For three decades, Kermit Gosnell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania operated a clinic that specialized in illegal late term abortions. His methods for ensuring babies were dead involved sticking a pair of scissors into the back of their necks to cut their spinal cords. His employees often had expired credentials, or none at all. He even hired the teenage daughter of one of his employees to perform medical work at his clinic, which included administering drugs to patients. When the clinic was finally raided after Gosnell turned to prescribing an inordinate amount of pills, authorities found that it was filthy, with cats roaming the halls, blood stains on the floor, and outdated, rusty equipment.
The case is tragic for the women involved. They sought safe abortions and instead were treated horribly by Gosnell and his staff. The fake doctor's unsafe practices lead to the deaths of at least two women, and he was convicted in the deaths of three babies born alive, although there are likely many more. These facts about the crimes committed by Kermit Gosnell are incredibly disturbing.
Fetuses Were Stored In Milk Jugs And Cat Food Containers
Gosnell Killed Live Babies By Severing Their Spinal CordsPhoto: Philadelphia DA/Grand Jury Report / Public Domain
One Woman Died From An Anesthesia Overdose And Another From An InfectionPhoto: Philadelphia DA/Grand Jury Report / Public Domain
Women Were Made To Give Birth Into A Toilet
Gosnell Was Responsible For Injuring Several Women
Gosnell Was Racist And Gave White Women The Best Treatment