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Defense Attorney: Prosecutors Racist, Gosnell Never Killed a Baby
Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 05/15/2013 6:55:46 PM PDT by Morgana

In a press conference following the sentencing of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, his attorney Jack McMahon insisted that the prosecution was racist and that the abortionist was no “monster.”

McMahon told reporters assembled outside the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center that Gosnell “truly believes in himself” and remains convinced that “he never killed a live baby.”

“Dr. Gosnell, he believes that what he did was not commit homicide,” he said.

“Nobody gave him a second chance,” McMahon said. “Dr. Gosnell is far from a monster, and this was not a house of horrors.”

“He wanted this case aired out in a courtroom and it got aired out in a courtroom in a fair way. And now he’s accepting what will happen. He’s an intelligent guy,” said McMahon, who said Gosnell would now plead to federal drug charges that are still pending.

The sentencing deal, reached after hours of terse negotiations Tuesday, spares Gosnell’s family the task of pleading for his life in court, McMahon said. Gosnell has six children, the youngest of them a teenager born to his third wife, who has also pleaded guilty in the case.

“He’s a proud man. To bring his young family into court was something he did not want to do,” McMahon said.

Outside the courthouse, McMahon continued to defend his client, telling reporters that “This was presented in the beginning as a house of horrors, a hideous place. That’s just not true.”

McMahon said never in his career has he seen “such a trampling of justice.”

“There wasn’t one single person anywhere, in the media, anywhere that ever gave him any type of second chance in this case. . .Nobody had the facts, everybody made their conclusions based on what they read in the papers or what the grand jury report said. . . .. The lynching by the media prior to the trial was definitely intense,” he said.

McMahon said he respects the jury’s verdict but “just because we respect it doesn’t mean that that’s the truth.”

He said Gosnell is “far from a monster” and that his client “believes what he did was not homicide.”

McMahon said Gosnell chose life in prison because of his children. “He (Gosnell) did not want to subject them to any more negativity.”

The Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams released a statement Wednesday afternoon calling the case “arguably the most gruesome” he’s seen.

“I will not mince words, Kermit Gosnell is a monster. Any doctor who cuts into the necks severing the spinal cords of living, breathing babies, who would survive with proper medical attention, is a murderer and a monster.”

Williams said Gosnell “knowingly and systematically mistreated female patients for years, which ultimately resulted in the tragic death of Karnamaya Mongar.”

Gosnell finished up the sentencing today with an odd statement. He thanked the judge for his nine-week trial and turned to defense attorney Jack McMahon and said, “Good job.”

“McMahon shook Gosnell’s hand and slapped him loudly on the back. And then he was gone, escorted through a side door to the elevators and prison holding cells under the city’s Criminal Justice Center,” reports say.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: abortion; gosnell; prolife
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1 posted on 05/15/2013 6:55:46 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

the bathroom


2 posted on 05/15/2013 6:57:26 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Morgana

Everybody’s a racist..


3 posted on 05/15/2013 6:58:23 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: bigheadfred
Yea Fred, I know I know. outhouse photo: ? outhouse.gif
4 posted on 05/15/2013 6:58:54 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Good God,give it up man.We have heard enough excerpts of testimony to know what kind of a man your client is.


5 posted on 05/15/2013 6:59:01 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Morgana

He can “believe” whatever he wants. That does not make it so.

If I shoot you because I believe you are an alien from Mars, that doesn’t get me off the hook unless it’s an insanity plea.


6 posted on 05/15/2013 6:59:37 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Morgana

Sounds like Defense believe the Doc should seek an appeal and risk the death penalty?

Well Doc?

Whatta ya say?


7 posted on 05/15/2013 7:00:38 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: cardinal4

OK. What trial was this lawyer attending? If this assertion were true, why did the butcher stipulate to the punishment and waive all appeals? The dummie lawyer will just cash the check and go back to his office.


