Saturday, February 26, 2011

Gosnell's lack of uniqueness finally getting press!

  • Problems with N.J. late-term abortion business similar to Pa.'s, by Marie McCollough, looks at the misadventures of Steven Chase Brigham, and New Jersey's failure to take proper action even after the authorities were told about his multi-state late abortion gambit. It's an excellent, very thorough article. The only fault I can find with it is McCollough's failure to point out that part of the reason Brigham was able to remain licensed in New Jersey despite an early attempt by the medical board to shut him down was that Michael Burnhill -- Vice President of Medical Affairs for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and frequent moderator at National Abortion Federation Risk Management Seminars -- testified on his behalf.

  • William Saletan has been doing a multi-part series for Slate that is amazingly thorough and even-handed: What Happened to the Women ("A grand jury says Kermit Gosnell mistreated and killed abortion patients. Why did nobody stop him?"), The Abortion Industry (The hidden factions of the abortion trade: feminists, doctors, and entrepreneurs.), The Sisterhood of Silence (A bad abortion clinic, a dead woman, and a wall of pro-choice denial.), The Sunshine State (What reporters and health inspectors found in Florida's worst abortion clinics.), "Leave Well Enough Alone" (How pro-choicers won a political victory by ignoring bad medicine.), Fighting the Gestapo (Why good abortion providers refused to cooperate with Florida health inspectors.), Choosing Sides (The abortion clinic debate that tore apart Florida's pro-choice coalition.), and most recently, The Next Gosnell (Reckless rogue abortionists and what we can learn from them.)

    Personally, I'd love to see an ongoing debate starting with Saletan's piece.
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