A FORMER front-desk night worker in Kermit Gosnell’s West Philadelphia abortion clinic was sentenced in federal court to 2 1/2 years in prison for her role in the illegal “pill-mill” case.
Lynda Williams, 45, had collected money and accepted tips in return for handing out illegal prescriptions for addictive painkillers.
She pleaded guilty in July 2012 to distribution of controlled substances and conspiracy.
Williams, most recently of Wilmington, Del., faces another sentencing Wednesday in Common Pleas Court on the more macabre aspects of the operations in Gosnell’s former abortion clinic, the Women’s Medical Society.
According to the Kermit Gosnell Grand Jury Report, “Lynda Williams was hired to work full-time in 2008. She had previously worked with Gosnell at Atlantic Women’s Medical Services in Delaware, and had filled in from time to time at 3801 Lancaster Avenue. Gosnell originally hired Williams to clean instruments, but very soon had her anesthetizing abortion patients, performing ultrasounds, administering Cytotec vaginally, and dealing with babies born alive while he was not at the clinic. The way Williams dealt with the babies was the way the doctor showed her – she cut their spinal cords with scissors. She was not certified or licensed to perform any of these duties. Williams commuted to work with Sherry West and kept the same hours. She and West were supposedly attending to Karnamaya Mongar in the recovery room throughout the afternoon of November 19, 2009. It was Williams who actually administered the lethal mixes of Demerol, promethazine, and diazepam that killed Karnamaya Mongar. When the clinic was raided in February 2010, she was still employed and still administering anesthetics to patients.“
Of the gruesome procedures to snip the necks of babies born alive at Gosnell’s abortion clinic Williams told the court, ” I did it once and I didn’t do it again, because it gave me the creeps.”