Convicted murderer and abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell maintains his spiritual and legal innocence.
Convicted murderer and abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell maintains his spiritual and legal innocence.

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Convicted murderer and abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell recently told Philadelphia magazine that he considered his actions to be “a war on poverty” and maintained that he feels “comfortable with the things [he] did and the decisions [he] made.”

Gosnell was convicted in May on three counts of murder and more than 200 counts of violating Pennsylvania’s Abortion Control Act. Despite that, he told Philadelphia magazine’s Steve Volk that he considers his conviction to have been “motivated by religion and politics.”

“I have come to believe that the presumption of guilt was compounded by religious convictions,” Gosnell told Volk. “ Were you aware that Seth [Williams, Philadelphia’s district attorney] was an altar boy? Did you know of the strong Catholic presence in the homicide division?”

Gosnell was convicted of snipping the necks of babies who were born alive in his Philadelphia clinic. He continues to believe his actions were in the best interest of the women who sought the abortions.

“In an ideal world,” Gosnell told Volk, “we’d have no need for abortion. But bringing a child into the world when it cannot be provided for, that there are not sufficient systems to support, is a greater sin.”

The Volk article, titled “Gosnell’s Babies,” hit the newsstands this week and has also been made into an e-book. An excerpt of the e-book can be read here.

During the summer, Volk was inundated with phone calls, letters and emails from Gosnell. Gosnell also sent Volk several poems he’s written, including this one:

Abortion Providers
Are Labeled Killers!
Horrendous, Exploitive
Barbaric, Inhumane
Not Physicians, Oathed To Heal
Lest We Forget,
What Chance Have Those?
Those Without The Support
Of Their Parents
Their Families
Their Communities
Their Societies ...
So Many
Without Sufficient Support
Stumble Into Drugs
Into Crime
Into Mental Illness
Into Institutions ... And ...
Languish in Jails ...

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