Pro-life advocates scored a victory in court recently when a judge ordered a Kermit Gosnell, currently serving three life terms for murdering three babies born alive to pay nearly $4 million to the daughter of a Virginia woman who was given a lethal dose of Demerol while under his care.
Karnamaya Mongar died in 2009 and her daughter, Yashoda Devi Gurung, filed a lawsuit against Kermit Gosnell, 74, and his clinic, the Women's Medical Society, based in Philadelphia.
Gosnell is serving three consecutive life sentences for the murder of the three babies. He was also sentenced to two and a half to five years in prison for the death of Mongar.
The horrific state of his clinic was found when the FBI and police raided the facility in February 2010.
During the trial, witnesses described the babies as breathing, moving and making sounds, according to Reuters.
Gosnell was also found guilty of conducting 21 abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy, beyond the allowed period in Pennsylvania.
Pro-life groups praised the verdict.
"The guilty verdict on charges of killing babies following abortion shows that the law recognises a point at which the 'right to choose' must yield to the right to life, and also shows that abortionists don't know where that point is," said Frank Pavone, director of Priests for Life, a group that opposes abortion.