The Gosnell trial is winding down, and the pro-abortion crowd’s line seems to be that yes, this guy was an unfortunate outlier but he’s of no broader significance. This conveniently overlooks the fact that he couldn’t have done what he did without the assistance of government. Gosnell’s “clinic” went uninspected for 17 years — that’s to say, before many of its “women” patients were born. I think of all the stupid, pointless, time-consuming regulation my own little business is subject to, and how easy it would be to avoid it all if I’d just opened a “women’s health clinic” in Pennsylvania.
In her entire career as Pennsylvania’s head honcho on abortion, Jan Staloski never ordered a single inspection of a clinic.
Emphasis mine because, well, it should be pretty obvious.