A Pennsylvania abortionist faces charges stemming from the alleged murder of seven late term babies with scissors. The CBS affiliate in Philadelphia has the story.
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.”
The procedure that Dr. Kermit Gosnell performed on those babies is partial birth abortion. After the fold please find a graphical description of the procedure.
It is heartening to see that, at least in Pennsylvania, one District Attorney has the courage to call partial birth abortion what it is, murder.