After the jury deliberated for 10 days, they came to a verdict of guilty in regards to Kermit Gosnell who stood trial for murder. Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion physician, was charged with over 258 counts of murder. He was convicted on three of four counts of first degree murder today (May 13, 2013).
These charges make him eligible for the death penalty, and rightfully so. Gosnell was delivering live babies at 24+ weeks and using scissors to “ensure fetal demis”. In addition to the three first degree murder charges, he also faces 25 counts of performing third trimester abortions, which is illegal, big DUH there. He also faces 227 counts of failing to counsel these women 24hours prior to their procedure, according to an article at The Blaze.
According the Associated Press, Gosnell was also charged with racketeering, infanticide, and violating Pennsylvania abortion law by performing late term abortions and failing to counsel women 24 hours before their procedure.
I find it ironic that his “clinic” and foul practices were discovered only when he was served with an arrest warrant by the DEA on charges of prescription drug fraud. It was this chance turn of events that got him caught. I can’t help but think how much longer it would have continued had he not been caught in another illegal activity. Kinda makes you think, how are other clinics practicing that we aren’t even aware of?
Even Gosnell’s wife was performing abortions! She’s just a cosmetologist, not a nurse or physician. Four of his former employees have pleaded guilty to murder plus four other charges, according to an article from Fox News.
In addition to all the infants Gosnell murdered in his clinic, he is also responsible for the death a woman who had just had an abortion. His negligence and over medicating her during the procedure is attributed to her death.
It’s a good day when a murderer is found guilty. I am thankful that he won’t be harming anymore women and children in his “house if horrors”. It is, however, unfortunate, that instead of using this case as a precedent for other clinics, they will instead say it is an exception. The Gosnell clinic is the rule, not the exception. If all abortion clinics around the United States could be investigated, this could be found more often than anyone would want to accept. It is so sad this sort of barbaric procedure is occurring in such an advanced country.