UNLICENSED 'OBSTETRICIAN' COULD GET DEATH PENALTY IF CONVICTED
Verne Strickland USA DOT COM April 16, 2013
I have searched for this exact picture of the Gosnell House of Horrors. I saw it on the internet and lost track of it. I'm so glad I located it. The gloomy, forbidding exterior is deeply repugnant, conveying the grisly mood of the evil that went on inside. Death, murder, slaughter and torture visited on the innocent unborn and newborn here at the dirty red brick building in a seedy Philadelphia neighborhood. In that regard, I think it is a wonderfully descriptive facade. I hope this will be preserved to become a shrine to the hapless babies and pregnant women who suffered and died at the hands of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, unlicensed "obstetrician" and mass murderer.
Horrific allegations are emerging in Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell's murder trial.
Gosnell, 72, is accused of using unfathomable abortion procedures on inner-city patients who were well into their third trimester at an unsanitary, bloody, and utterly gruesome clinic called the Women's Medical Society.
While he's only charged with killing seven live babies, prosecutors believe Gosnell killed hundreds of infants and destroyed related records, according to a grand jury report.
During the trial, ex-clinic employee Stephen Massof testified he "snipped" babies' spinal cords to kill them after delivering them live.
Gosnell is accused of killing seven newborns and a 41-year-old refugee from Nepal who was getting an illegal late-term abortion. He was charged with murder in January 2011 after a grand jury handed down a graphic and disturbing 281-page report on his case.
Gosnell — who wasn't licensed to practice obstetrics and gynecology — illegally peddled pain killers during the day and murdered babies at night, according to the report.
He allegedly had his staff give women pills to induce labor and showed up around 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. Often, the women had already given birth. Here's how he dealt with the aftermath, according to the grand jury's report.
"When you perform late-term 'abortions' by inducing labor, you get babies. Live, breathing, squirming babies. By 24 weeks, most babies born prematurely will survive if they receive appropriate medical care. But that was not what the Women’s Medical Society was about. Gosnell had a simple solution for the unwanted babies he delivered: he killed them. He didn’t call it that. He called it 'ensuring fetal demise.' The way he ensured fetal demise was by sticking scissors into the back of the baby’s neck and cutting the spinal cord. He called that 'snipping.'"
In Feburary 2010 the FBI and other law enforcement finally raided his facility following reports that he'd been writing illegal prescriptions. Here's what they found, according to the grand jury's report:
"There was blood on the floor. A stench of urine filled the air. A flea-infested cat was wandering through the facility, and there were cat feces on the stairs. Semi-conscious women scheduled for abortions were moaning in the waiting room or the recovery room, where they sat on dirty recliners covered with blood-stained blankets."
Gosnell could get the death penalty. His lawyer says no babies were ever born alive, the AP has reported.