Stopping Philadelphia Abortion Provider Kermit Gosnell and Preventing Others Like Him: An Outcome that Both Pro-Choicers and Pro-Lifers Should Support
Samuel Wolfe Calhoun
Washington and Lee University - School of Law
October 15, 2011
Villanova Law Review, Vol. 57, 2011
Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2011-21
This article focuses on three of the atrocities committed by Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell: his shameful, destructive treatment of women; his brutal killing of born-alive infants; and his performance of illegal post-viability abortions. Pro-choicers and pro-lifers alike should unite in condemning, stopping, and preventing these abuses. Women seeking abortions need the protection of medically appropriate health and safety regulations; a civilized society should not tolerate the killing of babies, viable or not, once they are born; and viable fetuses deserve meaningful legal protection. The wider abortion controversy is sure to continue, but the combatants should join forces to achieve these three significant objectives.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 40
Keywords: abortion clinic regulation, killing born-alive infants, post-viability abortion, constitutional law and abortion law
JEL Classification: K10, K49Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 24, 2011 ; Last revised: June 18, 2012
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