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Officials: Pa. abortion clinic deaths no accident
Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT | MARYCLAIRE DALE

Posted on 08/13/2012 2:05:37 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Prosecutors pursuing a Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with killing a patient and seven babies want the jury to hear evidence he allegedly ran a pill mill and let unskilled workers practice medicine, saying breaking the law was "standard operating procedure" for him.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell's lawyer hopes to keep any such evidence out of his March murder trial. Gosnell, 71, first goes on trial next month on federal drug charges, which allege he distributed painkillers like candy at his busy West Philadelphia clinic.

Proescutors say the deaths were no accident but the result of dangerous medical practices that went on for decades at his filthy Women's Medical Center.

"The uncharged conduct is relevant and should be admitted. It shows that breaking the law was standard operating procedure," Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore wrote in a recent motion.

One former employee told a grand jury that she was expected to perform anesthesia on patients after just 15 minutes of training from Gosnell. Before long, she couldn't sleep at night.


The federal charges allege that Gosnell made at least $200,000 from the illicit drug distribution, having staff write as many as 2,300...

That trial is set for Sept. 11.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: abortion; kermitgosnell; murderologist; pillmill
Ironic headline, sickening details.
1 posted on 08/13/2012 2:05:43 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: fatima; South Hawthorne; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; ..

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2 posted on 08/13/2012 2:14:52 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: Hunton Peck
Good thing abortion has been kept safe & legal.

Otherwise women might've been forced into unsafe back ally practices.

3 posted on 08/13/2012 2:24:33 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
Yeah, when they legalized abortion, the back alley guys just moved
their signs to the front street and bought them a sign for which to advertise.
4 posted on 08/13/2012 2:46:45 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Hunton Peck

Here’s a Google result on third degree murder.

“In regions that have third degree laws, the definition typically includes murder that occurred while the perpetrator had the intention of harming, though not killing, the victim, or when the perpetrator was intentionally acting with willful disregard for the victim’s life.”

Third degree murder? It’s hard for me to imagine Charles Manson putting scissors through the heads of live babies.

5 posted on 08/13/2012 3:23:35 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Hunton Peck
"Cider House Rules".


6 posted on 08/13/2012 4:23:40 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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