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.

Massof was a 1998 graduate of St. George’s University Medical School in Grenada. He had taken and passed some of the tests necessary to become a doctor in the United States, but was never
Steven Massof mug shot
into a residency program. Massof worked as a bartender and cook in Pittsburgh after graduating from medical school. In 2003, Gosnell hired Massof to work as a doctor at the clinic despite the fact that he knew that Massof was not licensed to treat patients.

Massof testified that he had an “ECFMG” (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate that qualified him to enter a residency program. But Gosnell’s clinic had no residency program, and Massof’s certificate did not allow him to practice medicine without the supervision of such a program. Massof was never registered with Pennsylvania’s Board of Medicine as a graduate medical trainee, as is required to practice medicine in the Commonwealth.

Nevertheless, Gosnell directed Massof to perform as the facility’s only “doctor” daily from noon until Gosnell (or O’Neill, the other unlicensed doctor) arrived at the clinic for the night – frequently some eight or nine hours later. Kareema Cross testified that, while Massof was working at the clinic, Gosnell felt comfortable arriving as late as 9:00 or 10:00 p.m. During that time, Massof treated medical patients for conditions including diabetes, asthma, pain, and infectious diseases; prescribed drugs; anesthetized abortion patients; performed ultrasounds; delivered babies; removed placentas; cut umbilical cords; and, in accordance with Gosnell’s practice, severed the spinal cords of the late second-trimester and the third-trimester babies that precipitated.

Massof began working at the clinic in July 2003 and left in June 2008. His work schedule was erratic. He normally worked six days a week from noon until 2:00 to 3:00 a.m. when the abortion procedures were completed. Gosnell paid him in cash: $300 a week and an additional $30 for each second- or third-trimester abortion patient.

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office listed the following charges against Massof:
  • 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. § 2502
  • Conspiracy (Murder, of Baby G), 18 Pa.C.S. § 903, F-1
  • Conspiracy (Murder generally), 18 Pa.C.S. § 903, F-1
  • 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
  • Theft by deception, 18 Pa.C.S. § 3922 , M-1
  • Conspiracy (Theft by deception), 18 Pa.C.S. § 903, M-1
  • Corrupt Organizations, Racketeering, 18 Pa.C.S. § 911(b), F-1
  • Corrupt Organization, Conspiracy, 18 Pa.C.S. § 911(b)(4), F-1