On the other hand, abortion providers have often exceeded even the wildest caricatures. Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell has been sentenced to life in prison for killing three babies born alive at his clinic. He cut the newborns' spines. Gosnell was also accused of causing one patient's death via overdose, and is accused of flooding the streets with more than 700,000 oxycodone or OxyContin pills.
Abortion-rights supporters claim Gosnell is an outlier, but similar cases have been identified in other states. In Texas, Dr. Douglas Karpen of Houston is under investigation for performing illegal late-term abortions.
Yet much of the political left still insists abortion should be an any time, anywhere, for any reason proposition. This zealotry is starkly at odds with the views of the broad spectrum of the American public. Unlike past generations, people today can literally see that what was once derided as a mere “clump of cells” looks exactly like a full-term baby, only smaller. Faced with relying on their firsthand experience or embracing liberals' willful blindness to decades of medical progress, Americans are choosing the former.