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Kermit Gosnell’s Legacy of Death

It has now been over two months since abortionist Kermit Gosnell, the doctor who has been charged with the murders of at least two women and the brutal slaughter using scissors of at least seven children after they were born alive, was indicted — and the aftershocks of the horrendous investigation still continue.

Some of the victims’ families are now filing civil suits, and some states have been inspired to move to shut down or at least regulate abortion facilities. In Delaware, where Gosnell was also known to perform his gruesome practices, even Democrats have introduced such legislation. Shockingly, they insist that the primary purpose of their bill is to regulate podiatrists and dentists. There should be little doubt in people’s minds that more human beings are killed by abortionists than foot doctors!

Planned Parenthood in Delaware supports the legislation, which is a good indication they are on the ropes. While the legislation is part of Gosnell’s legacy, Kermit Gosnell himself is a legacy of Planned Parenthood, which fought against this type of legislation in Pennsylvania and other states. Had such legislation been enacted, Gosnell would have been behind bars years ago.

Despite this legacy of death, Planned Parenthood still manages to garner support in Congress among those who are willfully blind to the damage the abortion giant inflicts, instead believing the façade that the organization is a benign one, despite all the statistical and video evidence to the contrary. There is little doubt that if there were evidence that a FOX News affiliate had helped cover up statutory rape in a couple of states, or stated on tape that they would welcome racist donations and would turn a blind eye to underage sex trafficking, President Obama and elected Democrats wouldn’t hesitate a second to close them down.

Of course, there is no evidence that FOX behaves this way. In the case of Planned Parenthood, such evidence exists. Despite this widening scandal, many elected Democrats, joined by some hapless Republicans, still defend all that the abortion giant does.

The truth is that the evidence against Planned Parenthood is even more damning than it is against their gruesome legacy, Kermit Gosnell. The time to defund Planned Parenthood is now.

— Tom McClusky is senior vice president of FRC Action, the legislative-advocacy arm of the Family Research Council.

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