Philadelphia, PA – Abortionist Kermit Gosnell made a brief court appearance yesterday and entered a plea of not guilty to charges that he operated a pill mill out of his “house of horrors” abortion clinic between 2008 and January, 2010.
Gosnell is already being held without bail on seven murder charges for the deaths of one patient and the killings of six new born babies who were born alive them killed by stabbing and cutting their spinal cords with scissors. Nine of his unlicensed and unqualified employees were charged with him various charges from murder to participating in a corrupt organization. Since then six have pled guilty — three to murder charges — to avoid being tried with Gosnell.
The drug charges were added to Gosnell’s long list of abortion-related charges last month.
Authorities raided the medical offices of Kermit Gosnell in January, 2010, on suspicion that he was operating a pill mill that was the largest source of illegal painkillers sold on the streets of his city. That was when they discovered a squalid “house of horrors” where illegal late-term abortions were done on drugged, dazed women, where the late-term babies were born alive then murdered by severing their spinal cords with scissors, and where the severed feet of those late-term babies were kept in jars as trophies.
Gosnell is expected to be tried on the abortion-infant murder charges in March, 2013. He could face the death penalty if convicted.
Attorneys for both sides of the abortion and drug cases have been placed under a gag order.
“We are thankful for the aggressive prosecution of Gosnell for all his crimes. The courage of the District Attorney’s office is commendable and has led to many reforms nationwide that have resulted in dangerous abortion clinics closing and new laws that will make women and their pre-born babies a little safer,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and the new Pro-Life Nation. “We look forward to Gosnell’s day in court where we pray his victims will receive the justice they deserve under the law.”