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Unlicensed doctor pleads in Philly abortion case
Associated Press ^ | November 3, 2011 | MARYCLAIRE DALE

Posted on 11/04/2011 5:14:55 AM PDT by Pinkbell

An unlicensed doctor pleaded guilty on Thursday to third-degree murder in the deaths of two late-term babies who were born alive and then killed with scissors at a filthy Philadelphia abortion clinic.

Steven Massof, 49, of Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree murder, murder conspiracy and other charges.

Massof testified to a grand jury that he snipped the spines of more than 100 babies after seeing them breathe, move or show other signs of life.

"Severing the spinal cords of moving, breathing babies outside their mothers' wombs was, according to Massof, 'standard procedure,'" the grand jury report centered on Dr. Kermit Gosnell's clinic charged.

"Gosnell encouraged his staff to kill babies born alive; Lynda Williams, Adrienne Moton and Steven Massof all followed his barbaric example," said the nearly 300-page report, issued in January.

Gosnell, 70, is charged with killing seven babies and a woman who died after a botched abortion at his Women's Medical Center. He has pleaded not guilty.

The jaw-dropping grand jury report described filthy, inhumane conditions at the clinic, which served many poor and immigrant women.

Massof is the fourth of 10 defendants to plead guilty in the case.

Moton, a medical assistant, pleaded guilty last week to third-degree murder in the 41-year-old patient's death from an overdose of anesthesia that she helped administer. Medical technician Sherry West pleaded guilty the same day to third-degree murder in a newborn's death.

Massof's plea involved two babies allegedly stabbed by Gosnell while Massof assisted with the abortion. A foreign medical school graduate without a license, he worked for Gosnell for a few hundred dollars a week.

"Massof testified that Gosnell taught him and showed the scissors-in-the-neck technique to 'ensure fetal demise.' Gosnell's students parroted his grisly techniques," the grand jury report said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: abortion; evil; kermitgosnell; moralabsolutes; prolife
These men are psychopathic monsters. The only bigger travesty than their actions is the fact that our society says it's perfectly legal as long as the same child is killed inches away inside his/her mother.

Gosnell, the only licensed doctor at the clinic, typically did not arrive until late at night to perform abortions, leaving untrained, unlicensed staff to give anesthesia, monitor patients and perform other skilled care, prosecutors charged. State regulators did not inspect the clinic for years, according to the grand jury.

Safe, legal, and rare. Yep.

1 posted on 11/04/2011 5:14:58 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: narses; wagglebee; little jeremiah

Ping!


2 posted on 11/04/2011 5:16:54 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

Every now and then, there is a rip in the curtain of our earthly existence that opens a window straight to hell. This is one of those.


3 posted on 11/04/2011 5:20:47 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Pinkbell
The only bigger travesty than their actions is the fact that our society says it's perfectly legal as long as the same child is killed inches away inside his/her mother.

It's not our society it's our legal system.

Anyone that is involved in this kind of murder, ought to be shot {after a trial, I'm not advocating taking the law into your own hands}.

4 posted on 11/04/2011 5:22:05 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the Terrorists Savages)
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To: Pinkbell; 185JHP; 230FMJ; AKA Elena; Albion Wilde; Aleighanne; Alexander Rubin; Amos the Prophet; ..
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5 posted on 11/04/2011 5:25:20 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Pinkbell

Plea bargaining with that scum? Why in the world!
There is not even a place in hell for those subhumans.
May the good Lord bless all those who have so unfortunately passed.
RIP


6 posted on 11/04/2011 5:29:47 AM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: Pinkbell

What do you want to bet that the so called “doctor” doesn’t get a slap on the wrist at sentencing?! We can’t send a message and scare off abortion people, can we?!! The one statement that I remember VIVIDLY from this case is that the staff would “play” with the babies while waiting for the doctor to walk in, jam some scissors in its neck so he or she would die. I have had nightmares over this case simply because it is inhuman, barbaric, sociopathic and just plan EVIL. I will say this: justice will be served to Gosnell and his staff of demonic minions one way or the other. If it isn’t here on earth.... it will be rendered by God.


7 posted on 11/04/2011 5:32:58 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Pinkbell
which served many poor and immigrant women.

These people are the targets of the abortion movement. I'm not surprised to read about stuff like this. I don't feel sorry for the woman. They're killers, too, but the poor infants....
Imagine what those beautiful new babies went through. To the left, doing this to a new born baby is a beautiful choice. The more dead babies - the better.

8 posted on 11/04/2011 5:34:08 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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Severing the spinal cords of moving, breathing babies outside their mothers' wombs

Oh, come on--IT'S JUST A CHOICE!

These people make me want to puke. How could you DO this kind of horrific thing? I'm getting queasy just reading about it.

9 posted on 11/04/2011 5:35:02 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Pinkbell
The jaw-dropping grand jury report described filthy, inhumane conditions at the clinic, which served many poor and immigrant women.

It's jaw-dropping that it's filthy...and it serves POOR IMMIGRANT WOMEN!!!!

It's like complaining that there isn't silverware and china in a concentration camp.

10 posted on 11/04/2011 5:36:14 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Pinkbell
"Massof testified to a grand jury that he snipped the spines of more than 100 babies after seeing them breathe, move or show other signs of life. "

So get a student loan and an education, then you can go back to work as a real murderer doctor.

