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DA: West Philadelphia Abortion Doc Killed Woman, 7 Infants
Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 19, 2011 | Inquirer Staff

Posted on 01/19/2011 11:51:21 AM PST by cookcounty

An abortion doctor has been arrested and charged with the murder of a patient and seven live infants whose spines were severed with scissors at a West Philadelphia clinic that has been described as a house of horrors, officials said today.

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

Gosnell, 69, lost his medical license last year after health officials determined his clinic posed "a clear danger to the public."

Gosnell was arrested this morning, officials said. He has maintained his innocence.

The seven infants were born alive in the 6th, 7th and 8th months of pregnancy and killed by severing their spinal cords with scissors, William said.

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


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I wonder if this murder of 8 will get much attention in the Evening News.
1 posted on 01/19/2011 11:51:23 AM PST by cookcounty
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To: cookcounty

This is worse than Tucson.


2 posted on 01/19/2011 11:52:19 AM PST by AU72
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To: cookcounty

TEN others charged in this case. READ the article, it’s utterly disgusting. Viable infants routinely murdered via scissors to the spinal chord.


3 posted on 01/19/2011 11:53:15 AM PST by cookcounty (Knives, Guns, Enemies and Axx-Kicks: The Gentle Political Speech of Barack Obama.)
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To: cookcounty

“I wonder if this murder of 8 will get much attention in the Evening News.”

Nah. There’s no crosshairs.


4 posted on 01/19/2011 11:53:48 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: cookcounty

NO INSPECTION since 1993!

Dems are all for tough regulation.......until it comes to abortion clinics, then it’s just “pass another scissors, please.”


5 posted on 01/19/2011 11:55:13 AM PST by cookcounty (Knives, Guns, Enemies and Axx-Kicks: The Gentle Political Speech of Barack Obama.)
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To: Stormdog

And certainly not influenced by right-wing talk radio...


6 posted on 01/19/2011 11:56:13 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: cookcounty

Only if they can find a way to blame Sarah Palin or Rush Limbaugh.


7 posted on 01/19/2011 11:57:53 AM PST by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: cookcounty

Gee, and I thought only conservatives were killers /sarc.


8 posted on 01/19/2011 11:58:15 AM PST by MissesBush
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To: cookcounty

unreal,,, sick. Obama opposes this,,, he thinks you should just throw em into a supply closet until they die. Words fail,,,


9 posted on 01/19/2011 11:59:09 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: cookcounty

In view of President Obama’s defense of abortion clinic practices going back to his position on SB200 in the Illinois Senate, is this event the result of his neglect of concerns about abortion?

And really,given his lack of seriousness about these issues, shouldn’t he not run in 2012?


10 posted on 01/19/2011 12:02:10 PM PST by cookcounty (Knives, Guns, Enemies and Axx-Kicks: The Gentle Political Speech of Barack Obama.)
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To: cookcounty

Can’t wait to see the abortionists spin this. It ought to be a roller coaster ride of surreal logic that even Jared Loughner would have a hard time with.


11 posted on 01/19/2011 12:02:38 PM PST by MeganC (I'm allergic to tequila. When I drink it I break out in handcuffs.)
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To: cookcounty
Breaking News?
 
Really??
 

 

News Video: Abortion Doctor Arrested for Murder of Woman, Seven Babies

6 posts - 5 authors - Last post: 35 minutes ago
Dr. Kermit Gosnell 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 ...
www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2659771/posts


12 posted on 01/19/2011 12:02:59 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: cookcounty

I wonder if this murder of 8 will get much attention in the Evening News.

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My thought exactly. Plus I wonder how many of the photos on Philly.com will ever get wider distribution. The Pro”choice” activists probably cannot believe that this is what abortion providers really are like. SCUM!


13 posted on 01/19/2011 12:03:15 PM PST by maica
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To: Redcloak
>> Only if they can find a way to blame Sarah Palin or Rush Limbaugh <<<

They will say if we had national health care system women would have a safe to get an abortion..

BTW - this monster has been practicing for years. He got patients from the whole mid-atlantic region. I wonder how many "health care" professionals or planned parent hood employees referred patients to him?
14 posted on 01/19/2011 12:11:42 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: cookcounty
"I wonder if this murder of 8 will get much attention in the Evening News."

Same thought.

15 posted on 01/19/2011 12:15:06 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: cookcounty

George Tiller’s twin?
I hope he gets life, and his practice is destroyed forever.


16 posted on 01/19/2011 12:21:19 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: cookcounty

The seven infants were murdered moments after the same procedure could have been performed legally in the womb.

According to the legislation endorsed by Obama in Illinois, the abortionist could have tossed the crying babies into a laundry bin to expire.


