Abortion doctor Kermit P. Gosnell, 69, has been arrested in Philadelphia for the murder of seven infants and one woman in a shocking case of illegal late term abortions. Gosnell is accused of killing the infants by piercing their necks and severing their spinal chord with a pair of scissors.

Philly District Attorney Seth Williams said that Doctor Gosnell was charged following a grand jury investigation. Gosnell had his law license suspended last February as the investigation into his obscene actions was ongoing.

Gosnell killed the infants in the sixth, seventh and eight months of pregnancy authorities charge.

Along with the seven infants, Gosnell is charged with the Nov., 2009 death of Karnamaya Mongar, 41, who died after receiving an overdose of anesthetics.

Several of the baby killing doctor’s assistants were also arrested. It appears that the good doctor used students and other unqualified personnel to administer drugs and assist him with his late term baby elimination.

Also charged were:

—Lynda Williams, 42, of Wilmington, Del. Third-degree murder in death of the patient and murder in the death of live infant.

—Sherry West, 51, of Newark, Del. Third-degree murder in the death of the patient, performing illegal abortions, conspiracy, racketeering, tampering with records, hindering prosecution, obstructing administration of law and other related offenses.

—Adrienne Moton, 33, of Upper Darby, Pa. Murder for the death of a live infant, conspiracy and racketeering.

—Steven Massof, 48, of Pittsburgh. Murder for the deaths of two viable babies born alive, conspiracy, theft by deception, racketeering and other related charges.

—Elizabeth Hampton, 51, of Philadelphia. Gosnell’s sister-in-law, she is charged with obstruction, hindering prosecution and perjury,

—Eileen O’Neill, 54, of Phoenixville, Pa. A medical school graduate who worked as doctor at the clinic without a license or certification, she is charged with theft by deception, conspiracy, racketeering and perjury.

—Tina Baldwin, of Philadelphia. An unlicensed worker, she is charged with racketeering, conspiracy, and corruption of a minor for allegedly allowing her 15-year-old daughter to administer anesthesia to patients.

—Pearl Gosnell, 49, of Philadelphia. Gosnell’s wife, she is charged with performing abortion at 24 or more weeks, conspiracy and other related offenses.

—Maddline Joe, 53, of Philadelphia. The office manager, she is charged with conspiracy.

One left-winger is already trying to explain this all away as meaningless, of course. Slate’s Amanda Marcotte thinks this is all just stuff and nonsense.

In fact, instead of feeling horror over the grisly deaths of these helpless infants, Marcotte only found herself wishing that women could have simply visited less “crappy” abortion mills.

I suppose once you’ve dismissed life so easily, criminal actions such as Gosnell’s doesn’t make much of an impression.

Coming up on Jan 21 a coalition of lefty blogs are attempting to arrange a wide collection of left-wing blogs to celebrate the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision. In response a coalition of pro-life bloggers are also organizing to mourn that anniversary.

If you would like to join the celebration for life, visit Jill Stanek’s blog.