A Face You Need to Know – Kermit Gosnell (Open Thread)

© Miri WTPOTUS April 9, 2013

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That’s the face of Kermit Gosnell, a Pennsylvania abortionist who is currently on trial for murder.  It’s also the face of evil.  Don’t know his name?  Not familiar with that face?  Join the club. You’re far from alone, because his is a story that the mainstream media does not want to tell.  Gosnell is on trial, has been on trial for nearly a month, and yet you wouldn’t know it if you got your news only from the mainstream media.

Gosnell was arrested early in 2011 and charged with eight murders:  One woman died from an overdose of pain medication while being prepped for an abortion; seven babies who were born alive, after abortions, were allegedly murdered in cold blood by the “doctor” or his assistants: [emphasis added to quotes]

Gosnell, 69, was arrested and charged with eight counts of murder in all. Nine of Gosnell’s employees – including his wife, a cosmetologist who authorities say performed abortions – also were charged.

Prosecutors said Gosnell made millions of dollars over three decades performing thousands of dangerous abortions, many of them illegal late-term procedures. His clinic had no trained nurses or medical staff other than Gosnell, a family physician not certified in obstetrics or gynecology, prosecutors said.

At least two women died from the procedures, while scores more suffered perforated bowels, cervixes and uteruses, authorities said.

Under Pennsylvania law, abortions are illegal after 24 weeks of pregnancy, or just under six months, and most doctors won’t perform them after 20 weeks because of the risks, prosecutors said.  …

[Gosnell] “induced labor, forced the live birth of viable babies in the sixth, seventh, eighth month of pregnancy and then killed those babies by cutting into the back of the neck with scissors and severing their spinal cord,” District Attorney Seth Williams said.

Gosnell referred to it as “snipping,” prosecutors said.

Prosecutors estimated Gosnell ended hundreds of pregnancies by cutting the spinal cords, but they said they couldn’t prosecute more cases because he destroyed files.

Authorities raided Gosnell’s clinic … in search of drug violations and stumbled upon “a house of horrors,” Williams said. Bags and bottles holding aborted fetuses “were scattered throughout the building,” the district attorney said. “There were jars, lining shelves, with severed feet that he kept for no medical purpose.

Prosecutors said the place reeked of cat urine because of the animals that were allowed to roam freely, furniture and blankets were stained with blood, instruments were not properly sterilized, and disposable medical supplies were used over and over.

Gosnell didn’t advertise, but word got around. …

Yes, word apparently got around to potential clients, but word of his alleged horrific deeds are barely getting around the United States of America.  Local news, some blogs, conservative websites, and Christian media are covering this trial, but not the national media.  Today, from the UK media, we learn of testimony from a worker in the Gosnell abortion mill:

… Sherry West, who is a witness in the murder trial against her former boss Dr. Kermit Gosnell, said that when the tiny ‘specimen’ screamed ‘it sounded like a little alien’. …

She said that she hated working at the clinic but, like other employees there, she was given a job by Gosnell when she was struggling and desperate for money … 

She had left her job as a surgical technician after 22 years when she contracted hepatitis C and began suffering from depression. She had not received a pay check in nearly two years when Gosnell, who had been her own doctor for two decades, offered to find her some work.

In one particularly graphic description, she spoke about a time when she was handed a 18- to 24-inch-long newborn in a glass pan by an assistant who asked for her help.

‘I saw it, and I thought, “What do you expect me to do?”‘ she said. ‘It didn’t have eyes or a mouth but it was like screeching, making this noise. It was weird. It sounded like a little alien.’

She said she was so ‘freaked out’ that she left the room and did not know what happened to the baby. …

Other employees have described how they saw about 100 babies born alive and then ‘snipped’ with surgical scissors in the back of the neck, to ensure their ‘demise’.

The story features mug shots of the other defendants, other faces of (alleged) evil.

