Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Found Guilty
Mon, 13 May 2013|
Dr. Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of first degree murder in three infant deaths.
Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Guilty of First Degree Murder
cleared in the death of a fourth baby. Because snow was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for a woman who died during a second trimester abortion . The jury will decide next week whether console should get the death penalty.of involuntary manslaughter for a woman who died during a second trimester abortion . The jury will decide next week whether console should get the death penalty.
Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Avoids Death Penalty
An abortion doctor convicted of murder will be spared the death penalty late today doctor snell gave up his right to an appeal in exchangeAn abortion doctor convicted of murder will be spared the death penalty late today doctor -- -- snell gave up his right to an
Dr. Kermit Gosnell Gets Third Life Sentence
says he didn't do any vehicle behind he did nothing to give an impression on sat there for the past these experts. He is an abortion doctor in new. Trying to help people who didn't mean I have had the money to. And the services they need it I think somewhereon -- sat there for the past these experts. He is an abortion doctor in new. Trying to help people who didn't mean I have had the money to. And the services they need it
Angelina Jolie, IRS Scandal and the News of the Week
would've reported brother also on the golf not an aberration. Abortion clinics aren't regulated across our country every year. We see the deaths of women inside his abortion clinics. Yeah it's. Saying the ice true. He said your firstwould've reported brother also -- on the golf -- not an aberration. Abortion clinics aren't regulated across our country every year. We see the deaths of women inside his abortion clinics. Yeah it's. Saying the ice -- true. He said -- your first grabbed. Whatever he can get the keys we gotta
An Abortion Rights Opponent at the DNC
the party is more pro choice . There can be some not an to outlaw abortion . Well as a pro do we reduce the abortion rate by 95%. Over don't support pro choice candidate and you little bit on the abortion question. Ultimatelypro life Democrat win and a lot of the party is more pro choice . There can be some conflicts -- I continue to stick very very soundly. And firmly in my -- pro life stance. But I also try to look for common ground. As to if the principle is to reduce abortions. How do we work together Democrats and Republicans -- -- face to accomplish that mission so the principles He would not -- an -- to outlaw abortion . Well as a pro life Catholic. My goal is not principally to say we need to get. Down into the weeds of the legal system. I think what we need to do father is that we need to look at the social contacts and social situations. That lead to abortion . We can have this thirty year debate that we've had. That is amounted to gridlock in Washington DC and nothing happens on the abortion issue. Or we can approach it with what many of us. Committed. Public services have done with a brand new proposal called 9510. How do we reduce the abortion rate by 95%. Over the next ten years and do it with two strong proposals. Forming to gather the river to accomplishme ask ago as a Catholic. Professed Catholic. If you don't support pro choice candidate and you kind of have obviously wanna reduce abortions that's what you say publicly and certainly I believe that. Do you have problems with the institutional church the bishops saying you can't in your positions say that publicly because it's not extreme enough. Well two very important questions to -- -- from from from that I think father one is why I support. Barack Obama even though we'd. We differ a little bit on the abortion question. Ultimately I think we agree that we have to reduce abortions in this country and he's committed to doing that. But what I see is a Catholic -- agendas that involves an addition to abortion . Just war. Helping the poor. What are we gonna do -- -- how -- we take care God's earth all of us do this all of the life issues immigration. In my local parish or saint Thomas -- Beckett every Sunday I've heard my priest talk more about immigration reform. Then abortion over the last sixteen months and the importance of a balanced fair tough immigration policy in this country. Those are also important
NARAL: Proposed Abortion Limits 'Way Too Extreme'
