May 13th: Kermit Gosnell Convicted: A Disturbing Case of Medical Malpractice and Murder

May 12, 2023

American physician Kermit Gosnell was found guilty in Pennsylvania of several heinous crimes, including the murder of three infants born alive during attempted abortion procedures and involuntary manslaughter of a woman undergoing an abortion. Gosnell’s trial and conviction brought to light the horrifying conditions at his abortion clinic and highlighted the need for greater oversight and regulation in the medical field.

Gosnell’s clinic, the Women’s Medical Society in Philadelphia, was the subject of a grand jury investigation that revealed squalid conditions and grossly substandard medical practices. Untrained staff administered anesthesia, and performed illegal late-term abortions, often resulting in the live birth of infants who were subsequently killed by Gosnell.

The case gained national attention, sparking intense debate about abortion rights, medical malpractice, and regulatory oversight. Critics argued that Gosnell’s clinic had been allowed to operate unchecked for years due to a systemic failure of oversight and inspection by state health agencies.

In May 2013, Gosnell was found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of the infants, involuntary manslaughter in the death of the woman, and numerous other charges, including performing illegal late-term abortions.

The shocking case of Kermit Gosnell underscores the importance of stringent regulations and oversight in medical facilities to ensure patient safety and prevent unethical practices. The tragedy serves as a reminder of the need for vigilance in monitoring and enforcing medical standards to protect the public from harm.


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