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#Gosnell jurors say the abortion baby killer just sat in court smirking

Posted in Abortionist, Abortionist arrested, Kermit Gosnell, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , on May 16, 2013 by saynsumthn

Video: AG and Gosnell Jurors react to abortion doc’s murder conviction

Following the sentencing of convicted murder, Kermit Gosnell, Jurors and prosecutors spoke to the press. PA Attorney General Seth Williams stated, “Any doctor who cuts into the necks, severing the spinal cords of living breathing babies, who would otherwise survive with proper medical attention, is a murderer and a monster.” David Misko, the jury Foreman said that Gosnell sat in the court room for eight weeks “just smirking.” Juror Sarah Glinski said, “It’s hard for me to put into words, but seeing those photos , like, having to say to myself, this did happen to those kids, there were children that died at the hands of this man, you know, that is what was hard for me, to admit that that evil exists in this world.” Gosnell’s defense attorney, Jack McMahon, said that Gosnell believes that what he did was NOT Homicide, that he believes he never killed a live baby. Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison for his actions.

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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More abortion clinic workers plead guilty in abortion clinic murder trial

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Another plea expected in Gosnell case
BY MENSAH M. DEAN
Philadelphia Daily News

A FOURTH defendant charged in the abortion-horror case – known as “Dr. Steve” at Kermit Gosnell’s former clinic – is expected to plead guilty during a court hearing scheduled for today.

Steven Massof, 49, a medical school graduate who never obtained a medical license or certification, faces a status hearing before Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner, the same judge who accepted guilty pleas last month from three of the case’s 10 defendants.

Massof, of Pittsburgh, was employed from 2003 to 2008 at the West Philadelphia clinic and is charged with numerous crimes, including the murder of two viable babies born alive at the clinic.

Massof graduated from medical school in Grenada in 1998 and passed some tests necessary to become a physician in the U.S., but never obtained a medical license.

Another defendant, Lynda Williams, 43, of Wilmington, may also plead guilty during a status hearing next week. That hearing is scheduled for Wednesday before Lerner.

Williams, who was an unlicensed clinic worker from 2008 to February 2010, when authorities raided the facility, is facing charges that include the murder of a viable baby and the third-degree murder of a 41-year-old woman who died of a drug overdose given to her at the clinic.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys can’t comment on the proceedings outside of court because Lerner has placed them under a gag order.

If Lerner accepts guilty pleas from Massof and Williams, that would leave just five defendants to be tried. Those who have pleaded guilty could attempt to win less harsh sentences by cooperating with prosecutors and testifying against their co-defendants, who include Gosnell, 70, and his wife, Pearl, 50.

Gosnell, who owned the now-shuttered Women’s Medical Society on Lancaster Avenue, faces the most legal jeopardy.

The District Attorney’s Office contends that he is responsible for the first-degree murders of seven babies born viable and alive at his clinic. The babies’ spinal cords were cut, prosecutors allege. Gosnell is also charged with third-degree murder in the death of the 41-year-old overdose victim.

Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty against the doctor if he is convicted of first-degree murder.

Abortionist Kermit Gosnell says “He did the very best” despite a FBI raid, bloody fetuses on floor, and one patient dead

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Kermit Gosnell with tags , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2010 by saynsumthn

An 2011 update to this story is available here: Abortionist arrested and charged with 8 counts of murder

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It just may be true – look closely at this blog and you will see that Gosnell is the “BEST” in the abortion industry – expect this type of behavior on a regular basis – women do die from legal abortion. Blood on the floor? Well of course, that is acceptable in the abortion industry? The news media treats these cases as individual cases, but they are NOT !

Fox 29 Speaks With Dr. Gosnell
The doctor involved in an FBI raid on his office in West Philadelphia talks to Fox 29 about allegations of misconduct.

State wants to close abortion clinic after woman’s death

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Kermit Gosnell, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2010 by saynsumthn

Pa. Wants to Close Clinic Where Woman Died in Botched Abortion
5/6/2010

PHILADELPHIA — State regulators are trying to permanently shut down a Philadelphia clinic run by a doctor whose license was suspended when a patient died after an abortion.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health wants to shut down the Women’s Medical Society in West Philadelphia because its owner has not responded to charges the clinic violated state law.

