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Posted on 04/04/2013 3:38:30 PM PDT by Morgana
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by Operation Rescue staff
Thu Apr 04, 2013 08:16 EST Comments () Tags: abortion deaths, house of horrors, kermit gosnell, pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA, April 4, 2013 (Operation Rescue) - A paramedic with the Philadelphia Fire Department gave testimony yesterday about his experience at Kermit Gosnells abortion clinic when he responded to a Code Blue call for help in November 2009.
A young paramedic named Smith told the court he was the first paramedic to arrive on the scene. He was taken through the maze of rooms and hallways to an abortion room where he found Karnamaya Mongar laying on an abortion table naked from the waist down with her legs still in the stirrups in full cardiac arrest. Smith said that Mongar had flatlined meaning there was no detectible electronic pulse in her heart.
Gosnell was in the area but did not offer any help.
An effort was made to get information about the drugs the patient was given, but that effort was unsuccessful.
Smith, who testified he holds a two year Associates of Arts degree, was able to use emergency drugs, chest compressions, and eventually a defibrillator to get a heartbeat started after 15 to 20 minutes. He then asked one of the Firemen at the scene to find him a way out.
Mongar had to be put on a Reeves Board because the gurney would not fit through the cramped hallways. Eventually she was extracted through the back door of the clinic, but not before employees ran through the office seeking a key to the lock.
Smith testified that no clinic employee accompanied Mongar to the clinic and that no medical file or other paperwork that may have had useful medical information was transferred to the hospital with the patient.
Mongar later died from what a toxicology witness said was an overdose of Demerol. Gosnell has been charged with third degree murder in her death.
Gosnells Sister-in-Law Testifies
Elizabeth Hampton testified about her role at Gosnells clinic and about events on the night that Mongar died. Hampton is the foster sister of Gosnells wife, Pearl, who said she worked 12 hours a day, five days a week at the abortion clinic cleaning and answering phones where she was paid $10 an hour cash and a bonus of $20 for each second trimester abortion done during her work shift.
An emotional Hampton testified tearfully that she worked on and off for Gosnell since 1999. She said she suffered from alcohol abuse and finally was able to get clean and sober in about 2006. Weeping, Hampton told how she had quit working for Gosnell due to a dispute with him in 2006 after she saw something at the clinic she could not go along with. She was not allowed to describe the incident, however, she said it caused her to fall off the wagon and return to drinking for a time.
Hampton also testified that white women were treated differently than those she described as Afro-Americans. She said that Gosnell, who is black, was friendlier to white women and allowed them to wait in Dr. Steves office, referring to Steven Massof, who held himself out to be a licensed physician when he was not. She said white women were put in Massofs office, because it was a cleaner area of the clinic. Hampton said, He [Gosnell] wasnt mean to Afro-Americans, but they never got in that room.
Aborted Remains Flushed Down the Garbage Disposal
Hampton also testified about her cleaning duties, which included the large bottle on the suction machine that would fill with blood and fetal remains during first trimester abortions. She testified that she would dump the blood contents of the bottle into a wash sink located between procedure rooms then turn on the garbage disposal the same one present in the court room as evidence and grind and flush the contents down the drain. It is illegal in Pennsylvania to dispose of bloody remains in this way.
It was above that same wash sink that Crime Scene Unit Officer Taggart testified he discovered several jars containing the severed feet of aborted babies.
On the afternoon when Mongar died, Hampton said that when she reported to work she was asked by another employee, Tina Baldwin, to administer Cytotec to Mongar so Baldwin could go home. Cytotec is a powerful uterine stimulant. Hampton said she found two pills in an unmarked envelope paper clipped to Mongars chart then located Mongar in the recovery room. Mongar was sitting in a recliner in a drugged stupor and was unable to take the medication herself. Hampton then placed a pill between each cheek and gum then left Mongar unattended. The dosage was twice the recommended amount.
Some time later, Hampton noticed a commotion in the clinic as two other employees made multiple calls to 911 while running though the building pulling out drawers in search of the key to the back door the only entrance that would accommodate a gurney. Hampton then went into the procedure room and saw Gosnell standing near Mongar just looking at her. He was not attempting to provide her any medical assistance. Gosnell then asked Hampton bring the family members to him who were waiting for Mongar at the clinic.
In the meantime, paramedics and firemen arrived and eventually transported Mongar to the hospital where Mongar was pronounced dead. Hampton indicated that after the emergency responders left, Gosnell went back to work and completed several more abortions. The next day, things returned to business as usual.
Clinic Cleaning Cover-Up
Gosnell ordered that the clinic be cleaned top to bottom after Mongars death and had Hamptons common-law husband, Jimmy Johnson, paint all the walls on the first floor.
Later, in February 2010, Gosnells clinic was raided by the FBI and DEA, who segregated all the employees and interviewed them. Hampton admitted she had lied to the agents during her interview.
The next day, the clinic opened as usual. Several patients were at the clinic when the police came with the order for them to close.
After that, Gosnell again ordered the clinic to be cleaned and painted while he had some of the furnishings replaced.
Hamptons Perjury Dispute
Later, Hampton was arrested and charged with perjury for lying to the Grand Jury that later issued indictments against Gosnell and eight of his employees. She entered into a plea agreement that would have the potential to reduce her expected 15-year sentence in exchange for her cooperation and honest testimony against Gosnell. A disagreement broke out between prosecutors and defense attorney Jack McMahon over exactly what Hampton lied about. Judge Jeffery P. Minehart dismissed the jury for the day then rebuked the attorneys for not reaching agreements about such disputes prior to coming to court.
Afterwards, McMahon got into a verbal confrontation with Assistant District Attorney Edward Cameron. McMahon argued he had notes taken previously that indicated Hampton lied about only part of an incident that occurred between Hampton and one of Mongars daughters on the night of Mongars death. Cameron asked McMahon to produce the notes, which he could not. The two began shouting at each other until lead prosecutor Joanne Pescatore got physically between the two men loudly ordered them , to Stop it!
Earlier in the day, Crime Scene Unit officer John Taggart was cross examined by McMahon about the condition of the clinic and the furnishings. Taggart admitted that he had never tested any of what he thought were blood smears and stains found throughout the clinic to prove the substance was in fact blood. He explained that at a normal crime scene, blood would be tested to determine if it belonged to the victim or the perpetrator. In the Gosnell case, there had been no need to determine who the blood belonged to, so it was not tested. Cameron then asked Taggart to test the apparent blood stains on the equipment in the courtroom, including smears on a dirty gray recliner seized from the clinics recovery room. Taggart agreed to do the tests, but has yet to testify as to the results.
McMahon attempted to portray the clinic as neat, clean, and sterile, using the fact that many women were return abortion customers as an indication that the clinic was in good shape. However, Cameron asked the judge to allow him to bring in testimony of prior bad acts that have thus far been kept from the jury in order to counter McMahons claims. No ruling was made on that request.
So many aspects of Gosnells abortion operation have been seen in abortion clinics across the nation. For example, Operation Rescue discovered a garbage disposal in a sink room at the Wichita abortion clinic it bought and closed in 2006 that was also used to dispose of the contents of the suction machine bottles. In a Muskegon, Michigan, abortion clinic, filthy conditions and out-of-date medications were discovered earlier this year that were very similar to those at Gosnells House of Horrors. While the practices described by the witnesses are shocking, they become even more so when one realizes that nearly every abortion clinic in America duplicates at least in part many of the same deficiencies found at Gosnells clinic.
Testimony will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday morning when a witness is due to be brought in from jail to testify. That witness was not named. The trial is expected to last another 3-5 weeks.
No reporting even sicker.
Amazing . . . can’t find any reference to this monster on the major networks or the local newspaper . . . you’d think there’d be something somewhere! I must be a silly goose!
This is soooo EVIL. Placing babies in garbage disposals, this is beyond evil. In my city there is a plan parenthood which is conveniently located near a school. I found a Mexican restaurant that I wanted to go and try it out. So when I goggle the direction I found out it was located behind the PP office. My first thought was I did not want to eat at a place where only the Lord knows they could be sharing a pipe together and I thought no way. I would hate to drink the restaurant’s water knowing it is located behind PP office.