So amazed are some at the near-total media blackout of this story that they’ve written to the mainstream media to demand coverage:

Twenty prominent leaders of the conservative movement have joined Media Research Center President Brent Bozell in demanding the broadcast networks stop censoring coverage of the trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell and the testimony of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates in favor of murdering children who survive botched abortions. Although abortion has re-entered the news cycle following the passage of pro-life measures in North Dakota and Arkansas, the MRC’s Culture and Media Institute finds that ABC, CBS, and NBC have completely censored both of these outrageous stories:

  • Since the Gosnell trial began three weeks ago, ABC, CBS, and NBC have given the story ZERO seconds of coverage on either their morning or evening news shows. They have not covered Gosnell once since his arrest in January 2011, and even then, only CBS did so.
  • After the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates’ testimony in favor of post-birth abortions surfaced on March 29, ABC, CBS, and NBC have committed ZERO seconds of coverage on either of their morning or evening news shows.
  • ABC, CBS, and NBC have each covered the new abortion laws in North Dakota and Arkansas, ominously describing them as the “most restrictive” in the nation.

As noted above, Bozell and the others were shocked that this story was also suppressed by mainstream media:

Florida legislators considering a bill to require abortionists to provide medical care to an infant who survives an abortion were shocked during a committee hearing this week when a Planned Parenthood official endorsed a right to post-birth abortion.

Alisa LaPolt Snow, the lobbyist representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, testified that her organization believes the decision to kill an infant who survives a failed abortion should be left up to the woman seeking an abortion and her abortion doctor.

“So, um, it is just really hard for me to even ask you this question because I’m almost in disbelief,” said Rep. Jim Boyd. “If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is struggling for life?

“We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician,” said Planned Parenthood lobbyist Snow.

Rep. Daniel Davis then asked Snow, “What happens in a situation where a baby is alive, breathing on a table, moving. What do your physicians do at that point?”

“I do not have that information,” Snow replied. “I am not a physician, I am not an abortion provider. So I do not have that information.”

Rep. Jose Oliva followed up, asking the Planned Parenthood official, “You stated that a baby born alive on a table as a result of a botched abortion that that decision should be left to the doctor and the family. Is that what you’re saying?”

Again, Snow replied, “That decision should be between the patient and the health care provider.”

Obviously, the “health care provider” isn’t providing health care to the baby!

The mainstream media are doing yeoman’s work suppressing these stories, because I’ve heard little to nothing about either one.  One reason why they refuse to cover these stories is likely because Barack Hussein Obama II, as a state senator in Illinois, famously voted several times against an act to preserve the lives of infants born alive after an attempted abortion.

The following audio exposes Obama arguing against the legislation on the General Assembly floor, where he referred to a newborn baby as a “fetus outside of the womb.”

“That if that fetus, or child, however you want to describe it, is now outside of the mother’s womb and the doctor continues to think that it’s non viable but there’s lets say movement or some indication that they’re not just coming out limp and dead that in fact they would then have to call in a second physician to monitor and check off and make sure that this is not a live child that could be saved?

It seems that the media, ever protective of Obama, don’t want to revisit that controversy.

In addition, since they’re mostly pro-abortion, they don’t want to rile up the American people with the FACT that babies are being murdered every day in this country in the name of “choice”.  Let’s not allow people to see what REALLY goes on behind closed doors.  It’s a choice, not a baby.

There’s also the inconvenient truth of Gosnell’s race (his lawyer is already playing the race card, calling the trial a “lynching“) and the unfortunate facts about the demographics of his clients.  These are topics the media studiously avoid.  Too messy.  Not a narrative that they enjoy repeating.  This type of dirty laundry is better swept under the rug.

Finally, they don’t want to revisit the controversy over Obama trying to force insurance companies to cover the “health care” of free abortions for all.  It’s bad enough that a court recently decided that the morning after pill should be available over the counter, for all, no matter how young the girl.  No parents need be involved; after all, your children belong to the state, not to you.

“Doctor” Gosnell faces the death penalty.  If convicted, he will likely be given a far more merciful death than was meted out to those poor little angels.  Nobody’s going to “snip” any convict’s neck, at least not in the USA.

We the People are not barbarians, after all.  Not all of us, anyway.

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157 responses to “A Face You Need to Know – Kermit Gosnell (Open Thread)

  1. NUTS NUTS everywhere…. and do we wonder?????
    Arias tweeting behind bars…….

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/jodi-arias-tweeting-jail-friend/story?id=18937691#.UWondb84Tdk

  2. No Action from PA When Ex-Employee Blew Whistle on Gosnell
    14 Apr 2013 Snip

    In December 2001, an ex-employee handed all the evidence the Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS) needed to shut down Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinic. Officials did not act on it, even when more evidence appeared to back claims of serious health concerns and possible criminal violations.

