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The pearl of the ‘Pro-Life’ movement? Reflections on the Kermit Gosnell controversy
  1. Kate Greasley
  1. Correspondence to Ms Kate Greasley, Law Faculty, New College, Oxford University, Oxford OX1 3BN, UK; kate.greasley{at}


The paper comments briefly on the recent controversy surrounding the criminal prosecution and conviction of rogue abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell in the USA, for, among other things, the murder of infants born alive. Without contesting the disturbing nature of the crimes committed by Gosnell and his colleagues, it critiques a few ways in which opponents of abortion have sought to use the case as ammunition against the legal provision of abortion and against the morality of all abortion.

  • Abortion
  • Ethics
  • Infanticide
  • Law
  • Partial-Birth Abortion

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