This case seemed to get its most notoriety for the fact it barely covered by the mainstream media. To me, that was the biggest travesty. Not so much that the media seemed to be in dereliction of duty. No, what angered me was there seemed to be an orchestrated agenda to their non-coverage.
When President Barack Obama was an Illinois state Senator, he voted no on legislation that would have mandated medical care for infants born alive after an attempted abortion. Since Gosnell willfully (and barbarically) snuffed out the lives of fetuses which he attempted to abort past 24 weeks (the threshold which makes abortion illegal in the state of Pennsylvania) yet were born alive, it actually gave people a mental picture into how horrific any abortion may be. Hence, Obama was seen by many as the most radical pro-abortion President in U.S. history. No way his water carriers in the press could risk that mindset expanding.
Somehow, NARAL and anyone associated with them found a way to use the Gosnell case as a cudgel for expanding abortions services.
The numbers don't lie- #Gosnell is result of #antichoice attacks on abortion access. Check out the stats & pls RT: twitpic.com/cqdnca
— NARAL (@NARAL) May 13, 2013
Reminder after #Gosnell verdict: Women went to him b/c they had no other options. We must expand access to abortion. rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/0…
— Steph Herold (@StephHerold) May 13, 2013
With that, Ms. Herold completely misses the point. Again, abortions past 24 weeks are illegal in the state of Pennsylvania. These women should not have been seeking abortions anywhere. Apparently in the minds of NARAL and Steph Herold, "choice" should have no time limitations.