Kermit Gosnell Trial: Doctor Charged in Eight Deaths From Abortion "House of Horrors"

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Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia doctor, is on trial for performing gruesome, illegal late-term abortions that led to the death of a woman and seven infants.

In Pennsylvania, abortions after 24 weeks of gestation are against the law. Gosnell regularly performed the procedure at 30 weeks of gestation or later.

Kermit Gosnell Mug Shot

Gosnell's clinic has been labeled a "house of horrors" and is beyond sickening, no matter where you stand on the issue of abortion rights' legality.

The case has already had a profound effect politically.

Anti-abortion advocates are using the high-profile case, which first made headlines in 2010, to boost support for new restrictions nationwide.

One of those is TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) laws imposing strict architectural standards on clinics that perform only first-trimester abortions.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, implied on Friday that TRAP laws are all directly inspired by the Kermit Gosnell case.

Dannenfelser said in a statement about Virginia's new regulations:

"Since Kermit Gosnell's 'house of horrors' clinic was discovered in 2010, several states have enacted measures to ensure women going into abortion facilities are treated with basic dignity and respect."

Not surprisingly, the doctor has galvanized the pro-life movement with his misdeeds. The images (not shown here) from his trial are graphic and horrific.

But others, like Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, argue that abortion rights opponents are drawing the wrong lesson from the case.

Hogue argued that the TRAP regulations could shut down many safe and legal abortion clinics by requiring them to undergo cost-prohibitive renovations.

That, she said, could increase the chances of another Gosnell.

"Kermit Gosnell’s so-called clinic is a peek into the world before Roe v. Wade," she said, "and this is exactly what our opponents are driving us to."

Instead of encouraging more restrictions on rights, Hogue said the Gosnell trial should remind people of the need for safe and affordable abortion care:

"This is exactly what happens when you place undue restrictions and you try to shame women to keep them from exercising their constitutional right to safe and legal abortions."

"You make them victims to people like Gosnell, because in desperation they’ll turn anywhere."

"You want to drive people like Gosnell out of business? Then you actually support medical facilities and the right of women to safe and legal abortion."

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Ileanasaurus rex

kill all babies!!!!!!!

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Would U Kill A “Failed” Abortion?...A living breathing crying failed abortion?
-----On March 30, 2001, Barack Obama was the only Illinois senator who stood up and spoke out against a bill that would have protected babies who survived late term labor-induced abortion. He rose to object that if the bill passed, and a nine-month-old fetus survived a late-term labor-induced abortion was determined to be a person who had a right to live, then the law would "forbid abortions to take place." He went on to explain that the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment does not allow somebody to kill a child, so if the law decided a child who survived a late-term labor-induced abortion had a right to live, "then this would be an anti-abortion statute."
-----When an amendment was to be made to match federal law to protect these failed abortions, he voted against the bill to match federal law to protect them.
-----Barack Obama is in favor of killing an accidentally born alive aborted child. I know most of you doubt this, but you can find it in Illinois public record or in Chicago newspapers if you just look. I am actually pro abortion but my point is not about abortion its about callousness, political calculation and a lack of moral fiber.

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@ smokedsalmoned

wait...Did you say you were pro murder oops pro-abortion and moral fiber in the same sentence? You think terminating a life is moral? I want ask you a question, "What if your mother aborted you? All of your life experiences, family, friends, etc ERASED. Are you still PRO-MURDER?

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its the same u guys, no matter how many months, you are all killing babies ok?!

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Watching abortion being a legal thing is terible enough...watching madman profiting from murder makes me sick to my stomach

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sorry to say women need to stop killing babyies....

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At some point people need to take into there heart the thing inside a woman is a living baby. Why can't these women love their own child more than themselves? If the child can be born and live life, then you've baked it long enough to make it your child and protect it as if you had it for 18yrs. And yes..that means if you should die for your child then so be it.

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Why not include details, such as these:
From the grand-jury report: “There was blood on the floor. A stench of urine filled the air. A flea-infested cat was wandering through the facility, and there were cat feces on the stairs. Semiconscious women scheduled for abortions were moaning in the waiting room or the recovery room, where they sat on dirty recliners covered with blood-stained blankets.” Agents said there were aborted fetuses everywhere—in the refrigerator, in cat-food containers, in orange juice cartons—and a jar full of severed feet.

Philip livingston

Mass murder is such a downer, man...let's talk about Tiger's new babe...

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kermit...........THE NAME IS FAMILIAR TO?