Philadelphia abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted Monday, May 13 of three counts of first-degree murder for the death of three babies that prosecutors said were delivered alive and subsequently killed. The jury also found Gosnell not guilty of third-degree murder but guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 41-year-old woman who died after an anesthesia overdose during a 2009 abortion. He was also convicted of infanticide, conspiracy, and running a corrupt organization.
This conviction was handed down on the same day that the Missouri Legislature passed HB 400, which now outlaws telemedicine abortions in Missouri.
In a statement regarding the conviction, Cardinal Sean O’Malley said “Dr. Gosnell’s trial brought much-needed attention to the tragedy of abortion. His murder convictions of newly delivered infants have caused many people to reexamine their positions on abortion.”
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