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Women: Pa. abortions left us sterile, near death
AP/Yahoo ^ | 1/23/11 | Mary Claire Dale

Posted on 01/23/2011 3:51:54 AM PST by markomalley

When Davida Johnson walked into Dr. Kermit Gosnell's clinic to get an abortion in 2001, she saw what she described as dazed women sitting in dirty, bloodstained recliners. As the abortion got under way, she had a change of heart — but claims she was forced by the doctor to continue.

"I said, 'I don't want to do this,' and he smacked me. They tied my hands and arms down and gave me more medication," Johnson told The Associated Press.

Johnson, then 21, had a 3-year-old daughter when she became pregnant again. She said she first went to Planned Parenthood in downtown Philadelphia but was frightened away by protesters.

"The picketers out there, they just scared me half to death," Johnson, now 30, recalled this week.

Someone sent her to Gosnell's West Philadelphia clinic, at the Women's Medical Society, saying anti-abortion protesters wouldn't be a problem there. She said she paid him $400 cash.

A few months after the abortion, she began to have gynecological problems. An examination revealed venereal disease. She blames Gosnell, 69, for the lifelong illness, which she declined to identify, and for the four miscarriages she has subsequently suffered.

Johnson learned last week that Philadelphia prosecutors believe Gosnell frequently delivered late-term babies alive at his clinic, then severed their spines with scissors, and often stored the fetal bodies — along with staff lunches — in refrigerators at the squalid facility. Tiny baby feet, prosecutors said, were discovered in specimen jars, lined up in a macabre collection.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: abortion; gosnell
Just goes to show that more protesters are needed. Sounds like had they had enough to cover this abortuary as well, it might have scared the woman away from the murder of her child.
1 posted on 01/23/2011 3:52:01 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I thought that keeping abortion legal would mean that all the procedures would be safe and clean and pretty with sunshine and unicorns and all that?

At least, that’s what the feminists tell me!


2 posted on 01/23/2011 4:04:27 AM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: markomalley

Propaganda to disallow protesting at Planned Parenthood? Nah, AP wouldn’t print something like that!


3 posted on 01/23/2011 4:04:41 AM PST by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: markomalley

Note the spin. Because pro-life protesters scared her away from Planned Parenthood, obviously, her ordeal under Dr. Gosnell’s hands is OUR fault, not his, not hers. This is the new liberal meme that is spreading rapidly in the wake of these sick revelations. To them. Gosnell is not a reason to ban abortion, it’s a reason to remove ALL restrictions because “if you restrict abortion further, you will create hundreds more Gosnells.” It’s maddening, evil being called good.

}:-)4


4 posted on 01/23/2011 4:05:29 AM PST by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: markomalley

Someone is free to correct me, but I have not seen this covered on any network, cable or otherwise, until tonight.

CNN covered it, and included an interview with an abortion survivor:

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2011/01/23/nr.former.president.cnn?iref=allsearch


5 posted on 01/23/2011 4:08:25 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: All; rush; holdonnow; kristinn

Everyone should read the Grand Jury Report... ghastly.

http://michellemalkin.com/2011/01/21/the-philadelphia-horror-how-mass-murder-gets-a-pass/


6 posted on 01/23/2011 4:09:40 AM PST by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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To: markomalley

Sick twisted logic.


7 posted on 01/23/2011 4:09:42 AM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: markomalley

This guy was a butcher.

He has no soul.

How could any woman enter such a place and still go through with killing their babies.

Some Health Department employees need to start looking for new jobs, as they let this monster slide for so many years.
They spent more time inspecting restaurants than they did inspecting this so-called clinic.Any random check should have told them what was going on obviously they never checked.

Does any health department anywhere, ever check any Doctor’s office or clinic to see that proper cleanliness and sterile practices are carried out like they check food facilities?


8 posted on 01/23/2011 4:10:48 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Daisyjane69

“How does that make you feel?”

TV “journalists” really need to come up with a different question.


9 posted on 01/23/2011 4:11:29 AM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley
She said she first went to Planned Parenthood in downtown Philadelphia but was frightened away by protesters. "The picketers out there, they just scared me half to death," Johnson, now 30, recalled this week.

