Friday, April 12, 2013

Preventing The Next Child Killing Tragedy With "Common Sense" Reforms.

One woman, seven children, eight counts of murder.  That's the charge.  The details are grisly with tales of scissors jammed into necks, screams silenced and body parts in a freezer.  It is a scene out of a horror movie.

You may be thinking that I am writing about some other shooting that is tearing across the headlines.  Instead I am talking about the murders that are currently subject to a media blackout.  That is the murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell.  Gosnell is an abortion doctor who was sued after the death of a patient. The resulting investigation yielded that Gosnell's facility was a house of horrors.

During their testimonies, former employees of Gosnell told stories of babies being born, only to be killed directly afterward.  One woman testified that she was handed a prematurely born infant with no eyes or mouth and told to "deal with it."  Other stories included jamming scissors into the neck of infants and snipping the spinal cord.  The idea of "aborting" babies that survive abortion is not new, and is actually supported by President Obama.

But I think we can all agree that this is a horrible atrocity.  The question is how we go about preventing the next one.  Predictably, Huffington Post weighed on the issue that this was caused by there not being enough access to abortions.  You can't make this stuff up.

I would like to propose some "common sense" reforms that would prevent similar tragedies.

To begin, we need to set up an abortion waiting period.  When, a person shows up at the abortion clinic they need to fill out the proper background checks and federal paperwork.  Then they can wait three days to determine if they really mean to have an abortion.  We can call this a "cooling off period."

Second, there should be mental health checks.  Is a person with a history of mental illness really capable of handling something as important as having an abortion?

Third, we should probably look at frequent abortion recipients.  I mean why do they need to have so many abortions.  I think that one or two should be enough.

Finally, we should crack down on abortion providers.  There is an entire industry that makes money off of providing abortions.  These "high capacity" facilities should be made illegal.  No more than ten per day.

In all seriousness, the murder trial of Kermit Gosnell is currently in the middle of a media blackout.  Now granted, the news media can't wait to editorialize about Sandy Hook four months after the fact, or devote segments to what the latest vapid celebrity is wearing.  Make no mistake, the blackout on Kermit Gosnell is to protect abortion and keep the horrid truth about the practice from seeing the light of day.

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