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A Catholic American public official circa 2012 AD: Caiaphas, Judas, and Pilate and rolled into one. Nice.
Now we know that you want to take it for granted that here in Washington a man who did these same things could and would be charged with violations of similar laws on the books in this state, and that the county prosecutor/DA would actually bring such charges. Well, we consulted with the office of the Attorney General (who, in case you haven't heard, is running for Governor). The only thing Gosnell did as far as we can tell that would have been a prosecutable felony is the accidental death of the 41-year-old patient. Let's look at the other charges in detail.
"A physician may terminate and a health care provider may assist a physician in terminating a pregnancy."We asked the AG's office if this horribly vague language meant that meant that the determination of gestation, viability, or threat to the mother's health could be delegated to a "health care provider". Janelle Guthrie, spokeswoman for Rob McKenna's office, said that "it could be interpreted this way", though she cautioned that this would be stretching the language and a non-standard interpretation. We would note, however, that stretching statutes is what lawyers do for breakfast.