Who outside of Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinic knew about the massacre of the innocents but didn’t say a word to the authorities about it?
Planned Parenthood, that’s who. This week, Planned Parenthood Southeast Pennsylvania president and CEO Dayle Steinberg, speaking at a fundraiser, no less, admitted that she knew what was going on at Gosnell’s butcher shop. She and her organization did not report it to state health officials or anyone else who could have stepped in.
So what was the abortion organization’s response? Try this: Steinberg said they left it up to the traumatized women themselves to report the horror: “We would always encourage them to report it to the Department of Health,” she said.
Gosnell performed abortions later than Planned Parenthood does, which may have led the abortion provider to ignore the horror and carnage and encourage the women seeking these abortions to visit Gosnell.
James Taranto wrote in the Wall Street Journal:
The advent of “safe, legal abortion” didn’t interfere with Gosnell’s back-alley career. The grand jury’s account suggests that other abortionists treated him less as an outlaw than as a niche player in the abortion market. He earned a bad reputation in Philadelphia but received referrals from across the Eastern Seaboard. Many of the women dispatched to him were “well beyond” 24 weeks pregnant, the legal limit in Pennsylvania.