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  • Abortionist: Botched Abortion on 22-Week Unborn Baby Was Done “in Good Faith”

    07/29/2014 1:25:50 PM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 7/29/14 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Abortionist Steven Chase Brigham was in a New Jersey court on Friday seeking to persuade a judge to allow him to keep his last remaining medical license, which is currently under suspension after the discovery of his secret illegal bi-state late-term abortion scheme in 2010. Brigham’s attorney, Joseph Gorrell, asked Administrative Law Judge Jeff Masin to consider “good faith” motivations for Brigham’s actions that nearly cost at least one young patient her life. corinna-and-celeste-21b“’Good faith’ and ‘Brigham’ are two terms that don’t belong in the same sentence. Brigham has such a sordid – and heavily documented — history of abortion...
  • Incomparable Liars: Abortion does not equal health

    07/20/2014 6:56:55 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 19 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Pres ^ | July 20, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Incomparable Liars: Abortion does not equal health by Daniel Clark Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D, Conn.) has introduced a bill called the Women’s Health Protection Act, although if you read any farther than the title, which he’d rather you didn’t, you’d find that it and practically everything that follows is a lie. The purpose of the bill is to nullify state laws that were passed in reaction to the crimes of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, which imposed previously nonexistent health and safety standards on abortion clinics. If you’re wondering how the repeal of those standards would serve to protect women’s health,...
  • Senate Considering Bill That Could Wipe Out Many State Pro-Life Laws

    07/16/2014 12:16:19 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 16 2014 | Sarah Torre
    A sweeping bill that could eliminate many commonsense state laws protecting women from the harms of abortion was considered in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday. “Imagine the vast majority of pro-life laws wiped out with the enactment of a single piece of federal legislation. That is the purpose behind S. 1696,” summarizes Bill Saunders of Americans United for Life. The misleadingly named “Women’s Health Protection Act,” S. 1696, sponsored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., would do just the opposite of its euphemistic title. Effectively, it would strip states of the ability to protect the health and safety of women...
  • Democrats Push Bill to Overturn Laws Convicting Kermit Gosnell of Killing Born Alive Babies

    07/16/2014 5:34:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Democrats held a hearing today on a bill that wipes out virtually every pro-life law across the country, including state laws that came into play in Pennsylvania that held late-term abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell accountable for killing babies who were born alive and killed during a gruesome late-term abortion procedure. S.1696 is deceptively titled the “Women’s Health Protection Act” even though it revokes protections for women and their unborn children. Instead, the bill would be far-reaching in how it would topple virtually every pro-life law passed in states across the country. gosnell52During the hearing, Carol Tobias, president of the...
  • Democrats Push Bill to Overturn Laws Convicting Kermit Gosnell of Killing Born Alive Babies

    07/15/2014 1:58:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | July 15, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Democrats held a hearing today on a bill that wipes out virtually every pro-life law across the country, including state laws that came into play in Pennsylvania that held late-term abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell accountable for killing babies who were born alive and killed during a gruesome late-term abortion procedure.S.1696 is deceptively titled the “Women’s Health Protection Act” even though it revokes protections for women and their unborn children. Instead, the bill would be far-reaching in how it would topple virtually every pro-life law passed in states across the country.During the hearing, Carol Tobias, president of the National Right...
  • [MN Gov.] Dayton supports licensing dog breeders, yet rejects any oversight of abortion facilities

    07/03/2014 12:47:48 PM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies
    MCCL ^ | 7/2/14
    New regulations of pet breeders go into effect; governor previously vetoed abortion center licensing ST. PAUL — A measure to license and inspect commercial dog and cat breeders—passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton earlier this year—went into effect on July 1. The new regulations throw into sharp relief Dayton's refusal to accept any state licensing or inspection of abortion facilities, which perform thousands of surgical procedures on Minnesota women each year. "Gov. Dayton wants to safeguard the well-being of pets, and that is admirable," said Scott Fischbach, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for...
  • Gosnell associate who saw baby ‘jump’ as she snipped its spine gets 5-10 years in jail

