Skip to comments.The Gosnell case: Here’s what you need to know
Posted on 04/17/2013 12:09:17 PM PDT by grundle
The grand jury report is full of horrific and gruesome details about the clinic that Gosnell ran for more than three decades. Patients were neglected; providers were not certified; and cats were allowed to roam and defecate in the clinic.
The walls appeared to be urine-splattered, the Philadelphia district attorneys office found when it inspected the clinic in August 2010, months after it had closed that February. The procedure tables were old and one had a ripped plastic cover. Suction tubing, which was used for abortion procedures and doubled as the only available suction source for resuscitation was corroded.
Pennsylvania law bars abortions after 24 weeks gestation, at which point a fetus is considered to be likely viable outside the womb. Gosnell performed multiple abortions at 24.5 weeks, and the grand jury report found that many of those procedures underestimated the period of gestation. One Gosnell employee estimated that about 40 percent of the clinics abortions occurred after 24 weeks. Gosnell, the grand jury found, killed the babies born alive in his clinic.
Gosnell had a simple solution for the unwanted babies he delivered: he killed them, the report said. He didnt call it that. He called it ensuring fetal demise. The way he ensured fetal demise was by sticking scissors into the back of the babys neck and cutting the spinal cord.
"Are you sure we're providing the proper care for this patient?"
"Of course - Kermit said it was standard procedure."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Abortion “rights” supporters? There is no such thing as an abortion right. Aborting a human baby is murder!!
This article includes the Grand Jury Report:
I thought I heard that he is believed to have FALSIFIED the age. Odd that there would be such prosecutions merely for 2-4 days "violation".
It was because of a pervasive culture of corruption within the CDC and elsewhere in that city.
PING, lengthy (although somewhat superficial) recap by the washington post
Somewhere, Margaret Sanger is smiling.
This is a good, concise report. I forced myself to read the detailed report because I couldn’t believe people could be so evil.
I’d also like whoever it is that did not inspect this house of horrors for years to be held accountable too.
These were heinous, murderous acts that should have been stopped YEARS ago.