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.


Sherry West mug shot
Sherry West mug shot
Sherry West was hired by Gosnell in October 2008. She had known Gosnell as a patient for 35 years. She had recently been diagnosed with hepatitis C. The doctor hired her to perform the same duties as his other “medical assistants.” Like them, she had no training or certificate that would qualify her to do ultrasound examinations, administer anesthesia, monitor patients in the recovery room, or do any of the other duties that she performed. No precautions were taken to protect patients from exposure to hepatitis C. West worked at the clinic every day except Wednesday and Sunday. She was paid strictly in cash, at a rate of between eight and ten dollars an hour. Her hours were supposed to be 3:00 p.m. to closing. She was present on the night that Karnamaya Mongar died and was still working at the clinic on February 18, 2010, when the facility was raided.


The Philadelphia District Attorney's office listed the following charges against West:
  • 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
  • Tampering with or Fabricating Evidence, 18 Pa.C.S. § 4910, M-2
  • Tampering with records, 18 Pa.C.S. § 4104, M-1
  • Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution,18 Pa.C.S. § 5105(a), F-3
  • Obstructing Administration of Law, 18 Pa.C.S. § 5101, M-2
  • Conspiracy (murder generally), 18 Pa.C.S. § 903, F-1
  • Abortion at 24 or more weeks (1 counts), 18 Pa.C.S. § 3211, F-3
  • Conspiracy (Abortion, 24 or more weeks), 18 Pa.C.S. § 903, F-3
  • Corrupt Organizations, Racketeering, 18 Pa.C.S. § 911(b), F-1
  • Corrupt Organization, Conspiracy, 18 Pa.C.S. § 911(b)(4), F-1