    06/27/2014 10:41:50 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/27/14 | Ben Johnson
    PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Thursday, the Kermit Gosnell legal saga finally came to an end as the last two employees of his “house of horrors” abortion facility faced justice. Former Gosnell associates Lynda Williams and Tina Baldwin became the final defendants to be sentenced in the most publicized abortion case in decades. Common Pleas Court Judge Benjamin Lerner sentenced Williams, 45, to serve five to 10 years in prison for two counts of third-degree murder. Baldwin, 48, received 30 months of probation after pleading guilty to sustaining a corrupt organization, conspiracy, and corrupting a minor. Williams entered a guilty plea...
  • Presbyterian Church USA Defeats Motion to Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortion

    06/24/2014 1:57:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies
    Life News ^ | June 23, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    The Presbyterian Church USA has voted to endorse Kermit Gosnell. Delegates meeting in Detroit at the 221st General Assembly of the 1.8 million–member Presbyterian Church (USA) voted down a measure that would have the church endorse care for babies born alive after abortions.From World Magazine: Also Thursday, 78 percent of the PCUSA General Assembly struck down a resolution condemning the killing of babies born alive during abortions, as occurred with notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Initiated by the South Alabama presbytery, it called for inclusion of pro-life Presbyterians and an investigation into doctrinal and financial support of abortion. Dissenters cited pro-abortion...
  • Kickstarter revises standards after banning Gosnell film, but denies connection

    06/06/2014 7:20:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life site news ^ | Dustin Siggins
    BROOKLYN, NY, June 6, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Two months after Kickstarter rejected two pro-life films because of its project standards, the nation's largest crowdsourcing website has streamlined those standards. In a June 3 blog post, Kickstarter announced that its approval process has been simplified, whittling a laundry list of rules "down to three basic principles." Additionally, rather than ask for approval, project organizations will have the option to simply click a "Launch Now" button that will allow projects to launch without approval from Kickstarter's editors. Credit: Kickstarter.com "Gosnell" filmmaker Phelim McAleer told The Daily Signal that the changes are "a...
  • Abortion’s War on Women

    05/22/2014 7:11:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    May 21, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Professors Byron Calhoun, of West Virginia University-Charleston’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Teresa Collett, of the University of St. Thomas Law School, addressed concerns about women’s health in abortion clinics on the one-year anniversary of the Kermit Gosnell court case. Calhoun said, “Unfortunately, the lack of oversight, regulation and accountability afforded to abortion clinics, abortion providers and the abortion industry remains an inexplicable medical anomaly.” He went on, “No other medical or service industry is allowed to act with such impunity or freedom from external peer review or administrative review.” In his state of West Virginia, there is “no...
  • Gosnell was ‘the devil,’ fmr. employee’s lawyer says at sentencing

    05/19/2014 9:01:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Ben Johnson
    PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 19, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Kermit Gosnell, the convicted mass murderer and late-term abortionist who cut newborn babies' spinal cords with scissors, was “the devil,” according to an attorney representing one of his former employees. Stephen Patrizio said that the “house of horrors” proprietor exercised a nearly hypnotic form of mind control over his client, Lynda Williams. She said the doctor had treated her for bipolar disorder. Her former colleague, Sherry West, had previously said through her lawyer that Gosnell exerted a “Svengali control” over her. The 45-year-old Williams returned to a Philadelphia courthouse on Saturday to be...
  • "Kermit Gosnell Reminds Of the Necessity Of Bearing Witness to Truth"

    05/15/2014 8:56:31 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 15, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    There are childhood memories so penetrating that they run like movie reels in the mind’s eye, molding our character. My vintage 8mm features my European-born grandmother turning tearful and tongue-tied upon mention of her family, lost in the Holocaust. Her heartbreak, and the gruesome photos I ogled in my parents' edition of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, were mind-boggling. When I was 13, Holocaust survivor Gerda Klein appeared often in my thoughts, helping me process the unfathomable. Like a narrator, she recounted her death-defying odyssey from an idyllic childhood through ghettos, slave-labor camps, and a three-month “death...
  • Gosnell the Movie: Crowdfunding raises $2,241,043.00, 107% of its goal.

