Posted by naroor | Posted in General news | Posted on 21-01-2011
A former patient of West Philadelphia Kermit Gosnell is calling for a life sentence of the abortion doctor.In today’s Daily News, 31-year-old Marie Smith details the botched abortion Gosnell performed on her in 1999 that sent her to the emergency room. Gosnell was charged yesterday on nine counts of murder and other offenses.
As WHY Health reporter Taunya English finds, women’s health advocates are speculating that the politics surrounding the abortion debate has created a hole in the oversight of abortion providers in Pennsylvania. Carol Tracy with the Women’s Law Project says that chasm allowed a Gosnell to operate an unsafe and unsanitary practice for decades. A grand jury report released this week says he “killed babies and endangered women.”
Comments from our Readers:
Nicole Smith:”his story is one of the worst examples of abusive medical practice. Its no suprise that things like this were happing begining in 1979 and continued so long without regulation. That is becoming a theme in this county.. The things done to those patients were, clearly criminal. We have an obligation in America to educate ourselves and others. Under educated people in this country are vulnerable , even with insurance.”
Eric Watson: ” I don’t advocate abortion in general but I do believe a woman has a legitimate excuse for abortion if: A) she’s been raped. B) She’s in danger of dying during delivery. C) If more than one doctor tells a parent that their child will grow up to be physically and mentally challenged to the point where the parents would have to be caregivers for the rest of their life.
Maybe if women had affordable access to birth control, there would be no need for abortions. It’s a shame we live in a society where health insurance will pay for Viagra but do little to help women afford birth control.”
Christian Mendez: “Obviously, most of the things he is doing are clearly wrong. However, it does show that there is a need to relax some legislation on abortion by adding more weeks to the time abortion can be administered and more money needs to be allocated to help low income women obtain an abortion.”
Joey Gatabon:”Babies, being most vulnerable & helpless, need the most protection we adults can give. put a stop to these killings!!!”