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. Mary

    Why not... 😉

    May 14, 2013 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    If anything it would be LaBatts and vegie thins ... 😉

    May 14, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Doesitreallymatter

    Nice ploy homegirls. Almost clever, Tty tomorrow

    May 15, 2013 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    Plan Parent Hood is just as evil as Gosnell, They just have a better marketing team.

    May 15, 2013 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    Dear pro-choicer, don't I have the right to control my won body? I'm not a choice, I'm a person. And they are a person, not on your say so do they become a person...

    May 15, 2013 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mary


    May 15, 2013 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  7. Limerick

    A blog, CNN This Just In
    Committed a terrible sin
    No new posts for days
    Left commenters in haze
    Bored, took to drinking cheap gin

    May 15, 2013 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Lol @ s kel. Theres an article in the Tech section on the homepage about what to do when your favorite site shuts down. I think they are talking about TJI1

    May 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    And for all the jokers chirping because we havent been here posting: some of us have responsibilities! Mine being my 87 year old mother who was recently released from the hospital for carbon monoxide poisening! I spose you puds would just tuck your mom in a nursing home and call it good huh?

    May 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      "Abortion Doctor guilty of Murder" was the topic of this thread... I'll be damned if I can find a relevant comment!

      May 15, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. rupert

    @cnn, as a former ceo of a multi-million dollar corporation, I feel that it is a grave mgt. error not to update this website with fresh newsworthy stories.

    May 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rupert

    Mr. Zucker and I go back many years, and as you are aware, he does not micro manage, however in some cases he may need to.

    May 15, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. rupert

    I shall monitor these blogs for more updates and if in my judgement, there is failure in ur part, I will need to meet with mr. zucker in order to try and resolve this.

    May 15, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. rupert

    Regretfully, I must write you up for the lack of updating this website.

    May 15, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    As for the IRS scandal, since it only just came to light Obama is doing exactly what he should do. He is having it investigated and when its proven who is responsible they will be dealt with accordingly!

    May 15, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boston Bessie

      I completely agree this has blown all out of proportion. As chief executive with oversight for the federal agencies, the President cannot personally be held responsible for dozens of IRS agents bringing the power and weight of the government to bear upon hundreds of innocent American individuals and organizations with a different political perspective. He's trying to change America! Hope and change, remember? You can't make an omelet without cracking a few eggs.

      May 15, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Withholder

      Having withHolder investigate anything possibly negative to this administration is like hiring the fox to investigate the great chicken house massacre. And they really expect us to believe that its the fault of two "rogue' IRS agents. Blowin smoke up our rear ends again

      May 15, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"


    May 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
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