17 posted on 01/19/2011 12:22:27 PM PST by Never on my watch (When Obama was born, the movie "The Manchurian Candidate" was in production. Coincidence?)
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To: AU72

and will now the corrupt bias media be over this for the next couple of weeks like they were for AZ?

Nah didn’t think so, it hurts their commmie agenda.
http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm


18 posted on 01/19/2011 12:25:47 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Responsibility2nd

My search before posting yielded “no results”

Some of us may need a seminar.


19 posted on 01/19/2011 12:26:13 PM PST by cookcounty (Knives, Guns, Enemies and Axx-Kicks: The Gentle Political Speech of Barack Obama.)
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To: cookcounty

Doctors sometimes develop a “God Complex” because they somewhat control both life and death.

Late term abortion is especially insidious because if the child was delivered normally it would be able to survive and in most cases life a normal life. How a doctor with their Hippocratic oath “do no harm” could participate in such things is beyond me.

If the Liberals and Progressives really want their late term abortions it should be mother who kills the child directly instead of putting that blood on the hands of the doctor. I am not endorsing this, but this would be a “poison pill” for the subject of abortion. If the mother had to snuff the life out of her child with her own hands it would lead to so much emotional trauma to the woman that most who did that would probably turn around and become very pro-life and carry that guilt with them for the rest of their life that they took a life. Instead a third party ie. The abortion doctor does it and the consequences and violence of the act are insulated from the mother having the abortion.

Abortion is a lot like any other liberal agenda in this way, taking away the consequences from the people who are “in trouble” and placing the responsibility onto someone else.


20 posted on 01/19/2011 12:30:34 PM PST by GraceG
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To: admin; Responsibility2nd

Sorry I screwed this up (looks like I’m not alone), can you adjust all these threads? It’s a pretty big story.


21 posted on 01/19/2011 12:33:01 PM PST by cookcounty (Knives, Guns, Enemies and Axx-Kicks: The Gentle Political Speech of Barack Obama.)
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To: cookcounty

I don’t mean to be snarky (OK - I lie. I AM snarky)

And I don’t usually comment on repeat threads. But this story on the abortion doctor.... And the story on the Alabama Governor has been FReeped at least 6 times each today.

But you would not really know that unless you’ve been FReeping all day, or unless you use any other search functions besides FR search.

It’s well known that FR search functions suck. Me? I will use my browsers find feature (Control-F) or do a Google search.


22 posted on 01/19/2011 12:36:26 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: cookcounty

When Obamacare pays good money for reproductive services, these unfortunate incidents won’t be necessary anymore.


23 posted on 01/19/2011 12:37:52 PM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific!)
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To: AU72

Yes, in many ways it is. No heroes jumped in to stop this murdering man, and his victims came to him willingly, year after year.


24 posted on 01/19/2011 12:39:59 PM PST by bvw
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To: AU72

And yet if some victim’s or close friend had turned on this practitioner surgeon of “Woman’s Health” and killed him dead as he moved to murder again — what would the headline have been?


25 posted on 01/19/2011 12:42:05 PM PST by bvw
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To: Responsibility2nd

I check FR Very frequently but this posting was the first time I saw this article. Sometimes news cannot be posted too often!


26 posted on 01/19/2011 12:42:29 PM PST by maica
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To: cookcounty

I’m not sure I see how this is terribly different than what that animal Tiller did for years.


27 posted on 01/19/2011 12:47:57 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: cookcounty
TEN others charged in this case.

"...none of the employees had any medical training, and one, a high school student, performed intravenous anesthesia with potentially lethal narcotics, Williams said."

28 posted on 01/19/2011 12:52:49 PM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific!)
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To: cookcounty
President Obama has been intimately associated with this issue before. You can find his position by googling “President Obama, Born Alive Infant Protection Act.”

Briefly, while Mr. Obama was serving in the Illinois state legislature, children who survived abortions at a Chicago area hospital affiliated with his church were being placed in a soiled utility room to die. Legislation was introduced to ensure basic human rights for these children. As chair of the Health & Human Services Committee, Mr. Obama voted against this legislation.

29 posted on 01/19/2011 1:16:07 PM PST by InterestedQuestioner (Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you and your household will be saved.)
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To: AU72

Audio of President Obama defending this type of action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWMF9rfmik4&feature=fvw


30 posted on 01/19/2011 1:36:27 PM PST by InterestedQuestioner (Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you and your household will be saved.)
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To: cookcounty

How is killing them after birth much different than killing them, say, 30 minutes earlier?

It should be no different legally.


31 posted on 01/19/2011 1:43:41 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: All
Rescue those being led away to death;

hold back those staggering toward slaughter.

