Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sometimes I'd Prefer not to be a Member of the Human Race

The (largely uncovered) story of late-term abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is horrifying beyond belief. From screaming babies to filthy conditions to infecting patients to disparate treatment based on race, the story is stomach-turning.

The news media obsess over some stories, but others seem to exist in a vacuum.

The political Right wants to make this a story about abortion and my guess is the political Left - and their allies in the media - don't want to cover the story because then it's a story about abortion. But it's not a story about abortion, not really. It's about despicable, dehumanizing medical treatment. It's about the failure of regulatory agencies to do their jobs. It's a reminder of the darkness that sometimes lurks within humans.

It strikes me that's a story worth covering, no matter how uncomfortable it makes us.

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