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Safe, Legal, and . . . oh nevermind.

It’s hard to imagine that people who kill children for a living would be disingenuous, but steel yourself.

Kermit Gosnell’s horrific butchery is not even a pretend secret anymore.  You’d think the pro-abortion juggernaut would be distancing itself from this rat bas. . . . but I digress.  Instead of continuing to profess their mantra about keeping abortion “safe,” they are blaming – you guessed it – prolifers for his plight.

As the good brothers Archbold at Creative Minority Report have noted:

Kate Michelman, the president emeritus of NARAL, says the darnedest things. You know Kermit Gosnell’s abortion house of horrors where he killed babies, killed women and kept body parts as souvenirs in his freezer, yeah all that was pro-lifers fault.

To be precise, Michelman, in a piece that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, is saying that it’s pro-lifers fault that women went to Gosnell in the first place.

You’re not going to believe this one:

If the charges against Gosnell prove true, he was an outlaw whose practice should have been shut down years earlier. So why did women go to him instead of a more reputable provider?

One former patient at the clinic told a state Senate committee that women in her neighborhood knew Gosnell offered the cheapest abortions available. Another Gosnell patient told the Associated Press that she had intended to go to a Planned Parenthood clinic but was scared away by antiabortion protesters. An acquaintance suggested Gosnell’s clinic, where protesters – ironically – were not an issue.

The evidence suggests a number of factors led women to Gosnell: Medicaid’s refusal to cover most abortions; the scarcity of providers in Pennsylvania; fear of violent protesters; and a right-wing culture that has stigmatized abortion.

Then there’s that bit-o-tripe about legal.  Or as they say at the NARAL meetings, “legal smegal.”

Now it’s come to light that the State of Alabama has had to file suit to keep an abortion clinic from continuing to operate illegally.  Mike Oliver at AL.com reports that the clinic once closed by Eric Rudolph continues to operate:

The Alabama Department of Public Health today filed a civill complaint in Jefferson County Circuit court seeking to stop the operation of what it says is an unlicensed abortion clinic in Birmingham.

The complaint states that New Woman All Women Health Care on the Southside does not have a license yet it is offering abortions provided by Dr. Bruce Norman.

The state announced last week it was investigating allegations the clinic was performing abortions without a license. The clinic – which is the same one bombed by Eric Rudolph in 1998 – surrendered its license last year after the health department found problems including two cases where patients were given an overdose of a drug and had to be transported to the hospital.

The clinic “is holding itself as an abortion provider through advertising and offering abortion services to the public without a license,” the complaint states.

Brian Hale, deputy general counsel for the state health department, said the state first learned of abortions advertised on the New Woman All Women website and launched an investigation in February after developing information Norman was performing abortions.

But taking a glimpse on the bright side of things, North Dakota is taking some steps to make the killing of unborn children rare, eliminating an unborn child’s Down’s Syndrome status as a death sentence.

You know it can’t be all bad if the New York Times has its drawers in a bunch:

Gov. Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota approved the nation’s toughest abortion restrictions on Tuesday, signing into law a measure that would ban nearly all abortions and inviting a legal showdown over just how much states can limit access to the procedure.

Mr. Dalrymple, a Republican, signed three bills passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature in Bismarck. The most far-reaching law forbids abortion once a fetal heartbeat is “detectable,” which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Fetal heartbeats are detectable at that stage of pregnancy using a transvaginal ultrasound.

The truth is – and prolifers with at least a couple of brain cells to rub together have always known this – proaborts have never cared a rat’s rear end about safe, legal, or rare.

For some it is purely financial.  There are mega bucks on the abortion bandwagon.  Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion “provider” in the world, gets about $1,000,000,000 a year in tax money.  Not bad in an age of supposed sequestration.

For others, abortion is the blood sacrament to the false god.  Make no mistake about it.  How else can you possibly explain the pro-abortion zealotry?

Unless and until we understand this reality, we will never be able bring the Kermit Gosnells and Kate Michelmans to the gallows of justice.  And we won’t be able to drive abortion into the back alleys where such grisly atrocities belong.