If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,”

does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?

Does not he who guards your life know it?

Will he not repay each person

according to what he has done?

Proverbs 24:11-12 NIV
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Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
Matthew 5:7 NASB
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For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You,
for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.
Psalm 139:13-16 NASB


32 posted on 01/19/2011 1:59:03 PM PST by Psalm_2 (Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 NASB)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...
Another one on the murderer.

Kudos to Philly for prosecuting.

33 posted on 01/19/2011 2:04:17 PM PST by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: cookcounty

He killed many, many more than seven infants. His wife was also involved and he saved his “big kills” for Sundays. Sick! I am sure that NARAL will hire a lawyer to defend him. After all, “Who gets to choose?” Their slogans ring even more hollow.


34 posted on 01/19/2011 2:21:42 PM PST by juliej
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To: wagglebee

The hypocrisy of the left.


35 posted on 01/19/2011 2:22:26 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: InterestedQuestioner

Let’s face it: we knew before 2008 that Obama was a heartless monster. He still is.


36 posted on 01/19/2011 2:23:19 PM PST by juliej
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To: GraceG

The abortionist is a hit man in a white jacket.


37 posted on 01/19/2011 2:25:41 PM PST by juliej
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To: cookcounty

Yes, but were they “wanted” babies?

/Barbara Boxer


38 posted on 01/19/2011 3:15:27 PM PST by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: AU72

“This is worse than Tucson.”

Unequivocally.


39 posted on 01/19/2011 3:41:56 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: potlatch


40 posted on 01/19/2011 3:43:29 PM PST by devolve (. . . . . . . . . Wagya Butt for only $100 pound . . new and improved and ahead of the curve . . . .)
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To: potlatch


41 posted on 01/19/2011 3:46:16 PM PST by devolve (. . . . . . . . . Wagya Butt for only $100 pound . . new and improved and ahead of the curve . . . .)
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To: cookcounty
Right at the bottom of the page there is this:

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Utterly disgusting!

42 posted on 01/19/2011 3:55:18 PM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: cookcounty

***I wonder if this murder of 8 will get much attention in the Evening News.***

I was “the big story” on the Action News 6 o’clock local Philly news tonight.


43 posted on 01/19/2011 4:00:50 PM PST by baseballmom (Philadelphia Phillies - 2010 NL East Champions)
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To: cookcounty

My policy is to ignore thread Nazis. Thanks for posting. I just picked up on this story (I work at a job and cannot spend 24/7 cataloging threads and copying links for “already posted” gotchas).

Aside from that - I did hear this story reported as the lede on, I believe Fox Radio news at 5 o’clock.


44 posted on 01/19/2011 4:06:56 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: maica

Ditto.


45 posted on 01/19/2011 4:08:29 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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****I wonder if this murder of 8 will get much attention in the Evening News.****

Four hours and and only forty-three comments on a story about horrific murders in breaking news on a conservative website. Does this atrocity not bother my conservative brothers and sisters? Why would this make the evening news when WE dont seem to even care?

46 posted on 01/19/2011 4:21:53 PM PST by chapin2500 (Sperm meets egg equals life.)
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To: don-o
At the risk of sounding cynical, this is where the right should take a lesson from the left in not letting a "crisis go to waste."

Right now, the Pennsylvania legislature and Governor should be burning the midnight oil, talking about the need for increased regulation and monitoring of the abortion industry and holding this monster out as their poster boy for reform. The fact that they're (most likely) not is why the democrat agenda moves forward while the right struggles to find their way out of the starting gate.

Some might call it exploiting the deaths of innocents. I call it an effort to ensure their deaths were not in vain.

47 posted on 01/19/2011 4:24:14 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Responsibility2nd; cookcounty; Tribune7
Well if I hadn't clicked through to the Philly Inquirer on this post. I would have missed getting the Grand Jury Report (pdf):

There's a lot more there than just info on this murderer and his pill-mill/abortuary. I only scanned through about a third of it, but it's enough to make anyone sick! And the cretins in the government - like the DA - wonder why we don't trust them.

48 posted on 01/19/2011 4:51:42 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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Sick #er.

The kind of executioner that would otherwise thrive offing ‘burdens’ under the Leftists’ implementation of ‘health care’.


49 posted on 01/19/2011 5:04:51 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: cookcounty

What scares me is that I have a feeling this is not the only abortionist in the country who does this. (I will dignify them with “Doctor”)

Gee, wonder if we’ll be getting any Federal investigations of Abortion death mills in the country?


50 posted on 01/19/2011 6:19:18 PM PST by Infidel Heather (In God I trust, not the Government.)
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