http://www.phila.gov/districtattorney/p ... edical.pdf
Almost as odd as anti-death penalty folk who are also pro-abortion.
Pro-choice not pro-abortion. You will be hard pressed to find somebody that actively supports abortion. Pro-choicers (normally) believe that the option for abortion should exist for women that have no other choice but to abort. You will also be hard pressed to find a woman that considers abortion a primary option.
Anyway, the issue with "Dr" Kermit is not a pro-choice issue. Killing babies capable of independent (though supported) existence does not fall within the bounds of abortion, it falls clearly into the realm of infanticide. Abortion only applies when the foetus is not yet capable of independent existence, not even when supported. Severing the spinal column of living, breathing infants does not fall into this category. I do not believe you will find any pro-choicers (except for provocateurs) arguing that what "Dr" Kermit did is acceptable.
Political beliefs do drive many people in the media, as this leftish chap admits...
Yup, definitely. Some people even dress up their political beliefs (left or right) as religious beliefs in order to gain the moral high ground. Wouldn't you agree?
Though it is ghastly reading, the Grand Jury report posted above makes clear that the cases of 'infanticide' were deliberately induced by Gosnell. He gave the women a drug that forced contractions and when the baby came out, the spine was snipped at the base of the brain. So however the dictionary supports the distinction, in this case, an abortionist at an abortion mill is the only cause for the infanticide. Without the motive to abort and the action to implement the abortion, there would be no murdered infant.
As for 'dressing up' political beliefs with a religious garb -- I supposed it is possible, but not very common. If one is basically a secular, political person, then the 'moral high ground' would be a matter of indifference, even hostility, to a political thinker. Not to mention that these days religion & morality are becoming less & less popular, so why wrap a pro-life secular motive with a position that is religious?
Also, just what would be the secular, non-religious motive for being pro-life?