By Tom Quiner
I should be “ashamed and condemned for making hurtful accusations” toward human abortionists.
These were the sentiments expressed by letter writer, Rick Smith, in this morning’s Des Moines Register.
He was responding to my “love letter” to human abortionists that appeared in the Tuesday edition of the paper.
Mr. Smith and fans of human abortion everywhere evidently had their feathers ruffled:
“Tom Quiner uses the outrageous and barbaric quotes of the defense attorney in the Dr. Kermitt Gosnell murder trial and claims his comments represent the view of all women’s reproductive choice providers [“Trial Exposes Myths of Abortion,” May 7].
Anyone remotely familiar with the obligation of defense attorneys realizes that the attorney is attempting to defend a monster charged with over 250 crimes, including operating an illegal women’s health clinic and murder. Quiner intentionally and incorrectly misrepresents the view of all legitimate women’s reproductive health providers by claiming “the attorney is speaking on behalf of human abortion providers everywhere.”
I don’t think Mr. Smith and I are talking the same language. It’s a problem I pointed out in yesterday’s post on this humble blog (“We’ve lost a common vocabulary”).
Human abortion factories have nothing to do with health. They have everything to do with death.
The intent of the so-called doctors and clinicians in these factories is to generate sales by ending human lives via human abortion.
Over a million human beings are killed in these factories in this country alone EACH year.
So I think I am accurate in suggesting that my piece does reflect the human abortion industry.
Mr. Smith is not deterred:
‘Quiner conveniently never mentioned that every major women’s reproductive health provider has condemned Dr. Gosnell and his practices.”
Lila Rose and Live Action films might not agree. They uncovered three more abortion clinics that admit they don’t have a problem letting a baby die who survives a human abortion attempt on her life.
It is certainly politically incorrect to publicly espouse the kind of butchery practiced by Dr. Gosnell. But when they think no one is listening, except for the potential customer sitting across the desk from them, they’re pretty open about their willingness to let people die who have just been born.
Mr. Smith tries to distinguish between the humans killed in Dr. Gosnell’s factories from those killed in others:
“Quiner asks his readers what the difference is between what Dr. Gosnell did and what happens in other clinics all the time. He clearly knows that comparing caring, clean, legal, professional reproductive clinics to an illegal, back alley, inhuman butcher is purely absurd. We all understand Quiner’s passionate opposition to reproductive choice, but he should be ashamed and condemned for misrepresenting the facts and making such hurtful allegations about legitimate woman’s health care providers.”
Although there are no shortage of folks to condemn my words, I stand by them without shame.
Here’s where we run into a language problem.
When Mr. Smith says reproductive choice, I hear the words human death.
When Mr. Smith says a human abortion factory is “clean, legal, professional,” I hear the words human death.
We have no common ground.
Ultimately, the only thing Dr. Kermit Gosnell did wrong in the eyes of the human abortion crowd is get caught.