One year ago, on March 18, 2013, the trial of abortion monster Dr. Kermit Gosnell began in Philadelphia. Two months later Gosnell was convicted on three charges of murder, 21 felony counts of performing illegal late-term abortions, and 211 counts of violating the 24-hour informed consent laws.
Gosnell's convictions really just reflected the tip of the iceberg of what was going on in that clinic. Until inspectors showed up in February 2010 as result of investigation into suspected illegal drug prescription use, Gosnell's facility operated uninspected for 17 years. According to the Grand Jury report, the last state inspection, before the 2010 raid, had been in 1993.
Anecdotes of those who worked there suggest the scope of murder, illegal abortions, abuse of women – mostly low income minority and immigrant women – was far beyond what could be adequately documented to stand up for the trial. more >>
Just eight years ago, Alabama native Starr Rogers, 56, was getting ready to die.
She aborted four pregnancies during her first marriage and none of them belonged to her husband. And after she left him, she almost killed a fifth for the man with whom she had betrayed him.
In 2006, more than a decade since that dark episode in her life, Starr Rogers, a troubled mother of four, was getting ready to commit suicide and put an end to the haunting memories of her "nasty" life. more >>
Sherry West, a former employee at Kermit Gosnell's West Philadelphia abortion clinic, was sentenced Thursday to serve five to 10 years in prison for her role in a patient's death at the facility.
West pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and conspiracy, and admitted that on Nov. 19, 2009, she administered some of the Demerol overdose that killed Karnamaya Mongar, 41, at Gosnell's Women's Medical Society abortion clinic, which he owned and operated for 40 years.
The Associated Press and other media were called out on Thursday for distorting statements made by Texas Senator Ted Cruz at a pro-life event by reporting that he accused abortion supporters of being Satan worshippers.
The Media Research Center's NewsBusters, which documents liberal media bias, said AP and other publications that picked up the AP report - such as The Dallas Morning News and The Huffington Post - "cherry-picked and twisted statements from Sen. Cruz" with such headlines and leads as "Ted Cruz likens abortion rights backers to satanists in appearance" and "Calling their opponents Satan worshippers and savages …"
AP later issued a correction to the story: "In some versions of a story March 12 about possible Republican presidential contenders talking about abortion, The Associated Press reported erroneously that they called abortion rights activists Satan worshippers. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said abortion rights activists had chanted 'Hail, Satan,' referencing a rally last year in Austin, Texas." more >>
There are two victims of every abortion, the unborn child and the mother, Mike Huckabee said Wednesday for his keynote speech at the Susan B. Anthony List's Campaign for Life Gala.
He urged the pro-life crowd to "never forget" that besides the baby who is aborted, the other victim is the mother herself, "often pressured, talked into a decision that years later she will regret, and will live with the guilt and wake of shame of that, sometimes turning to anger and hostility trying to defend a decision that in her own heart she knows she can't."
Huckabee recalled his 12 years as a pastor, about 30 years ago before he got into politics. His "most god-awful experience," he explained, came when he counseled women who had an abortion. more >>
The Mississippi Senate on Tuesday unanimously agreed to a last-minute change on an abortion regulation bill that would ban abortion at 18 weeks gestation, rather than 20 weeks after conception.
Originally passed in the state House on Feb. 13 as a law that would ban abortion at or after 20 weeks of conception, lawmakers in the upper chamber changed the bill to calculate a pregnancy from the date when a woman's last menstrual period ended, instead of when an embryo implants itself in a woman's uterus, according to The Associated Press.
"Gestational age is actually two weeks earlier than post-conception age," Felicia Brown-Williams, a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood Southeast, told AP. more >>