    Marcella Stanley Cheung went to the State Board of Medicine (the Board) and gave them a specific written complaint and participated in an interview in March 2002. Her allegations from the grand jury testimony are atrocious:

    …. that Gosnell performed abortions on “underage children” against their will if their mothers asked him to; and that he performed other abortions without consent forms.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/13/Ex-Employee-Described-Violations-At-Gosnell-s-Clinic-Dept-Did-Nothing

    • If I understand the commentary in the lamestream, the pro-abortion left did not want anything to interfere with a woman’s “right to choose” and they didn’t want anybody crying out for REGULATION and OVERSIGHT of abortion clinics. They felt that drawing attention to this case would cause people to recognize that late-term abortion is NOT “rare” and also that regulations need beefing up.

      Although they ordinarily tend to love regulations, leftists don’t love regulation of anything that’s near and dear to their hearts, especially because they’ve spent years alleging that conservatives have ulterior motives when they call for regulating abortion mills for safety and obedience to the law. Then the pro-abortion left goes berserk alleging that all conservatives want to do is to interfere in the “right” to abortion and to shut down clinics, thus creating “barriers” to “access”.

      There was a larger story in my local paper today. It again used the word “alleged” with regard to the living infants who were killed by Gosnell. They glossed over all of the most horrific facts. They didn’t even report that Gosnell himself “snipped” hundreds of living babies’ spinal cords, but destroyed the records so that all he could be charged with were the deaths of the 7 whose bodies were found (and, I assume, autopsied).

      In fact, they reported that one of the aides “snipped” two babies “necks” but didn’t explain what that meant or where the cute little term came from. They focused more upon how the employees felt that they had no choice but to work there because they couldn’t find jobs elsewhere.

      I read part of the Grand Jury findings yesterday, but had to stop because it made me physically ill. It becomes apparent that this clinic was known through the grapevine as a place where a woman could get a very late term abortion. Women came from other states to take advantage of his “services”.

      One has to wonder if there was a sort of underground railroad routing women there (who were the conductors?). This could be yet another reason why PA officials looked the other way. They wanted there to be somewhere that these late term abortions could be done.

      What Gosnell typically did was to have the women arrive at the clinic during the day, when he wasn’t there. His untrained and unqualified assistants would give the women drugs to induce labor and then they would drug the women to keep them quiet and docile. Babies were born into toilets or onto the floor of the rooms where the women waited, naked from the waist down. There were no gowns for them.

      Gosnell would arrive late in the day to deal with the results. Basically most of the time in a very late term abortion, all they did was induce birth, just as women today go to a hospital for a scheduled birth via labor-inducing drugs. Except with Gosnell, there was no adequate care to oversee the births, nor was there any intention to give any care to the newborn babies, who were left in the toilets or in bins on shelves, where eventually, if necessary, someone “snipped” their necks, “ensuring” that they were dead. It’s really quite horrible to contemplate. Mass murder. HUNDREDS of infants. Records destroyed.

    • MSM facing a new game with Gosnell blackout

      Conservatives have studied Alinsky long and hard enough that they are starting to employ his rules against the legacy media establishment. In the face of the MSM blackout on the Gosnell trial, conservatives are fighting back with “a challenge to journalists never seen before,” as Lucianne Goldberg put it today.

      Pajamas Media has established an anonymous tip hotline for media people to blow the whistle on spiking of coverage of the Gosnell horrors at their newspaper, TV station, website, or network. …”

  3. Now we will have to see how they (the Leftist media) cover the story that they didn’t want to report on.

    Report: Major Media Outlets Show Up for Gosnell Trial
    April 15, 2013

    JD Mullane, a local reporter in Philadelphia, has been covering the capital murder trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell since day one — which up till now has been a lonely job in the courtroom.

    Monday, the trial resumed and via Twitter, Mullane reported that the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and others showed up today:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/04/15/Report-Media-Outlets-Arrive-at-Gosnell-Trial

    • Sure, and we are to believe this? Speaking of living in a Leftist bubble!

