Of note, according to the AP story, Karnamaya Mongar, the woman Gosnell recently killed, was referred to Gosnell by an abortion clinic in Virginia.
Mongar was referred to Gosnell's clinic in the city's impoverished Mantua section by a clinic in Virginia that did not do second-trimester abortions.I'm left to wonder which clinic that was and how many times had they referred women to Gosnell.
The AP story also notes Gosnell and P.Z. Myers share the same opinion about killing infants who survive abortions by severing their spinal cords. They don't think it should be a crime.
Gosnell, at his arraignment Thursday, said he did not understand why he was being charged with eight counts of murder.
"I understand the one count, because a patient died, but I didn't understand the seven counts," he told a magistrate.
The Daily News story reveals that Gosnell didn't have a problem with forced abortion.
FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Robyn Reid didn't want an abortion. But when her grandmother forcibly took her to an abortion clinic one wintry day in 1998, Reid figured she'd just tell the doctor her wishes and then sneak away.
Instead, Kermit Gosnell barked: "I don't have time for this!" He then ripped off her clothes, spanked her, wrestled her onto a dirty surgical stretcher, tied her flailing arms and legs down and pumped sedatives into her until she quit screaming and lost consciousness, she told the Daily News yesterday.
Reid tried to find someone to help her report Gosnell but abortion hotlines apparently didn't provide any help.
Reid said she tried to report Gosnell.
"I called all kinds of 1-800 numbers, abortion hot lines. Not one person I talked to could give me any advice on what to do about the doctor," said Reid, now 28, of Northeast Philadelphia. "I was 15; I didn't know what else to do."