By H. TOMLINSON —
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, who is charged with killing a 41-year-old woman during a botched abortion at his clinic in west Philadelphia. He is also charged in the deaths of seven babies allegedly born alive before he severed their spines with scissors.
For years, complaints about Dr. Gosnell fell on deaf ears as prosecutors and law enforcement ignored the evidence.
The story only came to light after the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) learned Gosnell was illegally selling prescriptions out of his clinic. During the subsequent drug raid, officials could no longer ignore the unsanitary and unsafe conditions in the clinic.
The Amistad Journey worked with pro-lifers in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Louisiana (a jointly-owned clinic) to review legal documents and raise public awareness to push the district’s timid prosecutor to act. We must have prosecutors in place who will do their duty. Evidence implicating other abortion clinics in similar conduct exists across the nation, however, prosecutors are reluctant to do their job. This must change!
There are other abortion doctors who operate clinics in grossly unsanitary conditions, but go unchecked by law enforcement because prosecutors are scared. In Dr. Krishna Rajanna’s Kansas City clinic, inspectors found refrigerated fetal parts stored in cut-off milk cartons and disposable drinking cups next to food, soda, and drugs. More to come on the Dr. Rajanna story next week.
We will be watching Dr. Gosnell’s trial closely. Since jury selection started on Monday, six women and four men have been picked for the panel. A jury of 12 and six alternates are needed for a trial estimated to last six to eight weeks. Also on trial is Eileen O’Neill, 52, of Phoenixville, an unlicensed doctor who worked for Gosnell. O’Neill is charged with participating in what prosecutors call a “corrupt organization.”
The Amistad Journey is dedicated to helping ensure the laws that protect women and children are enforced. We do this through oversight of strategic legislation and training and placement of prosecutors around the U.S. We also stick with our prosecutors when the pressure is on, offering encouragement and support as they do the courageous work of bringing criminals to justice.
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