May 13th, 2013
04:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Gosnell horror fuels fight for abortion laws

(CNN) - The depraved acts Dr. Kermit Gosnell is convicted of have sparked a new turn in the nationwide battle over abortion laws.

Groups that oppose legal abortion are using the horror surrounding his clinic, which garnered fresh attention during his murder trial, to push for new state and federal restrictions - even though Gosnell's acts were already illegal.

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  1. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    30 YEARS this monster/baby killer did this.

    May 13, 2013 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  2. Bill from GA

    Why is it that more laws are not the answer to the thousands of gun deaths yearly, but more laws will somehow stop this murderer?

    He broke the law, so 'abort' him!

    May 13, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  3. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    As the two year old in the car seat said, worry about yourself, and ill add,gop morons ,their are laws ,why do you think he was convicted of murder gop morons!!!!

    May 13, 2013 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Here we go with the Krischun Nashun freak show.

    It's time to play the music...it's time to light the lights....

    May 13, 2013 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  5. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    If Obama has a son he'd be just like Kermit.

    May 13, 2013 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  6. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    Sniffit

    Here we go with the Krischun Nashun freak show.

    It's time to play the music...it's time to light the lights....
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    Yeah and you're the star.

    May 13, 2013 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  7. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    Kermit Gosnell Drugged, Tied Up Woman Before Forced Abortion
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    This is the kind of monster democrats approve of.

    May 13, 2013 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    Huh...so how many guys doing what this guy has done have we caught sine Roe v. Wade? This is the exception to the rule, not the rule. The anti-choice activists and MSM will blow it up and give it such spotlight prominence that it will loom large in peoples' minds...after all, outrage and controversy sell advertising...but Gosnell in no way represents what takes place 99.99999% of the time. The numbers don't lie.

    May 13, 2013 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  9. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    Sounds like someone here has lost it. Argue amongst yourself.

    May 13, 2013 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  10. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    This obviously is NOT the exception. George Tiller was another one just not quite as bad.

    May 13, 2013 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "This obviously is NOT the exception. George Tiller was another one just not quite as bad."

    OMG, you just proved a massively pervasive pattern. Two...COUNT 'EM, TWO!!!! You should rest your case on that. Clearly, you've proven that it's more likely than not that almost every abortion provider is doing exactly what Gosnell did.

    May 13, 2013 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  12. The REAL Truth...

    @Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof) – This obviously is NOT the exception. George Tiller was another one just not quite as bad.
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    Amazing how many dingbats believe that 2 such cases in almost 50 yrs.... is NOT the exception. Got to be all that Fux news they are being brainwashed with.

    May 13, 2013 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  13. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    Numbers don't lie but democrats like yourself do.

    May 13, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  14. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    Sniffit

    "This obviously is NOT the exception. George Tiller was another one just not quite as bad."

    OMG, you just proved a massively pervasive pattern. Two...COUNT 'EM, TWO!!!! You should rest your case on that. Clearly, you've proven that it's more likely than not that almost every abortion provider is doing exactly what Gosnell did.
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    This is two that have got caught. Before these two you democrats argued there wasn't any. They exist and there's more out there that you can count on.

    May 13, 2013 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  15. Ghostwriter

    Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    Just like Cronyn (I think) who said that 90% Planned Parenthood's business is abortion when it's more like 3%? Or like when republicans sought like mad for examples of voting fraud and could not find enough in PA to move forward with their laws? Or Gov. of Florida that went to purge the names of "illegal voters" and had to stop because even republicans couldn't vouch for the validity of the purge? I know....It's like when republicans couldn't believe Romney lost in Nov.

    Seriously, you guys complained about criminals not following laws, so why create new ones.......

    May 13, 2013 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  16. okfine

    Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    Kermit Gosnell Drugged, Tied Up Woman Before Forced Abortion
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    This is the kind of monster democrats approve of.

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    Right. Just like the wingnuts approve of Adam Lanza, right?

