Prof. Calhoun on Kermit Gosnell

Samuel CalhounProfessor Samuel W. Calhoun recently published his article, Stopping Philadelphia Abortion Provider Kermit Gosnell and Preventing Others Like Him: An Outcome that Both Pro-Choicers and Pro-Lifers Should Support, in the Villanova Law Review (2012).

The article focuses on three of the atrocities committed by Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell: his shameful, destructive treatment of women; his brutal killing of born-alive infants; and his performance of illegal post-viability abortions. Prof. Calhoun argues that pro-choicers and pro-lifers alike should unite in condemning, stopping, and preventing these abuses. Women seeking abortions need the protection of medically appropriate health and safety regulations; a civilized society should not tolerate the killing of babies, viable or not, once they are born; and viable fetuses deserve meaningful legal protection. While he recognized that the wider abortion controversy is sure to continue, Prof. Calhoun feels that the combatants should join forces to achieve these three significant objectives.

The article can be found on SSRN here.

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