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Two Clinic Workers Plead Guilty to Murder in Philadelphia Abortion Case
Fox News ^ | Oct 27, 2011 | AP

Posted on 10/27/2011 12:36:44 PM PDT by topher

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of abortion clinic workers pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree murder in two deaths at a Philadelphia clinic where seven babies were allegedly killed with scissors and a woman died from a drug overdose.

Andrea Moton admitted her involvement in the death of one baby. Sherry West pleaded guilty in the February 2009 death of Karnamaya Mongar, a Bhutanese immigrant. Neither women had formal training to work at the clinic in Philadelphia run by Dr. Kermit Gosnell.

Gosnell and nine employees, including his wife, were charged earlier this year after a gory grand jury report detailed the conditions at the West Philadelphia clinic where Gosnell allegedly performed illegal late-term abortions and babies born alive were killed by having scissors stabbed into their necks to sever their spinal cords.

Gosnell has denied the allegations.

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams called the clinic a "house of horrors" in announcing the charges in January.

Moton, who knew Gosnell through his niece, worked evenings to assist with abortions, but, like the others, had no relevant training or license. She assisted with procedures and cut the spinal cords of aborted babies.

Moton and West each pleaded guilty to related charges, including taking part in a corrupt organization.

West, 52, of Newark, Del., was charged with third-degree murder, drug delivery causing death, illegally performing an abortion after 24 weeks, conspiracy, participating in a corrupt organization, evidence tampering and other charges. She has been in custody since her January arrest on $2 million bail.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: abortion; gosnell; kermitgosnell; latetermabortion; moralabsolutes; murder; pennsylvania; philadelphia; prolife
Good to see convictions in this case...
1 posted on 10/27/2011 12:36:56 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher

babies born alive were killed by having scissors stabbed into their necks to sever their spinal cords.


I’m surprized they didn’t use coat hangers and perform the abortions in a back alley?


2 posted on 10/27/2011 12:40:25 PM PDT by Leep
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To: Leep

Gosnell routinely induced labor in patients in their second and third trimesters rather than perform risky late-term abortions. That sometimes resulted in live births. He and his staffers killed the babies by stabbing their necks with scissors to sever their spinal cords and sometimes suctioning their skulls, too. About a baby writhing as he cut its neck, Gosnell joked to a staffer: “That’s what you call a chicken with its head cut off.”

http://articles.philly.com/2011-01-20/news/27038770_1_abortion-clinic-late-term-abortions-grand-jury


3 posted on 10/27/2011 12:46:00 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: topher

Now they’re on the short list for an Obama pardon.


4 posted on 10/27/2011 12:58:09 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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5 posted on 10/27/2011 1:09:02 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. God's will be done.)
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The true and ugly face of the abortion industry.


6 posted on 10/27/2011 1:16:56 PM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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7 posted on 10/27/2011 1:31:54 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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Ya think these could be good candidates for applying as workers for the upcoming DeathCare that Zero, Pelosi, Reid, and the rest of the Congressional Liberals designed???


8 posted on 10/27/2011 1:41:48 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: topher
workers pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree murder in two deaths at a Philadelphia clinic where seven babies were allegedly killed with scissors and a woman died from a drug overdose.

The numbers don't add up. Sounds like it should be 7 counts of first degree murder to me.

9 posted on 10/27/2011 2:03:49 PM PDT by twhitak
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Thanks topher.


10 posted on 10/27/2011 2:51:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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11 posted on 10/27/2011 3:55:50 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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12 posted on 10/27/2011 3:59:19 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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I do not understand how anyone could do this.


13 posted on 10/27/2011 4:29:36 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Deo volente

There is absolutely NO reason to perform an abortion after the 24th week. NONE.

These babies can be saved. The procedures to remove a dead baby and a life one from a woman’s body are the same. (Induction or c-section) There is NO reason not to try to save these kids. NONE!

And a third trimester abortion is pure murder at this point. Babies born at this stage have very good odds.


14 posted on 10/27/2011 4:35:47 PM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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To: topher
Monsters! What they did to these babies was absolutely abominable and atrocious.

Per Reuters:

Seven more defendants face charges in the case, including Gosnell, who a grand jury in January said, "killed babies and endangered women. What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancy -- and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors."

The grand jury said that a clinic co-worker of Moton's testified that a woman gave birth to a large baby at the clinic, delivering the child into a toilet. The jurors identified the newborn as "Baby D."