    05/13/2014 9:01:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Indiegogo ^ | 05/13/2014
    $2,241,043 USD RAISED OF $2,100,000 GOAL 107% of target. This campaign started on Mar 28 and closed on May 12, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
  • Kermit Gosnell, the one serial killer Hollywood won’t touch

    05/11/2014 6:15:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/11/2014 | Lila Rose
    If what the media publishes daily is any indicator, Americans seem fascinated with killers. We’re confronted with headlines about the likes of Oscar Pistorius, Amanda Knox and Jodi Arias. When the news is slow, Americans can change the channel to procedurals, such as “Law and Order: SVU” and “Criminal Minds.” When the procedurals lag, producers and directors come up with serial-killer-glorifying programs like “Dexter,” which just finished its eighth season last year, or the 2007 mystery thriller, “Zodiac.” It’s strange to see Hollywood refuse to touch the story of the worst serial killer in America’s history — and to see...
  • Success: Gosnell Movie hits its funding target

    05/09/2014 1:24:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    I’ve written about the Gosnell Movie project a few times, conducted several interviews, and donated money to the cause. Now the three independent filmmakers behind this massive crowdfunding effort can celebrate success. With three days to spare, the project met its funding goal of $2.1 million — and attracted more than 23,000 donors. Congratulations to my good friends Phelim McAleer, Ann McIlhenny, and Magda Segieda, all of whom have appeared on my show over the last several weeks of this campaign. This means that Indiegogo will release the funding to the trio, and they can start working on pre-production immediately.They...
  • GOSNELL MOVIE CAMPAIGN MEETS GOAL

    05/09/2014 9:10:56 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 10 replies
    Headline of the Day ^ | FRIDAY 09TH OF MAY 2014 09:09:25 AM
    BREAKS ALL INDIEGOGO RECORDS
  • Gosnell Movie Campaign Nears Goal, Still Smashing Crowdfunding Records

    05/08/2014 1:52:37 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 4 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5-8-2014 | Breitbart News
    The crowdfunding campaign to make a TV movie about convicted killer Kermit Gosnell has only five days left. The Gosnell Movie project is nearing the $2 million mark and already has shattered a number of fundraising records. The project, designed to remind the public of the atrocities committed by the late-term abortionist, is Indiegogo.com's most successful campaign to date. The Gosnell movie out-earned projects from major stars like Spike Lee and James Franco. Its fundraising tally represents a larger number of donors than those star-driven projects. The goal is to reach $2.1 million before the campaign expires.
  • The Importance of Bearing Witness

    05/08/2014 6:33:17 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | May 8, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    There are childhood memories so penetrating they run like movie reels in the mind’s eye, molding our character. My vintage 8mm features my European-born grandmother turning tearful and tongue-tied upon mention of her family, lost in the Holocaust. Her heartbreak, and the gruesome photos I ogled in my parents’ edition of “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich,” were literally mind-boggling. When I was 13, Holocaust survivor Gerda Klein appeared in my biopic, helping me Think Again about the unfathomable. Like a narrator, she recounted her death-defying odyssey from an idyllic childhood through ghettos, slave-labor camps and a three-month...
  • Film Seeks to Expose 'Serial Killer' Kermit Gosnell

    05/08/2014 6:22:37 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    CBN News ^ | May 8, 2014 | John Jessup
    LOS ANGELES -- It has been described as one of the most important stories never told: the case of Kermit Gosnell, an abortion doctor some believe killed thousands of babies over the span of three decades. From the 1970s to early 2010, the sign on Gosnell's West Philadelphia clinic read "Women's Medical Society." But in 2010, after investigating claims of an illegal prescription drug operation, federal agents discovered what they call a "house of horrors." Three years later, a jury found Gosnell guilty on three counts of murder for killing babies that were born alive. He was also convicted of...
  • Gosnell Movie Nears $2.1M Crowdfunding Goal ($1.9M)

