Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Kermit Gosnell

Apparently Dr. Gosnell has been charged with murder on the basis that 7 of the children he was paid to kill were born before he killed them (link to story). As far as I know, the mothers of the children have not been charged.


Anonymous said...

Shouldn't the charge have been murder for hire? I think that, when available, that charge carries a higher penalty than ordinary murder and may be triable as a federal charge. But perhaps that charge is not available in the applicable jurisdiction.

Anonymous said...

Another article specifies that "white women" were brought in through a different door than "black women" because the owner knew whites are more likely to file complaints than blacks. Interesting...

Here's yet another article replete with refrigerator pictures:

Craig French said...

Reading the charges against Gosnell is horrifying. It is unbelievable...had he done these atrocities at 20 weeks, and within the womb, they are no less horrific:

Following taken from here:

After the baby was expelled, Cross noticed that he was breathing, though not for long. After about 10 to 20 seconds, while the mother was asleep, “the doctor just slit the neck,” said Cross. Gosnell put the boy’s body in a shoebox. Cross described the baby as so big that his feet and arms hung out over the sides of the container. Cross said that she saw the baby move after his neck was cut, and after the doctor placed it in the shoebox. Gosnell told her, “it’s the baby’s reflexes. It’s not really moving.” pg 101

Gosnell simply noted the baby boy’s size by joking, as he often did after delivering a large baby. According to Cross, the doctor said: “This baby is big enough to walk around with me or walk me to the bus stop.” pg 102

Tina Baldwin told the jurors that Gosnell once joked about a baby that was writhing as he cut its neck: “that’s what you call a chicken with its head cut off.” pg 114

Dead Theologian said...

It appears both the doctor and the mothers knew full well what they were doing and had planned the acts, so the mothers are accomplices to a premeditated act of murder as a minimum.

Turretinfan said...

The mother in the neck-slicing case was asleep. Her guilt before God is sure, but she did not violate the law of the state (according to what we know).