Have I got your attention? Good. Because evidently this story is so horrific the maninstream media is afraid to cover it.
It's one of the macabre mysteries in the case of Kermit Gosnell: Why did the West Philadelphia abortion doctor keep the severed feet of fetuses preserved in specimen jars?
In testimony Tuesday, Adrienne Moton, a former worker at Gosnell's Women's Medical Society, told a Philadelphia jury that Gosnell once explained that he did so in case patients requested them for future identification or DNA samples.
But an expert on fetal development, testifying Wednesday at Gosnell's abortion-murder trial, said that was news to him.
"Do you think there is any medical reason to save the foot of a baby?" Assistant District Attorney Edward Cameron asked.
"In my practice, we would have no reason to save the foot, and I've never seen that done," replied Daniel H. Conway, a physician and neonatologist at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
Because Kermit Gosnell was a sadistic sociopath who casually snipped the spinal cords of babies born alive - one of the funnier points of a news story was by the Associated Press who reported earnestly that "most abortions are done in utero" without realizing that those that are not are usually, well, infanticide - and joked that one aborted baby was "big enough to walk him to the bus stop."
Other points to this trial that you have to go digging for:
His defense lawyer is claiming that the district attorney is only going after Gosnell because he is Black and has long "given back to the community." Which explains why Gosnell had two different clinic areas for the locals and white girls from the suburbs. Go on, guess who got the nicer area with the higher price list? Oh, and the side set aside for the "community" was squalid, with stacks of plastic bags containing the remains of babies everywhere.
Speaking of helping the community, based on a woman's ability to pay, Gosnell offered the following as anesthesia: "local," ''twilight," ''heavy" or "custom." And administered by his staff rather than a trained anesthesiologist. With no monitoring. Because doctoring is expensive, y'all . . . Ask Karnamaya Mongar, who spoke no Englisha nd weighed 100 pounds, and was given a second dose of narcotics and sedatives after she showed signs of respiratory distress after the first dose, leading to her death. At least her family got her body back with feet intact.
When a warranted search was done on Gosnell's home, some $250,000 in cash was found. I am sure he was just saving it all these years and that had nothing to do with abortion as a cash industry or . . .
. . . his side business of selling prescriptions for Oxycontin and other drugs. Testimony is that he left signed prescriptions for the staff to fill out when people came with cash in hand to buy one.
At his arrest, he told the Court he could not afford a lawyer. he and his wife, Pearl, own some 17 various properties.
Pearl Gosnell pled guilty in a plea bargain. She confessed that she and Gosnell would do late-term abortions on Sundays when "no one was around" and she would "help do the instruments" notwithstanding her lack of medical training. She's easy, like Sunday morning . . .
Speaking of Sundays, workers who helped with the late-term abortions on that day got $20 bonuses. Score! Otherwise, most were paid $10/hour, which, after all, beats working Kentucky Fried's line, although the Colonel's place was more sanitary.
And the real news? State regulators failed to inspect his clinic since 1993, despite filed complaints from women.
Gosnell's trial could be the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of the abortion industry. In the case of the fire, the story about young immigrant girls locked in a sweatshop with unsafe conditions and perishing horribly in a fire when they had no means of escape helped to bring about new laws and new innovations for workplace safety, such as sprinkler systems.
I would rather see abortion gone. But this is a story that could expose the seamy side of an industry that has cost women their health, and in some cases their lives, and make abortion "safe" as those in favor of it claim it is. As well as end widescale financial fraud of unreported cash transactions. So you would think that the media would jump at the chance to "reform" this aspect of "health care" that is so vital to American women that Obama made it a part of his healthcare reform, even at the expense of people like diabetics who would actually die without their drugs.
But . . . this story involves a topic that is near and dear to the liberal press - a "woman's right to choose." And exposure of the abortion industry could lead to more minds seeing it as barbarism. So, what story? Nothing to see here.
But hey, Michelle Shocked used the word "faggot" at one of her concerts! LOOK OVER HERE . . .