He was part of a super-coil abortion experiment in the early 70's in which 9 of 15 patients suffered serious complications.
One of the 40-plus lawsuits filed against him, claimed another woman died from a botched abortion at his hands in 2000.
Semika Shirelle Shaw called the office the day after her abortion because she was bleeding badly but wasn't told to get checked there or at a hospital, according to court documents. The lawsuit alleged that Shaw, a 22-year-old mother of two, died two days later of a perforated uterus and sepsis.
Malina Williams, a woman who Gosnell performed an abortion on nearly 20 years ago recounted her experience as a 13-year-old at Gosnell’s clinic.
She said she had thought something was amiss when the West Philadelphia doctor eagerly agreed to perform the abortion, even though he allegedly didn't have permission from her parents as required by state law.
After her procedure was over, Williams said she saw Gosnell cradling a bottle that contained the remains of her fetus. Her eyes darted away and landed on the room with the bottles.
"He left the door open," said Williams, now 32. "I could see all the little babies in bottles filled with liquid, and I started crying.
"He said he did research on them. He said, 'Don't cry, don't feel bad. Everybody does this.' "