Skip to comments.Abortionist admits: babies sometimes born alive and left ‘wiggling around in the toilet’
Posted on 07/26/2011 3:17:46 PM PDT by NYer
ORLANDO, Florida, July 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) In disturbing testimony during court proceedings against a well-known Florida abortionist, a fellow abortionist reportedly admitted that some aborted children are delivered alive and left “wiggling around in the toilet,” where they are allowed to die.
The testimony occurred during proceedings against abortionist James Pendergraft, who was forced to pay over $36 million last week for a botched procedure that left its intended target alive, but severely disabled.
Pendergraft, who was convicted of felony extortion in 2001, was told by an Orlando County jury to pay $18 million in the civil suit itself and another $18 million in punitive damages, totaling over $36 million.
Michele Herzog of Pro-Life Action Ministries, a witness in the courtroom, said that jurors listened as abortionist Randall Whitney, one of Pendergrast’s accomplices, “cavalierly stated that yes, babies are delivered in the toilet all the time and many times are still alive, wiggling around in the toilet.”
“I would say it was eye-opening, but we all know what really goes on in these abortion mills. But to hear the abortionist so coldly explain how they kill the children is so hard to hear and so unbelievable to think that it is allowed in our great nation,” Herzog said.
The civil suit was launched by Pendergrast’s former patient, Carol Howard, whose infant barely survived a 2004 medical abortion at his facility. The girl, now ten years old, suffers from a host of disabilities in connection with the attempted killing, including cerebral palsy, loss of function on the left side of her body, strokes, mental disability, chronic lung disease, and seizures.
The jury last week awarded Pendergraft to pay Howard $18,255,000 in damages, as well as $462,000 in court costs, according to reports. The next day, the jury awarded Howard punitive damages of over $18 million, bringing the total to $36,766,000.
“[Pendergraft] has an abortion dynasty around the state of Florida. He only cares about money, and I say hit him where it hurts!” said Howard’s attorney during closing arguments to the jury, according to Herzog.
Although Pendergraft was still in jail for extortion in Marian County at the time, Howard said she was drawn to one of his five abortion clinics because the facility’s website touted his credentials as a board certified OB/GYN. When she got there, she was given RU-486 by a medical assistant to abort her pregnancy at over 22 weeks.
Herzog reports that, according to Howard’s attorney, Howard was given fifty times the standard dosage of Cyotec, a brand name for the labor-inducing drug misoprostol. When Howard began undergoing violent contractions and asked for pain medication, she was told by medical assistants to walk her labor off outside in the parking lot, or else leave, according to the pro-life group. Meanwhile, there were reportedly no doctors or nurses present.
Howard wound up going home, but called 911 and managed to give birth to her baby at a hospital.
Exactly. Were I on the jury she wouldn’t have gotten a dime. Let this guy suffer In the criminal courts. Not exactly a mother’s day card mommy, eh?
I’m a father of 3, and me too, God bless you and your family, and praying for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby!
“These people have the morals of the Norway mass murderer.”
At least most of his victims could have tried to defend themselves. If they had wanted to.
This is far worse.
I’m sure we’ll read an article about “left-wing extremists” in the Times tomorrow.
NYer: “God does not intervene because He gave us the gift of “free will”. It’s just that simple. Were He to intervene each time an evil act is committed, then there would be no need for paradise. It would be here.”
Well written, and I believe you’re correct according to scripture. The existence of evil in this world is often used as an argument against the existence of God. Why would a loving God permit abortionists to murder innocent children?
Humans aren’t animals. We know the difference between good and evil and can choose to do good. Like you wrote, we have free will. God wants people to be like Christ. Christ faced the same difficulties and temptations as us, but Christ chose to love and obey God. We can do the same.
Abortion exists because most people prefer evil over good. It’s as simple as that.
Would it be incorrect to say that something this horrible should be stopped through civil disobedience?
“What are you doing out there, Waldo?”
I’m a father of 3, and me too, God bless you and your family, and praying for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby!
The headline is horrible by itself...and there we were(dh and I) afraid to adopt a child because we feared it being grabbed from us by birth parents.
The world is TOTALLY off balance.
