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Death penalty sought for ‘house of horrors’ abortionist based on victims’ youth
LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/3/11 | Kermit Gosnell

Posted on 03/03/2011 1:09:20 PM PST by wagglebee

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Because Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s victims were only minutes old, state prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty against the abortionist.

The gruesome nature of Gosnell’s abortion business, which involved routine infanticide, sent shockwaves through national media outlets earlier this year, after state investigators stumbled upon the filthy facility.

Gosnell, 70, and several of his accomplices at the inner city Women’s Medical Society clinic, were arrested in January. The abortionist was charged with the murder of one of his adult clients mid-abortion, in addition to seven newborns killed after failed abortions. According to testimony by former employees, Gosnell and his assistants killed “hundreds” of babies by severing their spinal cords rather than killing them in the womb, because the abortionist was too unskilled to administer the lethal injection in utero.

Two of the employees who assisted in abortions without any medical license are, like Gosnell, being held without bail.

Prosecutors on Wednesday filed documents enabling them to seek the death penalty, noting the age of the victims as an aggravating factor. State officials also filed for more time to decide whether they will seek a similar fate for three of Gosnell’s accomplices. Defense attorney Jack McMahon said that the death penalty “makes no sense,” according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

“He’s a 70-year-old man with no previous record,” said the attorney. “And Pennsylvania hasn’t carried out an execution in years [since 1999]. The reality is, there will be no death penalty for Mr. Gosnell, so why clog up the court system with a death-penalty case that is death penalty in name only?”

A Grand Jury report in January issued scathing indictments of both the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Department of State for turning a blind eye to the clinic. The report said the government agencies had allowed the clinic to wallow in filth for years, and ignored several complaints lodged against the abortionist, while allowing his official record to remain clean.

Since then, several state employees have been terminated for the oversight failure, which took root in the state agencies after pro-abortion former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge took over for Bob Casey in 1995.

Pro-life Gov. Tom Corbett, who took over the office in January, has expressed his anger at the handling of the affair. “This doesn’t even rise to the level of government run amok. It was government not running at all,” said Corbett. “To call this unacceptable doesn’t say enough.”

Dr. Eli Avila, who has been appointed by Corbett to head the state health department, said Wednesday that new draft regulations due at the end of this month mandate at least one unannounced inspection of all the state’s abortion clinics, and that Avila himself planned personally to visit each site.


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KEYWORDS: abortion; kermitgosnell; moralabsolutes; prolife
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Few people have ever been more deserving of the death penalty.
1 posted on 03/03/2011 1:09:28 PM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 03/03/2011 1:10:16 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 03/03/2011 1:11:10 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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“He’s a 70-year-old man with no previous record,” said the attorney”.

...basically a serial murderer.


4 posted on 03/03/2011 1:12:49 PM PST by albie
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So the difference between Dr. Gosnell’s practices and partial birth abortion is what.......??


5 posted on 03/03/2011 1:14:09 PM PST by technically right
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Let's snip his neck with a pair of scissors and then cut off his feet and stick them in jars, and see how he likes it.

But vengeance is mine, saith the LORD... He will stand before a holy God and have to explain his actions. The eternal death penalty.

6 posted on 03/03/2011 1:15:17 PM PST by BigFinn (Isa 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.)
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That’s just ghoulish. This guy is a total psychopath.


7 posted on 03/03/2011 1:17:48 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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8 posted on 03/03/2011 1:18:09 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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He certainly is deserving of capital punishment, but there is really no difference between what he was doing and any other abortionist would be doing in a late term abortion. I can see that as his defense.


9 posted on 03/03/2011 1:21:58 PM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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I'll cheer if he gets sentenced to death, but any actual execution won't happen. Remember, Mumbia the cop killer is still sitting on death row for a heinous crime he committed when I was a little boy.

They should be assigned to room together . . . in hell.

10 posted on 03/03/2011 1:22:37 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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His many, many victims’ “youth” could be expressed in weeks.


11 posted on 03/03/2011 1:23:08 PM PST by T Minus Four (Support the SFTSOPWDIABMTTPBTTASIFTF and stop this needless tragedy!)
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Show the crime scene photos to a jury filled with granola crunching, NPR tote-bag types and they will be hard pressed to declare innocence. This should be a national story. Seeking the death penalty may make it so.
12 posted on 03/03/2011 1:24:39 PM PST by Jacquerie (Great nations are born Stoic and die Epicurean.)
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13 posted on 03/03/2011 1:30:29 PM PST by Red6
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I can see that as his defense

Let's hope he attempts it. This serial-killer of black children really was just doing what other abortionists do.

I'm not seeing a lot of win for abortionists in general from that. This guy could end up being the tipping point for abortion in America:- may Almighty God make it so.

14 posted on 03/03/2011 1:32:53 PM PST by agere_contra (Whenever a Liberal admits to something: he is covering up something far worse)
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“He’s a 70-year-old man with no previous record,” said the attorney. “And Pennsylvania hasn’t carried out an execution in years [since 1999]. The reality is, there will be no death penalty for Mr. Gosnell, so why clog up the court system with a death-penalty case that is death penalty in name only?”

Sure they have. By allowing this inhuman butcher to ply his trade, the state of PA has allowed the execution of likely hundreds, if not thousands of human beings.

15 posted on 03/03/2011 1:33:25 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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Oh, this news is a pleasant surprise.


16 posted on 03/03/2011 1:36:15 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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He has lived 70 years—far more than many better men who never killed anyone, let alone multiple infants born alive.

They will never get to live 70 years.

No one gets a pass to murder.


17 posted on 03/03/2011 1:39:18 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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18 posted on 03/03/2011 1:56:28 PM PST by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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Hey Pennsylvania I''ll do him for free. I have some old .38 ammo Hollow Points I need to use up. Just pay for a round trip plane ticket and cab fare.

Of course my aim may be a little off and I might *accidentally* hit him in both knees and elbows first. After that I'm sure I can get two head shots. Of course I'll have to clean my gun after every two shots, so it could take a while to get to his head.

19 posted on 03/03/2011 2:01:41 PM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Congressman. But I repeat myself. [Mark Twain])
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The Supreme Court justices who created the right to murder your unborn have the blood of millions on them.


20 posted on 03/03/2011 2:03:04 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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