11 posted on 11/04/2011 5:37:13 AM PDT by wesagain
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To: Pinkbell
Why isn't the media covering this trial? This story should be huge.
12 posted on 11/04/2011 5:38:23 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: momtothree

Are they still going for the Death Penalty for Gosnell?

the heck with Lethal Injection. Lets just ram some kitchen shears into the base of his skull.


13 posted on 11/04/2011 5:42:44 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Joe 6-pack

You have a way with words, graphically and insightfully correct. Kudos.


14 posted on 11/04/2011 5:48:16 AM PDT by PrepareToLeave (Arrows of the Almighty @ Amazon.com)
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To: digger48

From my understanding... you can only go after the death penalty with a first degree murder charge. This is third degree so maybe he’ll do a little time in prison. Let’s say this... he’ll do less time in prison than he will do in hell.


15 posted on 11/04/2011 5:58:42 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Pinkbell
Safe, legal, and rare. Yep.

Exactly what I was going to say.

Next.....

16 posted on 11/04/2011 6:02:24 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Pinkbell

What, pray tell, is an “unlicensed doctor”?? Either one has a license and is, therefore, allowed to refer to oneself as “doctor” or one does NOT have a license and is NOT allowed to refer to oneself thusly. There is not, to my knowledge, any such animal as an “unlicensed doctor”.
What he is is a MURDERER - no license required.


17 posted on 11/04/2011 6:03:13 AM PDT by PA BOOKENDS
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To: Pinkbell

Maybe if they were gay babies Brian Williams would have found them worth mentioning.


18 posted on 11/04/2011 6:19:46 AM PDT by kreitzer
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To: digger48

When friends tell me they are pro-choice I ask - “so have you SEEN an Abortion?”

The answer is always “no,” but these folks are defiant. They know in their heart of hearts that the sort of evil described in this story is in fact fairly common procedure.

Watch one, my friend. There are plenty of videos on Youtube.

I have turned a few hearts by describing the little babies as they wince when the scissors start to break their little bodies apart... But only a few. “Choice” people are defiant, and blind, and miseducate themselves on purpose.

Abortion is the NUMBER ONE issue in America today. It has everything to do with everything.

Evil is alive and well and one can almost imagine Satan himself watching the dumpsters fill with the sliced-up remains of little baby boys and girls and knowing HE IS WINNING THE WAR for America and for our souls.

Is it any wonder Barack Hussein OPPOSED Jill Stanek’s Born Alive Infants Protection Act?


19 posted on 11/04/2011 6:19:59 AM PDT by golux
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To: golux

That’s right. Except for the License. BHO is in favor of this.


20 posted on 11/04/2011 6:23:03 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Pinkbell

All of these Dr. Mengele types should be hunted down and killed wherever they are found.


21 posted on 11/04/2011 6:32:20 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: PA BOOKENDS

Licenses are issued by the state. Degrees in medicine are issued by medical colleges. One can get a medical degree and earn the title, “Doctor”, but not have a state issued license to practice.


22 posted on 11/04/2011 6:37:06 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: PA BOOKENDS

“What, pray tell, is an “unlicensed doctor”??”

He or anyone like him is a “Doctor” because of his/her education. In order to practice medicine in each state one must have a license. Just like a driver’s license. He knows how to be a Medical Doctor he was just not licensed by the state he was working in.


23 posted on 11/04/2011 6:57:56 AM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent.........cheap)
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To: Pinkbell

I could only scan the column.

Were the victims primarily black?


24 posted on 11/04/2011 8:56:55 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Think outside the pizza box.)
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To: Pinkbell
" ... showed the scissors-in-the-neck technique to 'ensure fetal demise.'"

I heard of a technique I wish someone would show this guy and unlike the one used by these animals the victim is a consenting adult who will beg you, to put it in clinical terms, "to ensure their demise".

"Massof testified to a grand jury that he snipped the spines of more than 100 babies after seeing them breathe, move or show other signs of life."

This is what our elected "representatives" stand up and defend as someones "right to choose", "discovered right to privacy" or even as "family planning". This is what comes from seventy years of almost uninterrupted fascist democrat majorities controlling Congress. What comes from generatioins ignoring the fact that the democrat party is now and always has been a racist, fascist, criminal organization dedicated to the overthrow of the Constitution and the establishment of a society in their own image. A society where their hand picked nobility own as property everyone not a part of or particularly useful to their fascist state.

Hitler and his pals adopted US democrat eugenics and aparthied methods while the US democrat fascists adopted the propaganda and academic indoctrination methods of Hitler and his thugs. It was a marriage made in heaven as the ability of the democrat fascist machine to retain almost uninterrupted control of both houses of Congress since WWII shows.

JMHO

25 posted on 11/04/2011 10:49:00 AM PDT by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: Jacquerie

I’m not sure. It does say that it served mainly poor and immmigrant women, so that leads me to believe that a lot of the babies were minority.


26 posted on 11/05/2011 1:21:46 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

Especially if they were minorities, news of this Concentration Camp should be exploited to combat all abortions.

Where is the outrage? A nation that accepts institutionalized murder will certainly accept death panels.

Then what? What will be the next social justice horror to be imposed on an unwilling people by the Left?


27 posted on 11/05/2011 3:56:58 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Think outside the pizza box.)
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