Skip to comments.‘Scores’ of victims of ‘House of Horrors’ abortionist tell of forced abortions, lifelong injuries
Posted on 01/26/2011 3:02:13 PM PST by NYer
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, January 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - “Scores” of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s victims are coming forward after his arrest last week, says Pennsylvania’s District Attorney. Many women are detailing the horrid atrocities in the media, with some alleging that he even forced them to abort their child.
One woman, Robyn Reid, told ABC News that she had planned to sneak away when her grandmother brought the then-three-month-pregnant 15-year-old to Gosnell’s facility on January 31, 1998. “When I said no, the doctor got upset and he ended up taking my clothes off, hitting me, my legs were tied to the stirrups,” she said.
“I was fully dressed. He actually managed to get all of my clothes off and tie me down to the medical bed,” she continued. “I just remember my very last thought ... looking up at the light and thinking, ‘Don’t fall asleep.’”
In the midst of the 30-minute struggle, she says the abortionist assured her by saying, “This is the same care that I would give to my own daughter.”
Reid said the drugs Gosnell gave her were so strong they knocked her out for 12 hours, and she was carried home asleep by her mother and aunt. “What would you give somebody that small that would knock me out for 12 hours? What if I had died?” she asked.
Gosnell, 69, was arrested last Wednesday for eight counts of murder, which included charges for killing seven babies that were born alive and one count for the botched-abortion death of 41-year-old Nepalese refugee Karnamaya Mongar.
His arrest followed the release of a 281-page photograph-laden Grand Jury Report that detailed Gosnell’s bone-chilling practices, including the killing of what clinic workers testified were “hundreds” of living, breathing newborn children by severing their spinal cords or slitting their necks.
“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,” Davida Johnson, who went to Gosnell in 2001, told The Associated Press.
Within a few months, the then-21-year-old began suffering gynecological issues, and learned she had contracted a venereal disease. She said she now suffers from an unidentified lifelong illness, and has since had four miscarriages.
Commenting on Gosnell’s horrid treatment of the babies, Johnson asked, “Did he do that to mine? Did he stab him in the neck? Because I was out of it. I don’t know what he did to my baby.”
Gosnell has faced 46 civil lawsuits in the past, the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s office told ABCNews, and more and more victims are coming forward. “Phones are ringing off the hook. There are scores of women,” District Attorney Christine Wechsler said.
LaToya Ransome told CNN that her abortion in July 2007 by Gosnell left her disabled. “It was the utensils that he used ... to do the abortion,” she said. “They wasn’t sterilized, so it caused me to get an infection called endocarditis.”
“By August 31, 2007 I had open heart surgery,” she said. “October the first of 2007 I was disabled, meaning I couldn’t do nothing for myself, take care of my son, take care of myself, feed myself, clothe myself, none of that.”
“He’s crazy and he’s careless. He had ... no type of feelings of what he’s doing to these women and these babies,” she added.
Nicole Gaither, 38, told ABC News that she was in excruciating pain and could hardly sit down after Gosnell aborted her baby at five-months gestation in 2001. It turned out that the abortionist had left parts of her baby’s body inside her. When she went back, he sucked the remains out without giving her anesthesia. Afterward he said, “Stand up, you aren’t in that much pain.”
“I was just laying on the table and crying and I just asked the Lord to get me through it,” she said.
The Grand Jury report slammed the Pennsylvania Department of Health and other state government agencies for turning a blind eye to Gosnell’s practices, despite their knowledge of complaints and lawsuits against the abortionist.
According to the Grand Jury, the state ceased inspecting abortion facilities in 1995 under the administration of former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, a pro-abortion Catholic. The inspections were only resumed in 2010 by then-Governor Ed Rendell.
“The Pennsylvania Department of Health abruptly decided, for political reasons, to stop inspecting abortion clinics at all,” said the grand jury. “With the change of administration from Governor [Robert] Casey to Governor Ridge, officials concluded that inspections would be ‘putting a barrier up to women’ seeking abortions Even nail salons in Pennsylvania are monitored more closely for client safety.”
The report also implicated the National Abortion Federation, which failed to report him to authorities after observing numerous violations during an evaluation as part of a failed membership application.
Authorities only discovered Gosnell’s gruesome thirty-year abortion operation when they raided his facility for a drug bust.
Today the pro-life activist organization Operation Rescue emphasized that Gosnell’s abortion facility is merely one of the few “house of horrors” to be caught, as they released a report exposing Gosnell’s connection to the Delta Clinic of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The report, says the group, reveals a “web of death” between Gosnell, co-arrestee Eileen O’Neill, and Delta Clinic’s owner Leroy Brinkley, who also owns the Atlantic Women’s Services abortion facility in Wilmington, Delaware. Gosnell was employed at Atlantic Women’s Services one day per week, and O’Neill, who pretended to be a licensed physician, was employed by both Gosnell and Brinkley. She was arrested along with Gosnell last week.
The report also implicates again the National Abortion Federation, which claims Brinkley’s Louisiana and Delaware facilities as proud members.
A group of attorneys has threatened to sue the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals if it does not immediately order the Delta Clinic closed for violations that mirror squalid conditions found at Gosnell’s Philadelphia abortion mill.
“Certainly Gosnell’s mill is not the only ‘house of horrors’ in operation. He is just one of the few that has been caught,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Horrific conditions and practices exist at most abortion clinics, and in fact, we have yet to find even one that obeys all the laws.
“However, we can take hope in the fact that political conditions that have ignored and covered up for abortion abuses are changing and the arrests in Philadelphia of Gosnell’s band of criminals are a testament to that,” he added. “However, there is still a very long way to go, as this report shows.”
