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Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Is Cleared on Some Counts (Infanticide is OK, part of the time)
NY Slimes ^ | 4/23/2013 | JON HURDLE

Posted on 04/23/2013 4:02:04 PM PDT by markomalley

A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday threw out three of seven murder charges against a Philadelphia doctor charged with killing viable fetuses while performing abortions.

The judge, Jeffrey P. Minehart of the Court of Common Pleas here, granted motions for acquittal of the charges against the physician, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who ran the Women’s Medical Center, a West Philadelphia abortion clinic.

Judge Minehart also granted a motion for acquittal in five charges of abuse of a corpse against Dr. Gosnell, who, according to prosecutors, killed fetuses that were alive after they were aborted by plunging scissors into their necks. Dr. Gosnell, 72, was also acquitted on one charge of infanticide.

The judge gave no reason for his decision, which came on the fifth week of the trial and preceded the start of defense arguments, which had been scheduled to begin on Tuesday afternoon but are now expected to start Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 1anotherrerun; abortion; deathpanels; gosnell; kermitgosnell; moralabsolutes; obamacare; zerocare
The cult of Moloch is alive and well in the USA.

I can't even say, may God have mercy on this country. May God preserve His faithful remnant as He wreaks justice upon this perverse land.

1 posted on 04/23/2013 4:02:04 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: narses; wagglebee; NYer; little jeremiah

ping


2 posted on 04/23/2013 4:03:25 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

How much you wanna’ bet the judge is a pro-abortion Libtard?


3 posted on 04/23/2013 4:05:33 PM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: DoctorBulldog
How much you wanna’ bet the judge is a pro-abortion infanticide Libtard?

Fixed it for you.

4 posted on 04/23/2013 4:06:17 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

The DA needs to appeal those acquittals regardless of the outcome of the rest of the charges.


5 posted on 04/23/2013 4:06:31 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: markomalley

Oh, NOW the NY Slimes will report on the trial, to trumpet a piece of good news for the murderer.


6 posted on 04/23/2013 4:10:33 PM PDT by crusader71
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To: markomalley

I hope this judge doesn’t handle cases where people are murdered in their sleep.


7 posted on 04/23/2013 4:12:57 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: markomalley

Ah, I see, now. Much better. Thanks!


8 posted on 04/23/2013 4:17:47 PM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: markomalley

Not guilty of “plunging scissors into their necks.”

No reason. Judge just kinda likes the sound of the phrase....”plunge....”


9 posted on 04/23/2013 4:19:18 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
The DA needs to appeal those acquittals regardless of the outcome of the rest of the charges.

An acquittal after the evidence has been heard and before the jury returns a verdict is not appealable, under the Double Jeopardy clause of the Constitution.

10 posted on 04/23/2013 4:20:28 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: markomalley

Amen.


11 posted on 04/23/2013 4:52:07 PM PDT by bioqubit
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To: markomalley

Digusting. If pro-death doctors can walk free, is the world worth saving?


12 posted on 04/23/2013 5:14:26 PM PDT by yongin (SoCons will not be kicked to the curb under the guise of the Truce.)
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To: yongin

“If pro-death doctors can walk free, is the world worth saving?”

Joseph Mengele-Gosnell is a monster and only a brain-dead liberal POS of a judge could acquit him on any of the charges, which are all crimes against humanity. He’s as bad as any Nazi war criminal.


13 posted on 04/23/2013 5:54:05 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: markomalley

I suppose we can say that the governing majority in Philadelphia today is not that same entity that was there during the days of ol’ Ben Franklin.


14 posted on 04/23/2013 6:42:44 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: NKP_Vet

Gosnell though represents not you or me, but he is the heart of the true “governing majority” American today. To the American public all this is still about “sexual freedom.”


15 posted on 04/23/2013 6:44:23 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: crusader71

Yup...NOW it gets coverage...


16 posted on 04/23/2013 6:52:49 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

The judge threw out three of seven.


17 posted on 04/23/2013 7:18:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: markomalley
The judge gave no reason for his decision

Phone call from the White House??

18 posted on 04/23/2013 7:24:20 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: markomalley

Jury selection has concluded in Gosnell’s case and Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart has sent home any potential juror that professed to be pro-life.

Six jurors were selected in all and reports show Minehart questioned candidates about their personal beliefs during the jury selection process, and “[t]hose who expressed religious, ethical or moral qualms about abortion or the death penalty were promptly dismissed.”


19 posted on 04/23/2013 8:20:00 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Because that would show a BIAS. They do this in all jury selections. They want people who will be objective, and neutral. People that say “I haven’t really thought about it, etc.”


20 posted on 04/23/2013 10:01:45 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: markomalley

God will not be saving this country


21 posted on 04/23/2013 10:21:37 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: FreedomStar3028; xzins

By the process of elimination you have a jury of people who have all affirmed that they don’t think killing babies in the womb is wrong. The judge has already decided half the case for them. They will probably follow his lead and Gosnell will walk.

I can only imagine the jury instructions this judge will give. He has already determined that a kicking and screaming fetus that is outside the womb is not necessarily “alive”.


22 posted on 04/23/2013 10:34:58 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe

as someone pointed out, anyone who expressed pro-life views was kept off the jury.

What’s left?


23 posted on 04/23/2013 10:36:05 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: P-Marlowe

Like it or not, abortion is legal. You can’t take jurors that openly state that they think it is wrong....because those jurors will find him guilty.

Yes, it’s messed up, but that’s how it works.


24 posted on 04/23/2013 10:40:18 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: GeronL

Depending on the prosecutor, this could automatically kick the case to a higher court on those charges, separately from other charges and force a ruling on when life begins.


25 posted on 04/23/2013 10:42:06 PM PDT by Eva
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To: FreedomStar3028

Just because something is legal does not disqualify people because they don’t agree with that.

Do they keep teatotallers off DUI trial juries?


26 posted on 04/23/2013 10:42:46 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Eva

bump

but some of those prosecutors may be leftists too and let this guy walk


27 posted on 04/23/2013 10:45:41 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: FreedomStar3028; xzins
Like it or not, abortion is legal. You can’t take jurors that openly state that they think it is wrong

Is that rule written into the Constitution?

because those jurors will find him guilty.

He is guilty.

He murdered hundreds if not thousands of innocent babies. Anyone who can't recognize that abortion is wrong is a psychopath. The judge in this case is obviously as sick and twisted as Gosnell. He thinks that kicking and screaming babies are not alive or worthy of life.

28 posted on 04/23/2013 10:48:55 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe

I guess non-drinkers and non-drivers can’t be on DUI juries


29 posted on 04/23/2013 10:50:56 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: P-Marlowe; GeronL

If you picked all jurors that are pro-life, the man is doomed from the get go. Regardless of testimony and evidence.

Because as you said “He is guilty”. I agree. But unfortunately, he has the right to due process.


30 posted on 04/23/2013 10:56:26 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: FreedomStar3028

they keep saying this trial is not about abortion, but yet they know they are lying when they do things like this.

His “due process” means engineering a jury who is going to let him walk?


31 posted on 04/23/2013 11:00:03 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

All of the evidence that I’ve heard makes him guilty.

We all know he is an abortionist.

He killed babies that survived the first attempt at murder.

I cannot explain my outrage and disgust for this man in words.

The source just said they asked the questions, if you answered pro-choice were you allowed on the jury? If so, then yes, it’s jury engineering.

I was commenting that the jury should be filled with people that have never given it much thought. So they aren’t biased either way. That way, they can focus on the charges, regardless of how they feel about abortion.


32 posted on 04/23/2013 11:05:55 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: FreedomStar3028; GeronL; xzins

Due process does not guarantee you a jury of people who think that killing children is not wrong. By eliminating all pro life jurors you now have a jury of people who are immune from recognizing murder. He was not on trial for doing legal abortions. He was on trial for murdering babies who survived his abortions.

It was absolutely wrong to dismiss any juror who opposed abortion because he was not on trial for doing abortions. The judge should have required the defense to use up their pre-empts if they didn’t want pro lifers on the jury.


33 posted on 04/23/2013 11:15:59 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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