Kermit Gosnell’s sensational trial has brought to public attention the ugly operations of a Philadelphia abortion clinic where the spines of live newborns were snipped with scissors and female patients suffered internal injuries and infections. On May 13, Gosnell was convicted of the first-degree murder of three babies born alive and killed in his clinic, and of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a woman who overdosed after being administered repeat doses of Demerol. He may face the death penalty.
The case prompts the question of how common those and similar practices are. National Review has investigated three Florida abortion clinics, located in Miami, Hialeah, and Miramar. They offer a troubling portrait of America’s abortion industry.