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Feminism Is to Honest Debate What Kermit Gosnell Is to Humanitarianism

Posted on | January 21, 2011 | 3 Comments

Which is to say, its antithesis:

I think we’re all pretty well agreed that if the charges against Kermit Gosnell are true, then dude is a criminal and needs to go to jail. Killing a baby after it’s born and has taken breaths? Is not abortion. It should be, and is, a crime punishable by law. And Kermit Gosnell is being criminally prosecuted.

That’s Jill Filipovic at Feministing, whom last we encountered when she chose the occasion of Julian Assange’s arrest to lecture us about “no means no” and “stop means stop” but who, evidently, can’t get her mind around such a complex concept as “Thou shalt not kill.”

Fortunately, there is no need for me to refute Filipovic’s counterfactual insistence that the Gosnell case has nothing to do with the legality of abortion, because her late-term fisking has already been accomplished:

So, um… very glib, very semantic, but, even granting the Humpty Dumpty power to just say “these were not abortions” despite the fact that the women showed up for abortions at a place known for late-term illegal abortions and the doctor performed what he called an abortion, in fact 33 counts are about illegal abortions. The eight murder charges are just about the babies he decided it would be easier to deliver and kill. . . .

That’s Ace of Spades, Esq., and you should read the whole damned thing.


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