      Washington Post Exec Editor Unaware of Gosnell Story Until Thursday Night
      April 15, 2013

      In a Monday article examining the media’s coverage (or lack of) of the capital murder trial of Kermit Gosnell, the abortion doctor on trial for murdering seven babies and one grown woman, the Washington Post makes a startling admission — that Martin Baron, the paper’s executive editor, wasn’t even aware of the trial until Thursday night. [Today is Monday, and they are finally getting around to reporting!]

      http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/04/15/Washington-Post-Executive-Editor-Not-Aware-of-Gosnell-Story-Until-Thursday-Night

      • See no evil, hear no evil, write no evil.

      • You know, maybe someone might be more accepting of that writer’s excuses and discount “conspiracy theories” about a media blackout on Gosnell, if we all haven’t watched the similarly amazing media blackout on the subject of Barry’s ineligibility, his numerous bogus documents, the many discrepancies in his life history, his outright lies, and their total aversion to factchecking or vetting ANYTHING with regard to Barry’s biography. Not to mention their near-total blackout on the hundreds of court cases filed to get to the bottom of his lies about his birth.

    • Gosnell doesn’t look like someone that could be his son! Ohhh, did BHO not comment about a local incident concerning his pal, the professor who was invited to a beer summit? I guess that was a figment of our imagination when those photos were taken. Not commenting in Trayon’s case either? Did he comment about Newtown? Oh, I see those weren’t trials. Up is down and down is up. The new liberal commie dictionary is being rewritten.

      How will the administration use this “incident” to further their agenda? Can’t let a crisis go to waste.

    • You know what was “unsettling” to me? To hear a state senator named Obama talk about babies born alive after abortion and how doctors shouldn’t be forced to preserve their lives but should be allowed to let them die in a basin on the floor of a closet, because their mother’s “choice” was for them to die during the abortion and they didn’t cooperate. Why should they be “punished with a baby?”

  4. Gosnell’s freezer packed with bodies of fetuses and body parts. (photo) Sickening. What is beyond evil?

    Lawyer, judge erupt in anger in Gosnell trial
    April 16, 2013 Excerpts

    He is known only as “Baby Boy B,” a fetus estimated to be 28 weeks old, [7 months old] found frozen in an altered one-gallon plastic water jug in Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s West Philadelphia abortion clinic. His passing went unnoticed and undocumented, but on Monday, prosecution and defense lawyers struggled to get Philadelphia’s chief medical examiner to say whether he was stillborn or killed by Gosnell after being born alive during an abortion.

    “Based on the totality of the evidence . . . you cannot testify to anyone that this fetus was born alive?” Gosnell lawyer Jack McMahon asked Medical Examiner Sam Gulino.

    “No I cannot,” replied Gulino.

    Then Assistant District Attorney Edward Cameron flipped around McMahon’s question: “Can you think of any reason why the neck was severed if that baby was not born alive?”
    ~
    Gulino testified about the difficult task of examining the remains of 47 frozen fetuses discovered in Gosnell’s clinic during a Feb. 18, 2010, raid by a federal-state prescription drug-abuse task force.

    Gulino called it “unprecedented.” “This was something that in 15 to 16 years . . . I had never been asked to do,” Gulino testified. “There was no guidance on how to proceed,” Gulino testified, adding that he asked fellow coroners, medical examiners, and forensic pathologists, who were as stumped as he.

    Gulino said he finally opened the red and blue plastic bags from Gosnell’s freezer, tagged the remains, and slowly let them thaw, to minimize decomposition.

    The 47 aborted fetuses ranged in age from 12 weeks – the end of the first trimester – to late second trimester, and included two that looked beyond the 24-week limit for legal abortions in Pennsylvania.Some were stored in makeshift containers, such as the cut-down plastic water jug or juice containers, Gulino said. Other remains, body parts, were stored in cat and dog food containers.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20130416_Doctor_says_47_frozen_fetuses_unprecedented.html

    • This been posted yet?
      “What would you do if you inherited a building that was an abortion clinic, and one that had faced many controversies for suspicious horrendous-ness? Would you a.) sell the building b.) not care and see no problem with it so just kept as income property or c.) Put the building in a blind trust so no one would know you retained ownership and made profit leasing to the clinic?

