Just has to note this because it is a good thing – Gosnell, of course, is just typical of what happened to the ‘back alley abortionist’ after Roe – he hung out a shingle, listed his number and took out an ad in the Yellow Pages. But he was still the same back alley abortionist..and those who continue to do abortions are of the same species of person. Not doctors (I don’t care what their degree says), but people who are paid to kill. Small wonder that the Gosnell horrors came about – and I don’t doubt for a minute that similar stories can be told of most abortion mills, especially those who do late-term abortions. Decent medical people don’t do that – decent people who go in to medicine do it to help people, not kill babies…not to provide a Final Solution to a temporary problem.
Since we cannot ban the savage practice of elective abortion at the moment, the lesson here is to start strictly regulating the abortion industry. Time to start applying a little bit of liberalism’s onerous regulations to this one area of the economy liberals have demanded a free market in (except for they also demand that the taxpayer’s subsidize it). Independent inspections must be part of this – at least quarterly all records of an abortuary must be examined by competent, outside medical, legal and accounting experts who are not in any way connected to the abortion industry. This will at least reduce the number of Gosnell-like horrors…and it will be firmly pro-life in effect because I’ll bet money that strict supervision will drive a significant number of abortionists out of business.
Aside from that, we have to make sure that “pro-choice” owns this. This is what pro-choice, in practice, leads to. You want to say that no one can in any way, shape or form interfere with the ability of a woman to kill her unborn child? Then this is what you get – because under the cover of “pro-choice” the abortion industry has ensured that Gosnell can happen. Pro-choice now equals Kermit Gosnell.