Skip to comments.Kermit Gosnell Staffer: Stabbing Baby in Neck “Gave Me the Creeps”
Posted on 04/10/2013 4:38:02 PM PDT by Morgana
The defense attorney for embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell has a claim for the jury that is weighing the multiple counts of murder against him for several live-birth abortions.
Jack McMahon claims no babies were ever killed in the gruesome abortion process, which involved snipping the spinal cords of the children by jabbing medical scissors into the backs of their necks, because the babies were supposedly already dead.
Thats not what two staffers for Gosnell admitted in court with one saying she heard a baby scream and another saying the baby jumped when the newborn was stabbed in the neck with the scissors.
According to a news report today, McMahon is attempting to get the jury to buy a story that Gosnell used a drug called Digoxin to kill the baby in utero and then to deliver a dead child. He claims Gosnell just wanted to snip the spinal cords to ensure the baby was dead already. The Gosnell staffer admitted thats what the abortion practitioner told her he was doing.
Testifying under a plea agreement with prosecutors, Williams, 44, told the Common Pleas Court jury of one time when she followed Gosnells practice of snipping the spines of late-term fetuses who were born alive during abortions.
One of her duties, Williams said, was to clean up and dispose of fetuses women sometimes spontaneously aborted in the waiting room after getting large doses of drugs to dilate the cervix.
One day, Williams testified, a woman expelled a fetus into the toilet and she saw its arm moving. Williams said she took a pair of scissors and snipped the spine as Gosnell showed her.
I did it once and I didnt do it again because it gave me the creeps, Williams said.
Questioned today by McMahon, Williams testified that Gosnell had reassured her that the movement she saw was involuntary movement, a last breath and that abortion drugs had already doomed the fetus.
He told you that it was dead already, said McMahon.
Yes, Williams quietly replied.
So when you snipped the neck, you didnt think it was a live baby, you thought you were snipping a dead baby?
Yes, said Williams.
Although the defense attorney claimed the babies were dead and that jabbing them in the neck with scissors was needed to make sure that was the case, Gosnell staffers also told the court one at least two occasions that the babies were not dead when their necks were stabbed.
The report also indicates expert witnesses testified there was no medical reason for Gosnell to cut the spines of aborted fetuses.
Determining if the children were alive or dead at the time their spinal cords were snipped is crucial to prosecuting Gosnell and his staff.
Gosnell faces 43 criminal counts, including eight counts of murder in the death of one patient, Karnamaya Monger, and seven newborn infants. Additional charges include conspiracy, drug delivery resulting in death, infanticide, corruption of minors, evidence tampering, theft by deception, abuse of corpse, and corruption. Gosnell could face the death penalty if convicted and he faces a mandatory minimum 20 years.
The trial of the abortion practitioner has been so gruesome and vivid in its accounts of the late-term and live-birth abortions that it has shocked the conscience of the nation, despite a relative lack of media coverage outside of local media and conservative and pro-life news outlets.
Gosnell, whose squalid house of horrors abortion clinic has surprised even investigative officials, has had almost flippant attitude toward his macabre abortion practices shocked the nation.
The Gosnell case is a watershed moment for the issue of abortion, said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. The discovery of his horrific practices helped shed light on an abortion industry that has run amok without oversight or accountability for decades, and has prompted significant changes in abortion laws and attitudes toward enforcement in several states.
Previously, Gosnells wife Pearl pleaded guilty to assisting her husband at his Philadelphia abortion center where he killed a woman in a botched abortion and has killed hundreds of babies in abortion-infanticides.
Pearl Gosnell was considering a plea deal similar to the one several of Gosnells former abortion center employees have made where they have pleaded guilty to receive a lesser sentence in exchange for testifying against Gosnell. Pearl also worked at the abortion center Gosnell ran that had him kill and injure women in failed abortions and kill perhaps hundreds of babies in grisly infanticides by birthing them and snipping their spinal cords.
She worked at the Womens Medical Society abortion business her husband ran as a full-time medical assistant from 1982 until she married Kermit Gosnell in 1990, when she switched to only working on Sundays. At that time, the abortion business was officially closed but would do its latest-term abortions possible.
The grand jury report indicates Pearl Gosnell testified that she alone helped Kermit do abortions on Sundays when she would help do the instruments in the operating room despite no medical training.
Previously, Judge Lerner ruled two other former employees, Eileen ONeill and Madeline Joe, are not allowed to have their cases separated from that of Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Neither ONeill nor Joe are charged with killing babies in infanticides and, although their attorneys argued the horrifying allegations against Gosnell could unfairly taint their cases, they were not allowed to plead guilty in deals as was the case with six other former employees.
The murder charges also came in connection with the botched abortion death of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar, who died at Gosnells abortion clinic after a failed abortion. Mongar died November 20, 2009, after overdosing on anesthetics prescribed by the doctor. Mongars family filed a lawsuit against Gosnells abortion business seeking damages.
