The Pennsylvania Grand Jury seems to have a knack for uncovering the darkest, sickest manifestations of just how wrong things can get in our culture.
Regulatory agencies (the Pennsylvania Board of Health, the National Abortion Federation or NAF) tasked with keeping abortion legal, safe and rare gave Kermit Gosnell a pass — even though what took place in his Philadelphia clinic was illegal, deadly, and all in a day's work. His abuse of women clients and hands-on approach to the murder of infants born alive (after an abortion) came to light only because he was suspected of selling prescription narcotics. When the FBI raided his "women's clinic," agents discovered the apocalyptic overkill common to a Fundamentalist "hell house" attraction. But it was all too real. Weeks-old blood encrusted on examination tables. Obscenely dirty instruments crawling with infection. And heavily drugged women bleeding out in post-op.