Ah, the evil protesters. Now it all makes sense...

Hey AP. If your propaganda leads more women and babies to their deaths, you are partially responsible.

10 posted on 01/23/2011 4:13:19 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: markomalley

It was so important for her to not have any more children, yet after her abortion, she claimed the “doctor” was responsible for her four miscarriages. Doesn’t she realize there are ways to prevent pregnancy? And she blames him for her VD. Isn’t it more likely that one of her boyfriends gave it to her?

I’m not defending the “doctor”. He needs to be convicted and put to death. But come on, lady, take a good look at yourself. See a problem?


11 posted on 01/23/2011 4:23:28 AM PST by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: markomalley
"The picketers out there, they just scared me half to death," Johnson, now 30, recalled this week.

But, stalwart and determined, she proceeded to pay an abortionist to kill her own little baby in the face of these naysayers.

She showed those anti-abortion crazies in the street that she can do what she wants with her body!

Personally, it wouldn't bother me if her guts had rotted out.


12 posted on 01/23/2011 4:24:22 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a society loses its memory, it descends inevitably into dementia - Mark Steyn)
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To: Venturer

Lose their jobs??? The health dept losers need to be jailed.


13 posted on 01/23/2011 4:32:00 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Daisyjane69
...I have not seen this covered on any network, cable or otherwise, until tonight.

I actually have heard mentions of it several times over the last few days (since the news broke) on the top-of-the-hour/half-hour newsbreaks on my local radio station, from ABC News. Hasn't been at every break, but have heard it on multiple days. Astonishes me every time.

14 posted on 01/23/2011 4:32:21 AM PST by TheSarce (Reject Socialism. Champion Liberty.)
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To: markomalley

“which she declined to identify, and for the four miscarriages she has subsequently suffered.” Which means she was merrily passing on her VD.


15 posted on 01/23/2011 4:44:35 AM PST by richardtavor (One of the rare establishment Republicans backed by the "Tea Party" movement that wants limited gove)
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To: markomalley

If it is true that she said she didn’t want to do it and then he hit her and tied her down and forced medication into her... well, I cannot say words to express how this should be handled, I’d probably get banned.

God bless those protesters who take the time and with compassion and an open heart try to help those about to make a horrible mistake.


16 posted on 01/23/2011 4:53:33 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf
If it is true that she said she didn’t want to do it and then he hit her and tied her down and forced medication into her...

This is common post-abortion trauma that re-writes the events to seem the mother did not participate willingly.

You will see hundreds of women come out with similar stories against this clinic, many will not be true, just a mental survival technique to deny the reality of their actions.

There needs to be serious prosecutions of gov't officials in this case.

17 posted on 01/23/2011 5:05:27 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: markomalley

I’d suspect the reason Gosnell’s abortuary wasn’t picketed is because of the neighborHOOD where it is located. If you know what I mean.


18 posted on 01/23/2011 5:08:29 AM PST by 1raider1
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To: Erik Latranyi

I’d say there needs to be serious prosecution.

My ex’s friend got pregnant and decided to go for an abortion. When I found out she was planning this, I couldn’t believe it, she already had some kids. I begged her not to, the reason... the timing wasn’t right.

Now she fully regrets ever doing that, and has had another one after to try to fill the void I imagine, but nothing ever will. I get pretty heated when discussing abortion with pro-abortion people, because of their callous “it’s a woman’s choice” argument.


19 posted on 01/23/2011 5:10:23 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: markomalley
This is what *ahem* "safe, legal, and rare" looks like.
This is what the Left defends, and places above all other political issues.
This is what makes the Democrats consider themselves "the good guys".
20 posted on 01/23/2011 5:21:01 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Fresh Wind

I agree with you 100%.


21 posted on 01/23/2011 6:16:25 AM PST by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: markomalley

I have just recently seen this being hijacked from the facts of major malpractice and sheer evil to “and this is why we need better funding and decent medical care for the poor”.

An interesting aside,it was 1967 when Colorado became the first state to make abortion a medical procedure.


