A film about the notorious abortionist, Kermit Gosnell, is set to hit theaters on October 12.
“Gosnell” tells the story of Kermit Gosnell’s unregulated abortion clinic in Philadelphia, where he actively killed children born alive by snipping their spinal cords with scissors and kept many of their remains in jars on the shelves. Gosnell was convicted of three counts of murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter. It is estimated that Gosnell killed over 100 newborns. The involuntary manslaughter conviction was the result of the death of one of his adult female patients. Gosnell’s clinic was unsanitary, and he regularly placed his patients in the care of unqualified and untrained staff, some of whom have also been charged. Gosnell was able to get away with his murderous practice because his clinic had not been inspected since 1993. Even the raid on his clinic that eventually led to his charges was not instigated by accusations of malpractice and murder, but by concerns over illegal drugs. Gosnell was convicted and given several life sentences in 2013.
One of the tragedies of the Gosnell case was how it was largely ignored by the mainstream media. I recall the photograph taken during his trial of the benches reserved for the press. They were empty. The media was simply not interested in the trial of a man who murdered more people than an other serial murderer in the history of the United States, and who did so under the guise of a physician and respected member of his community, even as his several staff members knew what was going on and said and did nothing.
There has not been and no one is anticipating a grand jury investigation of abortion clinics in Pennsylvania.
I wrote about Gosnell for the Knoxville News Sentinel in 2013.
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