Abortionist and Mass Murderer Dr. Kermit Gosnell
Dr. Kermit Gosnell faces the death penalty if he is convicted of multiple counts of first-degree murder for a range of grisly tactics he allegedly employed to terminate late-term fetuses at his Philadelphia abortion clinic between 2008 and 2010, when it was shut down following a federal raid.
Horrific testimony in the trial over the last couple of weeks has revealed tales of the abortionist and his workers at Gosnell's Women's Medical Society clinic allegedly snipping fetuses' spines with scissors to "ensure fetal demise," jars of terminated fetuses' feet that Gosnell allegedly kept at the clinic, and a baby "screeching ... like a little alien" during a so-called live-birth abortion procedure allegedly performed at the clinic.
The trial has been watched closely by many pro-life and conservative groups, including LifeNews.com, which has reported extensively on the developments, but many in the pro-life movement, as well as some pro-choice folks who are shocked by the nature of Gosnell's alleged crimes, are asking why mainstream media outlets are largely ignoring this story.
The Associated Press, local newspapers like the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Delaware News-Journal, and local TV stations like NBC Philadelphia have reporters covering Gosnell's trial, but several of the major news networks have dedicated precious few moments of airtime -- if any at all -- to the case.