Convicted abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell appears worried that more states are not considering late-term abortion laws like those passed in New York and introduced in Virginia, in an email obtained by The Daily Caller.
Gosnell expresses his “doubts” in the email sent from prison that “rural conservative” Pennsylvania would consider laws legalizing abortion up until birth. The piece of communication was part of correspondence between Gosnell and film producers of the movie “Gosnell,” and its veracity was verified by the Caller. (RELATED: ‘Gosnell’ Is A Sobering Depiction Of Evil Hidden In Plain Sight)
Gosnell was convicted of first degree murder in 2013 after killing infants that survived his failed abortions, as well as involuntary manslaughter after a woman died in his care. (RELATED: ‘House Of Horrors’ Abortion Clinic Site To Be Auctioned Off In 2019)
Following his conviction, Gosnell claimed that his murderous practices would be “vindicated.”
“It helps that I very strongly believe myself to be innocent of the heinous crimes of which I am accused,” Gosnell said at the time. “I sort of understand the circumstances and I continue to feel optimistic of the eventual outcome … the vindication of what I’ve done, why I’ve done it and how — [it] will all become accepted within my lifetime. It’s out of sight and out of my control. But I feel strongly that that will occur.”
Now, a few years later, the state of New York has passed a law that allows doctors to perform abortions up until the infant’s due date, and similar laws have been considered in several other states.
Earlier this year, when Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam suggested that babies in the dilation stage would be subject to a discussion between the doctor and the mother, some saw the comments as a fulfillment of Gosnell’s prophecy. (RELATED: Gov Northam: ‘I Don’t Have Any Regrets’ About Infanticide Comments)
Is Gosnell close to being vindicated?
Phelim McAleer, who along with Ann McElhinney wrote and produced the film “Gosnell,” based on the true story, questions if Gosnell would be convicted today.
“Ralph Northam put Gosnell into a grey area,” McAleer said. “Ralph Northam showed it was OK for a baby to die after a botched abortion.”
While Northam’s comments don’t go as far as Gosnell’s actions did, McAleer fears his comments could create reasonable doubt in the mind of a jury if a similar case popped up today.
“Previously, it had been accepted that a baby that survived an abortion could not be killed either by action or inaction,” McAleer said. “Northam’s comments would put doubt in the mind of a jury, the New York law puts doubt in the mind of a jury.”