Kermit Gosnell, the physician who has been charged with murder and sundry other offenses stemming from the abortion hell hole he ran in West Philadelphia, has been living a comfortable upper class lifestyle from his entrepreneurial venture. And of course, so has his family. Working with Gosnell at his abortion ‘clinic’ were his wife, Pearl, and his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Hampton. Gosnell is reported to have made millions, enjoying the financial fruits of his crimes while deliberately hiring unqualified staff at his ‘clinic’ so he could get away with paying them low wages.
Gosnell has six children all of whom attended private schools and fancy Ivy League colleges. He has a daughter, Jessica Gosnell, MD who is Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of California in San Francisco. Doctor Jessica received a Bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and a Medical degree from the University of Washington. Gosnell’s son, Jonathan, is an Associate Professor at Smith College. Jonathan received a PhD from New York University. Quite a nice setup for the Gosnell clan–private schools, Ivy League educations, all the perks of the Good Life–paid for with the lives of the women and babies that were killed and maimed at the corner of Lancaster Avenue and N. 38th Street in Philly’s Powelton Village neighborhood.
When Gosnell’s ‘clinic’ was first raided last year by the FBI, the good ole doc contacted the local Philly Fox News team to share his perplexity as to why he was being singled out for such prosecutorial attention. Click on this link here to catch the soft-peddled interview. Note the almost reverential treatment afforded this gentlemen huckster by a local news staff that prides itself on aggressive, in-your-face, confrontational Gotcha stories. But after all, Gosnell is a minority physician who was providing ‘healthcare’ to minority women. You better believe Fox tip-toed through the tulips on this one.
The Doctor Kevorkian of the abortion trade is also accused of illegally selling prescription drugs. When the FBI raided his home the other day they found $240,000 in cash. My, oh my, what a busy beaver. I guess running an abortion sweat shop wasn’t raking in the kind of dough needed to support six offspring through the elite halls of academe.
And what blows my mind here is why anyone would work at a place like this doing what these women did for the pittance they were paid. What was their rationale for choosing this line of work? I’m too good to flip burgers at McDonalds, so what the heck, let me make minimum wage cutting the spinal cords of newborn babies?
Here’s a list of the motley crew and the charges against them as outlined in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Lynda Williams, 42, of Wilmington. Third-degree murder in death of the patient and murder in the death of live infants. ( (Photo: 3rd row, in the middle)
Sherry West, 51, of Newark, Del. Third-degree murder in the death of the patient, performing illegal abortions, conspiracy, racketeering, tampering with records, hindering prosecution, obstructing administration of law and other related offenses.
Adrienne Moton, 33, of Upper Darby, Pa. Murder for the death of a live infant, conspiracy and racketeering. (Photo: 2nd row, in the middle)
Steven Massof, 48, of Pittsburgh. Murder for the deaths of two viable babies born alive, conspiracy, theft by deception, racketeering and other related charges.
Elizabeth Hampton, 51, of the 5000 block of Arch Street, Philadelphia. Gosnell’s sister-in-law, she is charged with obstruction, hindering prosecution and perjury,
Eileen O’Neill, 54, of Phoenixville. A medical school graduate who worked as doctor at the clinic without a license or certification, she is charged with theft by deception, conspiracy, racketeering and perjury.
Tina Baldwin, of South 63rd Street, Philadelphia. An unlicensed worker, she is charged with racketeering, conspiracy, and corruption of a minor fir allegedly allowing her 15-year-old daughter to administer anesthesia to patients.
Pearl Gosnell, 49, of Philadelphia. Gosnell’s wife, she is charged with performing abortion at 24 or more weeks, conspiracy and other related offenses.
Maddline Joe, 53, of the 800 block of Atwood Road, Philadelphia. The office manager she is charged with conspiracy.
I guess Barbara Boxer, illustrious Senator from California, is probably wondering what all the hub-bub is about.