I usually try to stay away from controversial subjects, but this is so utterly appalling that I can't just sit here and say nothing.
Do you remember the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut when 20 precious children were shot and killed? Of course, you do, it was about the only thing on the news for over a week and, even now, 4 months later, I still see articles online and on tv about it frequently.
Ok, now have you heard about the Gosnell trial? No? That's because the mainstream media is refusing to cover it.
A brief overview of the Gosnell trial...Kermit Gosnell is charged with killing a female patient and 7 infants, and performing illegal late-term abortions. His clinic was filthy and had such old equipment that most of it didn't work properly, sanitary practices were non-existent, remains of aborted babies were everywhere, and many women caught STDs, became very sick, or were rendered sterile as a result of their abortions there.
I'm 100% pro-life, but even pro-choice people are becoming horrified by this situation. Not only did this man perform illegal abortions on second and third trimester babies, but when many were born alive and VIABLE, he ended their lives by snipping the back of their necks with scissors and severing their spinal cords, in effect, decapitating them. Workers at his clinic have testified (see the Grand Jury Report here) that they saw infants breathing, moving, crying, and fighting for life before their spinal cords were snipped. Some of the workers also did "snippings" on babies who were born alive. One of the workers had been employed since she was a 15 year old sophomore in high school.
The whole situation is positively heartbreaking. I'm not going to post any of the pictures here, but this link will take you to some of the pictures taken in the clinic that were shown to the grand jury.
So what can you do? Well, today, you can join the Tweetfest to break the media blackout. Also, social media has a very strong voice in today's society. Using the hashtag #Gosnell, share the story on Facebook, post a picture from the trial on Instagram, pin the picture below on Pinterest, tweet about it. Just get this story out there. The women and babies who lost their lives deserve to have their story told.