this issue and having a pro choice president makes different fundamentally access to two legal abortion in this country does not the contrast between a pro choice president Barack Obama issue here an issue like abortion really cut through. Evenmake sure they understand the importance of this issue and having a pro choice president makes -- different. The contrast here we've got twelve months now to make the contrast to say let's let's say -- a Mitt -- Who actually supported that constitution a constitutional amendment. Did make the contrast that says. There are certain things up along with the family in a woman in her doctor. And the issue of choice fundamentally access to two legal abortion in this country does not belong in congress or anywhere else. And so we will be drawing that contact the contrast between a pro choice president Barack Obama. And an anti choice nominee in the case of Mitt Romney and the other -- of nominees on thatthe economy is the number one issue here -- an issue like abortion really cut through. Even -- that some of these women voters that you mention. Absolutely and again at -- yet Amy you-- that state there's not terror a lot of access. Two to abortion services and -- place like Mississippi. A lot of places in the middle of the country where there's. Less and less access is our our Democrats currently and and the federal government doing enough right now. To maintain access to abortion services for people who want who want to make that choice. -- you know that that's a really good points -- and I think that access does present a problem in many parts of our country. Com and something that we work on every day making sure that women have access to that care to abortion care I think in places that we have to look like. In South Dakota. This same kind of amendment was -- defeated
Roundtable I: This Week in Politics
More on this than civil rights and abortion . I don't understand why the have been a mistake roe v wade. Pro - choice perspective because it took it right wing was appearing to use abortion to realign the political partiessupported interracial marriage in 1967. More on this than civil rights and abortion . I don't understand why the supreme court seems reluctant to weigh in an issue where the country is already -- it couldroe v wade, very clearly the right wing was appearing to use abortion to realign the political parties. They did. Liberal justice, ginsburg. I respect her views. But there are difference of views. This is
Philadelphia Abortion Doctor's Trial: Prosecutors Pursue Death Penalty
The murder trial of the Pennsylvania abortion doctor enters the fifth weekend that defense hasn't even presented its case. Prosecutors are pursuing the death penalty againstThe murder trial of the Pennsylvania abortion doctor enters the fifth weekend that defense hasn't even presented its case. Prosecutors are pursuing the death penalty against 72 year old
Candidates Debate Abortion
on the issue of abortion . Senator Brownback and uphold pro abortion policies. And told the national abortion rights action that he taxpayer funding of abortion that's wrong here or if I was pro choice and I am pro lifeat each other somewhat beneath the radar screen on the issue of abortion . Senator Brownback. Your campaign has been making phone calls -- -- voters about Mitt Romney. And I wanted to show it for our viewers it's called an urgent action alert. Mitt Romney -- telling island that he firmly pro life. Nothing could be further from the -- -- it -- -- I Mitt Romney pledged to support and uphold pro abortion policies. And pat -- pair finding a proportion in -- -- his plate and has to ensure we give money to planned pair. It told the national abortion rights action -- that he needs someone like me in Washington. Senator Brownback do you stand by that attack I certainly do. Onethe idea that Francis I've been in favor of taxpayer funding of abortion that's wrong I oppose taxpayer funding of abortion . In our state we passed a medical plan that reduces the number of people who receive state funding for abortions so the -- is completely wrong. Georgia they could there's you -- one YouTube -- -- -- governor Haas at all that and setting the scene in central source about what he is where he is on this position and I in 1990 can't imagine that if force that governor himself I would -- -- look I was here or if I was pro choice and I am pro life is that I'm tired of a and it is truthful position there -- most of that is truthful governor -- YouTube and look for -- governor what he says himself governor Romney called act you can go back to you to. And look at what I said in 1994. I never said I was pro choice but my position was effectively torch pro choice I've said that time and time again -- change my position. When I was governor and when I faced an issue ofGiuliani would be actually the strongest candidate in part because of his pro choice positions but even more than that in the general election the most important issue. It's going to be national security an issue like abortion should be DN. -- -- do you agree with us. I think that due respect and commitment to the rights of the
'Not Pro -Choice'
it's premature to think we know the mind of the evangelicals. right to life movement for example Giuliani has. But pro choice it's clear however. I believe there's lots of pro people do that groovy polling constitutional law and I will appointthe evangelicals. -- right to life movement for example Giuliani has. But pro choice it's clear however. I believe there's lots of pro -- people do that groovy -- polling constitutional law and I will appoint
Green Room: Changing Tide on Abortion ?
