But while actually creating a museum-in-name dedicated to the culture of death is unusual, it seems that the desire to do so may not be. This is because, in a shocking discovery made during investigations of health and safety code violations, two different U.S. abortion mills in two different states were found to have created their own “museums” of death — featuring dead babies and their body parts.
The most recent case involves a Maryland abortion facility owned by Steven Chase Brigham, a rogue abortionist and Medicaid fraudster who has had his medical license revoked in at least three states — in Pennsylvania because of botched abortions. Steven Ertelt of LifeNews.com reported on the story September 6, writing, "The Maryland Board of Physicians and Elkton, Maryland police compiled documents unveiling numerous problems and conducted a raid of his [Brigham’s] Maryland abortion facility. Authorities who raided Brigham's abortion center discovered the remains of 35 late-term aborted babies in jars."
The case led to the suspension of the medical licenses of two of Brigham’s abortionists, George Shepard, Jr. and Nicola I. Riley, because they helped their boss violate the law. Ertelt treated this aspect of the story in a September 3 piece, telling us that Riley was involved in a botched abortion in Elkton, Maryland, that, the journalist wrote:
led to the discovery of Brigham's scheme to circumvent late-term abortion laws by beginning the abortions at his New Jersey centers, which don't meet state health and safety laws to make them eligible to do later-term abortions, then transporting the women to Maryland for completion of the abortion.
Brigham led a car caravan of women from his Vorhees, Pennsylvania abortion center to his Maryland one after one of the patients was critically injured during the abortion at his Pennsylvania abortion business.
According to the News, Brigham put the semiconscious, bleeding woman in the back of a rental car and drove her to a nearby hospital instead of calling for an ambulance and drawing attention to problems at his abortion center, American Women's Services.
Perhaps even more shocking to many, this case mirrors one in Philadelphia from earlier this year, the “Shop of Horrors” case. In that instance, an abortion mill named the Women's Medical Society, run by one Kermit Gosnell, also came to the attention of authorities after a botched abortion — this one resulting in the death of the woman. And, upon investigation, reported Ertelt in a February 2010 article, “[officials] found the [sic] dozens of unborn children killed in abortions who were frozen for decades,” and a suspension order relating to Gosnell’s medical license cited “‘deplorable and unsanitary’ conditions at the clinic” and indicated that “‘there was blood on the floor, and parts of aborted fetuses were displayed in jars.’”
So it seems as if a pattern is developing, with a museum devoted to death in Austria and abortion mills-cum-mausoleums on our shores. What gives? Matthew Archbold at NCRegister.com puts forth a theory, writing:
I used to think that the abortion industry were [sic] simply capitalists who allowed their greed to override their humanity. I used to think that maybe it was just feminism run amok and that cooler heads would eventually prevail. I used to think that pro-lifers were simply up against the extreme of secularized logic. Over the past few years though I’ve come to believe that it’s more than that. It’s worse than that. We’re immersed in a culture with a death fetish. Our fascination with death is boundless.
In support of this thesis, I would point out that those actively pushing destructive causes are frequently motivated by more than just money; their endeavors are often a labor of lust. For instance, it has now been definitively established that sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, aside from being a scientific fraud, was a pedophile who used his “studies” of child sexuality as a cover for indulging his perversion. Is a similar phenomenon operative among abortionists? Do many of them have a fascination with death so great that they entered a field in which they could kill with impunity?
If we do have a death fetish, we wouldn’t be the first civilization thus inclined. In fact, for most of man’s history, the culture of death was the norm. The ancient Aztecs, for instance, would engage in human sacrifice, rending the hearts of the victims from their chests while they were still alive and then hanging their body parts in the marketplace.
And although we would certainly hope we had risen above that, it’s apparent that the spirit lives on. As Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman said, the abortionists’ shops of horrors are “reminiscent of the actions of deranged serial killers who keep body parts as trophies.” These were my thoughts exactly. And, really, what is the practice of aborting thousands of babies if not serial killing?