Kermit Gosnell

13 Stories

Kickstarter Censored My Abortion Documentary

Phelim McAleer: The site doesn't really want diversity

(Newser) - Kickstarter's founder has claimed the crowdfunding site is a place where "very diverse ideas" can come to life—but in Phelim McAleer's experience, that's far from true. McAleer, as he relates in the New York Post , wants to make a documentary about abortion doctor and convicted... More »

Killer Abortion Doc Gets 30 More Years

Kermit Gosnell convicted in pill mill case

(Newser) - Kermit Gosnell, already sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering babies who were still alive at his Philadelphia abortion clinic, was sentenced to 30 more years in prison yesterday, CNN reports. The 72-year-old ran a "pill mill" out of the same abortion clinic, and pleaded guilty to... More »

House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban

But measure stands zero chance in the Senate

(Newser) - House Republicans got to make their stand against abortion today—they passed a bill that would outlaw the procedure nationally after 20 weeks, reports the AP . The final vote was 228-196 and almost entirely along party lines. (Six Democrats and six Republicans bucked their respective parties on the vote.)... More »

Gosnell Will Be Spared Death Penalty

Abortion doctor waives right to appeal, takes life sentence

(Newser) - Kermit Gosnell, the abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies he delivered by snipping their spines with scissors, will not face the death penalty. The 72-year-old waived his right to appeal yesterday's conviction and will instead spend the rest of his life in prison, reports AP . Given his age,... More »

Abortion Doc Found Guilty of 3 Counts Murder

Now faces the death penalty

(Newser) - Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder for killing babies born alive during abortions by cutting their spinal cords, the Washington Post reports. He was also found guilty of 21 counts of performing abortions past 24 weeks of pregnancy, and the involuntary manslaughter... More »

Judge Tosses 3 Murder Charges Vs. Abortion Doc

But there are still plenty of others facing Kermit Gosnell

(Newser) - A Philadelphia judge has thrown out many of the charges facing Kermit Gosnell, including three first-degree murder counts, NBC Philadelphia reports. The judge also put the kibosh on five counts of abuse of a corpse and one of infanticide. The 72-year-old is hardly home free, however; he still faces four... More »

After Outcry, Grisly Trial of Abortion Doctor Gets Notice

Kermit Gosnell accused of murdering viable fetuses

(Newser) - Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the abortion provider accused of murdering seven viable fetuses and causing the death of one pregnant woman in a botched procedure, has been on trial for four weeks. But, despite the grisly charges, the trial has received mostly local attention until now, the New York Times reports.... More »

News Outlets Should Hire More Christians

Matt Lewis says newspapers, others missing key part of society

(Newser) - Newspapers and other media outlets might like to trumpet how their diverse staffs reflect a diverse nation, but Matt Lewis at the Week thinks they're falling short in one key area: Christians. Generally speaking, people of faith are hard to find in journalism, which results in a secular bias... More »

Abortion Doc's Lawyer: Murder Trial Is a Racist Lynching

Philly doc accused of stabbing fetuses

(Newser) - The trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell—the Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of killing viable fetuses with scissors , among other grisly crimes—was always going to be a charged affair, but Gosnell's lawyer upped the ante yesterday by immediately bringing race into the discussion. "It's an elitist, racist... More »

At Abortion Clinic, Bloodstained Chairs, Fetuses in Fridge

Untrained staff included one worker's 15-year-old daughter

(Newser) - More details have emerged about Kermit Gosnell's squalid Philadelphia abortion clinic , which operated for years despite dangerous and unhygienic conditions, at least 15 malpractice lawsuits, and complaints dating back to 1983:
  • One of the unlicensed workers at the clinic was the 15-year-old daughter of the clinic's office manager. The teen
... More »

Abortion Killer Case Proves Need for Abortion Rights

Legal, safe, affordable clinics are crucial

(Newser) - It’s not surprising that anti-abortion advocates are touting the case of Kermit Gosnell , the Philadelphia doctor accused of murdering babies and abusing patients. But they’re utterly wrong, writes Michelle Goldberg in the Daily Beast . Gosnell’s clinic was not typical—that’s why he was rejected from the... More »

Regulators Ignored Killer Abortion Doc: Grand Jury

Multiple complaints against Kermit Gosnell ignored

(Newser) - Pennsylvania health officials ignored multiple complaints against Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of systematically killing newborn babies with scissors, the grand jury concluded. Almost a third of its report is spent castigating state and city authorities for their negligence, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer . “Government health and... More »

Philly Abortion Doc Charged With 8 Counts of Murder

Prosecutors say he killed fetuses who were born alive

(Newser) - A Philadelphia doctor who gave abortions to minorities, immigrants, and poor women in a "house of horrors" clinic was charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven babies who were born alive and then killed with scissors, prosecutors said. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 69,... More »

13 Stories

AROUND THE WEB