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.
The city may auction off the site as early as January 2019, pending a Nov. 27 hearing in which persons can object on behalf of Gosnell, The Associated Press reported Thursday.
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.”
He was also responsible for the death of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar, who died of a drug overdose during her abortion. (RELATED: Opinion: ‘Gosnell’ Is A Sobering Depiction Of Evil Hidden In Plain Sight)
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.
The jury found Gosnell guilty on three of four murder charges as well as guilty of involuntary manslaughter. (RELATED: ‘Gosnell’ Movie Producers Never Trusted Pro-Lifers. ‘Brutal’ Murder Evidence Changed That)
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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