Gosnell and several staffers at his abortion center, including Pearl, were arrested in January after a grand jury indicted them on multiple charges after officials raided his abortion business following a womans death and discovered a shop of horrors filled with bags of bodies and body parts of deceased unborn children and babies killed in infanticides. Pearl Gosnell, Kermits 49-year-old wife who has no medical license, faces a charge of providing an abortion at 24 or more weeks and conspiracy and other charges.
Gosnell has been denied bail while the case against him moves forward. Women have spoken out about their treatment and one woman says she was drugged and tied up and forced to have an abortion.
Authorities searching the facility last year found bags and bottles holding aborted babies scattered around the building, jars containing babies severed feet lining a shelf, as well as filthy, unsanitary furniture and equipment.
The grand jury investigation also shows state officials did nothing when reports came in about problems at Gosnells abortion center, which has upset incoming pro-life Governor Tom Corbett.
Gosnells abortion center was inspected only after a federal drug raid in 2010. It was the first time the facility had been inspected in 17 years because state officials ignored complaints and failed to visit Gosnells Womens Medical Society for years.
The abortion industry has been forced to suspend two abortion businesses that employed embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, who has been the subject of national controversy over his abortion business in Philadelphia.
Following revelations that Gosnell is associated with two other abortion centers in Louisiana and Delaware, the National Abortion Federation made the decision to suspend the memberships of both. Atlantic Womens Medical Services, the Delaware abortion business that employed Gosnell one day a week to do abortions, and the Delta Clinic abortion center of Baton Rouge, have both had their memberships suspended. Leroy Brinkley owns both abortion businesses. Atlantic operates abortion centers in Wilmington and Dover.
Ummmmmmm.....if the babies were “already dead” there would be no need to stab them in the neck.
You get the creeps because a guy with a lazy eye is staring at you for too much time, not because you just happened to stab a newborn baby into the back of the neck!
Strapping you to an electric chair wouldn’t give me the creeps at all...
These people are demonic & instead of taking accountability for their actions they’re playing the “I’m so stupid I was just following orders” card. An animal wouldn’t even behave this way.
On another note, if Leroy Carhart isn’t prosecuted for criminal negligence in the death of Jennifer Morebelli, I fully expect Gosnell to play the race card. After all, what’s the difference between his actions vs Carhart’s??
Thanks for posting this article.
I agree with you. From article: “Jack McMahon claims no babies were ever killed in the gruesome abortion process, which involved snipping the spinal cords of the children by jabbing medical scissors into the backs of their necks, because the babies were supposedly already dead. “
This sentence is a perfect example of the newspeak, or liberal logic. That a lawyer can say it in court and expect other educated people to believe it, seems wildly insane. Add to that the testimony that not all the babies were dead.
Does anyone think that if you were injured in a car wreck, and the paramedics were unable to revive you, that they would then take a pair of surgical shears and cut your spinal cord? And their reasoning for doing so is because you are already dead ? (or they thought you were dead) And therefore they did nothing legally wrong ?
I’m sure the lawyer is right, and Kermit wasn’t doing anything wrong. (/sarcasm).
I mean... it’s not like he was cutting off their feet and preserving them in jars like human trophies.
Why is this case not being covered by the news? Where is FOX news?
It’s called D & X abortion. Here is a link with information about how this type of abortion is performed. Please read the disclaimer at the beginning of the article.
Just because the word ‘god’ is part of the website name doesn’t mean that the information about how this type of abortion is performed is any less valid. You could always run your own search for more information.
Abortion is high on the scale of things needed by Communism.
If society can't get rid of the poor and needy before birth...they will get born and cost the system valuable resources.
Communism hasn't worked historically because it didn't have access to modern technology.
Thanks to prenatal pruning...it's chances have improved dramatically.
It's all about control, you know.
That’s an excellent question! Where’s the “culture warrior”, Mr Bill O’Reilly?? Isn’t he looking out for us??
Maybe he’s stuck to obama’s butt. After all, he’s done plenty of BO’s butt-kissing. Perhaps he got stuck.
Yep, hence the USSR was the ‘birthplace’ of legalized abortion.
I just want to vomit.
No different than the killers at Nazi concentration camps. They went home at night after work also. Evil.
Now Russia is paying women to have children. Yet the birthrate is still falling, oh gee I wonder why.
I cannot read this - unbearable. As a nation that accepts this we are despicable. No wonder we are in big big trouble.
If you can stomach it, read the grand jury report. It bothers me tremendously that this man would even do such things, but I can attribute his actions to demonic possession. (Not that I’m excusing him). But what I find even more reprehensible is the utter, complete, and total LACK of reporting, lack of law enforcement & government oversight, and general nonchalant attitude towards this entire case. Many, many, many people in healthcare, law enforcement, government, and media are complicit in this man’s crimes. Reading the grand jury report is the only way to get a glimpse into just how big this thing really is.