The May 5 Associated Press story Philly abortion murder trial has national impact, on the barbarism of Kermit Gosnell’s house of horrors in west Philadelphia, is one more example of the news media sanitizing the news for fear of casting the issue of abortion rights in a negative light.
The closest the story dared to lead the reader to the atrocities at 3801 Lancaster Ave. is to say “the horrific allegations against Gosnell ...”
The article so understates the facts that it piques the reader’s curiosity. Perhaps that is a good thing: An online search of Gosnell yields accounts of such violence to human beings as to shame the national conscience. No wonder the news media dance around the facts on this one.
Lisa Pinto, Miami Lakes