the troops in east. On abortion actual underlying attitude you're not seeing. On abortion but I think that the month. People who are pro choice I think in some it's more people believe that abortion should be legal in somebetter predictor you -- your incomes increasing the troops in east. On abortion actual underlying attitude hasn't changed that much -- has drifted slightly but only slightly and you still have. Roughly 75%. -- Washington illegally some circumstantial and of course in all circumstances. Nice that it is still now -- because on most other issues gay marriage was prominently you are seeing movement toward more socially liberal position you're not seeing. On abortion but I think that the public balance is still pretty he cleared but it narrow majority that wants some. That's right I think one thing that happens it's I think the pro life movement had just had a better more -- that -- -- last. And here's talked to -- women's groups about this they feel some consternation that there is a little complacent three month. People who are pro choice I think in some -- -- it's just they've had a banner branding effort. Pro life. Pro -- I think action and it's 77%. And more people believe that abortion should be legal in some circumstances at least just -- back to that election. That means that you know when governor Romneynothing. You look at a sonogram. And you see these eligible for abortion . Fecal material was some people system drawn and -- see the beating heart and moving factors. And it doesn't look like fetal
Ad Accuses Romney of Flip-Flopping
In 1994 Mitt Romney was pro choice I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. In 2001 He flipped saying I do not wish to be labeled pro choice and 2002. People I will preserve and protect aIn 1994 Mitt Romney was pro choice I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. In 2001 He flipped -- saying I do not wish to be labeled pro choice and -- 2002. People I will preserve and protect a woman's right to -- This year and flipped a -- I'd like
'View' Fight Over Abortion Law
through I am not for abortion but I do believe we are pro life pro choice right I think on don't go into abortion lightly. The if you're thinking of abortion then there are certain I I believe and pro choice . I've never hadam. After going through what I went through I am not for abortion but I do believe women should have a choice. About what they do with their bodies and so let's try -- yourself.not the woman out there who makes a decision to have an abortion lightly. It is us I think it's tough decision it's a tough but soon to have someone -- -- -- -- -- already carried. -- already going in there with that pain. Because maybe you didn't wanna have to have an abortion and you can't tabulated -- ambulance again why are they out of what I actually come out and -- -- what doand -- definitely isn't. I would agree that you don't go into abortion lightly. The if you if you're thinking of abortion then there are certain reasons why you cannot have the baby and seeing a picture of -- the baby. Only scenes and make things worse of course He would consider it more but I think I I believe and pro choice . I've never had any abortions and I don't know anyone who has but I don't think that the government to tell me
Against Abortion , Ann Romney Calls It a 'Tender Issue'
am pro life I'm happy to say that. I'm minutes always been a pro life person he governed but when he ran as. A pro choice but it when a decision came across his plane that to me when a decision came across his desk to use. Embryos for experimentationa pro life person he governed but when he ran as. A pro choice but it when a decision came across his plane that to me when a decision came across his desk to use. Embryos
Romney's Abortion Views
a change of on the issue of abortion you were pro choice then. I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in Castro has suggested. Remain a pro choice state. This is not about punishment it relates to the issue of abortion .You've also described a change of -- on the issue of abortion you were pro choice then. I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a US senate candidate for pro life. Now. So do you now believe that abortion is murder. That abortion is taking -- -- taking human life. There's no question but that human life begins when all the DNA is that are necessary for cells are divided becoming human being. Is alive yes is -- human yes so if if abortion as the taking of -- life. Should women who have abortions. And doctors who perform them be jailed. Now what my viewright course just personally what you believe the punishment should be on abortion . I'm not not about punishment that's not what I'm considering -- in my view we should let the states make that decision. And I'm in favor of life in favor of choosing life. So you're not gonna say what the punishment should I don't don't Begin to have any idea for what a particular State's decision should be I think the provisionally go -- state you have -- have some like well our state is overwhelmingly pro choice state and Massachusetts would surely under the Castro has suggested. Remain a pro choice state. This is not about punishment this is about allowing states to make a decision an issue of great moral significance to a lot of people. And I think state by state we should allow Federalist approach as it relates to the issue of abortion .
Tougher Abortion Law in Missouri Spurs Debate
makes almost all of the abortion clinics subject to strict ambulatory clinic. But pro choice advocates say these requirements make it harder to get an abortion . So we have some guests issue is Angela national pro choice organization in New Yorkin Missouri that will force at least two of the State's three abortion clinics to close. This law makes almost all of the abortion clinics subject to strict new regulations which will supposedly make them safer. They must have whiter always raise ceilings and well -- surgical suites like any other ambulatory clinic. But pro choice advocates say these requirements have nothing to do with protecting women's health. That they're designed simply to make it harder to get an abortion . So we have some guests not to talk about this here to discuss the issue is Angela -- -- -- -- national pro choice organization in New York. And Mike Johnson the attorney for the alliance defense fund an organization that supports the law in Missouri.taken into account and protected. We do not support regulations that target abortion providers which is what we have in this case. Abortion clinics -- are -- regulated. We have the same standards that we apply to other physicians performing similar surgeries with these. With these regulations essentially are part of the anti choice agenda. What they're trying to do is make it clinics go out of business that women don't have -- option their constitutional right to obtain abortion services. Mike let me get your response that existed just a thinly veiled way to shut down abortion clinics. Absolutely not these regulations are common sense. Laws designed to protect public health and women's safety -- -- All that all but this law does is treat abortion providers just like any other ambulatory surgical center there is no reason they should be exempt from the law. And Planned Parenthood and they were all in all the rest of the the groups that have an agenda here. Are arguing that that abortion providers should be treated differently. That they should for some reason be above the law. And there's just no reason for thathave acted in. And enacted these reasonable common sense laws to regulate abortion providers in some states it was the last unregulated industry in a state like Louisiana my home state we had this this same battle about eight years ago. And the state prevailed that the courts upheld their right to regulate abortion providers because we had documented. The use of rusted surgical instruments filthy conditions inside the clinics and the court said this makes no sense we've got to protect women's health. Regardless of where you stand on the issue of abortion every citizen auto agree that public health is worth defending final thought -- -- I just is that this is absolutely red Herring these regulations are not based on hearings that show complaint CT issues -- that are -- They're always launched consistently in every state that we've -- -- they're targeted at abortion providers. And He consistently. Are put forward by anti choice council members legislators who -- is putting it that the initiative forward specifically to put abortion clinics out of business. We both -- abortion provider should be treated the same as other doctors and in many physicians have testified that. Private practice physicians performing the same type. Very -- invasive surgeries it's the safest procedure in all of surgeries in the nation. And they actually want to go ahead and make abortion providers have to -- -- different standards. And we're simply saying that should not be the case especially when it means that.