“What a gruesome, evil industry. More barbaric than anything from the middle ages. Goes on under our noses all the time, sanctioned by a major political party, dressed up as freedom and choice, pushed as acceptable birth control by the elites! What a black, bleak, dark, ominous cloud this must be bringing to our nation.”
In many ways, this is age is by far worse than the atrocities of the Nazi’s in WWII. The Nazi’s accurately documented in what they were doing. They were definitely more honest in their motives and goals.
Today, the left tries to cloak its actions in euphemism like “pro-choice”, “birth control”, or “reproductive rights”. The lazy media and a public that just wants to forget the abortion are willing accomplices in this modern day genocide. This genocide is by far the worst in world history because it is scantioned by governments and their “good intentions”. Babies gasping to breath, slowly wiggling to death in a toilet, is the reality of these “good intentions.”
And soon, said ordinary bureaucratic soul-less drone will have control over all of our “health”.
Government, the foulest creation of man...
This woman premeditatedly wanted her living child dead, entered into a conspiracy to kill the child with this abortionist, paid him money to kill the child, and allowed him to attempt to murder the child.
Not sure where the badge of MOTHER fits in here.
Good Post! His own words show who he is. When a man has no regard for his children, what is left in his ethical resume? Who voted for him and where do they stand now?
That man is so evil.
Free will is not a "gift". It is a curse.
I think I’m going to be sick.
I have to admit, that there are just some people I don’t care if God ever forgives.
Murder, murder, murder. Plain and simple. Don’t want the baby? Get rid of it. MURDER, MURDER, MURDER. If what is stated is true...I hope those people burn in hell and then burn again and again. People want to adopt. There is no reason to do what they do to these babies. My heart breaks, my tears flow and my stomach sickens at the animals that do this. May they meet their justice full on when they meet their maker. Let’s see how much THEY wiggle around the flames of HELL~
that’s because you sir have a heart and a soul. Your baby will come into this world loved from the very second he/she emerges. Thank God for you and all the mothers and fathers who love their unborn babies. I pray for the babies who have no one who cares about them... isn’t it sad? Doesn’t it just break your heart to think of someone so little, brand new and innocent to everything is treated so God awful?
We wish you much love and happiness to you and your wife with your precious little Gift from God. Love that baby, care for it and when he/she is old enough to pray...maybe you can all pray together for the babies that never had a chance at life. Oh how they must have suffered as well. So, pray together. Maybe prayers from little ones will make more of an impact. God save this country. God save the babies. :(
Why is this guy not charged with murder?
He's not just waiting for us either. He is there to help each and every person involved in the abortion to come to the realization of their act and to turn to Him for forgiveness. The miracles God does every day - some of which most of us are never aware - is that He has a plan and a purpose for every person THROUGH every choice they make.
I volunteered at a Woman's Place Ministries and I can attest to the overwhelming mercy and love of God who can change every heart. There have been many abortion doctors that have turned their lives over to God, accepted his forgiveness and remain strong advocates against the terrible sin of abortion. Dr. Bernard Nathanson comes to mind. He is now with the Lord but at the start of the abortion rights wars he was on the side of evil. God changed his heart and he became a stalwart in the war for the unborn. Many millions of women who had abortions now fight for the rights of the unborn because God touched their hearts with the truth. Never underestimate the power of God to exactly DO something.
A remarkable woman's story and her ministry to women is found HERE
The barbarism of abortion demonstrates the primacy of animal consciousness. In abortion there is no morality, no goodness, no love, no human reason. It is an act of pure bloodlust, the eating of one’s own child, killed, not born, sold for parts or flushed as excrement. How vile, how evil, how foul we have become.
Excellent points! My thought exactly on how the woman herself is somehow the victim?
"...[I]f that fetus, or child - however way you want to describe it - is now outside the mother's womb and the doctor continues to think that it's nonviable but there's, let's say, movement or some indication that, in fact, they're not just coming out limp and dead, [like wiggling in a toilet???!!!! My emphasis] that, in fact, they would then have to call a second physician to monitor and check off and make sure that this is not a live child that could be saved."This ghoulish statement is located on page 32 of the transcript, which can be read here: State of Illinois/92nd General Assembly/Regular Session/Senate Transcript/April 4, 2002 On the basis of the scenario he describes, Obama goes on to argue that calling in another physician would in effect "burden the original decision" of the mother and doctor, and that therefore, the bill should not be passed. Words fail me.....
