Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer is an upcoming American film about Kermit Gosnell, an abortion doctor who killed hundreds of infants born alive during abortion procedures, and was convicted of three counts of murder.
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Kermit Gosnell (born February 9, 1941) is an American former physician who was convicted of murdering three infants who were born alive during attempted abortion procedures and one woman through a botched abortion.
Gosnell owned and operated the Women’s Medical Society clinic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and he was a prolific prescriber of OxyContin.
In 2011, Gosnell and various co-defendant employees were charged with eight counts of murder, 24 felony counts of performing illegal abortions beyond the state of Pennsylvania’s 24-week time limit, and 227 misdemeanor counts of violating the 24-hour informed consent law.
The murder charges related to an adult patient, Karnamaya Mongar, who died following an abortion procedure, and seven newborns said to have been killed by having their spinal cords severed with scissors after being born alive during attempted abortions.
In May 2013, Gosnell was convicted of first degree murder in the deaths of three of the infants and involuntary manslaughter in the death of Karnamaya Mongar.
Gosnell was also convicted of 21 felony counts of illegal late-term abortion, and 211 counts of violating the 24-hour informed consent law.
After his conviction, Gosnell waived his right to appeal in exchange for an agreement not to seek the death penalty.
He was sentenced instead to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Warning, very disturbing pictures of babies aborted alive and kill by Gosnell
Fetal remains [were] haphazardly stored throughout the clinic– in bags, milk jugs, orange juice cartons, and even in cat-food containers…
Gosnell admitted to Detective Wood that at least 10 to 20 percent… were probably older than 24 weeks [the legal limit]…
In some instances, surgical incisions had been made at the base of the fetal skulls.
The investigators found a row of jars containing just the severed feet of fetuses.
In the basement, they discovered medical waste piled high.
The intact 19-week fetus delivered by Mrs. Mongar three months earlier was in a freezer.
In all, the remains of 45 fetuses were recovered … at least two of them, and probably three, had been viable.”
Criticism of media coverage
A perception had built up among some journalists and pro-life groups that there had been a reluctance to report on the trial among mainstream media.
In an April 11, 2013 opinion column for USA Today, Kirsten Powers wrote:
“A Lexis-Nexis search shows none of the news shows on the three major national television networks has mentioned the Gosnell trial in the last three months”, and that national press coverage was represented by a Wall Street Journal columnist who “hijacked” a segment on Meet the Press, a single page A-17 story on the first day of the trial by The New York Times, and no original coverage by The Washington Post.
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