Gosnell’s Wife Calls Him “Cowardly” for Dragging Family Through Trial

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 29, 2013   |   1:57PM   |   Philadelphia, PA

Why didn’t abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell plead guilty to killing babies in brutal abortion-infanticides? That’s not just a question on the minds of Americans, but Gosnell’s wife Pearl wants to know as well.

She called the abortionist “cowardly” today in the courtroom as she was sentenced to seven months in prison for her role in the House of Horrors abortion facility. Kermit Gosnell’s rejection of a plea deal condemned his own wife to prison, as local reporter J.D. Mullane indicates:




The Associated Press has more on Pearl Gosnell’s feelings about her husband:

The wife of an abortion doctor convicted of killing live babies feels she’s left “holding the bag” after he shamed the family, turned down a plea deal that would have kept her out of prison, and refused to speak at his murder trial, her lawyer said Tuesday.

Pearl Gosnell, 51, has spent two years on house arrest and could be sent to prison Wednesday for racketeering and performing an illegal abortion. Her husband, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, had turned down a plea offer that would have let her keep their house and stay home on probation with their teenage daughter.

“You can tell from the arrogance that he displayed — turning down the deal, as well as refusing to speak — he’s left her holding the bag in terms of talking to the public and apologizing,” defense lawyer Michael Medway told The Associated Press.

“Her name is still Gosnell, unfortunately,” he added. “I guess it’s like being Mrs. Frankenstein.”

Medway will ask for probation so his client can “get her life back.” The couple, together for 30 years and married for more than 20, also has a college-age son, while Gosnell has four older children from two prior marriages.

“She’s happy that the guy isn’t getting the death penalty, but he’s where he’s supposed to be,” Medway said.