(It reads: “#Gosnell case is appalling. He ran a criminal enterprise, not a health facility, & should be punished to full extent http://bit.ly/ZRyssI“)
Following the tweet, some users raised a slew of questions, many pointing out the irony of the nation’s largest abortion provider presenting itself as sympathetic towards the fetuses and their desperate mothers.
One user under the handle @valentinebilly asked “If Gosnell had killed babies of the same age in-utero would he be a health care provider?”
Another user, @AlexaShrugged, linked to a story detailing an investigation of a Delaware Planned Parenthood clinic for unsanitary and dangerous conditions, saying that their clinic “is pretty appalling as well.”
Lila Rose, under her name, @LilaGraceRose, made reference to Alisa Lapolt Snow a Planned Parenthood lobbyist who appeared before the Florida State House committee as a bill to protect babies born during a botched abortion was being considered.
When a state legislator asked her what should happen to a baby born as a result of a botched abortion, she replied, “We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician.”
If the statement in the tweet wasn’t confusing enough, it then links to a 2011 editorial from Dayle Steinberg, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pa. in which she states that her organization condemns Gosnell and any physician or healthcare provider who “recklessly endangered the health of others.”
What about the babies who are aborted just a few months, weeks, or even days, earlier than the ones whose necks were “snipped” by Gosnell and his staff?
Are their deaths not “appalling” as well? Are their lives not “recklessly endangered” by abortion clinics all over the country?