Kermit Gosnell comparisons earn an insta-block from Martha Plimpton

Let her be clear: A Is For… co-founder Martha Plimpton doesn’t want to hear about the Kermit Gosnell case, and if you bring it up in the context of today’s arguments for and against new abortion restrictions in Texas, you will be blocked immediately. See?

Not surprisingly, Plimpton’s partner in A Is For…, comedian Lizz Winstead, doesn’t want to talk about Gosnell either. She’s bored by attempts to politicize the Gosnell murder case, which has nothing to do with safe, legal abortion by health providers who care. Sally Kohn, too, is frustrated by people using the horrific trial to turn people against late-term abortion.

That doesn’t have to stop the rest of Twitter from talking about Gosnell, though. Often lost alongside Texas’ proposed ban on most abortions past 20 weeks are new safety regulations directly inspired by the Gosnell case. The legislation would require physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, require abortions to be performed in ambulatory surgical centers and require doctors themselves to administer abortion-inducing drugs.

As loudly as pro-abortion activists denounced Gosnell as a murderer and psychopath once he was convicted, in the early days of his practice he was a hero to many feminists by offering abortions without apology. In 1972, Gosnell told the Philadelphia Inquirer, “I am very concerned about the sanctity of life. But it is for this precise reason that I provide abortions for women who want and need them.” Through his trial he contended that he himself was a legit, caring health care provider.

Still, abortion advocates argue that forcing Texas clinics to correct the fatal shortcomings that characterized Gosnell’s clinic would only create more Gosnells, by forcing Gosnell-like clinics to upgrade their level of medical care or close down.

Like it or not, the Kermit Gosnell case looms large over the proceedings in Austin, Texas, and blocking followers on Twitter won’t change that.

  • RblDiver

    Blocked immediately? The HORROR!

    • mickeyco

      Ruins my day not to be able to tweet Martha Plimpton, I tell you.

      • trixiewoobeans

        It was TOTALLY on my “To Do” list! I was saving it for last as a treat to myself, now I can’t! Oh, the humanity!

      • Jeremy

        Yeah I know what will I ever do now

  • BigDogJunction

    Eh, just sent her a message saying I blocked her myself.

    Yep… that’s about how important she is, also.

    • Jeremy

      ha ha good going.

    • Worship Dancer

      HAHA i actually sent her a tweet saying “Martha who?”

  • trixiewoobeans

    Her blocked button may be smoking, but certainly not her intellect.

    • CatHerder

      Or body.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      The smoke is her mental clutch slipping

      • Worship Dancer

        and here i thought perhaps it was the crap leaking out that was smoking.

  • ChelieinTX

    I’ve read that since Hollywood is a hotbed of rampant sex, there are LOTS of abortions among actresses. This goes a long way toward explaining their absolute insanity regarding the killing of babies, IMO.

  • 1SkepticalChick

    She blocked me, and I didn’t even mention Gosnell! Snort. Waiting until she block entire Twitter and then whines because no one will talk to her.

    • Worship Dancer

      i may have to directly tweet her and just call her a gosnellette

  • Ntr

    Wow, a leftover from the 80s. I’m sure the people who were blocked by her are so heartbroken over it!

    As for the younger people (see: under 25) i bet they have no clue who she is until they look her up. Then they’re like, “Oh, the dumb/boring one from The Goonies.” 😀

  • unclesmrgol

    It’s amusing that Plimpton, an “illigitimate baby” as Wikipedia puts it, is intent on allowing “legit, caring, health providers” to murder her peers.

  • Red Fred

    Martha doesn’t realize the laws they are trying to pass are to make abortion clinics adhere to the same standards as other medical facilities. Choice? How about you choose preventative measures.

    • 1SkepticalChick

      Yep, that’s what I was telling her. She replied twice, then blocked me.
      Martha Plimpton ‏@MarthaPlimpton 13h

      @1SkepticalChick There is nothing “routine” abt these requirements. They are made up in order to achieve closings.
      @1SkepticalChick That’s a specious and inaccurate statement. These laws have nothing to do with safety or women’s health.

  • Jill

    When my daughter was a child actress and series regular on a NBC show, we had the misfortune of meeting Plimpton. If only the block button could have existed then in real life as opposed to digital life, we would have been better off. She, apparently, is still as insufferable today as she was then…

  • Derek

    Twitchy, why are you ignoring the fact that Texas has its own Gosnell? You know, Douglas Karpen?

  • DrSamHerman

    Who in the hell is Martha Plimpton? Another has-been looking for free publicity?

  • Angie

    Martha is all about protecting a woman’s “Constitutional” right to an abortion, which isn’t actually written in the Constitution but comes from vague “penumbras” (read Roe v. Wade — the entire thing is based on the “penumbra” of privacy in the Constitution), but she has no problem advocating getting rid of people’s right to bear arms — which is written clearly in black & white in the 2nd Amendment. That’s the bankrupt idiot “logic” of the vile progs in a nutshell.

  • EastValleyConservative

    Another has-been average actress who thinks her opinion reigns supreme above all others. It’s hard to believe she has many followers to block.

  • Slugglife

    Close your liberal legs. See how easy that is?

  • notenoughtime

    Newsflashh to Martha there is only a thin line between Gosnell and what she considers well intentioned providers. Respect for life is respect for life. If she was honest with herself, the real issue is why are so many still opting for abortions when birth control is readily available! Irresponsible behavior is irresponsible behavior and should not result in taxpayers funding eliminating life.

