Kermit Gosnell to Plead to Federal Drug Charges

Kermit Gosnell, mostly known as the abortion doctor who murdered born-alive babies in his West Philadelphia clinic, will reportedly plead today on a separate list of charges that he also operated the clinic as a “pill mill.” NewsWorks reports:

he FBI first uncovered the horrific details of Gosnell’s abortion clinic as part of a 2011 grand jury investigation into allegations that Gosnell was providing prescriptions for OxyContin and other commonly abused painkillers out of his clinic. Earlier this month, Gosnell, 72, was sentenced to three consecutive life terms on state charges of first-degree murder.

Peter Vaira, a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, noted that Gosnell has nothing to lose by altering his plea.

“He’s got complete life sentences, no parole, so what he pleads to over on the federal side doesn’t mean a hill of beans,” Vaira said.