Skip to comments.Wikipedia Considers Deleting Entry Regarding Kermit Gosnell
Posted on 04/12/2013 9:30:27 AM PDT by Morgana
Wikipedia, the online dictionary and research web site utilized by millions of people every day, is considering deleting the entry associated with Kermit Gosnell, the infamous abortion practitioner on trial for murder.
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One of the reasons this article is being considered for deletion?
According to one Wikipedia editor, His case has not received national attention. It is a local multiple-murder story in Pennsylvania, nothing more.
I think this page should be deleted for several reasons. First, it is about a living, alleged perpetrator. Per WP:BIO, Editors must give serious consideration to not creating an article on an alleged perpetrator when no conviction is yet secured. Second, this person does not meet other notability criteria. His case has not received national attention. It is a local multiple-murder story in Pennsylvania, nothing more, the editor writes.
To potential that Wikipedia might delete the Gosnell entry created quite a stir on Twitter today.
Huh. The Kermit Gosnells Wikipedia has been considered for deletion. Odd for one of the biggest mass murderers in US history, wrote @PoliticalMath
In the latest saga in the trial, Gosnells defense lawyer, Jack McMahon, claims none of the babies were born alive but were dead before birth due to a lethal drug injection and that Gosnell and his staff snipped their necks after birth. McMahon claims no babies were ever killed in the gruesome abortion process, which involved snipping the spinal cords of the children by jabbing medical scissors into the backs of their necks, because the babies were supposedly already dead.
Thats not what two staffers for Gosnell admitted in court with one saying she heard a baby scream and another saying the baby jumped when the newborn was stabbed in the neck with the scissors.
McMahon is attempting to get the jury to buy a story that Gosnell used a drug called Digoxin to kill the baby in utero and then to deliver a dead child. He claims Gosnell just wanted to snip the spinal cords to ensure the baby was dead already. The Gosnell staffer admitted thats what the abortion practitioner told her he was doing.
Although the defense attorney claimed the babies were dead and that jabbing them in the neck with scissors was needed to make sure that was the case, Gosnell staffers also told the court one at least two occasions that the babies were not dead when their necks were stabbed.
However expert witnesses testified there was no medical reason for Gosnell to cut the spines of aborted fetuses.
Determining if the children were alive or dead at the time their spinal cords were snipped is crucial to prosecuting Gosnell and his staff.
Gosnell faces 43 criminal counts, including eight counts of murder in the death of one patient, Karnamaya Monger, and seven newborn infants. Additional charges include conspiracy, drug delivery resulting in death, infanticide, corruption of minors, evidence tampering, theft by deception, abuse of corpse, and corruption. Gosnell could face the death penalty if convicted and he faces a mandatory minimum 20 years.
The trial of the abortion practitioner has been so gruesome and vivid in its accounts of the late-term and live-birth abortions that it has shocked the conscience of the nation, despite a relative lack of media coverage outside of local media and conservative and pro-life news outlets.
Gosnell, whose squalid house of horrors abortion clinic has surprised even investigative officials, has had almost flippant attitude toward his macabre abortion practices shocked the nation.
The Gosnell case is a watershed moment for the issue of abortion, said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. The discovery of his horrific practices helped shed light on an abortion industry that has run amok without oversight or accountability for decades, and has prompted significant changes in abortion laws and attitudes toward enforcement in several states.
Previously, Gosnells wife Pearl pleaded guilty to assisting her husband at his Philadelphia abortion center where he killed a woman in a botched abortion and has killed hundreds of babies in abortion-infanticides.
Pearl Gosnell was considering a plea deal similar to the one several of Gosnells former abortion center employees have made where they have pleaded guilty to receive a lesser sentence in exchange for testifying against Gosnell. Pearl also worked at the abortion center Gosnell ran that had him kill and injure women in failed abortions and kill perhaps hundreds of babies in grisly infanticides by birthing them and snipping their spinal cords.
She worked at the Womens Medical Society abortion business her husband ran as a full-time medical assistant from 1982 until she married Kermit Gosnell in 1990, when she switched to only working on Sundays. At that time, the abortion business was officially closed but would do its latest-term abortions possible.
The grand jury report indicates Pearl Gosnell testified that she alone helped Kermit do abortions on Sundays when she would help do the instruments in the operating room despite no medical training.