    05/06/2014 11:18:25 AM PDT · by Falcon28 · 9 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 5-6-2014 | Sarah Glover
    The filmmaker behind a movie about the "House of Horrors" abortion doctor convicted of murdering babies born alive says his crowdfunding campaign has broken an Indiegogo record. As of Tuesday, the Gosnell Movie campaign raised $1.9 million of the $2.1 million goal, the most amount raised for a film on Indiegogo. Related Stories "I was thinking we were going to beat the (most money raised) target, but not win and become the most successful failure ever on crowdfunding," said journalist and filmmaker Phelim McAleer. "But, we should make the fundraising goal. We're averaging $30,000 per day." McAleer says he'd love...
  • Billboard Outside Kickstarter HQ Calls Out Company for ‘Gosnell Censorship’

    05/01/2014 11:15:43 AM PDT · by Falcon28 · 1 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 1 2014 | Katie Yoder
    Here’s a message Kickstarter won’t miss. Hat Tip Films, responsible for the Gosnell movie, erected a billboard slamming Kickstarter – a half mile away from Kickstarter’s headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. Erected on April 29th, the sign criticized crowdfunding site Kickstarter for refusing permission to fundraise for the Gosnell project. Picture Below. The billboard reads “Kicked out by Kickstarter,” and continues “Gosnell Movie raises $1 million and counting! To the public – we say ‘thank you!’ To Kickstarter we say – ‘you stink at censorship!’”
  • Gosnell Movie's Crowdfunding Campaign Bests Spike Lee, James Franco for Indiegogo Crown

    04/30/2014 2:07:49 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 30 2014 | Christian Toto
    The minds behind the upcoming Gosnell TV movie aren't household names like Spike Lee or James Franco. Still, Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney's Indiegogo campaign trumped crowdfunding efforts by those stars to become the site's biggest moneymaker to date. The Gosnell Movie cause has raised $1.5 million from nearly 16,000 people. Compare that to the $1.4 million Lee gathered from a far smaller group of contributors--6,421 backers. The Gosnell project, detailing the crimes committed by late term abortionist Kermit Gosnell, originally began as part of Kickstarter.com. Its management questioned the graphic nature of the project, which led to McAleer and...
  • Christians, please read this. God wants to end abortion

    04/25/2014 5:38:22 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 6 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 4/25/14 | Steve Berman
    This is a message for Christians. If you are not a Christian, this is not for you.  Don’t bother reading further, because you won’t really get the points here, and in fact, you will likely dismiss it in anger.  That’s to be expected, so you can save yourself a few minutes by stopping now. If you are a Christian, please, read the entire post.  That means read it to the end.  It’s important.  It’s so important that if you can’t read through the whole thing, just skip to the end and read that. I’m going to paint a beautiful...
  • Gosnell movie may focus on forgotten ‘heroes’, filmmaker tells Rush Limbaugh Show

    04/22/2014 4:04:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 22, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    PHILADELPHIA, April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The forthcoming made-for-TV film about the life and crimes of “house of horrors” abortionist Kermit Gosnell may focus less on his grotesque office and macabre butchering tactics than on the story's forgotten heroes, one of the filmmakers told The Rush Limbaugh Show this afternoon. Ann McElhinney, one of three principals behind the proposed $2.1 million made-for-TV “true crime” film about Gosnell, said people are rightly horrified by Gosnell's practice of “snipping” infants born alive with scissors. But they forget that, even in one of the most gruesome stories in American abortion history, “there were...
  • Over $1 million donated to make movie about abortionist Kermit Gosnell

    04/21/2014 6:43:07 AM PDT · by don-o · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 21, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    At record-breaking speed, public donations to fund a movie about the nation's worst abortionist, Philadelphia doctor Kermit Gosnell, have reached over $ 1 million, making the project one of the biggest “crowd sourced” movies in history. In just three weeks, the producers of "Gosnell" have reached $1,092,000 of the $2.1 million they are seeking to make a TV movie about the man they've dubbed "the most prolific serial killer in American history." With the help of some Hollywood stars, the producers expect to raise the money by May 12, the deadline set by the online crowdsourcing fundraiser indiegogo.com. Filmmaker Phelim...
  • Gosnell Movie to Expose “America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer” Reaches $500,000

