Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 69, faces eight counts of murder in the deaths of a woman following a botched abortion at his office, along with the deaths of seven other babies who, prosecutors allege, were born alive following illegal late-term abortions and then were killed by severing their spinal cords with a pair of scissors...Apparently, the local authorities cared more about keeping abortion "safe and legal" - and free from reproach - than they cared about protecting patients (let alone babies).
Investigators also said Gosnell allowed unlicensed employees, including a 15-year-old high school student, to perform operations and administer anesthesia...
The grand jury investigation revealed that, for over two decades, government health and licensing officials had received repeated reports about Gosnell’s dangerous practices. However, no action was ever taken, even after the agencies learned that Mrs. Mongar had died during routine abortions under Gosnell’s care.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Paradoxically, it's only a crime when it goes wrong. By anyone's standards, this Pennsylvania "doctor" is an embarrassment: