Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Atlantic)   In a masterpiece of goalpost-moving, columnist opines that the Gosnell case is the anti-abortion movement's fault because they didn't badger his clinic enough   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Kermit Gosnell, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, RH Reality Check, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Amanda Marcotte, Nexis, gag orders, intelligence  
•       •       •

1545 clicks; posted to Politics » on 17 Apr 2013 at 9:39 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

2013-04-17 10:16:08 AM  
3 votes:
The people who have politicized this make me sick. Besides, it's their side's fault this happened.
2013-04-17 02:04:16 PM  
2 votes:

skullkrusher: He had stacks of aborted fetuses in farking cat food containers

Which is terrible, when you think about it. You can buy tupperware at the dollar store.
2013-04-17 09:50:50 AM  
2 votes:

YixilTesiphon: vernonFL: Another detail I find disturbing is that some of the workers at the clinic complained to the state board about it - and nothing was done.

That's the real story here - the stunning incompetence of the Pennsylvania government seems to be demonstrated several times a year.

If this is going on in Philadelphia, what the hell is happening in the rest of the state?

I for one am shocked at this unprecedented example of Pennsylvania public employees deliberately turning a blind eye toward systematic violent crimes against children.
2013-04-17 09:49:21 AM  
2 votes:
Is this related to the trial that the media is blacking out that I keep hearing about everywhere constantly?
2013-04-17 02:06:27 PM  
1 vote:

skullkrusher: Fluorescent Testicle: Well, one could certainly argue that the anti-abortion movement helped him out by over-regulating all the other clinics in the area into closure, forcing women to attend his horrific death shop instead. Of course, that doesn't make him any less guilty or disgusting, before any trolls jump on me for "Defending" his oxygen-thieving ass.

one could not argue that because it isn't true.

Well since you say it's not true I guess that just wraps it up. Nice talk, I really learned a lot.
2013-04-17 12:58:39 PM  
1 vote:

skullkrusher: madgonad: Oh, and I don't think the doctor is really a monster. He runs a bad business, doesn't pay for maintenance, and doesn't follow the damn rules. He is the medical equivalent of a factory owner that allows terrible conditions that result in contamination, injury, and death. Hardly anything new, but still morally offensive.

are you joking? This motherfarker (allegedly) killed babies. He (allegedly) killed a women. He ran a "medical" practice under the most abhorrent conditions. What else does he have to do to be called a "monster"?

Vote for Fartbongo.
2013-04-17 12:16:46 PM  
1 vote:
Gosnell is like the Free Staters/Open Carry/Ahurrr-15 mental midgets that insist on waving their gundicks in everyone's face after some reject carries out another senseless massacre.

He is going to get your rights taken away by shocking and scaring the populace. Step on these people yourself or suffer the consequences.
2013-04-17 12:03:58 PM  
1 vote:
Should have been on the last post, but effing thing kicked back my image...
2013-04-17 11:53:01 AM  
1 vote:

skullkrusher: YoungLochinvar: skullkrusher: QuesoDelicioso: Marcus Aurelius: The anti-abortionists drove the procedure out of hospitals and into back alleyways.  This is the result of all their hard work.

Exactly right. Bloody coat-hangers and dead women are what they apparently wanted, and I suppose it's what they're gonna get.

no, quite false. This is Philly. There are a number of Planned Parenthood locations and other safe and clean women's health clinics a short distance away from Kermit the Monster's clinic.

You realize that only 3 of the 20 Planned Parenthood clinics in PA offer abortion services, and that the closest one to Philly is still about 10-15 miles away, right? (Which, for somebody relying on public transportation, is quite far away, and potentially impossible...)

that means nothing to the point. According to the Yellow Pages, there are 3 abortion providers within the city itself and 4 more within 10 miles. 7 places to receive an abortion is hardly supportive of the notion that anti-abortion activism has driven abortion to the "back alleys". They'd like to but that is not the case here.

I wonder if my cousin's basement is still one of those 7
2013-04-17 11:50:26 AM  
1 vote:

Serious Black: The Republican Party is primarily controlled today by staunch conservatives who view compromise as tantamount to backstabbing God and having gay sex with Satan.

That sounds more like backstabbing Satan, NTTAWWT.
2013-04-17 11:46:49 AM  
1 vote:

madgonad: skullkrusher: madgonad: This is just another fine example of what happens when society becomes polarized over an issue. Both sides only see what they want to see and disregard the rest. This scumbag succeeded in hiding fairly well from the Right (possibly because it was a black doctor, serving a black population, in a black neighborhood - suburban housewives aren't quite so butthurt when the babies being aborted aren't white) - and the Left didn't go looking for bad clinics for fear of finding something which would erode support for their cause.

or, more likely, because the anti-abortionists are more content with praying outside of clinics than actually taking practical steps to close them.

We both know that it is a far more complicated issue than that.

Some pro-life people are just focused on babies. They just love babies so much that they can't see how anyone could not want one.
Others are derived from the overall Conservative orthodoxy of pussy control. Women have too many freedoms which have allowed them to do anything they want, gasp, even live their lives outside of the control of a man. Society must shame and punish this behavior at all times.
A fair number are just doing their duty with their church.

On the flip side are too many people that assign no value whatsoever to the genetically unique blastocyst, zygote, or fetus that is living inside the 'mother'. An accidental pregnancy becomes 'a little problem' to solve.

Both sides are wrong - but Roe v Wade is still ahead of us here. The rules in Roe give the woman complete autonomy in deciding in the first trimester, require a doctors concurrence in the second, and requires TWO doctors to agree on medical necessity in the third. Those are really good rules. Not sure why the nation can't just agree that this was a good compromise and move on, but we can't.

There's your problem. The Republican Party is primarily controlled today by staunch conservatives who view compromise as tantamount to backstabbing God and having gay sex with Satan.
2013-04-17 11:19:01 AM  
1 vote:
*clicks on thread

Expects numerous "have to pass it before know what's in it" jokes. Prepares rage.

Reads thread. Everything went better than expected.
2013-04-17 11:03:38 AM  
1 vote:

Wessoman: Government is designed for the safety and welfare of the people. HERE is where I want more government oversight. To make sure the doctor you go to doesn't kill you. To make sure the car I drive won't fall apart. To make sure the food you eat won't poison you. To make sure the company I work for isn't polluting our natural resources.

The free market can do that better than any government!
2013-04-17 10:32:51 AM  
1 vote:

Nabb1: The people who have politicized this make me sick. Besides, it's their side's fault this happened.

Politicizing events like this and Sandy Hooks is what makes America great.
2013-04-17 10:13:20 AM  
1 vote:

Fart_Machine: Oh you're just a troll.  Nevermind.

Doesn't his username make that obvious?
2013-04-17 10:03:42 AM  
1 vote:

YixilTesiphon: what the hell is happening in the rest of the state?

// pic is actually of MN/WI
// there is nothing in PA once you get outside the 4 "cities" (Phila/Pgh/HBurg/Scranton)
2013-04-17 10:00:58 AM  
1 vote:
This is totally the fault of people who disagree with my politics and I desperately need to make that point clear so that I can feel validated.
Displayed 17 of 17 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.

In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.