    04/09/2014 7:30:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Katie Yoder
    With 34 days left to go, the Gosnell movie raised $500,000 of the $2.1 million needed to share the story of America’s “most prolific serial killer.”illfully ignored by the news media and frozen out of mainstream Hollywood, the grizzly tale of Kermit Gosnell’s crimes will only come to life through “crowdfunding.” Filmmaker Phelim McAleer with wife Ann McElhinney and Magdalena Segieda aim to raise $2.1 million in 45 days via fundraiser site Indiegogo for their Gosnell project, a scripted drama based on abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s trial and grand jury report. The team turned to Indiegogo when similar crowdfunded site Kickstarter...
  • Gosnell Movie Campaign Earns $300,000 in Just Five Days

    04/04/2014 8:08:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Filmmakers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, along with journalist Magdalena Segieda, launched their ambitious new project this week, Gosnell: The Movie, in hopes of exposing the country’s biggest serial killer, ‘House of Horrors’ abortionist Kermit Gosnell. It is the largest crowd funded campaign ever attempted – and the response has been just as large. gosnell50After just five days, the project has received over $300,000. By next week, it is on course to become the most funded movie on Indiegogo and then one of the most successful crowd funded movie campaigns in history. For those unfamiliar with the Gosnell case and...
  • Gosnell Filmmakers Quit Kickstarter, Claiming Censorship

    04/02/2014 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Diago · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | April 1, 2014 2:44 PM | Josh Encinias
    --> NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE          www.nationalreview.com           April 1, 2014 2:44 PM Gosnell Filmmakers Quit Kickstarter, Claiming CensorshipFilmmakers have raised over $195,000 in five days By Josh Encinias Makers of a film on abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell say the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter singled out their project for special objections. They have ankled the massively popular platform in favor of another crowdfunding site. Ann and Phelim Media have  raised nearly $200,000 in five days on crowdfunding site Indiegogo for a planned movie about Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist who was convicted in 2013 on a host of charges including multiple illegal...
  • Filmmakers want to make $2.1m ‘true crime’ movie about Kermit Gosnell

    03/31/2014 1:56:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Ben Johnson
    HOLLYWOOD, March 31, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Kermit Gosnell's story had a hard time breaking through the national news media filter. Documentary filmmakers are hoping a TV movie will have better luck. Three journalists who focused on exposing the extreme environmentalist agenda now want to bring the gruesome “house of horrors” story to the screen. Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney, and Magdalena Segeida hope to raise $2.1 million to produce a made-for-TV movie about the life and crimes of West Philadelphia's most infamous abortionist. Despite the salacious details of stomach-churning filth, murder, and macabre habits of storing fetal body parts, it took...
  • Pro-Life Group Turning Abortion Clinic Where Kermit Gosnell Worked Into Food Pantry

    03/20/2014 9:12:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life group in Delaware is taking one of the former abortion facilities where notorious abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell worked and is turning it into a food pantry and place for housing assistance. Gosnell operated his “House of Horrors” abortion clinic in Philadelphia, where he killed babies in “live-birth abortions” in part by “snipping” their spinal cards. But Gosnell also worked at two Delaware abortion clinics, including the one in Wilmington called Atlantic Women’s Medical Services. gosnell55Now, Lutheran Community Services has bought the former abortion facility on Baynard Boulevard and officials tell a local news outlet they have plans for...
  • Gosnell Worker Who Said Baby Screamed During Live-Birth Abortion Jailed for 5-10 Years

    03/13/2014 5:31:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Gosnell abortion clinic employee Sherry West, who described how she heard a baby scream during a live-birth abortion, has been sentenced to 5-10 years in prison for her role in the “House of Horrors” abortion clinic incidents. West described an incident which “really freaked (her) out” and related to the jury how she heard a child scream who was born alive following an abortion. West remembered how she referred to the dead children killed in these gruesome abortion procedures as “specimens” so she could avoid the mental trauma associated with knowing how they died. gosnell12On November 19, 2009, 41-year-old Karnamaya...
  • Gosnell Worker Who Said Baby Screamed During Live-Birth Abortion Jailed for 5-10 Years