See the expose, “Not the Only House of Horrors: Troubled Baton Rouge Abortion Mill Has Disturbing Ties to Gosnell”, at Operation Rescue’s website.
If this individual went to the clinic to have an abortion, then why is she upset that her born alive baby was murdered?
We are truly a conflicted society. How many women have been victimized by Planned Parenthood and its support by Obama and other government officials.
I remember during the partial-birth abortion debate one of the pro-aborts arguments was they wanted to spare the mother the trauma of seeing her possibly severely handicapped or dying infant. I thought - would they feel better knowing their infant was stabbed in the back of the head and had it's brains sucked out? Didn't make sense to me.
This kind of horrible abortionist and his filthy clinic are all too common in this business, I’m afraid.
And they are made possible in part because the politicians set different rules for abortion clinics than for other healthcare activities. As long as abortion is involved, they can do virtually anything and get away with it.
This clinic was not inspected for almost 30 years, because the politicians didn’t want to inspect it and find anything that might lead to closing it down. That would be inconvenient for a “woman’s right to choose,” as they sanctimoniously call it.
And to avoid the dangers and horrors of “back alley abortions”, whatever that was...
They all wanted dead babies, they got dead babies.
When you go someplace looking to kill, you should expect that you might get injured too.
I know I will catch hell for asking this, but to me in his picture he looks like he has a lot of Negroid features.
Is he black ?
50 million have been killed , now that is genocide.
Planned parenthood, hell even the name is misleading.
Planned parenthood makes it sound like a woman and a man are about to become parents and they go there for advice and help to become parents to their new baby.
Instead it’;s a place where they stab a baby and then suck it out.
It’ a murder building and it should be stopped.
Sadly many on the right including the likes of cowardly Hannity etc are cowards and do not inform the public to what the killing babies or the homosexual agenda are doing.
One of the most specious arguments about closing abortion clinics is when they try the ‘a woman shouldn’t have to travel too far to obtain an abortion’ line. That’s why they made it a Federal Law instead of letting the States decide. A woman might have had to go to another state to kill her unborn child.
one of the women said she was in pain and asked the lord for help.
Hey love you’ve just killed your baby and now you want the help.
Though this man is clearly an evil man, common sense would say, stay out of abortion clinics if you don’t want to witness or be the subject of the violence you are going there to inflict on your baby.
When will blacks figure out that they are being exterminated one abortion at a time?
The irony of it escapes them...
Well liberal America, you chose to worship Moloch.
How's it workin' out for ya?
I hope you choke on your own blood.
Washington DC Pastor Luke Quinn, Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Frederick MD, asks: Where is President Obama? Where is Jesse Jackson? Where is Al Sharpton?
I watched the 35th annual March for Life on Monday. Among the speakers was an AME Black minister who cited the statistics on how abortion has effected the black community.
There was also a large African American group that is marched and it trying to get the message out to other blacks. They too cited statistics, and noted that many Planned Parenthood abortion centers are strategically placed in black communities.
The message is beginning to be heard but certainly not fast enough.
I can bet you money this is not an isolated problem. I’d bet that most or all abortion clinics are doing things in varying degrees that are illegal or worse. We all know what they are doing is immoral, even if it’s legal.
I first read about this in my daily newspaper.
I was horrified.
“The Grand Jury report slammed the Pennsylvania Department of Health and other state government agencies for turning a blind eye to Gosnells practices, despite their knowledge of complaints and lawsuits against the abortionist.”
I don't listen to his radio program or watch his TV show anymore.
I lost all respect for the man after watching his overinflated ego disrespect a priest on his show over the abortion debate. If you haven't seen it look it up on You Tube, I'm sure the videos are still on there.
ve now given up on most pundits on our side.
They are cowards when it comes to the homosexual agenda, actually anything socially they remain silent on and it pisses me off.
How bad is it for them to say children need a mother and a father, The family was the backbone of this country, The communist manifesto should not get any further in our country.
etc etc etc.
Hannity and his ilk for the most part can piss off now . When us vets and troops needed a voice over don’t ask they remained silent and yet Mr Hannity said he’s for the troops.
Well no you’re not but you are happy to take conservative money hey.
As for his guests , well I presume he still has the same old same old idiots.
Me too. I’d rather watch Billy the Exterminator than any of pundits. One exception though.....love Neil Cavuto.
Aye I’ll watch him when I get a chance and I will listen to the likes of Savage etc.
It seems the women have more balls on the right than the men and I’m a man
Yes, he is.
It is breathtaking.
Thank you for your service.
>> We are truly a conflicted society
It’s worse than conflicted, it’s barbaric and duplicitous.
“It is breathtaking.”
No,I haven’t read it,and probably won’t.
This guy is pure evil.
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And I remember the main argument for legalized abortions was to prevent this sort of thing.
It did a real good job at that, didn’t it?
Everyone keep sending this thread to all news sources and programs about news and politics. We must let them know that they cannot ignore a story of this magnitude. We should all send this thread to them over and over until they get the point. I am not sure how often those who are in charge of programs actually read their emails so if we send them often we are most likely to get their attention. We must move as an army.
We must continue to educate women and girls.
Yes. That was the lie.
You are exactly right.
It did a real good job at that, didnt it?
Only a monster could perform an abortion. This monster was obviously a horrible, demented, cold blooded murdering monster.
Thanks for the ping.
There, fixed. Abortion has nothing to do with healthcare; using the word "other" implies that it does.