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The Gosnell Trial: Why is the Media Not Covering This?

April 12, 2013

I have to ask a favor of my fellow Catholic social media users.  The main stream American media seems to be completely ignoring the story or, more likely, suppressing it.

The story is one of Dr. Kermit Gosnell.  In case you haven’t heard (and because of the media blackout you may not have) Dr. Gosnel is an abortion doctor from Philadelphia who is currently on trial for eight counts of murder.  Seven of these founts are first degree murder for the deaths of babies in his abortion clinic, while the eighth count is second degree murder for the death of a woman who was having an abortion preformed.   I can’t help but believe that if this story was about a vet drowning puppies that the story would be front-page news.  Sadly, there are some that want to advance the agenda and make “post-birth” abortion legal.  It seems as if the main stream media is doing their part by hiding the horrors of this grim reality from the people.

The British press, including The Daily Mail and The Telegraph both ran stories on the trial today.   The Telegraph even went as far as publishing an opinion spot on how the US media is downplaying the trial.  I’m posting the links to these and other stories below.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell

Dr. Kermit Gosnell

As a trained journalist (although currently not practicing) I find the suppression of the story appalling.  The duty of the press is to protect the people by informing them of injustices.  There was a time when this duty was taken seriously by all journalists.  I was lucky enough to learn from a dedicated professor in college, who not only saw protections of the people as a duty, but as a sacred honor.

We need to publicize this story.  Social media has made it possible to circulate stories that the professional media has suppressed.  This is my plea: Post and repost any article you can find regarding the trial on your Facebook pages, write your take on you blogs, and use all 140 caricters in your Twitter feeds to get the word out.

Below are links to three stories that you can re-post.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2306931/Dr-Kermit-Gosnell-trial-House-horrors-abortion-clinic-worker-says-standard-procedure-snip-babies-spines-scissors.html

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/damianthompson/100211959/dr-kermit-gosnell-truly-horrifying-allegations-of-the-murder-of-babies-that-the-us-media-are-playing-down/

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/04/why-dr-kermit-gosnells-trial-should-be-a-front-page-story/274944/

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