    03/13/2014 3:12:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/13/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Gosnell abortion clinic employee Sherry West, who described how she heard a baby scream during a live-birth abortion, has been sentenced to 5-10 years in prison for her role in the “House of Horrors” abortion clinic incidents. West described an incident which “really freaked (her) out” and related to the jury how she heard a child scream who was born alive following an abortion. West remembered how she referred to the dead children killed in these gruesome abortion procedures as “specimens” so she could avoid the mental trauma associated with knowing how they died. gosnell12On November 19, 2009, 41-year-old Karnamaya...
  • Second Part of Hard-Hitting Gosnell Documentary 3801 Lancaster Coming in May

    02/15/2014 9:07:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life News ^ | cassy fiano
    Last year, three filmmakers began the 3801 Lancaster Film Project, an ongoing documentary series uncovering the truth about not only Kermit Gosnell and his atrocities, but the horrifying cover-up by state and local officials. 3801lancasterPart I made clear that Gosnell could have been stopped. The deaths and atrocities did not have to happen. So many people and organizations feigned ignorance and shock, but the filmmakers were able to show that Gosnell had been reported over and over and over again to state and local oversight agencies, and action was never taken. The documentarians stated that they have three goals with...
  • Gosnell Staffer Who Witnessed Baby Being “Beheaded” Sentenced to 6-12 Years

    02/12/2014 2:38:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Steven Massof, an unlicensed doctor who worked for convicted abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, was sentenced today to 6-12 years in jail. Massof previously pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree murder. Massof took part in and witnessed hundreds of illegal abortions at the West Philadelphia abortion clinic. and was sentenced today by a Philadelphia judge. From a local report on the sentencing: gosnell39Steven Massof’s voice cracked and he forced down a sob as he told Common Pleas Court Judge Benjamin Lerner he was “ready to take full responsibility for my actions and my inaction.” Massof called his involvement with Gosnell...
  • Breaking: Gosnell sentenced to 30 years on drug charges

    12/16/2013 6:33:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson
    PHILADELPHIA, December 16, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Kermit Gosnell has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for illegally dispensing prescription drugs, bringing an end to the most-watched legal saga related to an abortionist. U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe imposed the sentence in addition to the three consecutive life sentences Gosnell is already serving for murdering at least three newborns at his “house of horrors” abortion facility. Reporter Sean G. O'Sullivan, who attended today's sentencing for The News Journal in Delaware, tweeted the sentence late this afternoon. In July, Gosnell entered a guilty plea to running a prescription drug operation. Patients...
  • For Pelosi Late-Term Abortion is "Sacred Ground"

    11/06/2013 1:29:36 PM PST · by redleghunter · 21 replies
    Life News.com ^ | 6/13/13 1:37 PM | Steven Ertelt
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi put her foot in her mouth again today during a press conference, calling the battle to keep late-term abortions legal sacred ground. “As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this,” Pelosi said about efforts to stop late-term abortions. “This shouldn’t have anything to do with politics.” During the press conference, in response to a reporter’s question, Pelosi was upset to be asked about the gruesome abortions and infanticides done by Kermit Gosnell and indicated she opposes a bill a committee approved yesterday to ban abortions after...
  • Five abortion facilities have closed in Pittsburgh because of Gosnell-inspired [safety] law

    10/31/2013 12:46:28 AM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | May 16, 2013 | Kirsten Andersen
    PITTSBURGH, May 16, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tougher safety regulations passed in the wake of grisly discoveries at Kermit Gosnell’s “house of horrors” abortion facility have resulted in the closure of five Pittsburgh abortion centers since last June.Act 122, which took effect last June, requires abortion facilities to meet the same standards as other outpatient surgical facilities in the state.While some abortion centers have been able to bring their facilities up to par, five facilities in the Pittsburgh area have been shut down. One was closed by the state health department; the others closed voluntarily. There are now only two abortion...
  • PA Governor Ridge who ignored Gosnell’s House of Horrors accuses social conservatives of “tyranny”

