Skip to comments.Death penalty sought for ‘house of horrors’ abortionist based on victims’ youth
Posted on 03/03/2011 1:09:20 PM PST by wagglebee
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Because Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnells victims were only minutes old, state prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty against the abortionist.
The gruesome nature of Gosnells 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 Womens 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 Gosnells accomplices. Defense attorney Jack McMahon said that the death penalty makes no sense, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
Hes a 70-year-old man with no previous record, said the attorney. And Pennsylvania hasnt 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 doesnt even rise to the level of government run amok. It was government not running at all, said Corbett. To call this unacceptable doesnt 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 states abortion clinics, and that Avila himself planned personally to visit each site.
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Hes a 70-year-old man with no previous record, said the attorney”.
...basically a serial murderer.
So the difference between Dr. Gosnell’s practices and partial birth abortion is what.......??
But vengeance is mine, saith the LORD... He will stand before a holy God and have to explain his actions. The eternal death penalty.
That’s just ghoulish. This guy is a total psychopath.
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.
They should be assigned to room together . . . in hell.
His many, many victims’ “youth” could be expressed in weeks.
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.
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.
Oh, this news is a pleasant surprise.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court justices who created the right to murder your unborn have the blood of millions on them.
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