8 posted on 05/15/2013 7:01:23 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Morgana

McMahon will make a fine attorney general in the Hillary Clinton administration.


9 posted on 05/15/2013 7:02:22 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: bigheadfred

Well, if Deval Patrick doesn’t pan out to replace Eric Holder as AG, there’s always this guy.


10 posted on 05/15/2013 7:02:47 PM PDT by married21
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To: Morgana

Well, of course, the scissors did it.


11 posted on 05/15/2013 7:03:35 PM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: Morgana

The man agreed to life without parole and without an appeal.

With the way this slimy lawyer is talking, how long do you think the agreement not to appeal will last.

As long as Gosnell has a penny this shyster lawyer will be appealing.

Bet on it.


12 posted on 05/15/2013 7:04:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: married21

gee thats sure something to look forward to


13 posted on 05/15/2013 7:04:44 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Morgana

Uh, you lost Jack.


14 posted on 05/15/2013 7:04:48 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: cardinal4

This is known as the “Obama Defense.”


15 posted on 05/15/2013 7:05:56 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Morgana

So, just how long did it take to play the race card this time?


16 posted on 05/15/2013 7:06:11 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Morgana

Is that the defense attorney’s office?


17 posted on 05/15/2013 7:07:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: Morgana

If what I’ve read in various reports is true, Gosnell is the racist. Apparently he segregated his customers, and treated black women worse than the others, in a filthier operating room. I don’t know if that’s true, but that’s what I read. And it wouldn’t surprise me.

As I understand it, too, a majority of the jury were pro-choice. And I presume that many of them were also black.

And, of course, many of the murdered babies were presumably black, too.


18 posted on 05/15/2013 7:08:08 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Morgana
McMahon said Gosnell chose life in prison because of his children. “He (Gosnell) did not want to subject them to any more negativity.”

Whatever! Those would be the only children he ever tried to protect. He "chose" life which was never offered to his helpless victims. The other choice for him was death by injection. Regardless, he had a choice. The babies never did. He's a monster. If that makes me a racist, well so what. If he was white, he'd still be a monster.

19 posted on 05/15/2013 7:08:30 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Morgana

There’s always the race card to fall back on when you have nothing else to show.


20 posted on 05/15/2013 7:11:23 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot

I’ll answer your race card with a flush, Jack.


21 posted on 05/15/2013 7:14:26 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot

Well played!


22 posted on 05/15/2013 7:19:02 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Morgana
...The lynching by the media prior to the trial was definitely intense,” he said.

Really? If it wasn't for FR, I would even have known about the trial until ABC News reported on it the day he was convicted.

23 posted on 05/15/2013 7:20:06 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Morgana

“There wasn’t one single person anywhere, in the media, anywhere that ever gave him any type of second chance in this case. . “

What irony from the man who never gave his victims a second chance, or even a first one.


24 posted on 05/15/2013 7:20:45 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Nine of the jurors in the case were “pro-choice,” and at most one was “pro-life,” yet they still lost the case.


25 posted on 05/15/2013 7:22:59 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: kevao

Now that Obamanation is falling apart look for a lot accusations of racism..


26 posted on 05/15/2013 7:24:04 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: Morgana

Chris Matthews: “White supremacy” is a pretty big part of all of this opposition to Obama
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/3020009/posts


27 posted on 05/15/2013 7:25:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Morgana

Well, if hating a prick like Gosnell makes me a racist, then so be it.


28 posted on 05/15/2013 7:26:08 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Verginius Rufus

I wonder how they feel now that they looked directly into the face of abortion?


29 posted on 05/15/2013 7:32:36 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Hopefully those nine will wake up to what the choice they are pro of is.


30 posted on 05/15/2013 7:36:23 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: windsorknot

Brilliant!


31 posted on 05/15/2013 7:39:57 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Jim from C-Town

They feel like saying, “See, we need to keep abortion safe and legal, so that women can have their babies’ spines snipped in a proper, clean and sanitary facility!”


