Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Philadelphia abortionist accused of 8 murders

A Philadelphia physician, Kermit Barron Gosnell, was charged Wednesday with murder and other offenses for allegedly causing the death of one of his female patients and killing seven viable babies in illegal, late-term abortions, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said.

The babies were born alive in the sixth, seventh and eighth months of pregnancy, but their spinal cords were allegedly severed with scissors, Williams said in a statement.

Nine other people who worked in the west Philadelphia medical office, including Gosnell's wife and sister-in-law, were also charged, Williams said. The practice, called the Women's Medical Society, served mostly low-income minority women for years, he said.

Williams' statement provided a grisly scenario of the shuttered abortion clinic: A search of the office last year by authorities found bags and bottles holding aborted fetuses scattered throughout the building. Jars contained the severed feet of babies and lined a shelf. Furniture and equipment was blood-stained, dusty and broken.

Gosnell, 69, is not a board-certified obstetrician or gynecologist, Williams said.
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ceej said...

I don't see what the big deal is. Other abortionists may do a better job of cleaning, but they all commit this exact same crime every single day. What difference does it make if the doctor uses a vacuum aspirator or scissors?

It bothers me that people are so incensed about this man who killed babies who were born alive, but won't extend that sympathy to babies who happen to be smaller and still in the womb.

Matushka Anna said...

I suspect that the outrage was because he was using scissors to sever spinal cords of babies who had been already born (but, accidentally alive, horror of horrors).

Unknown said...

I feel that this man led a similar killing spree to that of Dr. H. H. Holmes, pretending to have credincials that he didn't, and killing multiple people through the lore of a medical procedure. Because he willingly went into the operating room with the intent to flush the life out the these babies, he should be tried for first degree murder on all counts.