Romney Shift On Abortion ?
shifted the discussion to abortion said would you be filing the fact that Nevada is a pro choice state which allowed to State's go to where an abortion and that's we have being invasive. On the abortion issue look at the 2004opposition to it. Any censure and Ross and shifted the discussion to abortion said would you be filing the fact that Nevada is a pro choice state which allowed to remain that way and again he said well I'm personally pro life. -- be fine with me Michael Russell the State's go to -- where an abortion and that's we have seen here. -- -- customizable what about about twenty years ago when this state made the decision passed-- Senator brown -- campaign says you're still being invasive. On the abortion issue -- look at the 2004 platform. On abortion which says we support a human life amendment of the constitution. And we endorse legislation to make it clear that the fourteenthamendment. That is an amendment to the constitution that would. Essentially outlaw abortion nationwide and not leave it up to the states is that right that he. That's exactly right. And you know that is a big problem for Romney because he's developing a reputation here that -- -- on who's asking the question what they want to hear he gives a different answer. -- campaign tries to explain it is that he sees this in two stages -- overturn Roe vs. -- and in that stage you allow the states to go around when. And then as support for banning abortion nation -- develops and eventually go towards nationwide ban abortion . The problem is though that somehow Romney talks about it because -- people that full possession and instead this is telling them
Redeeming Reproductive Health
A gift certificate for an abortion the organization says the healthcare that Gigi stone reports abortion rights opponents. Are outraged Another disgusting I'm pro choice but gift certificates for abortion sick sick sick. It's aboutcertificates in 25 dollar increments good for any of their services including. Abortion . A gift certificate for an abortion the organization says the certificates or for access to healthcare that Gigi stone reports abortion rights opponents. Are outraged. It is an -- usual stocking stuffer. Gift certificates redeemable for health services at Planned Parenthood clinics throughout Indiana.to buy alcohol and ammunition but nobody's outraged. Another disgusting -- I'm pro choice but gift certificates for abortion sick sick sick. It's about manual exams it's about pap tests it's about birth control and I would be amazed if a dime of this program. Goes toward an abortion . Planned Parenthood chapters in four states are considering similar gift certificate programs for the holidays. But the more the organization expands this program the more is likely to inflame the never ending fight over abortion . During what is intended to be a peaceful season Gigi stone ABC news.
Romney: 'I Chose Life'
personally opposed to abortion . But I considered place effectively a pro choice position. And I absolute right to abortion . Had cheapened laws related to abortion a Massachusetts Massachusetts. That vetoing pro choice legislation as thisran for office as you know I was always personally opposed to abortion . But I considered whether there should be a private decision or whether should be a societal or governmental decision. And I concluded that I would support the law as it was a place effectively a pro choice position. And I was wrong. What became clear to me during this whole cloning debate is how the harsh logic. Of an absolute right to abortion . Had cheapened the value of human life to the point that rational people. Saw a human embryo as nothing more than merepromised to maintain the status quo. With regards to laws related to abortion a Massachusetts. Of course I kept that promise. But think about that in Massachusetts. That -- vetoing pro choice legislation as -- -- this limited time after time as governor. And that's why last month. I was honored. Very honored with