By Dave Andrusko
A Delaware building where abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell worked part-time has been purchased by Lutheran Community Services, WDEL radio reported yesterday.
“It has a bit of history,” said spokeswoman Cher Frampton. “Kermit Gosnell was one of the doctors practicing there” at Atlantic Women’s Medical Services.
There were two components of the ghastly story of Kermit Gosnell that were vastly under-reported.
First, authorities discovered what Philadelphia Attorney General Seth Williams called Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” almost by accident. They were raiding his Women’s Medical Society abortion clinic on suspicion he was operating a “pill mill”—selling prescription drugs illegally. (This proved to be true. After Gosnell was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter, he was subsequently convicted of writing bogus prescriptions for thousands of OxyContin, Percocet , and Xanax pills.)
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Second, as the Philadelphia Grand Jury report documented, Gosnell worked one day a week at Atlantic Women’s Medical Services, regularly starting abortions there that were illegal under Delaware law and finishing them in West Philadelphia.
Writing for National Review Online Shannen Coffin explained the connection, highlighting that while the National Abortion Federation (NAF) did deny Gosnell’s Philadelphia facilities’ application for membership, he was also practicing part-time from Atlantic Women’s Medical Services that was a member of the National Abortion Federation. Coffin wrote
“The grand-jury report found that [Gosnell] routinely referred women who were too far along in their pregnancy to get an abortion under Delaware law to his West Philadelphia clinic, and the patients paid the NAF-member Delaware facility for the abortion services at the Philadelphia clinic. At least one of the abortions at issue in the indictment was started (given the need to induce labor, late-term abortions often take place over several days) at the Delaware NAF-certified facility and the unborn child was finished off at the Philadelphia clinic. So while Gosnell himself may not have been an NAF member, he certainly was affiliated with the organization. One of the recommendations of the grand-jury report (on page 259) was that NAF reconsider its association with the Delaware facility, and they suspended the Delaware facility in 2011.”
It is the building that housed the now defunct Atlantic Women’s Medical Services that Lutheran Community Services purchased.
“We’re taking this negative and turning it into a positive for the community there,” Cher Frampton said. “We’ll be able to provide emergency food, housing assistance, clothing.”