Kermit Gosnell-Inspired Bill Would Ban Impersonating a Doctor in Pennsylvania

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Dec 17, 2013   |   6:16PM   |   Harrisburg, PA

The Pennsylvania House has taken another step forward to protect women and babies from the horrors that happened in Kermit Gosnell’s West Philadelphia abortion center.

House Bill 587, which passed the House on Tuesday, December 17, would increase the penalty for impersonating a doctor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Matt Baker, R-Bradford, Tioga, is based on a recommendation made by the grand jury that indicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell in connection with the murder of infants and the death of a female patient.

Gosnell is serving three consecutive life sentences in prison, following his murder conviction. Several of Gosnell’s staff members had no medical training at all. Two of his employees, Stephen Massof and Eileen O’Neill, both practiced as doctors at Gosnell’s center, but neither of them had a medical license.



The Pennsylvania Senate will now consider the bill.

LifeNews Note: Micaiah Bilger is the Education Director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.