32 posted on 05/15/2013 7:40:12 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Morgana

It’s true he didn’t kill “A” baby; he killed thousands of babies.


33 posted on 05/15/2013 7:46:08 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: shankbear

Exactly, Gosnell knew what he did was reprehensible to all. His waiving smacks of guilty conscience..


34 posted on 05/15/2013 7:49:24 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: Morgana
After reading about the bovine excrement that Mr. McMahon shared today, it reinforces my opinion of lawyers that I've had for years. This opinion was reinforced this past year through a divorce I went through. McMahon's comments bring to mind certain lawyer jokes I've heard over the years. Sorry, this may not be the right forum for these however, I'm sick of hearing about the animal, Gosnell, his depravity and the lies of his ‘Shylock’. For he and his lawyer's sake, I hope they repent and accept Jesus.

Hopefully this will add some levity to a despicable situation, so here goes:
What is the difference between a dead dog in the road and a dead lawyer in the road?
—There are skid marks in front of the dog.

What is the difference between a porcupine and an ambulance chasing BMW carrying three lawyers?
— A porcupine has the pricks on the outside.

What is the difference between lawyers and vampire bats?
— One is a bloodsucking parasite and the other is a mouse-like creature with wings!

What is the difference between a lawyer and a gigolo?
— A gigolo only screws one person at a time.

What separates witnesses from the lowest form of life on earth?
— The partitions around the witness stand.

What is the difference between a catfish and a lawyer?
— One is a low life bottom feeding scum sucker; the other is a fish.

What is the difference between a lawyer and a prostitute?
— Prostitutes stop screwing you after you die.

What does “NFL football player, NBA basketball player, politician, lawyer” represent?
— pro’s and con's

What is the difference between a lawyer and God?
— God doesn't think he's a lawyer!

How many lawyers does it take to stop a moving bus?
—Never enough.

My personal favourite, having grown up in Ontario:
What do you call 1,000 lawyers at the bottom of Lake Ontario?
— A good, though small start!

35 posted on 05/15/2013 7:54:25 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

{{{{SNORT}}}}


36 posted on 05/15/2013 8:05:23 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: Slyfox

I wonder what the media would say if he had shot them.


37 posted on 05/15/2013 8:05:46 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian
Mr. McMahon is a compulsive liar. This case cannot be appealed because Gosnell agreed to this as part of sentencing. So why did his lawyer feel compelled to lie in this extended way today after the trial is finished? Because he figures he might get a new big money case based on his performance
38 posted on 05/15/2013 8:06:18 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: Morgana

“Nobody gave him a second chance,” McMahon said. “Dr. Gosnell is far from a monster, and this was not a house of horrors.”

Good lord, this guy is so full of it, he could make even a mob lawyer blush.


39 posted on 05/16/2013 12:00:35 AM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: bigheadfred

IRS Told Pro-Life Group Not to Picket Planned Parenthood

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service allegedly told an Iowa pro-life group they could not picket or protest Planned Parenthood and told a Texas pro-life organization they had to promote abortion, according to documents obtained by Fox News.

“The IRS was concerned about advocacy,” said Sally Wagenmaker, special counsel to the Thomas More Society. “The (agent) said picketing and protesting is not allowed.”

An IRS spokesman said they would look into the cases.

Read more: http://patriotupdate.com/2013/05/irs-told-pro-life-group-not-to-picket-planned-parenthood/#ixzz2TSMCG5Ou


40 posted on 05/16/2013 5:03:25 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Morgana

When Jack McMahon’s kids were young, he was a somewhat practicing Catholic. I have no idea if he still crosses the threshold of his parish doors.


41 posted on 05/16/2013 5:11:23 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: KeyLargo

Any supposed government official is going to have to show me some ID first. Then they are going to have to cite to the specific law from which they think they can tell me to do anything.

You think these people would be easy to track down.


42 posted on 05/16/2013 5:04:38 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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