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  • 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...
  • Obama: Banning late-term abortion shows ‘contempt’ for ‘the Constitution,’ assaults women’s rights

    06/18/2013 6:35:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 60 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 17, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama has announced that, if Trent Franks' bill to restrict late-term abortion nationwide passes, he will veto it. In a Statement of Administration Policy, the president called the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (H.R. 1797) “an assault on a woman's right to choose” and said it shows “contempt for...the Constitution.” “The administration strongly opposes H.R. 1797, which would unacceptably restrict women's health and reproductive rights and is an assault on a woman's right to choose,” he said. “This bill is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade and shows contempt...
  • A Better Choice

    06/15/2013 5:50:27 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 1 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 15, 2013 | Kathryn Lopez
    At a recent Thursday-morning press conference, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi was asked to explain the moral difference between the 20-week-old babies whom Dr. Kermit Gosnell killed in his Philadelphia clinic and the unborn children that legislation sponsored by Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks would help protect. It's a perfectly reasonable question, one she answered with derision and evasion. The incident perfectly illustrated something that was noted more than four decades ago by the journal California Medicine: "The very considerable semantic gymnastics required to rationalize abortion as anything but taking a human life would be ludicrous if they were not...
  • Bodies of Gosnell victims will be cremated, buried: city spokesman

    06/14/2013 2:53:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 14, 2013 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    Fr. Frank Pavone delivers his homily at a memorial service held in May at which the babies were named PHILADELPHIA, June 14, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Philadelphia Medical Examiner is standing by its decision not to release the bodies of Kermit Gosnell’s victims to any third party to provide a burial, according to a spokesman for the city. Instead the bodies will be treated the way other unclaimed bodies are treated – by being cremated and buried. “This would be something that would happen quietly, in a proper and dignified way,” spokesman Kenneth Gavin told the National Catholic Register. In...
  • Bodies of Babies Gosnell Brutalized in Abortions Will be Cremated, Buried

    06/14/2013 12:07:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    After the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office denied a request from a leading pro-life Catholic priest to give the babies abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell killed in brutal infanticides, official now say the babies will be cremated and buried. Gosnell was convicted last month of first-degree murder and he has 30 days to reconsider his decision not to appeal the conviction. Once that process is over, tomorrow, the city will follow its normal procedures by conducting cremation and burial of the bodies of the 47 babies, according to city spokesman Mark McDonald said. McDonald did not say where the cremation and burial...
  • Request Denied: Philadelphia Won’t Let Church Bury Gosnell Babies

    06/14/2013 6:37:30 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/13/13 | Peter Jesserer Smith
    A request from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia appears to have been rebuffed, but pro-life groups plan a National Day of Remembrance for babies killed by abortions.PHILADELPHIA — The city of Philadelphia has rejected overtures made by Archbishop Charles Chaput and others to give the babies killed by notorious “House of Horrors” abortionist Kermit Gosnell a fitting burial. For now, the unclaimed fetal remains of Gosnell’s victims, once stored in the abortionist’s freezer, will have their final resting place at the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office. At the close of the trial that resulted in Gosnell’s conviction on three charges of first-degree...
  • Gosnell Babies Burial: Activists rally to bury bodies in Gosnell abortion trial

    06/11/2013 12:12:45 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies
    Religion Today ^ | June 9, 2013 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey/RNS
    Now that the trial for abortion provider Kermit Gosnell has ended with a conviction, many are asking what Philadelphia plans to do with the 47 bodies from the case. After Gosnell's arrest in 2011, then-Archbishop Justin Rigali asked the district attorney's office for the bodies of the aborted fetuses. After [the trial] ended and Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison, Rigali's successor, Archbishop Charles Chaput, has renewed the request to bury the bodies. Francis Maier, assistant to Chaput, said "We're not interested in turning it into a circus. Points were made in the trial; now we just want...
  • Mom contrasts rush to save baby twins with Gosnell murders

