Kathryn Lopez

In the wake of the Gosnell verdict, we cannot be satisfied with merely moving on or even simply knowing that Congress has now made moves toward investigating what's happening in abortion clinics across the nation.

"There is no moral distinction between ending a child's life five seconds after birth or five weeks before," Stutzman emphasizes. "It doesn't matter who you are, if you can't come out and say it's wrong to kill newborns, you need to examine your conscience," Stutzman says. The nation needs to do just that right about now, knowing that infanticide happens, and in the cleanest clinics and hospitals, not just in a Gosnellian nightmare.

Here, perhaps we could consider that even the word "abortion," which occasionally creeps out from under the euphemisms, is a euphemism in itself, similar to the military's use of "collateral damage" to mean dead civilians. We all know what's really happening here.


Kathryn Lopez

Kathryn Jean Lopez, editor of National Review Online, writes a weekly column of conservative political and social commentary for Newspaper Enterprise Association.