Dr. Kermit Gosnell's license was suspended after his West Philadelphia clinic was raided by federal agents in February. Investigators found unsanitary conditions and an unlicensed worker treating patients without supervision. Then, several women came forward with stories of botched and incompetent care.
It's not clear what first prompted federal agents to raid a West Philadelphia clinic in February, but investigators found unsanitary conditions and an unlicensed worker treating patients without supervision. And the raid resulted in the suspension of abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell's medical license.
As authorities sort though allegations against Gosnell, many are wondering how a bad doctor stays in business.
Sharing Their Stories
After the raid, several women came forward with stories of botched and incompetent care.
When Marie Smith went to the Women's Medical Society 11 years ago, she says the clinic was known as a cheap place to get an abortion. She didn't know anything about Gosnell.
"He looked like an all-right man 'cause there were a lot of ladies in there waiting for abortions," Smith says.
Smith was 19 at the time. The clinic recovery area disturbed her most.
"It's nasty and dirty, and [there's] blood on the floor. Just nasty. It was real crowded, and girls were slumped over after they got their abortion," Smith says.