Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Abortion - #2572 -Abortionist Faces 8 Counts of Murder in Philadelphia - UPDATE: How Did He Escape Notice So Long? By Design - Hot Air (2) Abortion Doctor Charged with Murder - Wall Street Journal (3) Abortion on Deck in Health Care Debate - Politico

Dr. Kermit Gosnell
This may be as ghastly a story outside of the Tucson massacre as we’ll see all year … I hope. An abortionist arrested in Philadelphia faces eight counts of murder, one for the death of a patient, and the other seven for killing babies who survived his botched abortions. The district attorney alleges that Kermit Gosnell used a pair of scissors to sever their spinal cords:  A West Philadelphia abortion doctor, his wife and eight other suspects are now under arrest following a grand jury investigation.  Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 69, faces eight counts of murder in the deaths of a woman following a botched abortion at his office, along with the deaths of seven other babies who, prosecutors allege, were born alive following illegal late-term abortions and then were killed by severing their spinal cords with a pair of scissors. …Update: Ed Morrisey -  I’ve just started reading the grand jury report, which is sickening, but raises an important question — how did Gosnell get away with it for so long? Forget about the murders of live babies for a moment and read this description of Gosnell’s work from the section titled “Butcher of women”:  Link to Grand Jury Report.......  Read entire article.......  I have been upset by the articles I posted earlier today, but after reading this article from Hot Air, it almost made me physically sick and so very sad.   I just finished reading the Grand Jury Report,  linked to in this article.  How the authorities who discovered what was happening in this clinic and did nothing, can live with themselves is more than I could ever understand.  The conditions in this clinic were deplorable, not to mention the poor women who underwent the illegal medical practices, who were injured and the ones who died.  What happened to these poor babies is more than I can stand.  No matter how you feel about the legality of abortion, I can't imagine anyone condoning what happened here.  Please read, we all need to make sure this is not happening in our cities and states, AW.

Abortion Doctor Charged with Murder - Wall Street Journal - An abortion doctor who catered to minorities, immigrants and poor women was charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven babies who were born alive and then killed with scissors, prosecutors said Wednesday. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 69, made millions of dollars over 30 years, performing as many illegal, late-term abortions as he could, prosecutors said. State regulators ignored complaints about him and failed to visit or inspect his clinic since 1993, but no charges were warranted against them, District Attorney Seth Williams said. Dr. Gosnell "induced labor, forced the live birth of viable babies in the sixth, seventh, eighth month of pregnancy and then killed those babies by cutting into the back of the neck with scissors and severing their spinal cord," Mr. Williams said.  Read more........

Abortion on Deck in Health Care Debate - Politico -  House Republicans will follow their health care law repeal vote with a more targeted attack: legislation to take down provisions that they contend allow for taxpayer funding of abortion. Anti-abortion legislators will introduce the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act as H.R. 3 on Thursday. The bill intends to prevent federal funding for abortion procedures by codifying the Hyde Amendment, which has long barred federal agencies from paying for abortions.  Read more........

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