Further documentation can be found at Jill Stanek's website. The link has not only a later excerpt from the debate on the Illinois Senate floor, but audio as well.
There is a great campaign commercial to be made here; who will avail him or herself of the opportunity?
“The Creator gave us dominion over the earth.
He gave us His Son Who won the victory through His death and resurrection.
He told us to be salt and light to the world.
He’s waiting for us to do something about it.”
Such could never happen (identifying mark for each abortion the woman has) - why? Think about it - the Roe decision that made abortion legal was based on what? Right to Privacy.
Now I have a question - what the heck does privacy have to do with having your baby murdered? The “logic” played out means that we should be able to murder anyone we want in the “privacy” of our own home - OF course that isn’t how it works... yet the court used similar logic in its Roe decision.
The whole casual, disassociated mentality and state of mind of these people is disturbing.
Spent a good bit of time in University Hospital neonatal ICU working my way through college and we worked hard to keep very early premies which were at a developmental stage at which other babies of similar age were being aborted. As a result, I really object to the term “fetus” Ironically, premies actually look more like little people than look like babies. The also have very distinct personalities
It takes a special kind of person to do abortions.
But God could simply plant a recurring thought into the abortionist’s mind whenever he wakes up in the morning, a thought that his job consists of murdering innocent babies, a thought that he can never cleanse himself of the evil he perpetrates.
That doesn’t interfere with free will. It simply ensures that the abortionist has full knowledge - daily - of what he is doing.
Besides, the free will argument is nothing more than a crutch because people claim every day all around the world that God intervened to help them out or that God spoke to them or that God performed a miracle to help out in some way. Yet the most innocent of all get relegated to squirming in a toilet and God shrugs His shoulders and says “Meh, it’s free will.”??? That ain’t right. Not by a long shot.
These are not doctors, they are pimps.
Now you can’t even go and use the toilet without being nauseated by these inhumane freaks of the Left.
That is why they lobbied so hard for the “partial-birth abortion” procedure. Stab the back of the skull and suction out the brain, and there’s no worry about the “complication” of a live baby. They are truly barbaric!!!
This business of it being between a woman and her doctor is a big lie. Most likely the doctor has never met the woman before until the day she enters the room for her procedure. This whole abortion issue is based on lie after lie. Only when the truth is exposed, will hearts and minds begin to change. I pray for the day when abortion will not need to be made illegal, because abortion will be UNTHINKABLE.
Amen! Great post.
Thank you so much for being a voice of reason. I can understand that emotions run high when confronted with the killing of precious babies but I don’t understand all the posters who are pointing fingers at the women and saying nothing about the men who actually committ the dastardly deed and hold the half-alive babes in their hands and proceed to dump them in the toilet or the trash. They murder babies all day long. For a living. THAT is evil. The women who elect to have this done do not always understand the gravity of what they are doing. Not all of them are evil. Many have repented and if the good lord can forgive them it doesn’t matter if a stranger on a message board won’t. Guaranteed if most of them held the baby in their arms they would not have choosen to have it aborted.
These killers will never forget what they have done to their innocent child and this is precisely why they continue to vote for liberals, because their mind is so full of guilt.
No, I was a “killer” at 14 after I was raped by an older man. Those of us with a conscience never do forget. I love children and at times still think about and mourn for my lost child even 26 years later. Never voted for a liberal though.
Your words are wise.
I have been blessed with a beautiful and delightful grandson whom I love more than life itself. My daughter was young and unmarried when pregnant. I told her abortion is not an option. I explained my past. I took a life in my youth, but who knows, maybe I had a hand in saving another very precious one.
When I had my abortion I was young, ignorant, naive and scared. The “adults” at the abortion clinic did not tell me the truth. They said “it” was a clump of cells, tissue, not a “life” yet. They lied. I was a little over 4 months pregnant.
Is the mother going to get this money???!!! Shes a piece of crap. Please dont let her profit from what she willingly did to her child with the help of this monster.