The reason why, "It is illegal in Pennsylvania to dispose of bloody remains in this way," is because it goes into the drinking water.
So, not only are we paying for abortions through our tax money going to Planned Parenthood, but yeah, I think you catch my drift.
Ok....this is going to be a lengthy post. *deep breath* I have much to say about this.... So get ready.
In January 2011 when this story broke, a physician I work with testified to the grand jury as an expert witness in anesthesia regarding the overdose death of the woman. So, I ready the entire grand jury report when it was released. It was something that I will never forget as long as I live. Once I started to read it, I was horrified, but captivated. The level of evil & depravity made me physically sick, and it hurt me to think Our Lord Jesus & His Holy Mother Mary have to witness such filth that pervades this world. How it must wound His Sacred Heart & cause Our Mother to weep.
Not only has the media dropped the ball on reporting this, but I see that even many things in the grand jury report have seemingly been stricken from the trial. The place was filthy.....blood-stained furniture & blankets, cats prowling around everywhere, medical waste littering the place, dust & filth on every piece of medical equipment, expired emergency drugs, rusted old oxygen tank that I doubt even held an O2, narrow hallways & doorways, untrained & unlicensed staff, toilet clogged with the remains of very large & quite possibly full-term infants, etc etc etc blah blah blah. It goes on & on. Staff testified that the blankets were washed only once a week. So a patient would be wondering around, drugged out of her mind wrapped in a blanket with someone else’s blood. Women had their labor induced with Cytotec & would at times deliver a baby before Gosnell could make it there. So they were placed over a toilet by these unlicensed, untrained women he employed. A man who worked as a plumber testified he had to take the toilet off its bearings to unclog ti frequently, and this would require him to extract a sometimes intact baby from the pipe. Gross. Gosnell stopped paying his medical waste collection company, so the bodies of tiny dead humans were littering the whole place - in boxes stacked in the basement, in multiple refrigerators and freezers, cabinets, shoe boxes, grocery bags, etc. SICK! His anesthesia provider was a high school student. Yes, a high school student. Apparently, this “girl” would “work” for this piece of shit after school. She made herself “recipe” cards of anesthesia drugs that she colored-coded with crayons. Unreal. ( I am a nurse anesthetist so I give those drugs for a living). The grand jury report was over 200 pages & had pictures to document that all of this crap is indeed true. I’m telling you it shocked my soul.
What’s more is that his “instruments” were blood-stained and crusty, and some of his staff testified to the grand jury that they were not cleaned between patients. Women were being infected with all sorts of STDs & some sought treatment at an ER of a hospital very near this joke-of-a-clinic. The ER docs claimed that they notified the state board of medicine & health dept when many of these women were turning up with the same strain of certain STDs. No one bothered to investigate this demon, though, because it seems he had boatloads of cash just laying around. In fact, when the DEA & FBI raided his house, they found wads of cash in various places & the pig owned several homes, living like a king off the blood of innocents.
One area pediatrician petitioned that this “doctor” Gosnell be investigated after several of his patients who had been Gosnell clients were both infected with STDs and alleged abuse by Gosnell. The pediatrician was bought off by being elevated to the head of the state board of medicine.
Much like the Sandusky case at Penn State, this one runs deep & is rife with corruption. Many, MANY people were complicit in letting this a$$hole continue to endanger women & kill babies for, I believe, over 30 years. Disgusting.
After reading this & realizing just what the heck was going on, I was ashamed, embarrassed, and outraged to be a citizen of Pennsylvania. Where were our public servants who swore to protect the people from this kind of predator??
And, I see that Democrats are using this case to politic & politicize the abortion issue. I heard a sound byte earlier this week of a Democrat state rep (a women, nonetheless) who blabbed on about how trying this man puts disenfranchised & disadvantaged women at risk by potentially restricting their access to a safe abortion. Um, hello??? What the hell was safe for women about this? And how many of these chicks were really disenfranchised? People were paying this asshat thousands of dollars to perform late term illegal abortions (the cutoff in PA is 24 weeks....dead babies found in this clinic were full term).
Just appalling. Lord, have mercy on us. Please!
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