Articles and video covering our activities surrounding the one-year anniversary of the murder conviction of late term abortionist, Kermit Gosnell.
The Heritage Foundation – May 13, 2014
On May 13, 2014, Americans United for Life’s President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest, and General Counsel Ovide M. Lamontagne, J.D. spoke alongside legal and medical experts at an panel hosted by The Heritage Foundation on the one-year anniversary of the conviction of late-term abortionist, Kermit Gosnell. Other speakers included Byron Calhoun, M.D., Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, West Virginia University-Charleston; Angelina Baglini, J.D., Fellow, Charlotte Lozier Institute; and Teresa Collett, J.D., Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law. The panel was moderated by Sarah Torre, a policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation.
Press Release – May 13, 2014
Americans United for Life Vice President for External Affairs and Corporate Counsel Jeanneane Maxon joined U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell along with pro-life leaders, calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow a vote on legislation Senator Graham introduced, S. 1670, The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a ban on abortion at 20 weeks which will protect women’s health and unborn children from fetal pain. The Capitol Hill news conference took place on the one-year anniversary of the murder conviction of notorious abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell.
Maxon made the following statement: “Almost one year ago today, I attended the murder trial of Philadelphia late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell. I listened to the prosecutor ask Gosnell what the majority of the world was thinking, “Are you even human?” On this anniversary of his conviction, we are comforted that justice was handed down when a jury of Gosnell’s peers found him guilty of the murder of children born alive during abortion, and of the shameful death of Karnamaya Mongar, a mother and refugee camp survivor whom Gosnell killed in his ‘house of horrors’ clinic. [Continue Reading…]
Denise Burke at The Daily Caller – May 13, 2014
It reads like the script for a horror movie: The spinal cords of just-delivered infants “snipped” with scissors. A dying woman trapped in a “house of horrors” abortion clinic by a padlocked emergency exit, lost in the clinic’s “confusing maze of narrow hallways and multiple twisting stairways.” The pervasive smell of animal urine; furniture and blankets stained with blood; broken and inoperable medical equipment; and the remains of dozens of babies stored in jars, milk jugs, and cat food cans.
This isn’t a work of fiction. This was the evidence and eyewitness testimony that lead to the conviction of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, one year ago this month. [Continue Reading…]
Denise Burke at National Review – May 13, 2014
When someone dies, those who remain are provided with a poignant opportunity to take stock of the meaning of their lives; how much more so when considering a life lost to murder.
This month marks the one-year anniversary of Kermit Gosnell’s convictions and life-sentence for murdering born-alive infants, killing patient Karnamaya Mongar, performing illegal late-term abortions, and violating Pennsylvania’s informed consent requirements more than 200 times. Several important lessons can be garnered from the multi-year investigation into Gosnell and his “house-of-horrors” abortion clinic, as well as from the substandard and often dangerous practices that have become common in the under-regulated and largely unaccountable abortion industry.
The first important lesson is that Kermit Gosnell is not an aberration, as abortion advocates routinely and desperately claim. [Continue Reading…]
William Saunders and Ovide Lamontagne at LifeNews – May 13, 2014
“The medical practice by which [Gosnell] carried out this business was a filthy fraud in which he overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels – and, on at least two occasions, caused their deaths.”
So begins the graphic and stomach-turning January 2011 grand jury report into notorious Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, convicted one year ago of murdering born-alive infants, killing a patient, performing illegal late-term abortions, and violating Pennsylvania’s informed consent law more than 200 times. [Continue Reading…]