Kermit Gosnell: Understanding the Trial Against the Abortion Doctor

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  • What Were His Other Offenses?
  • What Is Gosnell’s Defense?
  • Who Is Kermit Gosnell?
  • Who Were the Victims?
  • Who Else Is Being Charged?
  • Are Most Women’s Clinics Like This?
  • Update: Judge Drops 3 Murder Charges
  • The 411 on the Trial
  • What Is the Trial About?

Who Is Kermit Gosnell?

Gosnell, 72, grew up in Philadelphia and earned a medical degree there from Thomas Jefferson University. He worked in New York and then moved back to Philadelphia to open his own clinic, reported USA Today. He performed abortions between the years 1979-2011, before being arrested. 

 

(Photo: AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department via Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, File)