Dr. Kermit Gosnell and the Philadelphia Abortion Mill
Based on the evidence, the Grand Jury recommended charging Gosnell and part-time employee Steven Massoff with conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.
The fact that none of the employees on his full time staff were trained medical professionals was the biggest red flag that Gosnell was not operating a normal facility. His staff was entirely untrained and paid nearly minimum wage, often in cash.
Like the others, the high school student was given absurd responsibilities: performing ultrasounds, giving patients drugs, and helping with the surgeries. While Tina Baldwin and Lewis had attended the Thompson Institute and received rudimentary medical training, only Baldwn received a certificate of completion -- in 2009, near the end of her tenure. Williams, in helping with procedures, would allegedly deliver babies, born fully alive, and then sever their spinal cords -- as she had learned from the doctor. Sherry West, a former patient of Gosnell's, was diagnosed Hepatitis C and never used gloves or other sanitary precautions when touching patients, administering IVs and drawing blood.
There were others -- including Randy Hutchins (the only licensed medical provider briefly on staff,) Maddline Joe, Steve Massof and Eileen O'Neill (medical school graduates who were unlicensed and never entered a residency program,) and Andrea Moton, who "assisted" with surgeries and allegedly killed living babies. Also on staff was Pearl Gosnell, Dr. Gosnell's wife. She administered drugs and performed medical procedures, but her only license was for Cosmetology.
Even Gosnell himself was not board certified and was not officially an obstetrician or gynecologist.