By Dave Andrusko
Although it is not commonly known, abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s first trial will not be on first-degree murder charges in the deaths of seven babies aborted alive and reportedly then killed when their spines were severed; and with third-degree murder in the case of the 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar, who died from a drug overdose reportedly prescribed by Gosnell. It will instead be next month on federal drug charges that he “distributed painkillers like candy at his busy West Philadelphia clinic,” the Associated Press put it. (Gosnell is charged with selling nearly 1 million prescription pills.)
As we reported last month Gosnell is fighting to keep these allegations out of his murder trial. But “Prosecutors say in a motion that breaking the law was ‘standard operating procedure,’” the AP’s MaryClaire Dale reported. “They say the deaths were no accident but the result of dangerous medical practices that went on for decades.”
Yesterday the Philadelphia Inquirer reported on the guilty plea of Corey Lambert, whom prosecutors said “obtained nearly 1,000 prescriptions from Gosnell for drugs such as OxyContin, Tussionex, alprazolam, and promethazine with codeine.” The Inquirer’s Robert Moran explained, “The prescriptions were filled out to approximately 52 names.”
Lambert is scheduled to be sentenced on December 7.