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
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  1. chrissy

    And just so all you GOP supporters know, Superman doesnt really exist! Hes a cartoon character. So dont place those expectations on our POTUS! He cant do everything which is WHY we have Congress! They are supposed to work WITH the prez FOR the citizens of the US!

    May 15, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CNN mods

    So we didn't update the blog for a while. Whaaahh. Why don't you whiney babies go outside and play stickball for a couple of days.

    May 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. stuart

    @ chrissy. Why bother. The fact that the potus is lowering our debt matters not to republican bozos.

    May 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Twentytrillion

      Lowering out debt? You really can't be serious. President Obama added eight trillion in just four years and the debt is expected to be twenty trillion by the time he is done. What an unbelievable comment. Seriously

      May 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Trevon

    Get rid of the internal revenue code and progressive tax rates, adopt a flat tax rate, disband the IRS and let those partisan hack gestapo get real jobs.

    May 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. stuart

    After g.w. got us to over one trillion,, obama has us well below that.

    May 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. stuart

    I get my facts straight. Funny how some people make up numbers just to make their point. Lol

    May 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Norbert

    @stuart. No. it is $16 trillion. G.W. accounted for over $10 billion of that. He raided the U.S. Treasury, Social Security, and the General Fund to give social welfare tax checks to all Americans. Clinton had us in a surplus, but with G. W. we are in the red. Obama must spend billions to fix Bush's mess.

    May 15, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Norbert

    @stuart. It is natural for the right wing fanatics to turn a blind eye to the fact that we are where we are because the Clinton administration gave us the most prosperity than any other president since the roaring 20's, but the republican, G.W. Bush was irresponsible and now people blame Obama who inherited Bush's historical and monumental failure.

    May 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Norbert

    @stuart. Of couse a war that had absolutley nothing to do with 9/11 at a cost of $10 billion a month didn't help either. Ten billion. To help understant the gravity of the finacial cost that is:
    10,000,000,000 x 12 months x many years is how much? Oops, my calculater doesn't go that high.
    Thanks George. You left a big debt for my kids. Than you very much.

    May 15, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Norbert

    I feel sorry for Mr. Obama. No way he can clean the republican mess left behind by george. Too much damage and too little time.

    May 15, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Norbert

    There is a long list of presidents that failed since Woodrow Wilson. Fact is most were republicans that outspent democrates. Reagan spent so much in military defense that we went broke.He is one of the biggest spenders of all times just like george.

    May 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Norbert

    Yet FDR cleaned Wilson's failures, just like Clinton cleaned the previous mess, just like Mr. Obama is trying to fix what george did. Not easy, but democrates usually clean up.

    May 15, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Wheee

    Postin in a worthless thred in a dead blog on cnn. Priceless.

    May 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherry Good

      The admin got busted on another lie today. The WH was way more involved than they admitted to in regards to editing the Benghazi report. More lies

      May 15, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Hamsta

    blah blah blah, you liberals don't recognize brown shirt propaganda when you see it?

    May 15, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norbert

      Yep. More lies, how horrible. Imagine that. G.W. starting a war based on so many lies to the American people.

      May 15, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    It would be a waste of time to comment on 'non opinionated' – lol, ill premised posts.

    May 15, 2013 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
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