The jurors said the co-worker told them that the baby was moving and looked like it was swimming.

"Moton reached into the toilet, got the baby out and cut its neck," the grand jury said in its report.

This is nothing short of demonic. The worst part is that if the same babies had been killed inches away in the wombs of their mothers, it would have been legal!

The pro-aborts like to argue the majority of abortions occur before viability. Explain these, proaborts.

The workers weren't even qualified to be working in a medical profession; it pains me to even refer to abortion as that because it's murder. That's why that woman died. One of the workers even had hepatitis. What's all this crap we hear about "safe, legal, and rare"?

15 posted on 10/27/2011 6:16:45 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Deo volente
About a baby writhing as he cut its neck, Gosnell joked to a staffer: “That’s what you call a chicken with its head cut off.”

Give me two minutes with this monster....

17 posted on 10/27/2011 8:42:11 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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18 posted on 10/27/2011 9:23:12 PM PDT by narses (what you bind upon earth, shall be bound also in heaven; and what you loose upon earth, shall be ..)
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19 posted on 10/27/2011 9:37:40 PM PDT by Dajjal (Justice Robert Jackson was wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact.)
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The actions of these despicable, degenerate monsters is unexplainable. To say they did this purely for money cannot begin to explain such deplorable atrocities. Demons are at work and the evidence is overwhelming. What is even MORE horrible is this "clinic" is not isolated. Where there is one doing such things, be sure there are many more. Our current President has ruled IN FAVOR of this kind of treatment in the past. He voted AGAINST the Infants Born Alive Act while it was in committee that he chaired as an Illinois state senator.

Illinois law already provided that physicians must protect the life of a fetus when there is "a reasonable likelihood of sustained survival of the fetus outside the womb, with or without artificial support." (http://factcheck.org/2008/08/obama-and-infanticide/)

Obama and his liberal cronies and fellow lawmakers are directly responsible for the atrocities in Philly and other places. We have a rabid anti-life President and Senate and we MUST do everything in our power to vote OUT every politician that refuses to recognize the inalienable right to LIFE of ALL citizens pre and post born.

20 posted on 10/27/2011 11:13:30 PM PDT by boatbums ( Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us. Titus 3:5)
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BTTT!


21 posted on 10/27/2011 11:43:54 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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You’re 1000% correct.


22 posted on 10/27/2011 11:47:58 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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They have already been trained in the 0bama Method!


23 posted on 10/28/2011 12:30:43 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: topher
A pair of abortion clinic workers pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree murder in two deaths at a Philadelphia clinic where seven babies were allegedly killed with scissors and a woman died from a drug overdose.

Given that this "clinic" existed for the sole purpose of killing babies, I'm surprised that it was only seven.

24 posted on 10/28/2011 3:57:17 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: twhitak

The sentence is poorly written. What the writer is saying is that they plead guilty in two deaths and there were eight deaths (seven babies and one patient) at the clinic.

What’s sad is that those seven babies are the ones the DA can document. No doubt there were hundreds more.


25 posted on 10/28/2011 5:05:01 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: exDemMom

Thgose seven ere the ones the DA could document. There would have been hundreds more given how long the clinic operated, but they can’t prove it in court.

If a jury and a judge believe the stuff in the indictment or anything approaching it happened, this guy will never see the outside of a prison again.


26 posted on 10/28/2011 5:08:22 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: sheik yerbouty

ObamaCare’s model was Auschwitz, ya think?


27 posted on 10/28/2011 5:25:50 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: topher

The people that did this should go straight to hell. If they do indeed end up there, their hell should be living those babies last moments over and over again! They should have to experience getting their spinal cords cut for all eternity.

On a side note, I thought that Roe vs. Wade was supposed to make abortion safe and legal.

This is evil! If you ever wanted to know what it looked like in the flesh, this is it.


28 posted on 10/28/2011 7:16:50 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: narses

There’s another political cartoon I saw of Obama standing next to a dumpster full to the brim with the bloody bodies of babies. I forget the caption or the details but the image sure stuck in my mind.

Baby Killer In Chief


29 posted on 10/28/2011 7:20:00 AM PDT by samtheman (Newt? Can you do it? Can you repudiate your time on the Pelosi couch?)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

It was dancing in his misbegotten head..


30 posted on 10/29/2011 12:29:02 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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