May 13th, 2013
03:51 PM ET

Abortion doctor guilty of murder

A jury Monday found a Philadelphia abortion provider guilty of three counts of first-degree murder.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, was accused of killing babies by using scissors to cut their spinal cords. Authorities alleged that some of the infants were born alive and viable during the sixth, seventh and eighth months of pregnancy.

Monday's first-degree murder conviction means Gosnell, who is not a board-certified obstetrician or gynecologist, could be sentenced to death.

Gosnell also was accused in the death of Karnamaya Mongar, 41, who died of an anesthetic overdose during a second-trimester abortion at his West Philadelphia clinic. In that case, the jury found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

Gosnell was also found guilty of 21 counts of abortion of the unborn, 24 weeks or older.

In Pennsylvania, abortions past 24 weeks are illegal unless the health of the mother is at stake.


Filed under: Abortion • Crime • Pennsylvania
soundoff (134 Responses)
  1. Norbert

    The Obama haters need to re-evaluate their position and not judge the administration without a cognitive process first, if that's possible.

    May 15, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lol @ kenny i have no idea. I just returned home this afternoon after taking care of an 87 year old female version of hamsta! Wasnt a cakewalk for sure lmao!

    May 15, 2013 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    @ Kenny Rogers, dazzle says hi. She had dental work today so wont be blogging.

    May 15, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • stuart

      Chrissy. My friend rupert wrote about u at the new thread about hurricanes

      May 15, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol @ kenny yes i read it and thanked him for thinking of me.

    May 16, 2013 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    Abortion... the manistefation of child abuse

    May 16, 2013 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    Obama very much supports late term abortion when he opposes any restrictions on abortion as a whole...

    May 16, 2013 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    Beer is now cheaper than gas. Drink... don't drive 😉

    May 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    I just love how you jumped on the hamstawagon to blame EVERYTHING on Obama! If he does support it its because the vast majority of US citizens do and he has to go with the MAJORITY! Ya think these dumb posts are gonna change the minds of the majority? No! Its just gonna make you look like a needy broad who jumped from the philipwagon til he left and then to the hamstawagon.

    May 16, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary


      May 16, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      The only one who looks *needy* is you @ chrissy

      May 16, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Thanks trollio! Who the hell calls a woman a broad these days anyway ya moron! Go troll someone else!!

    May 16, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mary

    Btw, every abortionist is Gosnell
    Women come to the clinic for a dead baby and a dead baby is what they're going to get.

    May 16, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
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