It has been three years since a drug raid on an abortion clinic in Philadelphia uncovered a house of horrors disguised as an abortion clinic.
Since then, we have heard very little from the mainstream media about Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the 72-year-old “doctor” who is accused of mass murder in his so-called abortion clinic.
Gosnell, who ran an abortion clinic in Philadelphia from 1979 to 2010, was arrested a year after a 2010 drug raid and charged with killing a patient and seven babies. His trial began in March and finally wrapped up Monday. Jury deliberations began Tuesday and, as this was written, were still underway.
Apparently, according to officials, Gosnell’s clinic was a filthy, foul-smelling “house of horrors” overlooked by regulators.
Officials said Gosnell would induce labor, deliver the viable, living babies, and then kill those babies by cutting into the back of the neck with scissors and severing their spinal cords.
To say that Gosnell’s clinic was a failure of the regulatory system is an understatement. In the 31 years he ran his clinic, state regulators only inspected it five times despite 46 lawsuits filed.
His arrest and trial have all the trappings that usually result in a media feeding frenzy.