The jury is in, and thankfully, Kermit Gosnell was at least convicted of 3 counts of 1st degree murder. He did not receive the death penalty for his crimes, but he will at least spend the remainder of his days in prison, and without parole.
Gosnell is the Philadelphia abortion provider who made the news for his killing of babies who survived abortion procedures. He and his assistants killed the babies by snipping their spines with scissors.
Gosnell was also convicted of several other crimes, including performing abortions beyond the 24-week limit, failure to observe the 24-hour waiting period, and one count of manslaughter for accidentally killing a patient by a drug overdose. Investigators described his facility as a “house of horrors.” Baby bodies and body parts were stored in various places throughout the facility.
Some Lessons Learned:
We must not grow weary in our opposition to the abomination of abortion. Hopefully, cases like the Gosnell case will help to change the minds of at least some of the unpersuaded.