As I often tell you, small minds talk about people, average minds talk about events, and great minds talk about ides. That adage explains a lot about our current celebrity-obsessed, dumbed-down society, in which every week brings a new personality presented as this week’s shiny object, be it Edward Snowden, Paula Deen, Trayvon Martin, Jodie Arias, or the next one to become the focus of media obsession. Over the weekend, the Lame Stream Media were giving the “Star is born!” treatment to Wendy Davis, a democrat Texas state senator who thrilled and enchanted them with her dramatic filibuster to stop a law supported by big mean Republican governor Rick Perry and others like him who want to trample on the rights of women. How exactly were these Neanderthals trying to do that? They labor under the bizarre and unacceptable, at least to Sen. Davis and her slobbering liberal following, belief that facilities that perform surgical procedures should be subject to some minimum standards enforced by state regulation. How dare they!
As two-time Teri O’Brien Show guest David Freddoso notes, it is stunning to watch supposedly serious people praise this woman to the heavens without mentioning what she is actually stopping and the context in which this legislation was proposed. Two words: “Kermit Gosnell.” He writes:
Imagine a parallel universe in which the media coverage of legislators’ recent efforts to pass gun control omitted any reference to last year’s slaughter of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
To be sure, opinions vary on these laws and their effect. But it would still be absurd if everyone writing about these new proposals chose to ignore the incident that set them off, and instead treated them by default as a completely unprompted assault on Second Amendment rights.
Something like this happened last week in Texas. Legislators there offered a bill in response to another terrible tragedy — a bill that enjoys support from 62 percent of the state’s voters. Wendy Davis, a Democratic state senator, received great praise for filibustering Senate Bill 5, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks and impose on abortion clinics the same health and safety requirements that exist for other ambulatory surgical facilities.
He also explains that simple regulations, the sort of things being proposed in Texas, could have saved lives in Gosnell’s house of horrors.
You may be aware of the unsanitary conditions within Gosnell’s Philadelphia clinic and the horrific methods he used to “ensure demise” of babies already-born and wriggling. But the grand jury report also demonstrates how something as simple as rules requiring wider hallways — rules the abortion industry has fought tooth-and-nail — might have saved the life of Karnamaya Mongar, a Gosnell patient who died in 2009.
The grand jury noted that even after Gosnell’s unqualified, unlicensed staff had (at his direction) given her a lethal overdose of local anesthetic, she might have still been saved but for the clinic’s “cluttered,” “narrow, twisted passageways” which “could not accommodate a stretcher” to get her out. Mongar still had a pulse when paramedics arrived, but they lost a critical 20 minutes just trying to get her out of the building.
The grand jury concluded that, had Gosnell’s clinic been regulated like other “ambulatory surgical facilities” — say, your average plastic surgeon’s office — then health inspectors “would have assured that the staff were all licensed, that the facility was clean and sanitary, that anesthesia protocols were followed, and that the building was properly equipped and could, at least, accommodate stretchers.”
Let’s ask Karnamaya Mongar if she thinks it would have been “anti-choice” for state regulators to deprive guys like Kermit Gosnell of his freedom by forcing him to perform his “procedures” in a building that could accommodate stretchers. Oh wait …
So, Sen. Davis is being lauded as a defender of women’s rights and an advocate for “women’s health” for using a grandstanding stunt and the assistance of screeching mob to thwart the will of most of the people in the State of Texas, who see clearly that this legislation is necessary to protect women from from the many other Gosnells, who are definitely out ther, like this “doctor” in New Mexico, exposed by Live Action and documented in undercover video, who told a woman who was 27-weeks pregnant that, if the baby started to come out while she was away from the clinic during her 3-day abortion process, she could just go sit on the toilet until they got there to clean up. No worries. Also, she was told to definitely not call 911 because those ER people just would not understand. These folks don’t seem to want anyone to know what they’re doing, do they?
Interestingly and curiously, Sen. Davis, also so proud, so determined, so courageous, apparently can’t name the procedure that she so militantly defends. Here is an approximate transcript (approximate because it is what was prepared for delivery and may differ slightly from what she actually said) of what she said at the “Stand With Texas Women” rally yesterday in Austin. The word “abortion” doesn’t appear once.
I wonder why a proud defender of what is obviously the most essential liberty that any woman could possess dare not utter the word, unless of course, she realizes that once the lofty language that she and her fellow crusaders drape over this ugly business is ripped away, a hideous reality will be there for even the most gullible to see.