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PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 19, 2011 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Police in Pennsylvania have arrested and jailed abortionist Kermit Gosnell, his wife, and eight other suspects in an overnight raid after a grand jury handed down indictments that include eight counts of murder.
Gosnell killed Karnamaya Mongar, 41, on November 20, 2009, after she was overdosed on painkillers during an abortion in her 18th or 19th week of pregnancy. Mongar's brother, told reporters that Gosnell's abortion clinic was "dirty and bloody." Gosnell's medical license was suspended and his clinic closed.
A grand jury was convened to investigate. It has charged Gosnell with eight counts of murder for the death of Mongar and seven babies who were born alive during failed illegal late-term abortions then killed by Gosnell or his clinic workers. Some clinic workers have been charged with multiple counts of murder in the deaths of the infants.
When police raided Gosnell's home and took him into custody, they discovered $240,000 in cash. Gosnell is also the subject of a Federal grand jury that has yet to reach a conclusion of its investigation.
Operation Rescue had called on supporters
earlier this month to contact the District Attorney and ask for criminal charges.
"We are thrilled at the diligence done by authorities in Pennsylvania who have worked to protect the public from this serial killer and bring Gosnell and his cohorts to justice," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
"As shocking as this case is, it is in no way an anomaly. Shoddy and illegal practices characterize the abortion industry in America. There are more Gosnell's out there victimizing and murdering under the cover of secrecy. Operation Rescue is working hard to expose these people and encourage authorities to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law."
Operation Rescue is offering a $25,000 reward through its Abortion Whistleblower Program for information leading to the arrest and conviction of abortionists who are breaking the law. For more information on the Abortion Whistleblower Program, click here.
About Operation Rescue®
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation and has become a strong voice for the pro-life movement in America. Operation Rescue is now headquartered in a former abortion clinic that it bought and closed in 2006. From there, Operation Rescue launches its innovative new strategies across the nation, exposing and closing abortion clinics through peaceful, legal means. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to stop abortion and ultimately restore legal personhood to the pre-born in obedience to biblical mandates.