Kermit Gosnell Sentenced to 30 Years for Running Pill Mill at His Abortion Clinic

National   Steven Ertelt   Dec 16, 2013   |   6:30PM    Philadelphia, PA

Kermit Gosnell was the gruesome abortion practitioner who was convicted on multiple counts of first-degree murder of killing babies who were born alive after abortion.

When Gosnell’s misdeeds first came to light, the DEA was already probing Gosnell for allegedly illegally selling prescription drugs. They called his abortion facility a “pill mill” by day and an “abortion mill” by night.

After Gosnell was convicted of murder, the next step for him was to potentially stand trial in federal court on drug charges related to his distribution of illegal prescription drugs that ended up being sold on the streets of Philadelphia. A conviction in this case might only affect the location of his incarceration.

Today, Gosnell was sentenced to 30 additional years in prison for his crimes.

Gosnell pleaded guilty in July after the murder trial to charges that he illegally distributed OxyContin and other painkillers.

Prosecutors say he allowed addicts and dealers to fill prescriptions that were often sold or traded on the street.

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Gosnell said in lengthy remarks Monday that he was only trying to help addicts through his novel treatment program.

But U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe says he did more harm than good in the neighborhood.