  • Bathing Suit Area

    If abortion providers are like Gosnell, then all gun owners are Adam Lanza, and all Christians are Timothy McVeigh. Fair is fair, after all.

    • QueenB

      You’re right fair is fair. And since all gun owners have been compared to Adam Lanza, as evidenced by the gun control law proposed that will not deter crime, but law abiding citizens, yes all abortion providers are like Gosnell. Glad we agree.

  • I Am Breitbart

    Who’s Martha Plimpton?!?!?! Oh right…the chick from the “Goonie’s”

  • QueenB

    As I have found with most liberals, they are the most intolerant, hateful people who confronted with opinions different than theirs. The truth is, they know, deep down, their “ideals” amount to nothing of any good, and they really do not have any way to defend them. So, instead of trying to defend their ideals and looking stupid, they just block the person calling them out and pretend it never happened.

  • Alana

    Nobody forced them to have willing sex either and if you can’t make a decision in 20 wks then you def shouldn’t be having sex either

  • trixiewoobeans

    GAWD! Another paid troll. Somebody has deep pockets! And you can’t be “TheLiberalHero”, cause that’s not fair to the others, it implies competition, and that’s ba-a-a-ad, cause EVERYBODY’S a hero… but you do get a ribbon for participating!

  • waltermitty2012

    What’s your favorite method of abortion? Is it Dilation and Extraction?

  • nickshaw

    “Claim he killed”? He was tried and found guilty of that “claim”, putz.

  • Damien Johnson

    “reproductive rights”

    Yeah. I learned about doublespeak in 2006 in AP US History back in high school at 16. It’s not cutting it on a 23 year old. Call it what it is; MURDER. M-U-R-D-E-R.

  • Joe W.

    Nobody is forcing them to sleep around and have sex without taking precautions, pal. And this bill says nothing about abortion in the first 5 months. Seems to me that if y’all have an “accident” you can kill your son or daughter sometime before 5 months. What in the hell is unreasonable about THAT,?? Wendy Davis, you, and others like you are baby killing ghouls. And no better than Kermit Gosnell.

  • Ntr

    Yes, keep trying to shut the right down over bringing up Gosnell. That’s a sign that the tactic of bringing him up is working, in the face of you quasi-fascist pro-deathers…and we’ll keep on bringing him up more and more.

    Oh yeah, and what about the abortion doctors targeting black communities with the abortion-driven genocide which has led to over 50% of African-Americans being aborted? But they’re just fetuses right? No way could it ever be about eugenics and racism!

  • Red Fred

    Has it escaped your notice you have no followers? Oh.. You’re trolling. Got’cha.

  • Jill

    Claim he killed? So, you feel that the state did not prove their case? Was his own wife not correct to be horrified by his deeds? Do you care that women subjected to his perverse brand of medical care died as well? When, in your estimation, is it permissible to draw a line in the sand? 28 weeks? An hour before birth? A month after birth? When does an abortion become infanticide to you?

  • Angie

    Republicans in Texas are more liberal than the people of France & Sweden who only allow abortion on demand up to 12 weeks. Seems like you vile progs are the only ones who have so little respect for women that you think they need more than 5 months to figure out they’re pregnant and decide they don’t want to be.

  • TheLiberalHero

    So rape isn’t forced?

  • CatHerder

    So rape invariably results in pregnancy?

  • trixiewoobeans

    Some victims of rape are getting pretty pissed off that you’re exploiting their tragedy for your own purposes, just sayin’.

  • carla5731

    What percentage of abortions are due to rape and incest?

  • Alana

    You didn’t read it huh? I said WILLING sex. Bet you haven’t read the bill either.

  • 1SkepticalChick

    So let’s limit abortions to instances of rape only. Nope? Didn’t think so.

  • Angie

    Um — your argument is that a woman who is raped needs more than 5 months to decide if she wants to abort her rapist’s baby.
    I would say you moron progs need to think through your arguments better but it’s obvious you can’t think at all or you’d realize that there is no reason to allow ELECTIVE (i.e., non-health related) abortions after 5 months as the later in the pregnancy one is performed the more *dangerous* and *expensive* it becomes for the woman.

  • QueenB

    What would be super awesome is if people like you would allow women to arm themselves to fend off an attacker. But no, you tell her to pee on herself and tell her rapist she has her period. You don’t need to protect yourself young lady….you’ll think you’re about to be attacked and just start shooting up the place. Besides, there’s a call box right down the street.

  • CatHerder

    Dilation and Curettage.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Maybe saline burn or the “poison” shot?

  • A Willful Boy

    I don’t care how they get it out, as long as I get to keep the feet.

  • nickshaw

    It’s miniscule but, they need something to say.
    Besides, 6 months is lots of time to figure out that you’re pregnant.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Hmmm, silence, must have called for backup…or frantically thumbing through the Handbook.

  • CatHerder

    It’s that mental disconnect libs have between ideology and reality.

  • MrSnuggles2k2

    look up aborted fetus fur coats, the loony fur protestors hate them.

  • annoyinglittletwerp

    I’m anti-fur….I’m also anti-abortion. We’re not always one and the same.

  • screamingmad

    ADD: Douglas Karpen to list of baby killers.
    The three informants have come forward to tell of their horrific experiences working for abortionist Douglas Karpen,

  • screamingmad

    Margaret Sanger Queen of eugenics.

  • 3seven77

    For someone like liberal”hero” it’s never infanticide if you don’t believe it’s ever a life. Just a “choice”.

  • QueenB

    Its not even murder when your actions directly cause the death of a grown woman. A few broken eggs and all that….