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Friday, July 1, 2016

Kermit Gosnell Sues Prosecutor Who Convicted Him, Claiming Defamation

via theaustralian.com.au

By Cassy Fiano
Live Action News

Kermit Gosnell’s name is now forever linked with some of the most despicable murders ever committed in our country’s history. Decades of abuses were covered up. His clinic operated under filthy, disgusting conditions. Women claimed they were forced into abortions. 

Babies were born alive, and then cruelly murdered. Women died. It was horrific by anyone’s standards. And after a trial, he was convicted, and is now serving three life sentences in a Pennsylvania prison. Yet strangely, he is suing the Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, along with the Philadelphia Daily News.

Gosnell is claiming that his rights to due process and a fair trial were hindered by “falsities, slander, libel, and defamation” on the part of Williams, and two Daily News reporters. He filed the lawsuit with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and is representing himself.

Regarding Williams, Gosnell took issue with the repeated use of the words “baby” or “babies” during the trial, saying that it was an attempt to inflame public opinion, and used his pro-life beliefs to to garner public support. 

He wrote, “A woman seeking an abortion is plainly not seeking to give birth.” He also claimed that Williams made false statements about his abortion methodology, misrepresenting it as “delivering a live birth and killing the baby.”

Considering that this is exactly what Gosnell did — deliver live babies and then snipped their necks using scissors — it’s difficult to see how Gosnell could take issue with that representation.

1 comment:

  1. Only in America can a convicted murderer sue the District Attorney for defamation of character; and sadly, he'll probably win! What a crazy, screwed up world we live in. God help us!

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