Previously, Judge Lerner ruled two other former employees, Eileen ONeill and Madeline Joe, are not allowed to have their cases separated from that of Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Neither ONeill nor Joe are charged with killing babies in infanticides and, although their attorneys argued the horrifying allegations against Gosnell could unfairly taint their cases, they were not allowed to plead guilty in deals as was the case with six other former employees.
The murder charges also came in connection with the botched abortion death of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar, who died at Gosnells abortion clinic after a failed abortion. Mongar died November 20, 2009, after overdosing on anesthetics prescribed by the doctor. Mongars family filed a lawsuit against Gosnells abortion business seeking damages.
Gosnell and several staffers at his abortion center, including Pearl, were arrested in January after a grand jury indicted them on multiple charges after officials raided his abortion business following a womans death and discovered a shop of horrors filled with bags of bodies and body parts of deceased unborn children and babies killed in infanticides. Pearl Gosnell, Kermits 49-year-old wife who has no medical license, faces a charge of providing an abortion at 24 or more weeks and conspiracy and other charges.
Gosnell has been denied bail while the case against him moves forward. Women have spoken out about their treatment and one woman says she was drugged and tied up and forced to have an abortion.
Authorities searching the facility last year found bags and bottles holding aborted babies scattered around the building, jars containing babies severed feet lining a shelf, as well as filthy, unsanitary furniture and equipment.
The grand jury investigation also shows state officials did nothing when reports came in about problems at Gosnells abortion center, which has upset incoming pro-life Governor Tom Corbett.
Gosnells abortion center was inspected only after a federal drug raid in 2010. It was the first time the facility had been inspected in 17 years because state officials ignored complaints and failed to visit Gosnells Womens Medical Society for years.
The abortion industry has been forced to suspend two abortion businesses that employed embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, who has been the subject of national controversy over his abortion business in Philadelphia.
Following revelations that Gosnell is associated with two other abortion centers in Louisiana and Delaware, the National Abortion Federation made the decision to suspend the memberships of both. Atlantic Womens Medical Services, the Delaware abortion business that employed Gosnell one day a week to do abortions, and the Delta Clinic abortion center of Baton Rouge, have both had their memberships suspended. Leroy Brinkley owns both abortion businesses. Atlantic operates abortion centers in Wilmington and Dover.
That mental imagery is going to stay with me for the rest of my days. Somehow, that poor, helpless screaming newborn knew she was being attacked. She wanted her mother... and she instead was being slaughtered. It just breaks me up inside...
We are living in 1984. Soon, they’ll deny this ever happened.
Wikipedia is controlled by little Stalinists who have no lives except to delete and edit other people’s entries. They are a ridiculous group of sad people.
This is no different than if they were ignoring Joseph Mengele and maybe worse. At least Mengele claimed scientific curiosity but Gosnell seems to genuinely enjoy it.
The sick SOB kept tiny severed hands and feet on display and made comments about the victims being “like chickens with their heads cut off”.
Down the memory hole.
Well not exactly. My professors never really liked wiki anyway.
He’s a pig, but they are ALL pigs; every single abortion-providing “doctor.” He’s no worse than the clean-cut, Mercedes-driving, fancy-suit wearing abortionist. They all commit murder against the tiniest of God’s creatures, while wounding their mothers as well. Pray to end abortion!
That's why I want him dead. He represents evil in its most cruel form.
This is why the left is so desperately opposed to regulation and licensing of abortionariums. They have attracted the worst of the worst and licensing will mean inspections and they won’t be able to survive it.
Send the story down the Memory Hole(TM)
< / 1984 >
I can’t stop reading even though it’s making me physically ill. If i don’t read it then i get this sense i’m not acknowledging the babies.
I can feel the blood drain from my face.
Where did you get that courtroom picture from? I need to shove it down someones throat.
Heavens yes, let’s remove all trace of this crime against humanity. /s
hey thank you.
Wikipedia will keep trying to delete. If it gets deleted, just recreate it after a couple days and keep hammering away.
All of those quotes from the wikicommunists are lies and I need only say one thing to prove that:
Hell must have frozen over because this news made the SFGate.com website and the Comments are overwhelmingly against what this “doctor”
At least the few that bothered to comment.