If there is anything positive that can come out of the Gosnell trial, other than a guilty verdict, is that it seems to have changed the mind of at least one pro-choice reporter. As more of the gruesome details emerged from the trial, the journalist in question just couldn’t stomach that babies born alive were murdered in such a fashion.
J.D. Mullane of the Bucks County Courier, who was been present at the Gosnell trial from day one, said of himself, “there is one journalist sitting in that courtroom who writes for a local publication who has told me that he is very liberal, very pro-choice… but after sitting through the testimony in the Gosnell trial, he's reconsidered. He's changed his mind.” As Mullane aptly noted, “that’s the power of the Gosnell case.”
Mullane and his Twitter account has been the go-to place for updates on the trial, and was responsible for capturing the now infamous photo of the empty media section of the Philadelphia courtroom, demonstrating the media's utter lack of interest in the story.
The veteran reporter described the Gosnell case as the worst thing he’s covered in his 26-year career, and that's saying something for a jaded a news columnist.