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Another abortion clinic to close following pro-life law

Posted in Abortion Clinic Closed, Abortion Clinic Worders, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2015 by saynsumthn

REPUBLISHED FROM LIFE DYNAMICS BLOG:

A Dallas abortion clinic is set to close Saturday following a court decision which upheld strict pro-life laws in the state.

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A representative of the Routh Street abortion facility which has legally killed children “for decades” told a caller to the clinic that the death mill will only be “serving” a few more patients before they close permanently this weekend.

“State law closed us down- they passed a law Wednesday that we have to shut down. It went before the fifth circuit that if you are not a surgical center or doctor with hospital privileges we have to close down,” the woman who identified herself as a medical assistant and pathologist for the clinics said in the phone call.

This week, a federal appeals court upheld Texas law HB2, which requires that abortion facilities comply with the minimum health and safety standards adopted by the State for ambulatory surgical centers, and that abortionists have admitting privileges in a local hospital near an abortion clinic.

Enforcement of the Texas measure resulted in previously closing about half of the 41 clinics that had previously operated in the state.

Reports indicate that after this court decision, Texas will be left with an estimated eight abortion clinics statewide.

The law passed in 2013 after a filibuster attempt by radical pro-abortion Senator Wendy Davis, now dubbed the “Abortion Barbie.”

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2016 presidential hopeful and former Texas governor, Rick Perry who signed the law, reacted to the court’s decision on the Megyn Kelly show shortly after it came out:

Calling himself pro-life in all cases, Perry told Megyn Kelly , “I think the real issue for me is this has been settled in the state of Texas.

The Routh Street abortion staffer said the Dallas abortion clinic was performing Sonograms today under the state’s 24 hour waiting period requirement and that the abortion procedures they plan to perform Saturday would be for women who are already scheduled.

When asked if she thought the abortion clinic would reopen she said, “I don’t think the doctor’s going to fight it anymore?

She said they are referring abortion minded women to the National Abortion Federation but has no idea where they are sending them.

Asked how callers to the clinic are taking the news she said, “They are shocked – some are mad – it’s their body.

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The abortion staffer, who said she had been employed there for seven years, was also asked what the oldest child they had ever aborted was and she said 17 weeks.

Asked if it bothered her to see an aborted baby, the worker said she was pro-choice and it didn’t bother her that much.

When asked why anyone would have an abortion that late, she said there can be many reasons but that “being irresponsible” happens in “most cases.”

Abortion providers have vowed to take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. “We will go up to the Supreme Court on an emergency basis,” said Whole Woman’s Health founder Amy Hagstrom Miller, the clinic whose Whole Women’s Health vs. Cole prompted the fifth circuit decision.

The group, Pro-life Dallas is cheering the closure of Routh Street writing in an e-mail, “, we received reports that at long last, after decades of killing, the Routh Street abortion facility’s final day to perform abortions is this Saturday (tomorrow). It is anticipated that this facility will soon close*, bringing the total number of abortion facilities in Dallas down to 2 (from a high of 13 in 1990!). ”

Third degree murder plea for abortion clinic worker in Gosnell case

Posted in Abortion, Abortion clinic closed by state, Abortion clinic dirty, Abortion clinic medical waste, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion clinic worker arrested, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, Abortionist arrested, Kermit Gosnell with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 10, 2011 by saynsumthn

Worker in Gosnell’s abortion clinic pleads guilty to two murders
By Joseph A. Slobodzian
Inquirer Staff Writer

A worker in the West Philadelphia abortion clinic of Kermit Gosnell pleaded guilty to two counts of murder Wednesday and will testify against him at trial.

Lynda Williams, 43, pleaded guilty before Common Pleas Court Judge Benjamin Lerner to counts of third-degree murder involving the 2009 death of a woman undergoing an abortion and the killing of a newborn.

She also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to participate in a corrupt organization, and illegally administering drugs to women undergoing abortions at Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society clinic at 3801 Lancaster Ave.

According to a report and presentment of a grand jury made public in January, Gosnell, 70, and his employees performed illegal late-term abortions on poor women, in some cases killing infants born alive and viable.

Although the charges to which Williams pleaded guilty could bring her a prison term of up to 200 years, Lerner told Williams her actual sentence would be less because of the terms of her plea agreement with prosecutors.

Prosecutors, for example, waived a sentencing provision calling for a mandatory life term because Williams pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree murder.

Williams’ sentence will depend on the quality of her testimony in the eventual trial of Gosnell. Lerner did not set a sentencing date.

Williams, of Wilmington, a ninth-grade dropout, got through the hearing composed and assured. At one point she even laughed when Lerner joked about a gnat flying about.

But when the hearing ended, the impact of what will likely be a year or more in prison without bail before Gosnell’s trial starts – followed by a prison sentence – hit her.
Williams’ lip began to quiver and tears rolled down her cheeks.

“I don’t know if I can do another year,” the thin and pale woman said to defense attorney Stephen P. Patrizio, referring to the fact that she is segregated from other inmates for fear about her personal safety.

Patrizio tried to comfort her and was joined by Assistant District Attorneys Joanne Pescatore and Christine Wechsler, who walked over to the defense table.
“You did the right thing, Lynda, you did great,” said Pescatore.

Lerner, who handles pretrial issues for all Philadelphia homicide cases, said he would hold a final pretrial hearing Nov. 17 in the Gosnell case. He will then assign the case to a trial judge.

Williams is the fifth of 10 people charged in the Gosnell case to plead guilty.

Among those still facing trial are Gosnell, who could be sentenced to death if found guilty of first-degree murder, and Gosnell’s wife, Pearl, 50, who is charged with performing one late-term abortion and conspiracy.

According to the grand jury report, Gosnell hired Williams to work full-time at the West Philadelphia clinic in 2008. She had previously worked with him at Atlantic Women’s Medical Services in Delaware.

Although originally hired to clean surgical instruments, the grand jury report said, she was soon working by Gosnell’s side, anesthetizing abortion patients, performing ultrasounds, and dealing with babies born alive when Gosnell was not present.

Gosnell is accused of killing babies after live births by cutting their spinal cords with scissors. Williams’ guilty plea involves one newborn – identified as “Baby C” – she killed with scissors 20 minutes after its birth in 2006 or 2007.

Williams also pleaded guilty to a count of third-degree murder in the Nov. 20, 2009, death of Karnamaya Mongar, a 41-year-old Virginia woman who came to the Gosnell clinic for an abortion and, according to the grand jury, was overdosed with anesthetics.

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