Kate Michelman, the president emeritus of NARAL, says the darnedest things. You know Kermit Gosnell's abortion house of horrors where he killed babies, killed women and kept body parts as souvenirs in his freezer, yeah all that was pro-lifers fault.
Well to be precise, Michelman, in a piece that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, is saying that it's pro-lifers fault that women went to Gosnell in the first place.
You're not going to believe this one:
If the charges against Gosnell prove true, he was an outlaw whose practice should have been shut down years earlier. So why did women go to him instead of a more reputable provider?Can you believe that? It actually makes no sense at all because the truth is that plenty of pro-lifers were out there praying in front of Gosnell's facility. So to say that women were forced to go to Gosnell to stay away from those crazy evil pro-lifers is just a flat out lie.
One former patient at the clinic told a state Senate committee that women in her neighborhood knew Gosnell offered the cheapest abortions available. Another Gosnell patient told the Associated Press that she had intended to go to a Planned Parenthood clinic but was scared away by antiabortion protesters. An acquaintance suggested Gosnell's clinic, where protesters - ironically - were not an issue.
The evidence suggests a number of factors led women to Gosnell: Medicaid's refusal to cover most abortions; the scarcity of providers in Pennsylvania; fear of violent protesters; and a right-wing culture that has stigmatized abortion.
The thing is that abortuaries like Gosnell's are doing the same thing that Planned Parenthood is doing every single day. The difference is a few weeks. That's pretty much it. I'm afraid I don't see much difference between a 22 month old unborn child being burned alive and a 27 week old unborn child getting killed by scissors. They're both a horror to me.
Gosnell kept the babies in a freezer while Planned Parenthood puts the pieces of babies into a dumpster. So much more humane, huh?