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Sam Sorbo: ‘Gosnell’ and Lessons from a Quiet Massacre

Sam Sorbo
By Sam Sorbo | October 15, 2018 | 2:33 PM EDT

Kermit Gosnell (Screenshot)

A new movie about abortion-provider and America’s most prolific serial killer opened over the weekend, so it is fitting to explore briefly what we learned from Kermit Gosnell. Especially so when the Senate has been in the process of confirming a new conservative to the Supremes, amidst vicious attacks from a pro-abortion crowd that cares neither for truth nor justice.

In the back room of an abortion clinic described by investigators as a "shop of horrors," “unsanitary,” and “macabre,” Kermit Gosnell killed newborn children by snipping their little spinal cords. Tiny pickled baby's feet stood in jars over his sink, and many of the workers in the clinic were not even properly trained.

The pro-abortion groups argue that his “clinic” evidences the desperate need to provide safer, healthier environments for the women who attend abortion providers, completely ignoring the most obvious point – that no abortion is rare or safe for the baby.

Reports on the Gosnell case stayed steadfastly absent in the main stream media. The observer seating in the courtroom remained vacant. Nancy Pelosi, an abortion promoter, seemingly suggested that Gosnell – what Pelosi called “an extreme case” -- isn’t what the left is talking about. Demonstrably and significantly so. The left never delights in defending their indefensible positions, so they shout down and shut down opposition without debate. In the words of another iconic character, ironically named The Church Lady by SNL, “Well, isn't that special?”

Pelosi and the mainstream media certainly didn't want to talk about Gosnell because it is precisely the Gosnell massacre that best expresses pro-life groups' intense opposition to abortion. Indeed, it is exactly the horror of Gosnell that evidences what is typically washed-over with the euphemisms and politically correct language: “choice,” “termination,” “procedure,” “painless,” and even “healthcare.” According to them, as long as the baby dies early, abortion isn't murder.

But there is another strong lesson the left overlooks in the Gosnell abortion clinic travesty: the lives of the poor minority babies were not worth the political backlash brought on by an investigation of Gosnell's clinic ten years before, when an initial complaint was registered against its horrible unhealthy conditions. It took a grown woman’s death to trigger the cops. Ironically, abortion clinics were (and still are) protected like an endangered sea turtle’s egg.

Let us only hope the movie succeeds as well as the media’s attempt to quash its lessons: Abortion kills, all the time, and the left’s concern for minorities directly corresponds to its financial benefit.

Kavanaugh’s appointment may be just the catalyst America needs to recognize the truth of this. Perhaps when the next massacre happens we will have grown more of a spine to defend the truly innocent among us, or perhaps the spine of the people will have been snipped by the left, and our society will expire like Baby B, who quietly wailed, just before she died in Gosnell's capable hands. Go see the “Gosnell” movie to understand what is really at stake.

Sam Sorbo is an actress, film producer and home schooling mom. She has authored “They’re YOUR Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate,” and “Teach from Love: A School Year Devotional for Families,” (Broadstreet, August, 2017). She also starred in “Let There Be Light” and is in production on the new film “East Texas Oil.”

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