    06/08/2013 6:23:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | June 8, 2013 | Hannah Brockhaus
    Jason and Anne Ponton with their twin daughters, age 11 and their sons, ages 6 and 4. Photo courtesy of Jason and Anne Ponton. Dallas, Texas, Jun 8, 2013 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- When her twin girls were born suddenly at only 26 weeks, Anne Ponton said doctors and nurses in her home town of Irving, Texas fought diligently for her babies' survival.    But the twins, born to Anne and her husband Jason in December 2001, “were the same size” as the babies murdered by late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Gosnell, who ran the Philadelphia-based Women's Medical Society...
  • Request Denied for Proper Burial for Babies Gosnell Killed in Infanticides

    06/06/2013 6:10:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office has denied a request from a leading pro-life Catholic priest who wanted to ensure the babies abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell killed in infanticides are given a proper burial. In April, Father Frank Pavone, the director of Priests for Life, asked officials in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial case if he can have the bodies of the babies after the all of the court proceedings are finished. He wants a proper burial of the remains of 45 babies killed by the abortion practitioner and his abortion clinic staff. “These are not just medical waste. These are...
  • Moral Action in the Face of Life-Threatening Pregnancies

    06/01/2013 2:30:02 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 12 replies
    Recent high profile events—the Gosnell trial and the septicemia of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland—have again raised the question if abortion is ever acceptable, such as in attempts to save the life of the mother. There are at least two ways of thinking about such dilemmas in the Christian moral tradition. The first, which can be traced at least as far back as Thomas Aquinas, relies on the principle of double effect. The second, more familiar to the Lutheran communion, is the method of casuistry, the detailed study of all the factors and circumstances of a case in order to determine...
  • United Methodist Church Only Condemned Gosnell After Pro-Life Pressure

    05/31/2013 5:19:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | John Lomperis
    The D.C. lobby office of the United Methodist Church, the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS), has finally broken its silence about the “health care” offered by abortion and infanticide provider Kermit Gosnell. The GBCS likes to boast that it “has not been silent” on pressing issues of social concern. But when it comes to arguably the most pressing social-justice issue of our day, which according to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute globally claims the lives of tens of millions of precious babies created in God’s image every year, the GBCS has been absolutely silent. Or rather, when it has...
  • Gosnell Will Plead Guilty to Writing Thousands of Illegal Drug Prescriptions

    05/30/2013 6:05:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | Dave Andrusko
    There were broad hints from Kermit Gosnell’s attorney on the day the abortionist was convicted of three counts of first degree murder that his client would plead guilty to charges that he operated what the grand jury described as a “pill mill.” A further and unmistakable sign was that yesterday he filed a “change-of-plea notice “with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. That new plea will be formally entered in front of U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia M. Rufe June 6. “Gosnell and six of his employees are accused of writing thousands of prescriptions for controlled substances with no legitimate medical purpose...
  • Kermit Gosnell’s Wife Gets 7 Months in Prison for House of Horrors Role

    05/29/2013 1:44:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Pearl Gosnell, the wife of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, will spend anywhere from seven to 23 months in prison for her role in the House of Horrors abortion clinic. Pearl Gosnell was convicted on charges of racketeering and performing illegal abortion but saw her sentenced reduced after spending two years under house arrest. Pearl’s children had asked the judge, according to local reports in court, to spare her prison time. Gosnell’s sister-in-law was sentenced in court yesterday for her role in the House of Horrors abortion clinic that eventually resulted in Gosnell’s conviction on multiple murder counts. Like other Gosnell...
  • Babies Gosnell Killed in Abortion, Infanticide Taken to State Landfills

