Kermit Gosnell Articles

House to Vote on 20-Week Abortion Limit Next Week

6:19 AM, May 08, 2015

The House of Representatives will vote on a bill next week that would ban nearly all late-term abortions, House majority leader Kevin McCarthy tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD. The legislation would establish a national limit on abortion at 20 weeks after conception—five months into pregnancy—which is the gestational age at which infants can of feel pain and survive long-term if born prematurely.

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PA Gov Nominates Cabinet Member Who Oversaw Gosnell Nonfeasance

6:54 AM, Feb 19, 2015

Pennsylvania's Democratic governor Tom Wolf is just shy of a month into the new job, but one his cabinet nominations has raised eyebrows in Harrisburg and across the state. Wolf has nominated Pedro Cortes to be secretary of state, a job Cortes held in the last Democratic administration, two-term governor Ed Rendell, from 2003 to 2010. At first glance, the nomination makes sense. Wolf was Rendell's secretary of revenue, and he knows Cortes well. As well as being the first Latino cabinet member in state history, Cortes is also the longest serving secretary of state.

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Obama Threatens To Veto Bill That Would Protect Premature Infants From Abortion

5:55 PM, Jan 20, 2015

According to a statement issued by the White House on Tuesday, President Obama would veto a bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the point at which infants are capable of feeling pain and surviving long-term if born.

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The Gosnell Movie: 'America's Biggest Serial Killer'

12:38 PM, Mar 31, 2014

Three crusading filmmakers intent on doing stories that no one else will touch have moved on from a truth-telling documentary about natural-gas extraction to a planned TV movie about the man they’ve dubbed “America’s worst serial killer.” By the looks of it, plenty of people want the movie to be made.

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Wendy Davis: 'I don't know what happened in the Gosnell case'

Texas state senator says women who support limit on late-term abortion 'don't really understand' the issue.
3:03 PM, Aug 05, 2013

Texas state senator Wendy Davis spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Monday afternoon, talking about her 13-hour filibuster of a bill limiting late-term abortion and establishing higher safety standards at abortion clinics.

Following the speech, THE WEEKLY STANDARD asked Davis to explain the difference between the late-term abortions Davis wants to keep legal and killings for which Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was charged with murder.

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Kermit Gosnell in Pink Sneakers

3:58 PM, Jul 01, 2013

David Freddoso writes:

Imagine a parallel universe in which the media coverage of legislators' recent efforts to pass gun control omitted any reference to last year's slaughter of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Jay Carney Dodges Question on Late-Term Abortions

7:52 AM, Jun 14, 2013

At the White House press briefing on Thursday, CNN's Jessica Yellin brought up Nancy Pelosi's refusal to explain the difference between the killings carried out by Dr. Kermit Gosnell and late-term abortion.

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Gosnell Guilty

2:23 PM, May 13, 2013

Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty. The AP reports:


PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Pa. #abortion doctor found #guilty of killing 3 babies born alive, acquitted in 4th baby's death.

— Phil Elliott (@Philip_Elliott) May 13, 2013

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Against Infanticide

May 13, 2013

The massacre of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut, last December rightly sparked a national conversation about policies that might be enacted to prevent such atrocities in the future. But where is the national conversation in response to the massacre of innocents carried out in Philadelphia by Kermit Gosnell?

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The Narrow-Mindedness of the Abortion Lobby

10:21 AM, May 06, 2013

Kirsten Powers, writing at the Daily Beast, says the Kermit Gosnell case has revealed the abortion rights community has become blind to the horrors of late-term abortion:

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Did Pennsylvania Democrat Allyson Schwartz Send Women to Gosnell's House of Horrors?

7:00 AM, May 03, 2013

Allyson Schwartz, the Democratic suburban Philadelphia congresswoman running for governor, was the director of the Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center, an affiliate of Planned Parenthood, from 1975 to 1988. Her time there coincided with the formative years of abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s infamous career.

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Revisit the Born-Alive Act

9:05 AM, Apr 30, 2013

It must be one of those inversions of this age of the media that the issues raised by the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia have faded into the background, while the main attention has been drawn to the screening of this story by the liberal media. But even more curious has been screening that has taken place within the conservative media: Dr.

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Barbarism in Philadelphia

The crimes of Kermit Gosnell
Apr 29, 2013

Special Report Panel on Obama and Planned Parenthood

6:21 AM, Apr 26, 2013

Steve Hayes, with A.B. Stoddard and Charles Krauthammer, the other night on Fox News:

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Podcast: Pro-Choice Advocates Try to Blame Gosnell Horrors On Pro-Lifers

Hosted by Michael Graham
9:54 AM, Apr 18, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Michael Warren on his piece, "On Gosnell, Pro-Choicers Blame Pro-Lifers." Hosted by Michael Graham.

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Obama: 'I Can't Comment' on Gosnell Baby Murder Trial

8:10 AM, Apr 17, 2013

President Obama was asked about the Kermit Gosnell trial in an interview that aired this morning:

"Have you been watching the Gosnell trial? It's a Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of gruesome crimes. Are you following it, and do you think it animates a larger debate about abortion in this country?"

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On Gosnell, Pro-Choicers Blame Pro-Lifers

1:02 PM, Apr 16, 2013

The problem with Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist on trial for killing a mother and at least seven infants born alive after botched abortions, is that the government has too many anti-abortion regulations and not enough public funds for providing abortions to poor women. That’s according to the participants on a conference call hosted by RH Reality Check, a news and commentary website focused on “reproductive & sexual health and justice.” 

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WH: No Comment on Baby Murderer Trial

12:33 PM, Apr 15, 2013

Jay Carney says the White House won't comment on the Kermit Gosnell baby murderer trial:

"The president does not and cannot take a position on an ongoing trial," said Carney.

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The Gosnell Scandal

12:01 PM, Apr 10, 2013

Abortionist Kermit Gosnell is on trial in Philadelphia for killing a female patient and using scissors to cut the spines of fetuses that were aborted alive. According to the grand jury report, he killed “hundreds” of living fetuses. It was his “standard business practice.” Mysteriously, Gosnell kept fetal feet in jars, perhaps as mementos.

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A House of Horrors in Philadelphia

2:51 PM, Apr 03, 2013

One of the most sinister characters on TV appears in AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead and is known as the Governor. Initially presented as a selfless leader, the Governor is soon exposed as a deranged tyrant who demands absolute loyalty from everyone around him and worships death to the point of preserving human heads in aquarium tanks. In this season’s finale, he even slaughters his own people in a frenzy of bloodlust.

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