain other humans were some other species not entitled to any rights, the same kind of people that make up the pro-abortion crowd.