Skip to comments.Patient Charts at Gosnell Abortion Clinic Were Covered in Blood
Posted on 04/18/2013 12:37:46 AM PDT by Morgana
A former staff member at the Kermit Gosnell abortion clinic testified today during his murder trial about the horrific conditions she saw at the abortion facility.
Latosha Lewis, who worked a medical assistant despite a lack of former medical training, worked for eight years at the Gosnell abortion center and she testified that patients were frequently given too much medication and that record-keeping was substandard. She handled the chart related to Karnamaya Mongar, the woman Gosnell killed in an abortion, and testified that no weight was on her chart because the scale had broken one month prior to her abortion.
Lewis said Gosnell did many abortions on the same day he botched the one that killed Mongar.
She also said she stopped helping with abortions after one patient was overmedicated, though she continued working at the front desk after switching positions.
Lewis said the conditions were so terrible at the abortion clinic she handled patient charts with gloves because of the amount of blood and other bodily fluids on them.
A local news report has more details on Lewis testimony, saying she stopped assisting Gosnell in abortions after one procedure in which she was the de facto anesthetist.
I was the person who had given her too much and I was concerned whether she would come up from anesthesia, Lewis, 31, told the Philadelphia jury hearing Gosnells murder trial.
Lewis said abortion patients were also administered so much Cytotec, which softens the cervix and promotes delivery, that people were going into labor too fast. I didnt want to deal with it.
Other witnesses have testified that heavy use of Cytotec left abortion patients cramping and in pain before spontaneously aborting on the floor and in toilets.
Lewis said she began to work the reception desk, logging in patients, doing some ultrasound exams and distributing prescription slips to patients.
During the trial Gosnells defense lawyer, Jack McMahon, claims none of the babies were born alive who Gosnell killed in abortion-infanticide procedures but were dead before birth due to a lethal drug injection and that Gosnell and his staff snipped their necks after birth. 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.
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.
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.
However 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.
They are VICTIMS, Not Patients!
They were far enough along to feel the babies move, and, in some cases, traveled long distances to get this ghoul to kill their babies when they were too far along for other abortionists to commit the deed.
They may have fallen heavily for abortion industry propaganda, but they knew what they were doing.
I call them “clients.” They are not patients, because calling them “patients” implies that there was a medical procedure involved, when there was not.
I was calling the DEAD BABIES “victims”...NOT the KILLING “MOTHERS”.
They are co-conspirators ,, 10 big/late a day * 6 days a week *50 weeks = 3000 a year *40 years = 120,000 women who KNEW WHAT THIS MONSTER WAS DOING ,,, it doesn’t take a genius to conclude that breathing crying infants aren’t dead UNTIL you cut their spines. These co-conspirators were in filthy blood encrusted la-z-boys giving birth or watched their babies gurgling in a toilet , even if their particular baby wasn’t far enough along to be viable they all saw at least one LIVE infant during their stay murdered.
I would like to see some government officials sued over this ,, I know the orders came from the governor to ignore ... but some pain has to be felt by those that allowed this WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE.
EVERYONE involved is GUILTY of MURDER!!!
Sorry, I misunderstood. I completely agree that the babies were innocent victims.
A real manifestation of hell on earth.
Abortion is the sacrament of the left.
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