    10/29/2013 7:42:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 29, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Republican governor faulted by a grand jury with allowing Kermit Gosnell to operate his “house of horrors” free from state inspections has delivered a scathing address, denouncing the GOP's pro-life and pro-family wing as “narcissists and ideologues” seeking to impose their own brand of “tyranny” on the United States. “Sometimes we just come across as too damned self-righteous, and I’m sorry, that’s just not the 21st century political party GOP that I think we need to govern America,” he said. Tom Ridge, a two-term governor of Pennsylvania and the first Secretary of...
  • Reporter Who Spoke to Kermit Gosnell in Jail Now “Uneasy” With Abortion

    10/09/2013 7:14:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life news ^ | Dave Andrusko
    “But some of this reluctance [‘most abortion providers resist or refuse late second-trimester abortions’] comes down to the grisly realities of providing such a service. When a fetus gets into the second trimester, we are talking about stifling off the growth and development of something that is visibly, anatomically, human, with a heart to stop.” – Philadelphia Magazine writer Steve Volk, “Kermit Gosnell Is Smart, Funny Warm … and Bent” Near the end of September, I wrote a four-part series about abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell, based on a profile (turned into a short e-book) written by Steve Volk....
  • Inside the Mind of Abortionist and Convicted Murderer Kermit Gosnell

    09/27/2013 9:48:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | Dave Andrusko
    I never wrote this, but after abortionist Kermit Gosnell was sentenced I KNEW we had not heard the last of a man convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter. Why? Simply because I had read the interview he had given March 22, 2010, to David Gambacorta of the Philadelphia Daily News long before the trial began (“DOCTOR FROM HELL . . . OR GODSEND?”), the excusatory comments of Jack McMahon, his defense attorney during and after the trial, and what the Grand Jury report said about a man who operated a “House of Horrors.”...
  • Kermit Gosnell Uses Margaret Sanger’s Arguments to Defend His Abortions, Infanticides

    09/25/2013 4:12:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | John Jansen
    I’ve often thought that one of the best things that could happen to the pro-life movement is for the “pro-choice” movement to get its own 24-hour cable channel. Just give them a camera, give them a microphone, and let them talk. And talk. And talk some more. The more they try to justify their position, the more self-evidently appalling their arguments become. This is what went through my mind as I read excerpts from “Gosnell’s Babies,” a story released today in Philadelphia Magazine. In it, the country’s most notorious abortionist, Kermit Gosnell, is quoted as saying: In an ideal world,...
  • Kermit Gosnell Has No Remorse for Killing Babies Born Alive

    09/23/2013 6:30:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell has no remorse for his role in the brutal abortion-infanticides he engaged in at his Philadelphia abortion business. Gosnell was convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies born alive after an abortion process that involved jabbing them in the neck with scissors. He gave up his right to appeal the verdict that found him guilty on three of the four first-degree murder charges he faced. As a result, prosecutors agreed to two life terms in prison and Gosnell would not face the death penalty. Gosnell faced sentencing for killing a woman in a...
  • Medical Examiner May Not Bury Bodies of Babies Gosnell Killed for 10 Years

    08/26/2013 5:33:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | Cheryl Sullenger, Steven Ertelt
    A coalition of pro-life groups gathered in Philadelphia Sunday evening to call on the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office to release to them the remains of 47 aborted babies found at Kermit Gosnell’s squalid abortion clinic so that the babies can have the dignity of a proper funeral and burial. Gosnell was convicted earlier this year of three counts of first degree murder for intentionally severing the spinal cords of late-term babies that had been born alive during abortions. The remains of the babies were discovered in a filthy freezer in the rat-and-flea-infested basement of a brick building on Lancaster Avenue...
  • Wendy Davis: 'I don't know what happened in the Gosnell case'