    05/28/2013 9:19:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    What became of many of the babies abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell killed in horrific abortions and infanticides? One researcher has the answers. Michael Marcavage of Stop Stericycle, a campaign to get the waste management company out of the abortion business, released a report showing many of the bodies of the babies killed eventually made their way to Pennsylvania landfills. Marcavage says the bodies were supposed to be taken to be incinerated, as is appropriate under Pennsylvania state law. However, he says many of the bodies of Gosnell’s abortion victims were mislabeled and, as a result, were taken to landfills, which...
  • Gosnell Sister-in-Law Ground Up Baby Parts in Disposal, Gets Probation

    05/28/2013 9:13:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt, Cheryl Sullenger
    Abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell’s sister-in-law was sentenced in court today for her role in the House of Horrors abortion clinic that eventually resulted in Gosnell’s conviction on multiple murder counts. The gruesomeness of what happened at the clinic was not limited to Gosnell, but extended to his staff — some of whom were family members. Elizabeth Hampton testified that it was it was part of her cleaning duties to dispose of the large bottle on the suction machine that would fill with blood and fetal remains. She would pour the blood and baby parts into the sink and grind them...
  • Former abortionist tells Congress: You Must Ban late-term abortions

    05/24/2013 10:56:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Greg Hengler, this testimony to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice may be even more chilling than some of the testimony at Kermit Gosnell’s trial. In part, that&http://media.hotair.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/abortion-levantino.jpg#8217;s because former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levantino describes the “normal” process of later-term abortions, and not just the supposedly outlier practices of Gosnell and his co-defendants. Levantino, speaking in support of a bill to ban all abortions after 20 weeks offered by Rep. Trent Franks in response to the exposure of the Gosnell case and others like it, dispassionately describes how abortionists tear fetuses apart limb from limb in such...
  • Workers in facilities like Gosnell’s and Karpen’s ‘are starting to panic’: pro-life leader

    05/18/2013 10:25:25 AM PDT · by topher · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 17, 2013 | Ben Johnson
    Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics, Inc. appeared on “Focal Point” with Bryan Fischer on the AFR Talk Radio Network Friday afternoon to say the nightmarish testimony of the last few months is only the tip of the iceberg. Assistants and employees at abortion clinics who “have been involved in these things are starting to panic,” Crutcher said. “I know you're going to see more and more of these people coming forward and...trying to make deals with prosecutors like some of those people in Pennsylvania probably wish they had.” “One of the things that has gotten glossed over in the Gosnell...
  • Tribulation Compounded by [Obama's] Blasphemy

    05/18/2013 4:06:52 AM PDT · by rhema · 7 replies
    First Things ^ | George Weigel
    [ . . .] Perhaps because the Obama speech to Planned Parenthood coincided with Gosnell’s homicide trial, the president did not utter the word “abortion” once. But the timing notwithstanding, that omission was hardly surprising in an address that may have set a new standard for deliberate misrepresentation of reality. For it requires willful moral blindness about reality to say that “what Planned Parenthood is about” is helping “a woman from Chicago named Courtney” make sure she could start a family, by providing “access to affordable contraceptive care to keep her healthy” in the face of a fertility-threatening disease. Today,...
  • Congressman Pushes National Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks

    05/17/2013 12:53:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Following the national outrage over Kermit Gosnell and his late-term abortions that were essentially infanticide, a pro-life Republican member of Congress is pushing legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy nationwide. Congressman Trent Franks informed LifeNews today that he will advance legislation to provide protection nationwide for unborn children who have the capacity to experience pain while being aborted, a capacity defined in the bill as existing by 20 weeks fetal age. Franks is the prime sponsor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The current version of the bill, which garnered a majority vote in the...
  • Kermit Gosnell Lived in "Squalor," Had Fleas in Home: CSI

    05/17/2013 9:46:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    NBC ^ | By Vince Lattanzio and David Chang
    For nearly three years, Philadelphia Police crime scene investigator John Taggart has remained silent about what he saw after stepping inside Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s two homes and West Philadelphia clinic -- nicknamed the “House of Horrors.” Now that the former Philadelphia abortion doctor has been sentenced to life in prison and the case's gag order lifted, Taggart is speaking out about what he found. Taggart and his team began searching Gosnell’s properties for fetal remains in February 2010 following an FBI raid of the doctor’s West Philadelphia clinic, the Women’s Medical Society. Inside Gosnell’s West Philadelphia home, the doctor spared...
  • What Gave Us Gosnell?

