January 21st, 2011
Kermit Gosnell’s born-alive abortions are fine with
Police arrested Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell earlier this week and
charged him with eight counts of murder. Seven are for practicing illegal
abortions in which he allowed viable babies to be born, then
cut them open with scissors outside the womb — an action a clinic worker
stated Gosnell performed “hundreds”
of times. The last was for the death of a 41-year-old refugee from Nepal,
Karnamaya Mongar, who received an overdose
of Demerol during an abortion in Gosnell’s unsanitary clinic, the ironically
named Women’s Medical Society. Although abortion is legal, Gosnell stands
accused of violating the federal Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, which forbids
children to be murdered after they have been extracted from the birth canal.
When given the opportunity to vote for a measure that would ban this grisly
practice in the state of Illinois, then-State Senator Barack Obama voted no.
Gosnell’s “Shop of Horrors”
The practices and conditions inside Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinics are
instructive. The Philadelphia Inquirer described
Semiconscious, moaning women sat in dirty recliners and on bloodstained
blankets. The air reeked of urine from the flea-infested cats permitted to roam
the clinic. There was blood on the floor and cat feces on the
According to investigators, Gosnell used rusty instruments that spread
venereal disease among patients.
departments — including the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Department of
State, and Department of Public Health — as well as local health care providers
a blind eye to conditions at the clinic. So did the National Abortion
Federation, an organization dedicated to examining abortion facilities. According
to Time magazine, the NAF inspector called WMS “the worst abortion
clinic she had ever seen,” but “never passed the information on to other
authorities.” Sanitary conditions and health violations alone take up a
disconcerting amount of District Attorney R. Seth Williams’ 281-page
report to the grand jury.
The pollution of the surroundings matched the of corruption of the procedure
performed. Gosnell reportedly delivered viable children, then cut their spinal
cords with scissors — a process he called….