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The horrific story of a Pennsylvania abortion provider standing trial for the illegal deaths of seven babies and a woman under his care broke in a big way last Friday. Thanks in large part to Twitter, activists and interested people

Wherever you fall on the issue, this is a story that needs to be heard. It highlights the messy and complex civil rights issues that abortion, especially given its prevalence in under-resourced and minority neighborhoods, brings with it.

Trigger warning: graphic images and descriptions are present at most of these links.

The Atlantic shares "Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Trial Should Be a Front-Page Story."

Christianity Today brings attention to the role that Twitter played in upping the profile of the story.

Slate further highlights the media issues related to the story: "Social conservatives are largely right about the Gosnell story. Maybe it's not a raw political story. It's just the story of a potential mass murderer who operated for decades as government regulators did nothing."

For a more in depth look, watch this excerpt from an upcoming documentary on "3801 Lancaster".

Related Topics:Abortion
Posted: April 15, 2013; All posts for week of April 15, 2013

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