    05/17/2013 8:09:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/17/2013 | Trevor Thomas
    The surest way for sin to prosper is for a culture to stop calling it sin. In America, the foremost example of the rotten fruit born of neglected sin is Kermit Gosnell. In case you missed it -- which is very likely, given the way the mainstream media had to be dragged kicking and screaming into covering Gosnell's trial (after Gosnell's guilt was pronounced, 56 days since the trial began, ABC News finally broke its silence!) -- Gosnell was found guilty of, among hundreds of other things, first-degree murder in the cases of three babies born alive after botched abortions....
  • Gosnell Jurors: Hard to See Photos of Babies With Snipped Necks

    05/16/2013 11:19:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    New video footage of the interviews with the jurors in the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell shows one juror talking about how difficult it was to view pictures of the babies Gosnell killed. Jury Foreman David Misko says: “It was definitely hard to see the photos. There was cases where the photos of the babies were blown up and they were right in front of your face and you had to stare–it was definitely hard seeing that.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSVzLrWeDXM&feature=player_embedded
  • Defense Attorney: Prosecutors Racist, Gosnell Never Killed a Baby

    05/15/2013 6:55:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    In a press conference following the sentencing of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, his attorney Jack McMahon insisted that the prosecution was racist and that the abortionist was no “monster.” McMahon told reporters assembled outside the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center that Gosnell “truly believes in himself” and remains convinced that “he never killed a live baby.” “Dr. Gosnell, he believes that what he did was not commit homicide,” he said. “Nobody gave him a second chance,” McMahon said. “Dr. Gosnell is far from a monster, and this was not a house of horrors.” “He wanted this case aired out in a...
  • Why I Hope Convicted Abortionist Kermit Gosnell Doesn’t Go to Hell

    05/15/2013 3:29:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    life news ^ | Josh Brahm
    I spent a lot of time yesterday sorting out my feelings about Gosnell and his conviction, as well as the way some extreme pro-life people are talking about him. Thanks to a few respected colleagues who took some time with me to discuss in private, I think I’ve worked out the three major feelings I have. I suspect most of my readers will agree with the first two, but have questions about the third: 1 I’m glad limited justice has been served. 2 I’m glad he’s going to prison. 3 Yet, I don’t want Gosnell to go to Hell. I’d...
  • Detective on Gosnell Clinic: “I Think There are Still Babies in the Basement

    05/15/2013 3:21:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A Philadelphia detective who participated in a press conference today following the sentencing of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell made a startling statement, saying more babies Gosnell killed may still be at his clinic. As most people who have followed the case know, officials discovered and obtained 45 babies from Gosnell’s clinic — many of whom had their bodies stored in a freezer. But did authorities obtain all of the bodies of the babies Gosnell killed and stored in his House of Horrors? As local reporter J.D. Mullane reported today on Twitter, maybe not. LifeNews featured photos from the Gosnell House...
  • If Obama had an Uncle...

    05/15/2013 3:01:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 15, 2013 | J.R. Dunn
    Don't tell me the left doesn't survive primarily on luck. On Friday, April 12, the legacy media was on the ropes. A spectacular uproar, of a type never before seen, had erupted over media refusal to cover the trial of Kermit Gosnell, the serial killer lucky enough to own an abortion mill. The story they were attempting to bury involved his trial for a homicide by medical malpractice (one of several such), the murder of four healthy infants (out of hundreds of similar killings), the abuse of human remains, and assorted associated felonies. Gosnell had been enabled by official malfeasance...