Dr. Josef Menge ... er, rather Dr. Kermit Gosnell was arrested for murdering seven late term babies by various means including ripping their spinal cords out after they had been born alive and for causing the death of one mother. Turns out he had been doing this kind of thing for years thanks to the fact that Pennsylvania's health bureaucracy was looking the other way.
Why did the state's health authorities look the other way? Could it have been that there was a climate of permissiveness caused by "abortion rights" ideology so marked that not only babies, but, it turns out, even the health of women was sacrificed to the gods of "choice"?
Make your own judgment. Here is an excerpt from the Grand Jury's report on the Gosnell death camp indicating how Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) official Janice Staloski viewed the matter based on the "pro-choice" ideology of the Tom Ridge administration:
Staloski said that DOH's policy during Gov. Ridge's administration was motivated by a desire not to be "putting a barrier up to women" seeking abortions.If you have a strong stomach, read the rest of the report for a grisly accounting of the ultimate results of pro-choice ideology.
Not only did Staloski and other officials make sure health authorities looked the other direction, they even ignored reports of harm to women from procedures performed by Gosnell.
But don't hold your breath for the liberal media commentators who have blamed Sarah Palin for the Tucson shooting upon a total lack of evidence to pay any attention the clear indication here of why a medical butcher was allowed to operate for years free of any state oversight whatsoever.