Friday, April 12, 2013

Gosnell Faces Murder Charges in PA

A Philadelphia doctor who performed abortions is on trial for murder. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is accused in the deaths of a female patient and seven babies who the prosecutor says were born alive. District Attorney R. Seth Williams laid out the case in disturbing detail in a grand jury report last year.

When authorities raided Gosnell's clinic in 2010 they found squalid conditions: blood on the floor, the stench of urine and a flea-infested cat wandering through the facility.

Gosnell catered to minorities, immigrants and poor women at the Women's Medical Society

In court, Gosnell's attorney said his client is unfairly being held to standards one might expect at the Mayo Clinic. A jury will decide Gosnell's fate, but what is clear now is that state regulators were not doing their job.

"Unfortunately and tragically in Pennsylvania, facilities were going uninspected for years," says Maria Gallagher, a lobbyist with the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. Gosnell's clinic went 17 years without an inspection, according to prosecutors.

Read it all here.

Related reading:  The Washington Post, Why the Gosnell trial shocks; Abortion Blindness in the New York Times; Leon Kass: The Meaning of the Gosnell Trial

“There was nothing 'underground' about #Gosnell clinic,” wrote a California-based writer who goes by the handle “Joe the Patriotic.”

“National Abortion Federation, Board of Medicine looked the other way,” he noted.


jdwoods76 said...

"Lexis-Nexis search shows none of the news shows on the three major national television networks has mentioned the Gosnell trial in the last three months..."


Alice C. Linsley said...

Another example of the selective reporting of the mainstream media.