‘House of Horrors’ Abortion Clinic Site To Be Auctioned Off In 2019
Grace Carr | Reporter
Philadelphia is considering auctioning off the site where abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell murdered multiple infants in an effort to receive money from the outstanding tax payments existing on the property.
Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison after authorities discovered he’d been killing live babies after birth. Gosnell aborted babies after the legal limit of 24 weeks gestation in what became known as the “House of Horrors.”
Gosnell operated the Women’s Medical Society in West Philadelphia starting in 1979, but wasn’t investigated until February 2010 when the FBI and the Pennsylvania Department of Health raided his clinic on drug charges. His license was suspended shortly thereafter, and his trial began in March 2013.
A 2016 congressional investigation also found evidence and continues to investigate clinics illegally performing partial-birth and post-birth abortions. Abortion methods included smashing unborn baby’s necks with forceps, cutting the neck with scissors, twisting the head until it snaps, crushing the “soft spot” on the baby’s skull, or pushing on the infant’s abdomen or throat until it dies.
City residents are torn over what should happen to the building, with some arguing that it should be preserved because of its “significance,” while others think the building should be destroyed, The AP reported.
A film about Gosnell’s activities — “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” hit theaters Oct. 12 and broke into the top 10 on its opening weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. The film faced a number of hurdles including small budget, unwilling actors, and retracted film screenings.
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