From: Philadelphia Christian Living Examiner
Pearl Gosnell, 50, the wife of abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell pleaded guilty to performing an abortion after 24 weeks, criminal conspiracy and participating in a corrupt organization according to the District Attorney’s office.
According to the grand jury report released in January, the “Women’s Medical Society” was the name of the clinic at 3801 Lancaster Avenue, run by Kermit Gosnell, M.D. for almost four decades. The clinic reeked of animal urine, courtesy of the cats that were allowed to roam (and defecate) freely. Furniture and blankets were stained with blood. Instruments were not properly sterilized. And scattered throughout, in cabinets, in the basement, in a freezer, in jars and bags and plastic jugs, were fetal remains.
Pearl Gosnell who has no medical license, worked at the clinic as a full-time medical assistant from 1982 until she married Kermit Gosnell in 1990. After that, she said she worked there “maybe every other day,” bringing “paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, soap.” On Sundays she assisted in the procedure room and monitored the patients in the recovery room.
Pearl claimed that she was certified to take temperatures and blood pressure by Lyons Technical Institute, but could not produce any records because she said the school had close. She is licensed in cosmetology.
Six other clinic employees have already pleaded guilty and plan to testify against Kermit Gosnell according to published reports.
Common Pleas Court Judge Benjamin Learner set Pearl Gosnell’s sentencing hearing for February 15.
What’s the problem here, libs? The “Good” Doctor Butcher was just making sure the woman’s decision to abort was being carried out, wasn’t he? At least he didn’t put the babies in a room by themselves to die, a decision supported by Dear Leader when he was a state senator in Illinois.
This is where you get to when you begin the journey down the path of parsing human life into segments of declining value; when you begin to rationalize some lives into being less valuable than others, whether it be by race or by life-stage. What the Nazi regime did to Jews, Gypsies, Communists, homosexuals, Slavs and others, Kermit Gosnell did to babies through the very same intellectual process. You would think that, being a reasonably bright species, somehow we would learn that lesson but we never do. For some God forsaken reason we seem to have to go down that road again and again and again, always ending up in the same place, and always wondering how we got there.
Kermit Gosnell is a perfect example of why it’s stupid and counter-productive to make late-term abortion (or any term abortion, really) illegal. When you drive something underground and into the domain of people who are willing to operate outside of the law, there are no codified professional standards of conduct that they must meet in order to maintain their livelihood, because hey, they’re already criminals. If you want to know who is truly responsible for the pain and death inflicted by Gosnell, look at the legislators who made it impossible for qualified and responsible doctors to legally provide the services he offered.
There are millions of liberal Democrats out there who sincerely believe that abortion is a right, and that killing fetuses is morally equivalent to clipping toenails. The premise of abortion is that a fetus is not a human being, and upon this rotten foundation the entire edifice of Planned Parenthood has risen.
These guys just went a little too far. They’ll cut their plea bargains, do their time, but the abortion express will go chugging along…aided by the federal government to the maximum possible extent until Obama leaves DC.