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Two Kids’ Dad: “Yet the most innocent of all get relegated to squirming in a toilet and God shrugs His shoulders and says Meh, its free will.??? That aint right. Not by a long shot.”
Like it or not, we have free choice. Americans freely chose abortion. Even now, we could eliminate it if we truly wanted to. I’m not speaking of individuals. For example, I don’t think I ever voted for a pro-abortion candidate. I’m speaking of the voting majority, who could, if it really wanted to, pass a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion or simply defining life as beginning at conception.
Don’t blame God. He’s not a disinterested observer. There are punishments in this world and the next for evildoers. Justice will be done, brutal justice that you or I cannot possibly even conceive, and things will be set aright in their proper time. Pray that you or I never experience that justice! I hope for mercy.
kelly4c: “Many have repented and if the good lord can forgive them it doesnt matter if a stranger on a message board wont.”
Not to minimize abortion, but we are all evildoers. Not one of us is good, and none of us has a right to throw the proverbial first stone at you.
If we cant get abortion outlawed, Id at least like a law that requires women to get some distinct tatoo mark every time they get one. Then, when I meet a woman, I can look at the back of her neck, and see how many innocent lives she has slaughtered.And then you ask ...
How many women, if you asked them outright, would admit to it, and how many would lie out of shame?Regretful post-abortive moms (of which I am one) might be lying because it's people with attitudes like yours that are on the receiving end. Want to help end abortion? First off, stop looking for scarlet letters (are you really that much better of a person than the ones you scourge?), and, more importantly, this from Fr. John A. Hardon:
We are only channels of grace to others in the measure that we are possessed of Gods grace ourselves. Let me repeat in the clearest words in my disposal. I would restate our thesis in two propositions.[emphasis: mine]
- Proposition #1 There is no stopping abortion without an ocean of grace from Jesus Christ. No way will human means stop abortion.
- #2 The principal source of this grace is the Holy Eucharist.
This man's testimony goes to show that ALL abortionists should be tried as no less than war criminals...We have adoption and the safe haven law. There's no excuse.When Huckabee was running for president, we were pulling for him (in fact, we created a website "Silent Souls for Huckabee," the silent souls being *both* the babies in heaven and their silent mothers on earth) because Huckabee was intensely pro-life regarding the unborn, and I would dream that he would declare a State of Emergency in this regard when he became POTUS. Currently, Rick Santorum, seems to be the candidate most likely to turn things around (heck he might *actually* declare an SOE), but he doesn't seem to have the numbers following him. I've always thought Bobby Jindal could get the job done as well; I still pray he changes his mind.
Are there even words for such a thing? I’m at a loss.
Most Americans have no idea that things like this go on.
“Unfortunately, most women who have had abortions dont advertise the fact, so its hard to know if you are talking to a murderer or an innocent women who would never do that. How many women, if you asked them outright, would admit to it, and how many would lie out of shame?”
That’s just it - makes it very difficult to have a logical discussion about it.
I can think of 4 friends that did this in our younger years (late teens, early twenties). And that is just those that openly discussed it with me. How many never said a word?
And so - those who haven’t had one will still be close to someone who has (most likely)
The women I personally know? All,except one, were very early - quick!get to the clinic! The clinic workers give them the ‘ole “clump of cells” “product of conception” routine, and “let’s take care of this so you can get on with your life”
2 of my friends regretted it, and felt like they were lied to.
One was farther along - and her baby met a brutal ending.
so - the intense emotions involved make it extremely difficult to bring it up with anyone.
Defense mechanisms kick in, making it impossible to get these adults to focus on the humanity of the unborn child.
There is a group called Silent No More, where some women do come forward.
if I were the judge - I would award the little girl a boatload of money for her medical expenses, plus punitive damages.
I would have removed the girl from this mother’s care and appointed a guardian to investigate the best home to place her in.
she is a victim because the abortion was a “botched” abortion.
In liberal-land, this means that the baby managed to live.
So...the woman was “punished with a baby”. The daughter’s injuries are a daily reminder that the child refused to die.
Sorry, but women do know exactly what they are doing. The are killing their child and know it. They simply whisper in their own ear that it’s not really a person, but they know better in their hearts.