A West Philadelphia doctor is going to hell -- but he's going to prison first. The crimes against Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a family practioner, was never certified as an OB/GYN, are horrific.
Sources say Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 69, faces eight counts of murder in the deaths of a woman following a botched abortion at his office, along with the deaths of seven other babies who, prosecutors allege, were born alive following illegal late-term abortions and then were killed by severing their spinal cords with a pair of scissors. “I am aware that abortion is a hot-button topic,” said District Attorney Seth Williams. “But as District Attorney, my job is to carry out the law. A doctor who knowingly and systematically mistreats female patients, to the point that one of them dies in his so-called care, commits murder under the law. A doctor who cuts into the necks severing the spinal cords of living, breathing babies, who would survive with proper medical attention, is committing murder under the law.” Gosnell is facing Murder in the 3rd Degree for the death of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar. Mrs. Mongar died on November 20, 2009 when she was overdosed with anesthetics prescribed by Gosnell. He is also facing seven Murder charges for the deaths of infants who were killed after being born viable and alive during the 6th, 7th and 8th month of pregnancy. Gosnell is also facing numerous other charges.When police swooped down on his medical practice, which catered to minorities, immigrants and poor women, they found bags and bottles holding aborted fetuses were scattered throughout the building; Jars containing the severed feet of babies lined a shelf. Also, investigators found that the doctor was re-using unsanitary instruments; performing procedures in filthy rooms; operating room with litter boxes and animals present at the time of the operations; and he allowed unlicensed employees to perform operations and administer anesthesia, including a 15-year-old high school student. It was also learned that state regulators ignored complaints about him and failed to visit or inspect his clinic since 1993. Eight employees of were also arrested and face a litany of charges ranging from murder to conspiracy to theft.