In a word: yes.
Violence? Against whom?
H/t Jill Stanek for the bit of HuffPo irony.
Today’s must read: The brief, painful lives of Baby Boy A, Baby C, and Baby X at Pundit & Pundette who also reminds us that today is a day of prayer and penance. How unbelievably necessary.
UPDATE 2: Apparently the folks in Pennsylvania in charge of regulating
nail salons abortion clinics are just as obtuse. Ed Morrissey:
Hundreds or thousands of live, viable babies have been slaughtered over three decades in a Pennsylvania clinic, and now the two agencies that supposedly regulate medical facilities claim they didn’t know that their jurisdictions covered abortion clinics. Governor Tom Corbett has demanded answers within a week as to how Pennsylvania’s Departments of Health and State could have allowed Kermit Gosnell’s charnel house to continue its operations. His predecessor, Ed Rendell, declared himself “flabbergasted” to hear the excuses from the two bureaucracies
Read the rest. The CYA begins.
To approach such people with a Bible and the idea that there was a real child, begotten of God, torn to shreds within the living tissue of its mother, whose soul (her life-force) might then be in peril due to that act, is so profoundly rude and full of “magical thinking” as to inspire mockery and jeering disdain.
To approach them with The Tao and the idea that there was a real being, energetically positive, violently destroyed in a burst of extreme, negative energy — energy that remains within the woman and will affect her chi, her lifeforce, is also rude. But it also scares them to fury.
A little more, in answer to those who claim the story isn’t about abortion:
Well, the story of Kermit Gosnell is about abortion; it’s about abortion in America. And abortion in America is about a mindset, — even (or especially) among regulation-happy folk who will make a big noise about public safety on issues large and small — a mindset that will protect a Gosnell, and purposely turn a blind eye to abortion centers and practitioners and all of their lapses and illegalities, as long as the abortions keep on coming.
If that were not true, if the blind eye were not being turned, don’t you think someone — before now — would have seen and been disgusted by Kermit Gosnell’s collection of severed baby feet?
I remarked yesterday at Potluck that I couldn’t bear to read the entire Grand Jury report because the photos I had seen the night before at Stanek’s site kept me up all night. Jill pushed the right buttons. I will read it. But I have to wait until bedtime so a toddler doesn’t see things on a screen by chance that might scare her. Read the entire thread.