State medical officials say the clinic underreported second-trimester abortions and lacked the necessary equipment for emergency resuscitation, among other problems. On Wednesday, they said Kermit Gosnell missed an April deadline to respond.

Gosnell’s license has been temporarily suspended since February, when state officials say they found the clinic in “deplorable” condition.

Gosnell has denied any wrongdoing. A disciplinary hearing is scheduled for May 20.

NOTE: Gosnell was also sited by the State of New York in 1996 for hiring an unlicensed person to work for him Read Report Here

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It just may be true – look closely at this blog and you will see that Gosnell is the “BEST” in the abortion industry – expect this type of behavior on a regular basis – women do die from legal abortion. Blood on the floor? Well of course, that is acceptable in the abortion industry? The news media treats these cases as individual cases, but they are NOT !

Fox 29 Speaks With Dr. Gosnell
The doctor involved in an FBI raid on his office in West Philadelphia talks to Fox 29 about allegations of misconduct.

Also – For more details on this case, click the home page and click on Kermit Gosnell

Feds seize abortion doc’s papers

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, Anti-abortion, Kermit Gosnell, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2010 by saynsumthn


By DAVID GAMBACORTA & REGINA MEDINA
Philadelphia Daily News
gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994

Federal agents greeted controversial West Philadelphia physician Kermit B. Gosnell early yesterday with a pair of search warrants, authorities said.

Beginning about 7 a.m., investigators searched Gosnell’s home in Mantua and his shuttered office, the Women’s Medical Society, at 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia.

The feds hauled away documents and records that will likely figure into a sprawling investigation that started Feb. 18, when the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration raided Gosnell’s office to look for evidence that he was writing illegal prescriptions.

What they found, according to state records, was a “deplorable” facility that had bloodstained floors, jars packed with fetus remains and unlicensed employees treating abortion patients. Two patients died of complications related to abortions they had in the office.

The Pennsylvania Department of State temporarily suspended Gosnell‘s license a few days after the February raid.

Yesterday’s developments didn’t come as a surprise to the 69-year-old physician, according to his attorney, William J. Brennan.

“Well, it’s certainly not unexpected in a federal investigation that something like this would occur,” Brennan said. “Dr. Gosnell was cooperative with the federal agents. He’s doing fine.”
Brennan noted that Gosnell has not been charged with committing any crimes by state or federal authorities.

Whether that will change remains unclear.

State investigators have said that one of Gosnell’s patients, Karnamay Mongar, died on Nov. 20 after he performed an abortion on her. Before the abortion, she was medicated by an unlicensed employee of Gosnell’s.

According to a civil lawsuit, another woman, Semika Shirelle Shaw, died of a perforated uterus after she had an abortion at Gosnell’s clinic in 2000.

Several other women have successfully sued Gosnell over the last two decades for botched abortions.

Many other former patients recounted horror stories to the media after Gosnell’s name made headlines in February.

That same month, state authorities declared that two employees who were identified as medical doctors on a sign outside Gosnell’s practice were, in fact, not licensed to practice in the state.

In an interview with the Daily News last month, Gosnell spoke of his longstanding devotion to serving impoverished residents in West Philadelphia and Mantua, where he has spent most of his 43-year medical career, and said he would be vindicated over time.

Indeed, more than a dozen patients later contacted the People Paper and described Gosnell as a caring man who treated patients like family.

A week after Gosnell’s comments appeared in the paper, the state Health Department filed a show-cause order in Commonwealth Court to prevent anyone from performing abortions at the Women’s Medical Society.

The order cited 14 violations of state law that were discovered during two raids of the clinic.

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Not your mother’s back alley (abortion clinic)

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, Anti-Christ, Kermit Gosnell, pro-choice, Pro-Life, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2010 by saynsumthn

Christine M. Flowers: Not your mother’s back alley ( VERY VERY GOOD !)

