The Women's Medical Society in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania run by Dr. Kermit Gosnell was one of the few places in the state to provide late-term abortions. From witness accounts the clinic smelled of cat urine. There was a free-roaming, flea-infested feline that reportedly defecated all over the medical facility. The clinic, described in the grand jury report as "a criminal enterprise, motivated by greed," spread venereal diseases to their patients, reportedly delivered live babies and killed them and, according to testimony, had a 15-year-old high school student medicate and perform most of the clinic's procedures unsupervised.
Dr. Gosnell along with several co-defendants/employees are charged with eight counts of murder from medical malpractice. They were arrested in January 2011. Their trial is this month.
I was raised as a creationist. I'd come home from school with a brain full of evolution and an enthusiasm for T-Rex and my mother saw it as her mission to put an end to it. To counter my indoctrination she'd say, "Dinosaurs and people were alive at the same time." The world, she explained, was created in six days. All the animals were there at once. "Why were there no dinosaurs anymore," I asked? Her answer: "They were too big to get on the boat." (Noah's ark.)
Other times she would just go for the shorthand: "Your teacher lies to you."
Why haven't these clever secularists tried to take over Easter just like they've allegedly hijacked Christmas? What's taking them so long?
Bill O'Reilly deciphered the secret scheme to de-Christian Christmas. On his Christmastime program last year he said, "I absolutely agree 100 percent that the diminishment of Christianity is the target and Christmas is the vehicle because the secularists know the opposition to their agenda - legalized drugs is in that, as well - comes primarily from the Judeo-Christian traditionalist people."
I’ve been assured my in-laws don’t read my column. However, because of their mix of shame, guilt and blame, I’ll be vague on some details. They’ve fallen on hard times. No one wants to talk about it, let alone have it written about and syndicated.
But I think their story is illustrative.
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, now referred to as Factious Disorder by Proxy or FDbP, is where a parent or caretaker enjoys the attention of having a sick child so they exaggerate and sometimes induce their victim's symptoms. Children are made to be sick; parents are given sympathy for their seeming stoicism. It's adulation-seeking via child abuse.
In this case the caretaker is Congress (specifically the Republican-controlled House) and the thing they're enjoying making unwell is, well, us: the country, our economy, postal services, meat inspections, air traffic control, infrastructure, law enforcement, military, credit rating, commerce, and every other part of a country thought of around the globe as a super power.
In 2004, the families of eight gunshot victims sued the manufacturer and dealer of the Bushmaster XM-15 used in the D.C. Sniper rampage for negligence. They won. The New York Times reported, “Under the terms of the settlement, Bushmaster Firearms Inc. of Windham, Maine, the gun's maker, will pay $550,000 to the victims' families; Bull's Eye Shooter Supply of Tacoma, Washington, the gun dealer, will pay $2 million.”