One of the most powerful and passionate speakers at the Conservative Leadership Conference was filmmaker and journalist Ann McElhinney. She highlighted a film created by her and her husband, Phelim McAleer, about notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell.
He ran a clinic in Philadelphia that had filthy conditions, and often with ill-qualified staff. He performed illegal late-term abortions and killed babies. He also illegally dispensed painkillers to drug addicts. Yet he operated for years with impunity.
Health officials refused to inspect his facility. He apparently came to the attention of police only because of his drug-dispensing. Even then, only heroic efforts by police and a prosecutor enabled them to win a conviction. Gosnell is now serving a life sentence in prison.
Which raises the really horrifying question: How many Gosnells are there who have just managed to elude the attention of the authorities? And how many commit similar acts, but are better about cleaning up their clinics and more careful about keeping their activities hidden?
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