Heritage weighs in on the Gosnell trial:
“Infanticide” is perhaps too soft a term to describe the brutality that became commonplace at the corners of N. 38th St and Lancaster Ave. in Philadelphia.
The trial of Kermit Gosnell, who ran the West Philadelphia Women’s Medical Center abortion clinic since 1979, has been underway for over three weeks. But the mainstream media’s refusal to cover the story has left many Americans ignorant of the horrific conditions and deadly procedures inflicted on women and children by Gosnell.
Among other crimes, the former doctor is charged with the murder of seven infants who were born alive after failed abortion attempts. According to former clinic staff, the murder of newborn infants after botched abortions was a regular occurrence, with one clinic worker estimating nearly 100 living babies were gruesomely murdered moments after birth.
Indeed, the over 200-page grand jury report on the Gosnell case acknowledges that hundreds of live infants were likely killed after failed abortions, but the clinic’s shoddy record keeping only allows for formal murder charges in seven cases. Many of the clinics abortions were also allegedly performed on infants older than 24 weeks gestation, the legal limit for abortion in Pennsylvania, including on babies old enough to be viable outside of the womb.