The good news is that those who saw media reports of the Gosnell trial lean more pro-life than before, the bad news is that thanks to media bias not many people saw a media report.
According to an Investors Business Daily/TIPP poll only 24% of total adults saw news coverage of the trial of Kermit Gosnell but 42% of those who saw news stories regarding the trial of the Abortionist say they now lean more toward pro-life views than pro-choice views.
“The media’s downplaying of this story was clearly reflected in the poll results,” according to Raghavan Mayur, president of TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence, which conducted the survey.
Those who did see or read media reports of the trial were far likelier to be affected in the pro-life direction. Only 14% said that because of the trial, they now lean more toward pro-choice views.
Those whose view was not changed one way or the other by the Gosnell trial totaled a sizable 41% — almost as many as those affected in the pro-life direction.
Interestingly the poll showed very little difference between Men (43%) and Women (40%) shifting toward pro life.
A majority of those with some college — 57% — lean more toward pro-life because of the trial, while 33% of those holding a degree swerved in that direction.
Perhaps some of the future investigations will will receive more coverage, for example Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen
doctor Douglas Karpen is accused by four former employees of delivering
live fetuses during third-trimester abortions and killing them by
either snipping their spinal cord, stabbing a surgical instrument into
their heads or ‘twisting their heads off their necks with his own bare
Other times the fetus was so
big he would have to pull it out of the womb in pieces, Karpen’s
ex-assistant, Deborah Edge, said in an Operation Rescue video, which has
prompted a criminal investigation into the doctor.
‘Sometimes he couldn’t get the fetus out… he would yank pieces – piece by piece – when they were oversize,’ Edge explained.
Karpen and others like him are being investigated. Sadly there are many more Like Karpen and Gosnell to help sway public opinion.