If I Ever Kill a Woman, I Hope the Washington Post Gets My Back
A few weeks ago, a pregnant woman went to a late-term abortionist to end the life of her child, who was determined to have abnormalities. A few days later, both were dead.
The mainstream media have showed a surprising lack of curiosity about this story, particularly compared to their wall-to-wall coverage of another woman's death that some have claimed was related to not getting an abortion (though the medical inquiry there is ongoing).
But yesterday, a medical examiner ruled that, as the Journal News put it, “Coroner: Jennifer Morbelli bled to death following abortion”:
A New Rochelle woman died of complications from a late-term abortion at a Maryland clinic, the Montgomery County, Md., coroner confirmed Wednesday.
Jennifer Morbelli, 29, a schoolteacher in White Plains, bled to death after amniotic fluid in her womb spilled into her bloodstream, said Bruce Goldfarb, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Medical Examiner’s Office.
But the big paper most local to where the death occurred -- that would be the Washington Post -- continued its odd coverage. Odd because they've been much -- much -- more hard-hitting about the pro-life activists who revealed her death and have been pushing for justice than the abortion practice that ended this woman's pregnancy. Last week, for instance, there was a prominent piece attacking these pro-lifers for ... failing to uphold the dead woman's privacy. No, not joking in the slightest.
And so pro-life media outlets have been doing the journalism that the mainstream media is carefully avoiding. Every single news item that's been broken has been broken by pro-life media outlets, including one angle that shocked me. Late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart provides a form to patients that tells them:
"If you feel that something is wrong and you need to be seen do not go to the ER, call and we will meet you at the clinic."
Now, I can only imagine if a conservative was involved in such deathly business and told patients to avoid the ER if complications arose, that the media would likewise be silent. Right?
Anyway, yesterday the medical examiner reveals this news about amniotic fluid spilling into the woman's bloodstream, and the Washington Post took many hours to get its story up on the web site. I can only imagine that this was because it takes a lot of time to write a story that does little more than provide exculpatory evidence for the abortion doctor. Or, as I wrote over at GetReligion:
See, it takes time — and, I guess, many phone calls with abortion rights groups to get it just right — to write the story this way. Headline, of course, is “Md. medical examiner cites rare complication in death of woman after abortion.” Then we get many, many words about how this was just a freak accident and that legalized abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy had absolutely nothing meaningful to do with the death of this young woman (never mind the dead child, of course):
A 29-year-old woman died of natural causes after visiting an abortion clinic in Montgomery County and suffering a rare complication related to childbirth, according to an initial finding by the Maryland medical examiner’s office.
Unbelievable. Unbelievable! Childbirth! Childbirth! It goes on like that for another 700 words or so. I'm not sure if it was actually ghostwritten by the media's favorite late-term abortionist or if it was simply written by one of the abortion rights public relations groups. Pretty sure it's one of those two options, however.
All I can say is that if I ever kill someone, I sure hope the Washington Post has my back.
Something tells me, though, that they only provide this service in defense of their sacrament of abortion.
And they say the media aren't religious.