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A Poem by Convicted Doctor Kermit Gosnell, ‘Abortion Providers’

Kermit Gosnell

Kermit Gosnell

Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, convicted of murdering several viable babies he delivered at his shockingly unsanitary abortion mill, as well as the involuntary manslaughter of one of his adult patients, still contends that there was nothing wrong with anything he did, that he is a victim.

Since his incarceration he has been in touch with Philadelphia magazine writer Steve Volk, sending him 12 letters, more than 50 emails, more than two dozen phone calls and a some of his poems.

Here’ one of them, dated April 2013 and titled “Abortion Providers:”

Abortion Providers
Are Labeled Killers!
Horrendous, Exploitive
Barbaric, Inhumane
Not Physicians, Oathed To Heal
Lest We Forget,
What Chance Have Those?
Those Without The Support
Of Their Parents
Their Families
Their Communities
Their Societies …
So Many
Without Sufficient Support
Stumble Into Drugs
Into Crime
Into Mental Illness
Into Institutions … And …
Languish in Jails …

It is worth mentioning that Gosnell was never in trouble for performing abortions, as his poetry would have the reader believe.

Anyone interested in more prisoner poetry and writings should check out serial killer Israel Keyes’ suicide note, as well as Receiving Poems from BTK and our Prison Letters series.

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