    08/06/2013 11:16:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/6/13 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Texas state senator Wendy Davis spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Monday afternoon about her 13-hour filibuster of a bill limiting late-term abortion, her life story, and her future in politics. Davis has become a champion for pro-choice activists, but during her recent whirlwind national media tour, she never commented on late-term abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted of murder in May for killing infants moments after they were born. Following her Press Club speech on Monday, THE WEEKLY STANDARD asked Davis to explain the difference between the late-term abortions that the Texas state senator wants...
  • A Battle For The Inalienable Right To Life In Texas

    07/17/2013 10:25:37 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 17, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Right To Life: It comes in the Constitution before liberty and the pursuit of happiness and may help pick Texas' next governor as a Democratic candidate challenges a late-term abortion law less restrictive than Europe's. Before the firestorm surrounding George Zimmerman's exercising his right to self-defense, there was Kermit Gosnell, the late-term abortion doctor who was convicted of murdering African-American babies who somehow survived his procedure only to be slain outside the womb. Unlike Zimmerman, Gosnell received little media concern, though the children he killed would never grow up to wear a hoodie, and abortion, including the late-term variety, poses...
  • Former Gosnell Abortion Worker is Finding God, Becoming Pro-Life

    07/16/2013 7:25:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The former employee of the late-term abortion clinic Kermit Gosnell ran saw the worst of the worst in the abortion industry. From dilapidated conditions, to late-term abortions and from infanticide of babies born alive to the killing and injuring of patients, the employees at the Philadelphia-based abortion business likely have a significant amount of emotional distress and mental and spiritual health issues they are dealing with now. But Abby Johnson, herself a former director of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic who is now a Christian and pro-life, says a former Gosnell worker is rediscovering a relationship with God and may...
  • Kermit Gosnell Pleads Guilty to Running Pill Mill at His Abortion Clinic

    07/02/2013 8:18:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Kermit Gosnell was the gruesome abortion practitioner who was convicted on multiple counts of first-degree murder of killing babies who were born alive after abortion. When Gosnell’s misdeeds first came to light, the DEA was already probing Gosnell for allegedly illegally selling prescription drugs. They called his abortion facility a “pill mill” by day and an “abortion mill” by night. After Gosnell was convicted of murder, the next step for him was to potentially stand trial in federal court on drug charges related to his distribution of illegal prescription drugs that ended up being sold on the streets of Philadelphia....
  • If only Kermit Gosnell had worn pink tennis shoes

    07/01/2013 9:47:24 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 2 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 7/1/13 | David Freddoso
    In my Washington Examiner column this week, I note the media’s failure to draw the connection between recent state abortion regulations (obviously in Texas, but also in Pennsylvania and Virginia) and the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. In fact, many of the regulations being considered or enacted — including the ones in the bill that Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, D, filibustered last week — stem directly from the recommendations of the Gosnell grand jury. The regulation mentioned most frequently as burdening abortionists is the rule requiring wide hallways. This specific rule, along with closer regulation and oversight of...
  • The Texas ‘Gosnell law’; social liberals think it’s their winning issue

    06/26/2013 8:13:54 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 3 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/26/13 | David Freddoso
    ...[W]hat I find striking in watching this debate and pundits’ comments on it is that social liberals dramatically overestimate the level of support for their position on this issue. They are encouraged by the conventional wisdom within the press corps and especially the Washington press corps — that support for any restriction on abortion whatsoever represents the embrace of an extreme position. It isn’t true...According to Gallup, only 14 percent of Americans believe abortion should be legal in the third trimester. Only 27 percent believe it should be legal in the second trimester...
  • Allyson Schwartz Still Silent on if She Referred Women to Kermit Gosnell

    06/20/2013 6:40:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Pennsylvania voters still want to know: Did Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz, when she ran an abortion business in the state, refer women to Kermit Gosnell’s infamous abortion facility. Betty Berry of Susquehanna Township is one voter who wants to know, and she wrote a letter to the editor to that effect. Given the desire of voters for transparency, I am puzzled by the fact that gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz has failed to answer a simple question: As the operator of a facility that performed abortions in Philadelphia, did she ever refer clients to Kermit Gosnell, who was recently convicted...