April 12, 2013
Heritage President Jim DeMint today released this statement:
The murder trial of Kermit Gosnell has touched all Americans who have heard about it and brought home to them the unspeakable cruelties that have happened at abortion clinics in our own nation. The trial is now nearing its first solid month of deliberation, holding the 72-year old abortionist accountable for the unspeakable procedures committed on countless women and children in his abortion facility. Nobody who has read the testimony or seen the pictures can come away unshaken.
Alas, not enough people have heard of it, because the major media have practiced what can only be called a blackout on this story. Thankfully the mainstream media are not the only source of news anymore, and citizens can take to social media to raise awareness with their neighbors, family, and friends. After almost a month of relentless goading from surprised Americans, shocked by the extensive media blackout on a case riddled with death and exploitation, Gosnell and his trial are finally trending on Twitter.
But it is time major media outlets start covering this atrocity and stop being silent. No wonder Americans say again and again that they don’t trust the media.
How is it that a trial involving a man who has allegedly taken the lives of numerous innocent children—many of whom had been born into good health, and all of whom are entitled to the same blessings of this life as you and I—is being seen as a “local news story” at best?
The media's willful indifference to the trial of Kermit Gosnell is wrong. It’s time for us to take action. I urge you to take to social media—take to whatever outlet at your disposal—to call attention to these horrific crimes and stand up for those who couldn’t defend themselves.
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