Stopping Philadelphia Abortion Provider Kermit Gosnell and Preventing Others Like Him: An Outcome that Both Pro-Choicers and Pro-Lifers Should Support

40 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2011 Last revised: 18 Jun 2012

Samuel Wolfe Calhoun

Washington and Lee University - School of Law

Date Written: October 15, 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: abortion clinic regulation, killing born-alive infants, post-viability abortion, constitutional law and abortion law

JEL Classification: K10, K49

Suggested Citation

Calhoun, Samuel Wolfe, Stopping Philadelphia Abortion Provider Kermit Gosnell and Preventing Others Like Him: An Outcome that Both Pro-Choicers and Pro-Lifers Should Support (October 15, 2011). Villanova Law Review, Vol. 57, 2011; Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2011-21. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1932384

Samuel Wolfe Calhoun (Contact Author)

Washington and Lee University - School of Law ( email )

Lexington, VA 24450
United States

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