The wrong lesson from Dr. Gosnell’s “House of Horrors”

By Tom Quiner

I’m Facebook friends with my local Representative in the Iowa House.

She posted this comment on her Facebook page yesterday:

“The tragic story of the Philadelphia doctor’s abortion clinic treating employees, pregnant women, and aborted fetus’ like dirt is exactly why we need safe, legal, and compassionate family planning.”

Talk about the wrong lesson.

Abortion isn’t family planning for starters. It’s planned death. Even more, contraception fails. We have more contraception available than ever, and yet we still abort a million babies a year.

In the case of Dr. Gosnell’s clinic, the system let us down by protecting him from proper regulatory scrutiny. We can’t trust the system, because they’re in the tank for Big Abortion.

I responded to my Rep’s comment as follows:

“Respectfully, Marti, I disagree. At least two people get hurt with every abortion.”

She took my comment down.


  1. Bob Vance on April 20, 2013 at 10:26 am

    “The overall U.S. unintended pregnancy rate remained stagnant between 1994 and 2006, but unintended pregnancy increased 50% among poor women, while decreasing 29% among higher-income women.”

    “Overall, the abortion rate decreased 8% between 2000 and 2008, but abortion increased 18% among poor women, while decreasing 28% among higher-income women.”

    Higher-income women have access to better contraceptives than poor people. Contraception works when used and when used properly.

  2. sally1137 on April 20, 2013 at 11:29 am

    They don’t want to hear anything that doesn’t fit their narrative.