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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 ( - 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.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; kermitgosnell; moralabsolutes; prolife
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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To: wagglebee

“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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To: wagglebee

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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To: wagglebee
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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To: albie
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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To: wagglebee

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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To: wagglebee
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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To: wagglebee
“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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To: wagglebee

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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To: wagglebee

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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To: wagglebee
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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To: wagglebee

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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February 07, 2011
DEATH'S DOLLARS: The abortionist, accused of murdering mothers, made some $1.8M a year, now says he's broke.

Kermit Gosnell's $984K Brigantine summer house by the bay, with two decks and a boat dock.

EXCERPT How many severed baby spines does it take to pay for a $984,000 shore house? How many severed infant feet is a boat worth? And what part of Kermit Gosnell's clinic paid to keep his mistress, 41 years younger, on the payroll?

According to the grand jury's report, it's estimated that Gosnell, 69, made almost $1.8 million each year in abortions alone - and most of it was cash from desperate, poor women. That figure does not account for any of the money he took in from allegedly selling illegal prescriptions to drug addicts in his community, including his notable distinction of being one of the top three prescribers of OxyContin in Pennsylvania, something federal authorities continue to investigate.

But when brought before a judge to explain why he and his wife, Pearl, had not hired attorneys, Gosnell claimed to be broke.The judge didn't buy it and refused to appoint public defenders for the couple.

When investigators searched Gosnell's massive, three-story brick home at 32nd Street and Mantua Avenue, they discovered $240,000 in cash and a gun in a filing cabinet in his 12-year-old daughter's bedroom, according to the grand jury report. Aside from hiding their profits in their little girl's closet, Gosnell and his wife also invested in real estate. Together, they own as many as 17 properties, according to published reports; prosecutors said they know of at least seven. More at

Gosnell's killing chamber. The Women's Medical Society,
as of Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. (Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

A raid on Gosnell's chamber of horrors turned up blood on the floor and parts of aborted fetuses displayed in jars. "People were practicing without a license. A non-licensed person was administering drugs. The conditions were horrific, uncleanly, just abysmal," a board spokeswoman told ABC News.

Prosecutors believe Gosnell's Philadelphia abortion clinic frequently delivered late-term babies alive. The Philadelphia abortionist then severed their spines with scissors. The fetal bodies, along with staff lunches were stored in refrigerators at the filthy Philadelphia facility. Tiny baby feet, prosecutors said, were discovered in specimen jars, lined up in a macabre collection. (Excerpt) Read more at ...

21 posted on 03/03/2011 2:20:43 PM PST by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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(GAG) "SAFE, LEGAL" ABORTIONS Gosnell regularly and illegally delivered live, viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancy and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors," said a report of the grand jury that investigated Gosnell and his clinic for a year.

Aided and abetted by Obama-----the most radically pro-abortion President in US history. Despite his flowery words, all of his actions serve to radically increase abortions in America......and around the world.

Once in office the Obama bloodbath commenced:

<><> He has officially approved the first instance of taxpayer funded abortions under O'Care---his enforced government-run health care program. This is the kind of abortion funding the pro-life movement warned about when Congress considered the bill.

<><> The Obama Administration will give Pennsylvania $160 million to set up a new “high-risk” insurance program under a provision of the federal health care legislation enacted in March. It has quietly approved a plan submitted by an appointee of pro-abortion Governor Edward Rendell under which the new program will cover any abortion that is legal in Pennsylvania.

<><> The high-risk pool program is one of the new programs created by the sweeping health care legislation, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Obama signed into law on March 23. The law authorizes $5 billion in federal funds for the program, which will cover as many as 400,000 people when it is implemented nationwide.

<><> “Obama's $160 million in federal funds to PA, will pay for insurance plans that cover any legal abortion,” said Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the National RtL Committee. “This is just the first proof of the phoniness of President Obama’s assurances that federal funds would not subsidize abortion — but it will not be the last.”

