PA Abortion Doc's Wife Pleads Guilty

The wife of a Philadelphia doctor has admitted performing an illegal abortion at a filthy clinic that authorities describe as a "house of horrors."

Court documents indicate Pearl Gosnell pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges including performing one late-term abortion and conspiring to perform another.

Gosnell is the wife of Kermit Gosnell, who is charged in the deaths of seven babies and a woman who died of a painkiller overdose.

Authorities say babies born alive were killed at the west Philadelphia clinic by having their spinal cords severed with scissors.

Besides the Gosnells, eight others were also charged in the case. Several have already pleaded guilty.

The lawyers in the case are under a gag order.


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  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Dec 13, 2011 at 05:25 PM
    Make abortions illegal and this kind of horrible thing will not be news anymore. I won't be the exception, it will be the rule. Just SOP.
  • by Marie Location: Greenville on Dec 13, 2011 at 03:54 PM
    No doubt this is a grotesque story, but of all the national news, why is this picked by WITN for local news?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 at 03:34 PM
    How horrible, killing babies that are born alive. How can any one do that and live with themselves? Those poor babies, never had a chance.
  • by Anon Location: Bertie on Dec 13, 2011 at 03:30 PM
    How in the world could someone ever do that to a child.?! that is sick. someone should severe their spinal cords with scissors.! They need to be put under the jail.
  • by Anonymous Location: Windsor on Dec 13, 2011 at 02:26 PM
    Bring back public hangings!
  • by bertie on Dec 13, 2011 at 01:00 PM
    With all of the women out there that would give anything to be able to have a child.....we have doctors killing them when they are born alive????Oh my Lord!!!! How can anyone do that? They are just plain sick!!!! I hope they get what is coming to them while in prison!!!!
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