By Christine M. Flowers
Posted in the Philadelphia Daily News

( FOR DETAILS ON THE ABORTION CLINIC FLOWERS IS WRITING ABOUT CLICK Here AND READ “Older Entries” )

I KNEW they’d try to spin this one, given the implications.

We’ve been told for decades that because of Roe v. Wade, abortion can now be safe and legal (at well over a million a year in the U.S., only the naive would call it “rare”). No more dirty coat hangers. Bye-bye, back alleys.

The legalization of abortion was supposed to have protected not only “a woman’s right to choose,” but women’s health in general. Unfortunately, the advocates hadn’t yet heard of Dr. Kermit B. Gosnell and his abortion house of horrors.

In the wake of revelations about the unethical practices, unlicensed practitioners and grisly conditions at the West Philadelphia family planning clinic (are mummified fetuses in jars a form of birth control?), I expected the pro-choice activists to circle the wagons and attack a much greater enemy than the doctor himself: pro-lifers.

They didn’t disappoint me.

Abortion is still legal and widely available in Pennsylvania. Which means legalization hasn’t entirely eliminated the questionable medical practitioners who plied their trade in the dingy pre-Roe alleys. It just moved them into the light of day on Lancaster Avenue.

But the pro-choice crowd simply can’t admit that. They’ll acknowledge that licensing requirements must be made stricter. They’ll applaud the fact that Pennsylvania suspended Gosnell’s license, and that he agreed to a suspension in Delaware. They’ll say that this doctor wasn’t typical of the average abortion provider.

And they’ll do what our sister paper did in its editorial on the topic, conjuring up the images of Barnett Slepian and George Tiller, abortionists killed by radical anti-abortion activists:

“Sadly, threats, protests, and even the murder of doctors who perform abortions have forced many good physicians out of the abortion business, leaving others to fill the void.”
Like I said, I saw it coming.

You can’t risk undermining the whole decades-long charade that legalized abortion is a medical necessity and that only by removing virtually all restrictions on availability can you promote “reproductive health.” The women who died at Gosnell’s clinic might differ, if they still could.

Still, I’m willing to concede that the vast majority of abortion clinics don’t resemble the hellhole on Lancaster Avenue.

I’m also willing to admit that most of the people who perform abortions believe they are providing a necessary service.

But what I refuse to accept is the spin that many pro-choice advocates apply to this and similar issues, trying to make it seem as if they are the only ones who care about women’s health.

Or women’s rights.

March is Women’s History Month. And just as we are duty-bound to remember those in the civil-rights movement who fought for the inherent dignity of black Americans, we are equally obligated to remember women who fought – and still fight – for the inherent dignity of their sisters by opposing abortion.

Feminists for Life, established in 1972, is an organization that’s never been accepted by so-called mainstream women’s-rights groups like NOW and the Feminist Majority because of its belief that abortion harms women way more than it empowers them, tells us that the earliest feminists were anti-abortion, including Susan B. Anthony and New Jersey’s own Alice Paul, who called abortion “the ultimate exploitation of women.”

(And there are a surprising number of contemporary celebrities who are also pro-life, but who mostly fly under the radar because the pop-culture PR machine mostly disdains their point of view. People like Patricia Heaton of “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Or Sports Illustrated cover girl Kathy Ireland. Or soap opera legend Kate Mulgrew. Or model-actress Jennifer O’Neill.)

These are just a few of the women who reject the false mandate that legitimate feminists must support abortion.

Which brings us back to the whole idea that legalized abortion has freed women from their reproductive shackles.

QUITE THE contrary. Easy access to abortion has devalued sex, relieving many women who really do use it as birth control – in New York City, there are 770 abortions for every 1,000 live births – from having to consider the consequences of being sexually intimate.

It has also, in some important ways, devalued life itself, since the fetus has lost any importance other than what the mother is willing to give it.

And now we also know that the fact that it’s legal obviously doesn’t guarantee its safety.

Maybe we haven’t come such a long way, baby.

Christine M. Flowers is a lawyer. Listen to her Sunday on WPHT/1210 AM from 4-6 p.m.