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Re: [GYCA] Millionaire Abortion Doctor charged with murder
Jan 26th, 2011 - 11:18:28
Thank you Maria for the links hilighting articles on reason as to why
women and girls take on abortions -legal and financial barriers,
social stigma or language barriers
Its quite unfortunate that in Philadelphia such case is at high rate;
and even married women lacks knowledge about contraceptives. This
implies that the health sector are not working. Ok. What is the Obama
Health Reform upto?
I believe there should be routine checks on clinics and their
performances. Also, information on Reproductive Health should be made
accessible to all, especially young girls through local media. Its
worse than a third world country.
We are far from achieving MDGs 4 & 5 that is; Reducing child
mortality & Improving maternal health)
Follow this link for Reproductive Health and abortion statistics:
On 1/25/11, Maria de Bruyn wrote:
> Please read these articles for additional information on why such tragedies
> are taking place.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Unyime-Abasi Ben [mailto:mclato (at) gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 4:50 PM
> To: Maria de Bruyn
> Subject: [GYCA] Millionaire Abortion Doctor charged with murder
> Kermit Gosnell performed dozens of illegal, late-term abortions a day
> -- as many as he could at up to $3,000 per procedure. After inducing labor
> and waiting for the late hours of the night, Dr. Gosnell would deliver the
> babies premature, briefly alive, and thrust scissors into the backs of their
> necks in order to sever their spinal cords. For no apparent reason, bags of
> dead fetuses littered his clinic, and jars containing severed feet lined his
> Today, prosecutors in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office filed
> eight charges of murder against Gosnell, his wife and eight other suspects.
> Seven of those charges are for living babies that Gosnell allegedly murdered
> with scissors. The eighth is for a mother who died after receiving a lethal
> dose of anesthesia in Gosnell's Women's Health Society.
> The case drew national media attention in February 2010 after the
> Pennsylvania Department of State's Board of Medicine suspended Gosnell's
> license and shut down the West Philadelphia-based clinic due to "deplorable
> and unsanitary" conditions. Those conditions included "blood on the floor
> and parts of aborted fetuses in jars."
> As Salon's Kate Harding reported, the doctor had instructed unlicensed and
> untrained assistants to administer medication and perform procedures.
> Gosnell reused unsanitary instruments and even enlisted the help of a high
> school student for procedures. The utter horror that unfolded in Gosnell's
> clinic, Harding explained, illustrates the importance of "legal,
> high-quality abortion care."
> According to District Attorney Seth Williams, Gosnell treated mostly
> immigrant and low-income patients from across the mid-Atlantic region in his
> clinic. He did, however, also keep a cleaner area of the clinic for white
> women from the suburbs.
> If anything, the Gosnell case illustrates the pressing need for better
> regulation in women's health. Over the course of his 30-year career,
> patients filed at least 46 malpractice suits against Gosnell. Many of them
> -- including the death of one 22-year-old mother -- involved perforated
> uteruses, which Gosnell would routinely stitch up without informing the
> women. Meanwhile, regulators ignored countless complaints against Gosnell
> who was not board-certified in obstetrics-gynecology.
> The illegal abortion business made Gosnell a rich man. He made $1.8 million
> one year, according to the district attorney. Prosecutors also found
> $240,000 in cash during a search of Gosnell's home.
> The district attorney has publicly blamed the state's lack of oversight for
> allowing such a murderous practice to thrive.
> Gosnell blames no one. He says he's innocent.
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