Reviewing the Kermit Gosnell Case

Gosnell CenterBy Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director

I had the opportunity recently to watch “See No Evil: The Kermit Gosnell Case.” The documentary originally aired on Fox News some time ago, but it is now available on the channel’s new premium streaming service, Fox Nation.

As anchor Brett Baier adroitly asked: Was there anything “more horrific than Gosnell?”

Gosnell was the West Philadelphia abortionist who was ultimately convicted of murdering three newborn babies and causing the death of a female immigrant patient, Karnamaya Mongar. The grand jury believed that Gosnell had actually killed hundreds of newborns, but prosecutors could bring charges in only a handful of cases, because Gosnell destroyed so many records.

He killed his prey in a violently vile manner, severing their spinal cords with scissors. He was known to then throw his victims in the trash–although he also severed their feet, which he then kept in jars. These souvenirs of his killing sprees shocked even the most seasoned of detectives.

The documentary notes that Gosnell earned an astounding $2 million a year in cash from his grisly trade. He operated under the “benign neglect of authorities,” who failed to inspect his filthy facility for 17 years.

The 281-page grand jury report posited allegations of a host of abuses at the Women’s Medical Society–everything from spreading venereal disease through the use of tainted medical instruments to illegally performing late-term abortions.

Even upon a second viewing, “See No Evil” is shocking and deeply disturbing. We see victims whose cries were met with a brutal death. May we answer this senseless violence with the admonition: Never forget!

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