Abortion Doc's Sister-in-Law Released on Bail

Gosnell's relative was freed on house arrest Thursday

The sister-in-law of infamous Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was released after her bail was slashed Thursday.

Gosnell’s sister-in-law, 53-year-old Elizabeth Hampton -- who periodically worked cleaning instruments and answering phones at the Women’s Medical Society, was released on house arrest.

Hampton’s bail was reduced from $250,000 to $5,000, reports the Inquirer.

The abortion doctor's wife is seeking a similar freedom.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is charged with murder in the botched-abortion death of a patient and seven babies at his West Philadelphia “house of horrors.” The 70-year-old physician is ineligible for bail.

Charged with perjury and obstruction, she has been in prison since authorities charged 10 clinic employees in January.

The doctor's wife, 50-year-old Pearl Gosnell, is due in court Friday to challenge her $1 million bail, reports the Inquirer. She is charged with performing late-term abortions and conspiring with others in a corrupt organization.

Gosnell allegedly performed late-term abortions in which he induced labor and then cut the spinal cords of the live babies born with surgical scissors.

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