MasterThief: kore: Was this guy running a legit practice? You would think that a hospital receiving his mutilated patients would have called the police? If it is a legit practice, why wasn't something done about it? Are there regulations to cover this sort of thing? If not, why not?Again, from the report, p. 148:"But at least the department had been doing something up to that point, however ineffectual. After 1993, even that pro forma effort came to an end. Not because of administrative ennui, although there had been plenty. Instead, the Pennsylvania Department of Health abruptly decided, for political reasons, to stop inspecting abortion clinics at all. The politics in question were not anti-abortion, but pro. With the change of administration from Governor [Robert] Casey to Governor [Tom] Ridge [ironically, a Republican], officials concluded that inspections would be "putting a barrier up to women" seeking abortions. Better to leave clinics to do as they pleased, even though, as Gosnell proved, that meant both women and babies would pay."
PreMortem: Perhaps the press isn't pathologically obsessed with abortion the way religious zealots are.This trial is about murder, not abortion. Murders happen quite often I hear. Not news./unless young attractive white female
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