Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s Trial Should Be a Front-Page Story
The dead babies. The exploited women. The racism. The numerous governmental failures. It just is insanely newsworthy.
Perhaps you remember the continuous news cycles when Michael Vick was found to have mistreated and killed dogs. Recently we have been inundated with news of the antics of Justin Bieber while on a European tour. So why has it been left to independents and individuals to make known the story of the trial of Kermit Gosnell?
I do not know of a more horrific story than what took place for years in west Philadelphia at Gosnell’s clinic. Finally, The Atlantic and a few other mainstream media sources are starting to cover the story.
The way this story has been handled is reminiscent of the conscience of Raskolnikov in Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Raskolnikov was in the planning stages of carrying out a brutal murder of an aged pawnbroker woman. After a glass of vodka induced a deep sleep to Raskolnikov, he vividly dreamed of an aged horse that was beaten to death by a drunken owner and friends. He wept and embraced the dead horse in his dream. Yet he could not find the same kind of pity for the woman who pawned his wares.
Raskolnikov’s criminal mind was neither clear nor consistent. Such is the mind of many in our society that would choose to ignore the butcher’s trial in Philadelphia.
God help us.