Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Baby Killer Kermit Gosnell Gets Life In Prison, Not Death

May 14, 2013 - A Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, will not get the death penalty but will get two consecutive life terms instead.

Gosnell was convicted yesterday of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies who were delivered alive and then killed in his clinic.

"Gosnell gave up his appeal rights Tuesday, and prosecutors agreed to two life sentences without parole," reports Associated Press.

AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Yong Kim
Prosecutors had asked for the death penalty because Gosnell committed multiple murders. "Gosnell is to be sentenced Wednesday in the death of the third baby," says AP, "an involuntary manslaughter conviction in the death of a patient and hundreds of lesser counts."

"Pennsylvania authorities failed to conduct routine inspections of all its abortion clinics for 15 years by the time Gosnell's facility was raided," reports ABC News. "In the scandal's aftermath, two top state health officials were fired, and Pennsylvania imposed tougher rules for clinics."

Earlier: Abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell Guilty on Three Counts of First-Degree Murder