'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Government is now so huge, powerful and callous that citizens risk becoming proverbial serfs without the freedoms guaranteed by the Founding Fathers.
What voice is louder on public policy than that emanating from the bully pulpit of the president? Yet how is our current president the moral superior of the infamous Kermit Gosnell? As a senator, Mr. Obama voted in favor of the destruction of newborn survivors of abortion. The execution of that very act Mr. Obama sanctioned was Gosnell's crime — but only one of them is going to prison ("Murder: Gosnell guilty verdict hailed on both sides of abortion debate," Web, May 13).
As Kermit Gosnell starts his life sentence for murdering babies, Congress is moving to create a federal law against aborting babies in the last months of pregnancy.
In the wake of the murder convictions of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit B. Gosnell, Texas state officials are investigating a Houston abortion provider who is accused by former employees of killing born-alive infants, performing illegal late-term abortions and violating other state laws.
Two weeks ago, I sat less than 10 feet away from Kermit Gosnell in the Philadelphia courtroom where his fate was ultimately decided.
The seedy practices of abortionists came sharply into focus Monday when a Philadelphia jury convicted Kermit Gosnell on three counts of first-degree murder. It's a significant setback for the Democrats, who have made terminating the lives of the unborn their defining issue.
News coverage was swift and straightforward following revelations that the Justice Department secretly had obtained two months worth of phone records from The Associated Press, an action the wire service President and CEO Gary Pruitt deemed an "unprecedented intrusion" and "serious interference with AP's constitutional rights to gather and report news," in a letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. made public on Monday. Those are fighting words from Mr. Pruitt, the former CEO of news syndicate McClatchey Co., who has been on the job just over a year.
In a case that attracted national attention, Philadelphia inner-city abortion provider Kermit B. Gosnell was found guilty of first-degree murder Monday in the deaths of three born-alive babies by "snipping" their spines.
While millions of people have been riveted to the Jodi Arias murder trial since January, another trial of far greater gravity has recently concluded with almost no national media coverage. Where this unspoken trial lacks the public's enormous appetite for salacious details that often go with crimes of passion, it more than makes up for it with its murder count and stomach-turning gore. The trial I am referring to is that of Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia ("The reality of abortion — Kermit Gosnell is no outlier," Commentary, May 8).
All right, ladies. Do not get your thongs, boxers or briefs all twisted. Don't think "back-alley" abortions are no more because of Roe v. Wade.
Outraged by the grisly details of late-term abortions in Dr. Kermit Gosnell's clinic, a group of black pastors is coming to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to ask for congressional hearings into the impact of abortion in black communities.
Amid complaints that the mainstream media has paid little attention to the case, a new Gallup Poll finds that most Americans are not following the murder trial of Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell, nor have views on abortion changed much following the trial's revelations — more than half of Americans support the legal abortion under at least some circumstances.
The jury remained out for an eighth consecutive day in the sensational murder trial of an inner-city Philadelphia abortionist, but the impact of the case already is being felt far beyond the courtroom.
On a cold December night in 1975, a 17-year-old girl sobbed on the bedroom floor of a neighbor's house. Her own home had just burned to the ground, destroying everything she had. But that wasn't the only weight she carried that night.
The "right to choose" is a euphemism that means one thing: abortion. And every abortion has at least three primary victims: a mother, wounded and bereft of her child; a father whose child may have been killed without his knowledge or consent; and a child cut down in cold blood.
There was a tense pause, and then, through tears she said, "Marlin, I'm so sorry!"