Suspended Pa. doctor defends now-closed abortion clinic that regulators called deplorableBy AP
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Suspended Pa. doctor defends abortion clinic
PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia doctor whose medical license was suspended because of conditions at his Philadelphia abortion clinic says that he provides “the very best of responsive care.”
Dr. Kermit Gosnell tells WTXF-TV that he offers “the same care that I would want my daughter to receive.”
State medical authorities cited a recent patient death and “deplorable” conditions at Gosnell’s clinic in suspending his license. Separately, a civil lawsuit settled in 2002 charged that a woman died from a botched abortion at his clinic.
Gosnell has not returned telephone messages left by The Associated Press.
The 69-year-old doctor has not been charged. He tells the TV station that he was unaware of dissatisfied patients and expects to be vindicated.
Information from: WTXF-TV, www.foxphiladelphia.com