The details are ghastly.
Two notes as you read more, if you chose.
- First, a bill is being introduced in the House today to prevent taxpayer money going for abortions. Call your representative.
- Second, surely there will be some peaceful demonstrations in your area on the anniversary of Roe v Wade.
On to the story in Philadelphia.
Here are a couple of Jill’s updates:
UPDATE, 10:20a: More from the Associated Press…A Philadelphia abortion doctor has been charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a woman patient and seven babies that prosecutors say were born alive and then killed with scissors…
District Attorney Seth Williams says state regulators ignored complaints and failed to visit the clinic since 1993.
Williams says the women were subjected to squalid and barbaric conditions at Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society, which was shut down last year.
Gosnell has been named in at least 10 malpractice suits, including one over the death of a woman who died of sepsis and a perforated uterus.
UPDATE, 10:45a: More from the Toronto Star…
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 69, made millions of dollars over 30 years, performing as many illegal, late-term abortions as he could, prosecutors said….
Gosnell “induced labor, forced the live birth of viable babies in the sixth, seventh, eighth month of pregnancy and then killed those babies by cutting into the back of the neck with scissors and severing their spinal cord,” Williams said.