Convicted Murderer Gosnell Signs Plea Admitting to 'Pill Mill'
Abortionist Kermit Gosnell has signed a plea document in which he admits he ran an illegal “pill mill” out of his West Philadelphia abortion clinic that became known during his trial as the “House of Horrors.”
LifeSiteNews reports that Gosnell, who was convicted of murdering babies who survived late-term abortion procedures and of manslaughter in the drug overdose of a patient, had rejected two prior deals after his attorney, Jack McMahon, suggested that he would not contest federal drug charges.
According to prosecutors, Gosnell, 72, used his medical office as a “pill mill,” selling as many as 2,300 prescriptions a month. Gosnell was accused of making at least $200,000 peddling prescriptions between June 2008 and February 2010.
Patients reportedly paid him $20 per script, and the employees an additional $10 or $20.
Gosnell is reported to have sold the drugs OxyContin, generic Xanax, and 19,000 ounces of codeine cough syrup between 2008 and January 2010.
The abortionist’s earnings from his West Philadelphia clinic are estimated to have been $1.8 million per year.
The suspicion of an illegal drug business led police to raid Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society clinic. Subsequently, he was convicted of murder for “snipping” the spinal columns of babies born alive during late-term abortion procedures.
Gosnell is already serving three consecutive life sentences. He will appear before U.S. District Judge Cynthia M. Rufe on July 9th.
Lynda Williams and Steven Massof, Gosnell’s associates, were scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday, but sentencing was continued until September.