May 10, 2013
Whether you are pro-choice or anti-choice, the fact remains that if a woman wants to terminate a pregnancy, she will find a way to do it ("After Gosnell, Md. should rethink late-term abortion," May 8). Filthy, unethical "clinics," such as the one run by Dr. Kermit Gosnell, are becoming more commonplace, unfortunately, as local legislatures continue to pass laws that make running a legal clinic just about impossible. That, coupled with so-called "prayer groups" harassing clinics and threats to the doctors' lives and lives of their families are making even early abortions hard to get and resulting in desperate women turning to places like Dr. Gosnell's.
May 7, 2013
To those who support "choice" at all costs: Read the grand jury report on Kermit Gosnell. He is the Philadelphia abortion doctor awaiting a verdict in his trial, where he is accused of murdering four babies allegedly born alive and killing 41-year-old refugee Karnamaya Mongar. The charges represent only a fraction of the horrors that went on at the Women's Medical Society clinic, according to the report, where hundreds of children died by "snipping" - his term for sticking scissors into the back of a baby's neck and cutting its spinal cord - and where women were routinely butchered in late-term abortions by untrained medical staff and doped up according to how much they could pay. Here are some lowlights from the report: •"A nineteen-year-old girl was held for several hours after Gosnell punctured her uterus.
April 20, 2013
In regard to The Sun's editorial on Kermit Gosnell, you should be ashamed of yourselves ("Kermit Gosnell and the 'liberal media,'" April 16). Blaming the alleged murder of seven children on the fact that women don't have access to birth control and comprehensive sex education is ludicrous. Doesn't anyone need to take responsibility for their actions anymore? Since when don't women have access to birth control? Last time I checked, condoms are available in every pharmacy. Planned Parenthood - note the word, planned - helps women with their reproductive choices.
April 18, 2013
If abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is found guilty of homicide, he will be unique among murderers-for-hire: He set his fees based on weight. "The bigger the baby, the more he charged," a grand jury explained. It recommended he be charged with eight counts of murder -- one patient, seven babies. Despite what amounted to a blackout at many media outlets until last week, you've probably now heard at least some of the details. According to the grand jury report, Dr. Gosnell's Philadelphia "clinic" was a filthy abattoir.
April 15, 2013
The murder trial of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion provider, entered its fifth week today riding a peculiar media firestorm. The focus of much attention in recent days was not on Dr. Gosnell, who is charged in the death of seven babies and an adult patient who died of an overdose, but on a claim that the trial is getting modest coverage in the national media - allegedly because of a liberal bias. Whether sufficient coverage has been given to the trial we would leave for others to judge.
April 13, 2013
Of course, I agree with The Sun's general comments in the editorial regarding the Johns Hopkins Student Government Association's overturning of the decision to deny recognition to Voice for Life, a pro-life group ("Hopkins students get it right, at last," April 11). However, your spin on the story, where you claim that young women fear that they could be harassed by this group, is typically outrageous. You further state that any challenge to abortion rights is a personal affront to young women and their control over their bodies.