I am using the Grand Jury Report on the crimes of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell as the basis of this Wiki. I will add material to support my contention that though Gosnell is beyond the pale, this is mainly in the way he combined and refined aspects of the ghoulish and callous disregard for humanity often seen in abortionists. He was hardly a pioneer.

In order to distinguish between my own writings, and those of the Grand Jury, I will use a different font that makes the Grand Jury Report appear to be typed.


Kermit Gosnell mug shot
Kermit Gosnell mug shot
Kermit Gosnell himself was not qualified. Under Pennsylvania law, an abortion facility must have at least one doctor certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, either on staff or as a consultant. Gosnell, the only licensed physician associated with the Women's Medical Society, is not an obstetrician or gynecologist, much less a board-certified one. In fact, 40 years ago, he started but failed to complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology.


Just as his clinic bore no resemblance to a bona fide medical facility, the image of himself that Gosnell promoted had no truth to it. In newspaper and television interviews, he portrayed himself as a hard-working, conscientious doctor doing the best he could for his community. In fact, he left his clinic and his patients untended all day while he was at home, relaxing or exercising. Any contributions he may have made to the community are undermined by the substandard treatment that he passed off as medical care for the indigent.

Gosnell routinely cracked jokes about babies whose necks he had just slit. He treated his patients with condescension – slapping them, providing abysmal care, and often refusing even to see or talk to them – unless they were Caucasian, or had money.

He yelled at and intimidated his staff. And he took advantage of poor women in desperate situations.

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office listed the following charges against Gosnell:

  • Murder (Karnamaya Mongar), 3rd degree, 18 Pa.C.S. § 2502(c)
  • Murder, drug delivery resulting in death (K. Mongar), 18 Pa.C.S. § 2506
  • Controlled Substances Act, 35 P.S. 780-§113(f)(30), F-1
  • Controlled Substances Act, 35 P.S. 780-§113(f)(14), F-1
  • Conspiracy (Controlled Substances Act), 18 Pa.C.S. § 903, F-1
  • Solicitation (Controlled Substances Act), 18 Pa.C.S. § 902, 2 counts, F-1
  • Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution, 18 Pa.C.S. § 5105(a), F-3
  • Obstructing Administration of Law, 18 Pa.C.S. § 5101, M-2
  • Murder (Baby Boy A), 18 Pa.C.S. § 2502
  • Murder (Baby Boy B), 18 Pa.C.S. § 2502
  • Murder (Baby C), 18 Pa.C.S. § 2502
  • Conspiracy (Murder of Baby C), 18 Pa.C.S. § 903, F-1
  • Solicitation (Murder, Baby C), 18 Pa.C.S. § 902, F-1
  • Murder (Baby D), 18 Pa.C.S. § 2502
  • Conspiracy (Murder of Baby D), 18 Pa.C.S. § 903, F-1
  • Solicitation (Murder, Baby D), 18 Pa.C.S. § 902, F-1
  • Murder (Baby E) 18 Pa.C.S. § 2502
  • Murder (Baby F), 18 Pa.C.S. § 2502
  • Conspiracy (Murder of Baby F), 18 Pa.C.S. § 903, F-1
  • Murder (Baby G), 18 Pa.C.S. § 2501
  • Conspiracy (Murder of Baby G), 18 Pa.C.S. § 903, F-1
  • Solicitation (Murder of Baby G), 18 Pa.C.S. § 902, F-1
  • Conspiracy (murder, generally), 18 Pa.C.S. § 903, F-1
  • Infanticide (Baby Boy B), 18 Pa.C.S. § 3212, F-3
  • Infanticide (Baby Girl A), 18 Pa.C.S. § 3212, F-3
  • Abortion at 24 or more weeks (33 counts), 18 Pa.C.S. § 3211, F-3
  • Conspiracy (Abortion, 24 or more weeks), 18 Pa.C.S. § 903, F-3
  • Informed consent violations (310 counts), 18 Pa.C.S. § 3205, M-3
  • Abuse of Corpse (5 counts), 18 Pa.C.S. § 5510, M-2
  • Theft by deception (10 counts), 18 Pa.C.S. § 3922, M-1
  • Conspiracy (Theft by deception), 18 Pa.C.S. § 903, M-1
  • Controlled Substances Act (Massof), 35 P.S. 780-(§113(f)(30), F-1
  • Controlled Substances Act (Massof), 35 P.S. 780-(§113(f)(14), F-1
  • Conspiracy (Controlled Substances Act), 18 Pa.C.S. § 903, F-1
  • Corrupt Organizations, Racketeering, 18 Pa.C.S. § 911(b), F-1
  • Corrupt Organization, Conspiracy, 18 Pa.C.S. § 911(b)(4), F-1
  • Corruption of Minors (3 counts), 18 Pa.C.S. § 6301, M-1
  • Obstructing Administration of Law, 18 Pa.C.S. § 5101, M-2
  • Tampering with or Fabricating Evidence, 18 Pa.C.S. § 4910, M-2

Background on Gosnell, and how he slid into being an abortion slumlord, is here.