    May 13, 2013 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    "This is two that have got caught. Before these two you democrats argued there wasn't any. They exist and there's more out there that you can count on."

    Yeah yeah...we know...elephants hide in strawberry patches etc. etc.

    I don't remember anyone, including myself, ever arguing that there are no people out there who violate laws and are willing to commit heinous acts...be it in the form of this guy's crimes or any others. You're just making things up for the sake of trying to manufacture an accusation of imaginary hypocrisy. Sorry, junior, but that fails here. People break the rules and find ways to do creatively horrifying things all the time and NOBODY claimed that they don't.

    May 13, 2013 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  18. west coaster

    time to follow the Germans and the Dutch with this. Free health care to all babies, free food to all babies, free education to all babies. Why should the babies suffer the consequenses of their failed parents? Take away financial pressures and you remove the main motivation for abortion...at least among the poor. Now the upper class daughters of Baptist preachers will always need to get abortions , but that has little to do with survival and everything to do with hypocrisy.

    We'll find that to neocons, eliminating abortion is a distant second to maintaining capitalism and having guns. Money is far more important to the righteous than those babie's lives. What a sad bunch of animals you conservatibves are, you feel so good inside when people are starving, you need someone to be starving in order to feel good about your posituion – extreme perverted relativism. Who cares if they are lazy good for nothings? You're gonna take that out on their babies – sick, just sick!

    If socialism eliminates or drastically reduces abortion then I am 100% for it, greed is not acceptable in the face of this massive tragedy called poverty.

    So, looking Jesus straight in the eye, say I want capitalism more than I want abortion ended.

    May 13, 2013 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  19. GonzoinHouston

    Dr. Tiller performed late-term abortions, which were legal at that time and place. There was never any evidence that her was doing the kind of behavior that Gosnell was performing. And lest we forget, Tiller was murdered by a Good Christian Citizen.

    May 13, 2013 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  20. truth hurts but reality bites

    How many have there been? Pretty hard to tell when nobody is inspecting or regulating these murder mills. How convenient is THAT?! Pennsylvania hadn't inspected this place in 17 YEARS. And he would still be murdering babies AND WOMEN if he hadn't gotten greedy and started over prescribing drugs. THAT is what exposed this serial murderer.

    The photos and evidence are reminiscent of Nazi Germany medical experimentation on human beings. I would strongly advise every adult that support abortion to view them to find out exactly what you are advocating. I can tell you one thing it is NOT. It is not "women's healthcare"!!

    May 13, 2013 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  21. Just Me

    One of the sad realities of abortion is that women who are impoverished or involved in abusive relationships with either their family or their man can see no other way out. They're scared to death because of the stigma and shame that some people put on unwed parents. When women seek a late term abortion, it's usually because she cannot afford the cost of birth control to prevent an unwanted pregnancy in the first place or the cost of a safer abortion earlier in the pregnancy. There could be a horrible deformity in her fetus, or if she gives birth it could endanger her own life. I fully support that doctors who prey on poor women be held accountable for unsafe clinics, but I sincerely hope that fanatics don't use this doctor as a model to ban all abortion providers that do care about safety and confidentiality because it could endanger women's lives. Especially if her pregnancy is the result of a rape.

    May 13, 2013 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  22. GI Joe

    What that monster did is what was happening all over the country BEFORE ROE V WADE. wake up people,

    May 13, 2013 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  23. Data Driven

    Hey, just enforce the laws already on the books. Like with the guns. Right, wingers?

    May 13, 2013 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  24. skarphace

    Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof): "Before these two you democrats argued there wasn't any."

    You just made that up. Name one person, Democrat or otherwise, that has ever claimed that there were no doctors unethical enough to perform illegal abortions. These doctors always have and always will exist.

    However, there were many more of these doctors before Roe v. Wade.

    May 13, 2013 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  25. S.B. Stein

    He committed a crime and was convicted. Just because he did it doesn't make all abortion providers evil. If one does it, then all do it logic fails because the one dentist who accidently infected people means that all are going to do that?

    May 13, 2013 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |