Abortionist Gosnell denied bail in case of grisly infant murders
PHILADELPHIA, January 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Abortionist Kermit Gosnell and several of his accomplices who were arrested Wednesday on eight counts of murder at his “house of horrors” abortion clinic, have been denied bail.
Gosnell, 69, faces 39 criminal counts including 3rd degree murder in the death of Karnamaya Mongar, 7 counts of murder for killing living infants after birth, abuse of corpse, tampering with evidence, corruption, conspiracy, obstruction, racketeering, and solicitation for murder, among other charges.
A massive, photograph-laden 281-page Grand Jury Report released Wednesday detailed Gosnell’s bone-chilling practices, including the killing of what clinic workers testified were “hundreds” of living, breathing newborn children by severing their spinal cords or slitting their necks.
The charges against Gosnell and his nine accomplices were filed by District Attorney R. Seth Williams, following the recommendations of the Grand Jury investigation.
Gosnell’s thirty-year operation only came to an end when authorities raided his Women’s Medical Services clinic in Philadelphia as part of a drug bust, and discovered his gruesome abortion operation. The Pennsylvania Department of Health and other state government agencies were slammed by the Grand Jury for turning a blind eye to Gosnell’s practices, despite their knowledge of complaints and lawsuits against the abortionist.
Two other Gosnell employees held without bail are Adrienne Moton, 33, and Lynda Williams, 42. Both are unlicensed medical workers at Gosnell’s clinic, who committed illegal abortions, infanticide, and other crimes.
Pearl Gosnell, the abortionist’s wife, 49, is held on $1 million bail. She faces charges of assisting her husband in carrying out illegal, very late abortions, and conspiracy to commit them.
Sherry West, 51, is held on $2 million bail for being an unlicensed worker who committed illegal abortions, illegally administered anesthesia and dispensed illegal drugs. She faces additional charges of 3rd degree Murder in the death of Mongar, conspiracy, and is charged with infanticide of a newborn known as “Baby C.”
Tina Baldwin is held on $150,000 bail, faces charges of illegal administration of anesthesia and corruption of a minor for forcing her 15-year-old daughter to work 50 hours a week at Gosnell’s clinic. The Grand Jury report said she was required to work after school to midnight, in the course of which she “was exposed to the full horrors of Gosnell’s practice”.
It was Baldwin who told the Grand Jury in her testimony that Gosnell once joked about a baby that was writhing as he cut its spine: “that’s what you call a chicken with its head cut off.”
The remainder of Gosnell’s nine cohorts in crime are held on bail ranging from $1 million to $150,000 for various other charges relating to conspiracy, perjury, racketeering, and obstruction of justice.
Neither Gosnell nor his accomplices can be held responsible for the hundreds of other newborn infants he allegedly murdered, because the statute of limitations on infanticide is limited to two years.
There is no statute of limitations on homicide in the state of Pennsylvania. The Grand Jury report recommended the statute of limitations for infanticide also be removed.