Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Philadelphia abortionist has license suspended for "deplorable" conditions

Kermit Gosnell, an abortionist in West Philadelphia, has had his medical license suspended after his office was raided by federal agents. They were apparently looking for evidence that he was illegally distributing prescription pain killers. What they found were "deplorable and unsanitary" conditions.
It states: "There was blood on the floor, and parts of aborted fetuses were displayed in jars."

The order calls Gosnell's continued practice of medicine "an immediate and clear danger to the public health and safety....."

The suspension order also alleges that on or about Nov. 20, a patient died after being treated at the clinic by an unlicensed employee.

The woman, who was not named and was in the clinic for an abortion, was given 10 mg of Demerol and 12.5 mg of promethazine. When the patient began experiencing cramping, she asked for more pain medication, and Gosnell told the unlicensed employee to administer it, the order states.

The woman allegedly was given 75 mg of Demerol, 12.5 mg of promethazine, and 10 mg of diazepam, and later more anesthetic in preparation for the abortion.

After the abortion, the order states, the woman "started to have arrhythmia and then went into V-fib" (ventricular fibrillation). She was taken to an unnamed hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

According to the UPI, a local CBS station reported there were 30 frozen unborn children found in a follow-up search by state officials.


  1. This story--the raid--is good for pro-choice. It shows that oversight is working, bad abortion clinics are getting shut down, just like bad practicioners in any other speciality.

  2. As usual, your logic is horrible.

    Just because another shoddy abortion clinic gets (at least temporarily) shut down (this time only because they thought he was illegal distributing prescription drugs) in no way shows that "oversight" is working.

    That's like saying basketball referees get every call right because one official made one correct call by accident.

    If oversight was working, it wouldn't have taken a federal raid for the health department to know about these deplorable conditions.

    You left almost the exact same thoughtless comment about Andrew Rutland and then were joyful that he was allowed to keep his license (at least temporarily).