<><> One of Obama’s first legislative achievements was to include a provision, within the 2009-2010 military budget, prosecuting "pastors who preach hatred." CASE IN POINT Let’s say your pastor preaches on Romans 1st chapter which denounces homosexuality. Someone happens to walk in during the sermon. Then he/she commits a crime against someone who happens to be a homosexual. Not only is the bad guy prosecuted, but the preacher can be prosecuted as well.

<><> Obama got help from Pelosi and Reid for this verbiage.....the first time any president signed such a provision. ACTION PROJECT Ask your pastor if he is aware of this provision, and if, in fact, he would vote for someone willing to send him to jail.

<><> Empowered by Obama, the ACLU Demands NY Investigate Catholic Hospitals Refusing “Life-saving” Abortions........

<><> Obama DOJ nominee Dawn Johnsen saw a great danger to liberty in laws enacted to protect babies in the womb...... it was OK to make such laws to protect the interests of the woman carrying unborn child -- or to protect whatever interest the baby may have retroactively in its fetal existence if it is ever born alive -- but it was not OK to make such laws in the interest of the unborn child itself.

<> Obama characterizes late-term abortionist Dr. Tiller (who was murdered) as a hero and martyr. Dr. Tiller is a bloody, gruesome killer of fully-formed babies (60,000 abortions by his own admission).......who were alive when aborted, who could FEEL THE PAIN of being literally ripped from their mothers' wombs.



<><> A federal probe was requested by three high ranking lawmakers with congressional oversight responsibilities into whether the Obama Administration broke federal laws by promoting a proposed constitution that radically changes abortion policy in Kenya.

<> Dec 23, 2010---- Louisville, KY --- The Obama administration filed a lawsuit against a pro-life protester b/c he was given community service for a minor charge associated with efforts to help women find abortion alternatives. In Jan, David Hamilton was counseling women going into the EMW Women’s Surgical Center, the only abortion business in Louisville, Kentucky. Hamitlon was arrested for moving the arm of a clinic escort out of his way as he attempted to present alternatives information to one woman going to the entrance.” More at


What Obama and Michelle Believe re: Aborted Babies Born Alive

In February 2004, US Senate candidate Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, sent a fund-raising letter with the "alarming news" that "right-wing politicians" had passed a law (prohibiting doctors from stabbing half-born babies in the neck with scissors, suctioning out their brains and crushing their skulls).

Michelle Obama called partial-birth abortion "a legitimate medical procedure. " She urged supporters to pay $150 to attend a fund-raising luncheon for her husband, who she promised would fight against "cynical ploy[s]" to stop it.

BACKGROUND Legislation was presented on the federal level and in various states called the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. It stated all live-born babies were guaranteed the same constitutional right to equal protection, whether or not they were wanted. BAIPA sailed through the U.S. Senate by unanimous vote. Even Sens. Clinton, Kennedy and Kerry agreed a mother's right to "choose" stopped at her baby's delivery. The bill also passed overwhelmingly in the House. NARAL went neutral on it. Abortion enthusiasts publicly agreed that fighting BAIPA would appear extreme. President Bush signed BAIPA into law in 2002.

But in Illinois, the state version of BAIPA repeatedly failed, thanks in large part to then-state Sen. Barack Obama. Obama worried aloud that legislation protecting live aborted babies might infringe on women's rights or abortionists' rights.

In 2003, as chairman of the next Senate committee to which BAIPA was sent, Obama stopped it from even getting a hearing, shelving it to die much like babies were still being shelved to die in Illinois hospitals and abortion clinics.

BAIPA passed in 2005.........after Obama left the Illinois Senate.

22 posted on 03/03/2011 2:23:41 PM PST by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Jacquerie
I think you're right.

He won't see death, but by invoking this they draw national attention to the story as you say and which is surely well deserved. The media would rather bury this on page 20, right behind the article where they have to somewhere print the Muslim name of the Ramstein terrorist.

23 posted on 03/03/2011 5:53:56 PM PST by Red6
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24 posted on 03/06/2011 10:14:29 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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