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Kermit Gosnell Judge Drops Three Abortion-Infanticide Charges
Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 04/23/2013 9:47:04 AM PDT by Morgana

The judge in the trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell has acquitted him of three of the eight murder charges the abortion business owner faces in his murder trial.

Gosnell faces eight total murder counts — one or killing a woman in a botched abortion and seven for killing babies in abortion-infanticides that involved live-birth abortions and snipping their necks after birth.

Gosnell’s defense attorney asked the judge to drop three of the charges for killing the babies and the judge agreed with the contention there was not enough evidence to convict Gosnell on those charges. He still faces the other charges the prosecution has brought and the murder trial will continue on them.

The judge also dropped five counts of corpse abuse at the request of his defense attorney Jack McMahon.

The defense has argued that there were no live births at Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Center abortion clinic and contends the babies died during abortions and their necks were snipped afterwards. But former Gosnell staffers testified they saw signs of life even after the abortion had been completed — saying the babies “jumped” and “screamed” and tried to escape.

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, Gosnell’s 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 Gosnell’s 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 Women’s 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 O’Neill and Madeline Joe, are not allowed to have their cases separated from that of Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Neither O’Neill 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 Gosnell’s abortion clinic after a failed abortion. Mongar died November 20, 2009, after overdosing on anesthetics prescribed by the doctor. Mongar’s family filed a lawsuit against Gosnell’s 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 woman’s 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, Kermit’s 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 Gosnell’s abortion center, which has upset incoming pro-life Governor Tom Corbett.

Gosnell’s 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 Gosnell’s Women’s 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 Women’s 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.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: abortion; gosnell; gosnelltrial; prolife; trial

1 posted on 04/23/2013 9:47:04 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

wow...let’s hope he is convicted on the other 4 murders...if he gets off it will be a sad day.


2 posted on 04/23/2013 9:52:00 AM PDT by oust the louse (You need your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.)
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To: Morgana

Where’s the Planned Parenthood / Hangars pic?


3 posted on 04/23/2013 9:53:38 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: Morgana

Unbelievable. Just shows you that money talks & bullshit walks. This guy is untouchable; my guess is that he’s paid off & pandered to damn near every politician in PA.


4 posted on 04/23/2013 9:56:33 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: Morgana

If the babies had, in fact, already died during the abortion, what need was there to cut their spinal cords?


5 posted on 04/23/2013 9:58:02 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Morgana

Black genocide in America and the Congressional Black Caucus yawns. What a disgraceful bunch of left wing garbage.


6 posted on 04/23/2013 10:00:30 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Morgana
Women have spoken out about their treatment and one woman says she was drugged and tied up and forced to have an abortion.

Sounds like China's forced abortion policy.

Hmmm, would this be the reason why everyone was so silent?

The pro-death crowd can't see anything wrong with forcing an unwilling woman to have an abortion.

They would like to duplicate the one child policy here in the States.

7 posted on 04/23/2013 10:06:03 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin is smiling from hell)
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To: Morgana

Another judge deathly afraid of the wrath of militant raging man-hating feminazis.


8 posted on 04/23/2013 10:08:25 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Morgana

Why would he have to snip their neckis if they were already dead?


9 posted on 04/23/2013 10:09:51 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Morgana

Is Judge Lerner buddies with Airwick Holder or afraid of him?

Isn’t Holder’s wife a co-owner in one of these baby-killing factories in College Park, Georgia?


10 posted on 04/23/2013 10:17:34 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Morgana

If there were no life birth why was it even necessary to snap the neck of the babies and suck the brain out. That does not make any sense. To way were not alive when they were born


11 posted on 04/23/2013 10:21:06 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Mortrey

Sorry...seems Breitbart says it’s Judge Jeffrey Minehart.

(Too PO’d to post today! apologies!)


12 posted on 04/23/2013 10:21:16 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Bob

Exactly, it doesn’t make any sense


13 posted on 04/23/2013 10:21:57 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Morgana

This makes hearts heavy and minds numb with disbelief.

Watching the film ‘3801 Lancaster’ (http://3801lancaster.com/) and hearing accounts of babies born live and staff playing with them holding their arms up and moving them back and forth while smiling, and then turning the baby over, taking scissors and gouging the backs of their necks to snip their spinal cords with the baby shrieking, is enough to make any reasonable person recoil in sick horror at the evil of it all.

Now when I see Obama and all the pro-abortion supporters advocate abortion at any stage including up to the day of delivery makes me see them as evil people, killers, baby killers.

The whole issue SHOULD turn Americans again abortion on demand and cause Roe vs. Wade to be revisited and reversed.

But the Big Media is not showing us the details and I am not talking about the gruesome body parts of babies but the testimony of medical staff and women who were ‘serviced’ at the Gosnell clinic.

The film ‘3801 Lancaster’ does a fine job of not overdoing the horrors of the baby parts, they know that the natural reaction of people is to recoil. The film instead emphasizes the personal narratives of people involved inside and outside the clinic and the efforts of the lawyers and officials concerned with the issue. The film is not overly dramatic, the background and sound is not in your face; it is superbly crafted for legislators and the public to watch and stomach.

I had to force myself to decide to watch it but once I started I found it easy on the emotions.

Watch it here:

http://3801lancaster.com


14 posted on 04/23/2013 10:34:02 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: surroundedbyblue
Unbelievable. Just shows you that money talks & bullshit walks. This guy is untouchable; my guess is that he’s paid off & pandered to damn near every politician in PA.

Race talks, too.

15 posted on 04/23/2013 10:58:40 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Mr. K
Why would he have to snip their neckis if they were already dead?

For the enjoyment of it. He got off on killing them.

16 posted on 04/23/2013 10:59:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: jwalsh07

Black genocide in America and the Congressional Black Caucus yawns. What a disgraceful bunch of left wing garbage.


Brought to us by the “But it’s all for the children” crowd.


17 posted on 04/23/2013 12:06:27 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Hostage

Years back when three major courts heard the testimony of how these babies are butchered, nothing changed. Personally I will not be surprised at the wrath of God upon this nation.


18 posted on 04/23/2013 1:00:58 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

And why these articles are under general/chat gets my blood pressure up.


19 posted on 04/23/2013 1:02:12 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

I agree that it is difficult to imagine God forgiving us of acquiescing to this monstrous evil. But the people in the film ‘3801 Lancaster’ are fighting this evil as Angels sent from God. That gives me hope.

I did not see the butchering stories from years past likely because the MSM buried the stories as they attempting to do now or they are trying to make it go away.

Would you say these horrors are now more exposed than in years past?


20 posted on 04/23/2013 8:07:23 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: Hostage

you can find them if you want to on the internet and there are groups who use them in protest.


21 posted on 04/23/2013 10:43:51 PM PDT by huldah1776
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