      Some history on the building of The Gosnell Horror Show http://www.lifesitenews.com/blog/breaking-eric-holders-wife-co-owns-abortion-clinic-building-run-by-indicted

      (on phone & can’t see rest of post?)

      • I’d tear it down and sow the soil with salt.

        • Totally amazes me how the US Attorney General’s wife owns the building. Put it in a blind trust. I mean, how ironic.

          Oh, and I like what you would do with the building. The reality is if the building sold a new landlord would raise the rent and he would have had to find another location……not so easy now a days. Usually when a building is part of a joint inheritance, the parties tour it to help decide what to do with it. It appears anyone walking through could not help but notice the state of things; even an untrained medical person. Interesting. So interesting.

  5. “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”…Barack Obama

  6. Gosnell is benefiting from the focus on Boston. The prosecution rested. Now this: http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/DA5RBK000

    3 murder charges against Pa. abortion doc tossed

    A judge has thrown out some of the murder charges against a Philadelphia abortion provider involving babies allegedly born alive.

    Common pleas court Judge Jeffrey Minehart dismissed three first-degree murder charges Tuesday against Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Minehart has not explained the reasoning behind his ruling.

    Prosecutors have argued that the babies were viable and Gosnell and his staff cut them in the back of the neck to kill them.

    Defense lawyer Jack McMahon had argued Tuesday “there is not one piece …. of objective, scientific evidence that anyone was born alive” at Gosnell’s clinic.

    Gosnell still faces charges that he killed a patient and four other babies allegedly born alive.”

  7. https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/new-questions-about-the-tsarnaev-investigation/comment-page-1/#comment-111540

    A comment at that link concerning Gosnell’s connection to the use of a horrible contraption that shredded babies in utero via razors; he used it during the 1972 “Mother’s Day Massacre” in Philadelphia. The inventor was funded by the global organization of which Planned Parenthood in the USA is one affiliate.

    • It’s GLOBAL GENOCIDE against persons of color, imho. What else did Margaret Sanger want? Gosnell’s victims, for the most part, are poor women and infants of color.

  8. http://www.lifesitenews.com/i-stared-and-stared-at-my-son-mom-demands-abortion-clinic-call-911-after-ba.html

    Warning. That’s a very sad story but it proves that Gosnell’s clinic and case is NOT rare.

  9. sure I believe ya Mrs. PEARL’ Gosnell…. 51… Kermit G… 72
    livin’ HIGH on the HOG!!!!!! no more

    http://news.yahoo.com/wife-im-sorry-trusting-pa-abortion-doctor-174653527.html

    • ” … “By choosing to take the cowardly course that he did, my husband has left me to make the apologies,” [Pearl] Gosnell told a judge. “My husband is in jail forever, which is where he should be.”

      A trained cosmetologist, she reaped the financial rewards of her husband’s busy abortion and pain clinic, and lied about the $250,000 in cash found stashed in their teen daughter’s bedroom, a prosecutor said. She told the FBI it came from rental properties.

      “You chose to be his partner in life. And you chose to be his partner in this operation masquerading as a medical facility,” Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner said.

      Earlier in the day, Lerner freed a former employee who had pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and testified against Gosnell, though she admits killing a baby born alive in a toilet. Adrienne Moton had spent 28 months in prison, but Lerner credited her with both remorse and redemption. …”

      So now we know what that baby’s life was worth: “remorse” and a mere 28 months in jail. Two years and 4 months weighed against a LIFETIME of perhaps 80 years or more, for a child who lived only minutes. Is that a fair deal? Even when they do bother to prosecute, apparently an infant’s life is worth far less than an older person’s. Why is that? But it’s even worse than that because this Moton woman actually “snipped” 10 babies; only one death was prosecuted. So 10 babies lives are worth less than a little more than two years of Moton’s freedom. What’s sickening about this Pearl Gosnell is that, despite having participated in the murders, she shows NO REMORSE except for complaining about how she and her family will now suffer because of a lack of resources and the shame associated with being an accomplice to murder. No sympathy for the dead or their mothers, though. None that I can see.

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