Supporters of the bill—which would mandate that abortion clinics to upgrade to the standards of Surgical Ambulatory Centers—say it was drafted in the interest of preventing further atrocities like 3801 Lancaster Ave. But critics say that in reality, SB 732 would encourage the proliferation of rogue, for-profit abortionists like Gosnell who, they note, was operating illegally in the first place. Critics add that if passed, many of the abortion clinics in the state would be forced to close because the upgrades they say are medically unnecessary are also prohibitively expensive.
Meanwhile, Gosnell remains behind bars with no bail. Just this morning, Judge Benjamin Lerner denied some accomplices’ legal attempts to obtain a separate trial by ruling that Gosnell and his accomplices will all be tried together. The court previously issued a gag order on the case.
The artists invite the public to view the installation tonight, 7 p.m., at 3801 Lancaster Ave.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia physician charged with murdering babies for decades, worked uninterrupted in a wide-open darkness of institutional failure. And a year-long investigation reveals how he got away with it for so long.
A timeline of events in the case against Dr. Kermit Gosnell.
A few days after Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s request to be represented by a city-funded public defender was denied by Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes—after all, it’s estimated Gosnell earned $1.8 million a year and owns almost 20 properties—he showed up to his preliminary arraignment yesterday afternoon flanked by big-wig attorney Jack McMahon.