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.


Pearl Gosnell mug shot
Pearl Gosnell mug shot
Pearl Gosnell, the doctor’s third wife, also helped out in the office. Pearl assisted with abortion procedures on Sundays and days the clinic was normally closed. She worked at the clinic as a full-time medical assistant from 1982 until she married Gosnell in 1990. After that, she said, she worked there “maybe every other day,” bringing “paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, soap.” On Sundays, she assisted in the procedure room and monitored the patients in the recovery room.

Pearl claimed that she was certified to take temperatures and blood pressure by Lyons Technical Institute, but could not produce any records because, she said, the school had closed. She is licensed in cosmetology.


The Philadelphia District Attorney's office listed the following charges against Gosnell:
  • Abortion, 24 or more weeks, 18 Pa.C.S. § 3211, F-3
  • Conspiracy (Abortion, 24 or more weeks), 18 Pa.C.S. § 903, F-3
  • Corrupt Organization, Conspiracy, 18 Pa.C.S. § 911(b)(4), F-1