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Why haven’t you heard about this abortion trial?

Dr. Jim Denison is a cultural apologist who helps people respond biblically and redemptively to the vital issues of our day. He is also the co-founder and Chief Vision Officer of the Denison Forum, a Dallas-based nonprofit that comments on current issues through a biblical lens.

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Dr. Kermit Gosnell is seen during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News at his attorney's office in Philadelphia, March 8, 2010 (Credit: AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News/Yong Kim)

Dr. Kermit Gosnell ran two multi-million dollar abortion practices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  It is estimated that he made $10,000 to $15,000 a day performing abortions.  He was arrested in January 2011 and charged with eight counts of murder.  Prosecutors allege that he was responsible for the death of a patient and that he killed seven babies who were born alive.  If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

His trial began on March 18, 2013.  Several former employees have testified against him.  One claims that he saw 100 babies whose spinal cords were snipped with scissors.  Many babies were allegedly older than the 24-week limit for abortions in Pennsylvania.

My point this morning is not to horrify you with the details of this trial, though describing what is alleged is indeed heartbreaking.  It is to comment on the fact that so few people in the media are commenting.  According to Kirsten Powers in USA Today, none of the news shows on the three major national television networks has mentioned the Gosnell trial in the last three months.  The New York Times ran one story on page A-17 on the trial’s first day, and nothing since.  The Washington Post has published no original reporting on this tragedy during the trial.{source}
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Powers then comments: “Let me state the obvious.  This should be front page news.  When Rush Limbaugh attacked Sandra Fluke, there was non-stop media hysteria. . . . Yet, accusations of babies having their heads severed—a major human rights story if there ever was one—doesn’t make the cut.”

Online for Life iPhone app - Get it Now!What can you do?  Our ministry has just learned about “Online for Life,” a non-profit organization that uses new and emerging strategies to save the lives of the unborn.  They have created an easy-to-use app called Online For Life.  I downloaded it myself—it shows a virtual ultrasound, statistics from across America, and connections with OFL’s affiliate life-affirming centers.

The most unique aspect of this app is the ability to join in real-time prayer for at-risk families.  If you join the OFL Prayer Team, you’ll be notified when a woman considering abortion in your area chooses to visit an Online For Life affiliate center.  You can then respond to the notification to pray for that person.  I joined their prayer team today and am honored to pray for at-risk babies and their families.

Kirsten Powers concludes: “This is not about being ‘pro-choice’ or ‘pro-life.’  It’s about basic human rights.  The deafening silence of too much of the media, once a force for justice in America, is a disgrace.”  Do you agree?  Please let us know your thoughts in our comments section.  And join me in praying today that those who are considering abortion will choose life.