22 posted on 01/23/2011 6:21:04 AM PST by mingwah
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To: markomalley

Poetic justice. She murders the child God gave her. HE won’t allow her to have anymore.


23 posted on 01/23/2011 6:24:52 AM PST by sport
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To: mingwah

Yes, the only “medical procedure” in which a successful outcome is the death of a patient.


24 posted on 01/23/2011 7:02:24 AM PST by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

If you read the grand jury report, multiple women woke with slap marks on their lower extremities & the clinic staff testified that this “doctor” routinely beat patients who changed their minds and tried to leave.

Also, other physicians & ER personnel testified that thedirty instruments used in this clinic passed the sane strains of gonorrhea & chlamydia to multitudes of patients.


25 posted on 01/23/2011 7:57:26 AM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: mrs. a

oh well - they’ve come up with another “solution”

Force med students to participate in this type of “medicine” as part of their training.
Thereby killing their souls and conscience.


26 posted on 01/23/2011 8:02:37 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: Bulwyf

I’m not excusing women who decide to abort but one does need to realize their state of mind in a crisis pregnancy. Often, they’re distraught & feel they have no way out. Still, abortion is wrong & they should not be allowed to kill their own child.

However, I think this case proves and substantiatestestimony of prior clinic workers & doctors that reveal how this industry preys on these emotionally vulnerable women. The conditions inside these clinics are often unsafe and unsanitary as it is an industry driven by money and with very little oversight. For some reason the pro-abortion lobby has succeeded in preventing abortion clinics from being held to the same standards as ambulatory surgery clinics. I hope this case exposes that, results in a public outcry, and gets the ball rolling tirades an outlaw of all abortions in the U.S.

I’m sorry about your ex’s friend. I remember all women suffering the pain of abortion in my nightly prayers. I do hope that God helps her heal.


27 posted on 01/23/2011 8:04:46 AM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: Venturer

I bet they do check regular clinics - but not abortion clinics.

Abortion clinics are special.

It’s the only place your teenage daughter can go without your knowledge or permission and receive “treatement” without your consent.


28 posted on 01/23/2011 8:04:54 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: markomalley

Women who have had abortions should never be allowed to produce another child. Let them be sterile and quit whining.


29 posted on 01/23/2011 8:31:39 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Fresh Wind

“... lady, take a good look at yourself. See a problem?”

Agreed. Why is she so concerned about four miscarriages since her late term murder? Were those pregnancies any more “special” as the one where she allowed/permitted/paid for a so called doctor to kill her child?


30 posted on 01/23/2011 9:54:50 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Moose4

One Gosnell or a hundred. How many does it take to kill an unborn child? One is too many.


31 posted on 01/23/2011 11:05:16 AM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: AliVeritas

OMG, I’m only up to page 47 and want to die!


32 posted on 01/23/2011 11:21:43 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Democrats truly are the party of unintended consequences. Stupid is as stupid does.)
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To: NoGrayZone

I read it. It’s disgusting isn’t it? Nothing has e ER shocked my soul or rocked me to the core like that report. I hope nothing ever does.


33 posted on 01/23/2011 11:32:50 AM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: AliVeritas
I am not a believer in the death penalty......however, I do believe in eradicating evil. EVERYONE who participated in these evil doings should be terminated IMMEDIATELY!

I am now up to page 54. These people did not commit murder....THEY COMMITED EVIL ACTS OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND SHOULD BE DELT WITH ACCORDINGLY.

For those people who do not believe evil literally exists in this world should read this indictment. IT IS PURE EVIL.

I am sickened.

34 posted on 01/23/2011 11:32:59 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Democrats truly are the party of unintended consequences. Stupid is as stupid does.)
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To: AliVeritas

And every agency who KNEW about what was going on and did NOTHING should also be TERMINATED as well.


35 posted on 01/23/2011 11:34:26 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Democrats truly are the party of unintended consequences. Stupid is as stupid does.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

I could only make it up to page 111. I saved it for later reading.....once I am done crying over the evil these monsters performed on innocents.


36 posted on 01/23/2011 12:08:58 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Democrats truly are the party of unintended consequences. Stupid is as stupid does.)
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