A Look at the Media’s Coverage of a Horrific Abortion Clinic Murder Trial

This USA Today column from Kirsten Powers looks at the horrific case involving a Pennsylvania abortion clinic, includes some graphic details about what went on at the facility and some interesting points about the story’s lack of mainstream news coverage. The murder trial of doctor Kermit Gosnell began on March 18, and since then, former employees have talked about the atrocities that took place there: a baby screaming after being delivered during an abortion, infant beheadings and other sickening admissions. The editorial raises some interesting questions about the media’s tendency to cover other, more sensational and politicized issues, and avoid giving cases that involve abortion the same kind of attention …

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