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    PA - West Philly abortion doc charged with killing patient, 7 infants

    http://www.philly.com/inquirer/break..._indicted.html

    A West Philadelphia abortion doctor has been charged with the murder of a patient and seven live infants whose spines were severed with scissors, officials said today.

    District Attorney Seth Williams said the doctor, Kermit P. Gosnell, was indicted following a grand jury investigation.

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    Just wanted to add the news article is extremely disturbing.

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    I hope all of them are put away for a very long time. These people are sick.

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    http://w3.health.state.ny.us/opmc/factions.nsf/0/d26af17aeb7e849985256a4a0047d322/$FILE/lc107476.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownRice View Post
    Just wanted to add the news article is extremely disturbing.
    Very much so.

    from another article:

    http://www.lifenews.com/2011/01/19/p...bortion-death/

    Last March, the Pennsylvania Department of Health found the abortion center had violated more than a dozen health and safety laws ranging from a lack of equipment and drugs for emergency resuscitation to not having a way to get patients to a hospital or a backup physician. The Philadelphia Inquirer indicated at the time that Gosnell also delayed the report to the state concerning the woman who died in the failed abortion. He had until April 12 to respond to the charges but has failed to do so, and missed an extension taking him to April 30.

    In the raid, officials found what amounted to a “house of horrors” — including collection jars containing the remains of pre-born babies dating back 30 years along with filthy and unsafe conditions and evidence that unlicensed workers had been illegally treating patients. The office has no access for a stretcher in the case of an emergency. In previous emergencies, care was delayed because exit doors were padlocked shut or blocked with debris from the clinic.

    A deficiency report noted that the only source of suction for patients with airway tubes was the same suction machine used for abortions. Filthy and unsanitary conditions were also cited.

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    What a horrific story. He should have been arrested and the clinic shut down long ago.
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    Barbaric! This is horrendous! What sort of monster can kill babies by severing their spines with scissors! I cannot imagine what the mothers witnessed and my heart goes out to any woman who was desperate enough to feel she needed his "sevices". I know the people involved will be judged harshly for their actions when their time comes. I dont need to condemn them, they have already done it for me.

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    Philly Abortion Doctor Facing 8 Counts Of Murder

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    Philly Abortion Doctor Facing 8 Counts Of Murder



    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – 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.
    This is so horrific. He's a butcher, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimimama5 View Post
    Barbaric! This is horrendous! What sort of monster can kill babies by severing their spines with scissors! I cannot imagine what the mothers witnessed and my heart goes out to any woman who was desperate enough to feel she needed his "sevices". I know the people involved will be judged harshly for their actions when their time comes. I dont need to condemn them, they have already done it for me.
    What the mothers witnessed? These were "illegal late term abortions". They dialate the cervix and the woman goes into "labor", the fetus is typically born alive (though it likely can't live long because the lungs are under-developed).

    At that point they either wait for the fetus to die (as it surely will) or they sever the spinal cord to get it over with faster. Late term abortions are very rare and the few clinics that perform them legally usually only do so if the mothers life is in danger.

    I am not getting involved in the politics of the matter but that is obviously what happened here. I personally do not feel bad for the mothers at all, they chose to wait that long and they likely didn't "witness" the severing of the spinal cord.

    It doesn't give the age of the fetuses (could have been 6 months along which means they couldn't possibly have survived or they could have been 8.5 months along which means it was basically inducing labor and killing a viable infant). Unless this Dr. was a complete nut they likely were not viable.
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    There's a thread about this guy in the Crimes in the News forum, as well:

    DA: W. Phila abortion doc killed woman, 7 infants - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonya610 View Post
    What the mothers witnessed? These were "illegal late term abortions". They dialate the cervix and the woman goes into "labor", the fetus is typically born alive (though it likely can't live long because the lungs are under-developed).

    At that point they either wait for the fetus to die (as it surely will) or they sever the spinal cord to get it over with faster. Late term abortions are very rare and the few clinics that perform them legally usually only do so if the mothers life is in danger.

    I am not getting involved in the politics of the matter but that is obviously what happened here. The mothers didn't turn him in for "murdering" their babies because they hired him to do it!

    It doesn't give the age of the fetuses (could have been 6 months along which means they couldn't possibly have survivled or they could have been 8.5 months along which means it was basically inducing labor and killing a viable infant). Unless this Dr. was a complete nut they likely were not viable.
    In one of the articles posted, it says the babies were born at 6, 7 and 8 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Recovering-Lurker View Post
    In one of the articles posted, it says the babies were born at 6, 7 and 8 months.
    That's definitely beyond the age of viability. Jamming a pair of scissors into the neck of a born-alive BABY and severing its spinal cord is something horrific and almost unimaginable to me.

    Not trying to turn the thread into a political argument, but if this isn't murder, then I don't know what is!

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    Yes, they were infants born as late as eight months, and the murder charges stem from the fact that they could have survived had they been given medical treatment after BIRTH.

    This is a tough issue for me, personally. I don't support partial birth or late term abortion, because to me, it is a baby at that point in time. I do however, support a woman's right to choose within the first four to five months of pregnancy. But this was not the first four or five months. These were infants, point blank. If you have to sever their spinal cords to kill them, it's murder, not abortion.
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonya610 View Post
    What the mothers witnessed? These were "illegal late term abortions". They dialate the cervix and the woman goes into "labor", the fetus is typically born alive (though it likely can't live long because the lungs are under-developed).

    At that point they either wait for the fetus to die (as it surely will) or they sever the spinal cord to get it over with faster. Late term abortions are very rare and the few clinics that perform them legally usually only do so if the mothers life is in danger.

    I am not getting involved in the politics of the matter but that is obviously what happened here. I personally do not feel bad for the mothers at all, they chose to wait that long and they likely didn't "witness" the severing of the spinal cord.

    It doesn't give the age of the fetuses (could have been 6 months along which means they couldn't possibly have survived or they could have been 8.5 months along which means it was basically inducing labor and killing a viable infant). Unless this Dr. was a complete nut they likely were not viable.

    I, in my very humble opinion, feel it is very harsh to judge the women who had abortions done by this so called human being. I will admit, for the very first time, I am not a fan of abortion. *My* personal belief, but I would never judge another for their own personal choice. That said, late term abortions make me want to vomit if it performed simply to get rid of child and has absolutely no medical justifications.

    This less than a human being committed murder and who knows what he, or others, told some of these women. I'm going to toss a bone there and will wait for more information before I hold accountable some who chose to go to him for "procedures".

    This whole investigation makes me ill. Dear God....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeFromLB View Post
    That's definitely beyond the age of viability. Jamming a pair of scissors into the neck of a born-alive BABY and severing its spinal cord is something horrific and almost unimaginable to me.

    Not trying to turn the thread into a political argument, but if this isn't murder, then I don't know what is!
    I don't think this story should be political at all. This is on a totally different level regarding a s.o.b. who took advantage for a buck. I'm still trying to digest this....
    "I went to the bank and asked to borrow a cup of money. They said, "What for?". I said, "I'm going to buy some sugar".

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