Worth ReadingWalt Hunter
Philadelphia and Federal authorities raided a doctor's office after a woman died during an abortion and made a shocking discovery: more than two dozens frozen fetuses.
For the second time in four days, Philadelphia Police, along with State Licensing officials and DEA agents, searched the West Philadelphia office of Dr. Kermit Gosnell on Monday.
Sources tell Eyewitness News that the search came after a patient died during an abortion on November 20. Sources say the female patient had high levels of a painkilling drug in her body and autopsy results are pending.
Sources also told Eyewitness News that during the search, investigators recovered more than two dozen fetuses stored in a freezer, some dating back 30 years.
The fetuses are now being analyzed to reveal if illegal late-term abortions may have been performed.
Records indicate that back in 1995, Gosnell was publicly reprimanded by the State Licensing Board which found he ''employed a physician's assistant that was not certified ... saw at least one patient and treated him."
Gosnell's patients, many treated at the office for years, were surprised to learn about the investigation.
"Very good doctor. Very good doctor. I've known him for years from my family," one patient told Eyewitness News.
Attempts to contact Dr. Gosnell at his home, office, by phone, and through an attorney were unsuccessful.
So far, Dr. Gosnell has not been charged with any criminal wrongdoing.
The investigation is ongoing.