FBI searches abortion provider’s home

    Federal agents took records Friday at the West Philadelphia home of suspended abortion provider Kermit Gosnell.

    Pennsylvania yanked Gosnell’s medical license in February after federal agents raided the Women’s Medical Society clinic. That search turned up unsanitary conditions and state officials called Gosnell a “danger to the public.”

    A woman died after an abortion at the clinic in November, and in recent weeks, several women have come forward to report that they received sub-standard care from Gosnell.

    An FBI spokesman says personnel were at the doctor’s home and shuttered practice, but he declined to confirm — or deny — whether federal agents are investigating the physician.

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    It’s not clear what the FBI was searching for, but Gosnell’s attorney William Brennan says he believes that federal agents are looking for evidence of “drug diversion,” the transfer of prescription medication to the illegal drug market.

    Brennan says his client has not been charged with anything and is presumed innocent.

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