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Two more Gosnell abortion clinic workers sentenced to prison / probation

Posted in Kermit Gosnell, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, Pro-choice People, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2014 by saynsumthn

Two former employees of Philadelphia abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell, serving life in prison for killing babies who were born alive have been sentenced for their roles in the case.

Lynda Williams Gosnell

Forty-five-year-old phlebotomist Lynda Williams was sentenced Thursday to 5 to 10 years in prison on two counts of third-degree murder.

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Forty-eight-year-old receptionist Tina Baldwin was sentenced to 30 months of probation for her guilty plea to sustaining a corrupt organization and other offenses.

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Both women testified against Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted last year in the killing of babies born alive and viable during illegal late-term abortions and in the overdose death of a patient.

In another case involving Gosnell, Phoenixville resident Eileen O’Neill, 56, was sentenced last summer to house arrest.

O’Neill, an unlicensed doctor who worked for Gosnell, was sentenced in July 2013 to 6 to 23 months of house arrest by Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart.

According to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, O’Neill will be on probation for two years after she completes her house arrest and has to complete 100 hours of community service.

Read more http://www.dailylocal.com/general-news/20140626/two-staff-members-sentenced-in-abortion-doctor-case

Both women were typical of those Gosnell hired: poorly educated, with serious personal problems, and willing to work for cash “under the table.”

Williams was a widow with three children who met Gosnell at a Wilmington abortion clinic where he also worked. Gosnell began treating her for bipolar illness and hired her.

Baldwin began working for Gosnell after her internship at the clinic when she was at Germantown High School.

Baldwin’s lawyer, Colin R. Hueston, asked Lerner for probation, noting that she reports to a federal prison July 7 to begin an 18-month term on her guilty plea to drug conspiracy charges involving the sale of narcotic prescriptions at Gosnell’s clinic.

“I wish I never got involved,” Baldwin told Lerner. “I’m sorry for the things I did.”

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20140627_Last_2_Gosnell_defendants_are_sentenced.html#F1OSUVrtcS30sEcF.99
• Tina Baldwin testified that Gosnell treated women differently, based on their race.
• White women “with money” were taken to an “immaculate” upstairs room where Gosnell treated them personally.
• Poor black, Latino and other women were kept in the clinic’s dingy, dirty downstairs rooms, and were usually treated by medically unqualified staff.
• Tina Baldwin said she asked Gosnell about why he treated white women differently from the others. She recalled him saying, “Sorry, but that’s how it is.”

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.

Gosnell abortion clinic worker sentenced in ‘pill-mill’ case

Posted in Aborted baby born alive, Abortion and Drugs, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion death, Kermit Gosnell, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2014 by saynsumthn

Lynda Williams Gosnell

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.

Read more: http://articles.philly.com/2014-05-18/news/49928224_1_abortion-clinic-federal-sentence-state-case

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.

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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.

Gosnell employee worked for second abortion clinic but don’t worry Planned Parenthood says he’s an anomaly !

Posted in Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion clinic worker arrested, Kermit Gosnell, National Abortion Federation, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , on May 28, 2013 by saynsumthn

LindaWilliams42 year old Lynda Williams of N. Madison Avenue in Wilmington, Delaware also worked Atlantic Women’s Medical Services in Delaware

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.

1-Lynda Williams Wilmington. CHARGES:
• Murder (Karnamaya Mongar), 3rd degree, 18 Pa.C.S. § 2502(c)
• Murder, drug delivery resulting in death (K. Mongar), 18 Pa.C.S. § 2506
• Controlled Substances Act, 35 P.S. 780-§113(f)(30), F-l
• Controlled Substances Act, 35 P.S.780-§113(f)(14), F-1
• Conspiracy (Controlled Substances Act), 18 Pa.C.S. § 903, F-1
• Murder (Baby C), 18 Pa.C.S. § 2502
• Conspiracy (Murd er of Baby C), 18 Pa.CS. § 903, F-1
• Conspiracy(mu rder,generally),18Pa.C.S.§903,F-1
• Abortion at 24 or more weeks (13 counts), 18 Pa.C.S. § 3211, F-3
• Conspiracy (Abortion, 24 or more weeks), 18 Pa.C.S. § 903, F-3
• Corrupt Organizations, Racketeering, 18 Pa.C.S. § 911(b), F-l
• Corrupt Organization, Conspiracy, 18 Pa.C.S. § 911(b)(4), F-1
Murder in the 3rd Degree for the death of Ms. Mongar.
Unlicensed
Routinely performed illegal operations
Administered anesthesia

SOURCE:
1- District Attorney’s Office – R. Seth Williams, Press release Jan 19,2011 “West Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Charged with Murder” ; list of charges
*=quoting Grand Jury Report

Operation Rescue reported, A scheduled hearing was called off yesterday after the Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline reached an undisclosed agreement with Panzy Myrie, the owner of two Delaware abortion clinics that had ties to accused murderer Kermit Gosnell.

Authorities had sought a cease and desist order against Myrie, the sole owner of two Atlantic Women’s Medical Services abortion clinics in Dover and Wilmington, who had portrayed herself as a medical doctor in clinic advertisements even though she holds no license in Delaware. Instead, Myrie plans to place the clinics up for sale and “move on.” The two clinics have been closed since March and will not reopen.

Both clinics were members of the National Abortion Federation, an association of particularly troubled abortionists and dangerous abortion clinics. The NAF suspended the clinics’ membership only after embarrassing details of abortion abuses there were reported by the news media.

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Murder Trail – Fetuses move and make noises after abortions – Media Blackout !

Posted in Kermit Gosnell, Media Bias with tags , , , on April 15, 2013 by saynsumthn

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

Posted in Abortion, Abortion clinic closed by state, Abortion clinic dirty, Abortion Clinic Inspections, 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 3, 2011 by saynsumthn

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.

1 Abortionist, 3 Clinic workers face the Death Penalty others loose medical licenses while most in the media remains silent

Posted in Abortion, Abortion clinic dirty, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, Kermit Gosnell with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2011 by saynsumthn

Telll me, other than local news where have you been hearing about this ongoing case ?????????????? If these were pro-lifers the cameras would be rolling day and night !!!!!

Phila. illegal abortion clinic workers could face death
Prosecutors consider penalty for Gosnell, Delaware woman, others

11:06 PM, Mar. 2, 2011 |


Dr. Kermit Gosnell

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania prosecutors said during a court hearing Wednesday they were reserving the right to seek the death penalty for Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who is accused of killing infants delivered alive following late-term abortion procedures.

Prosecutors also said they are considering death-penalty cases against three of Gosnell’s employees, including 42-year-old Lynda Williams of Wilmington.

Assistant District Attorney Christine Wechsler said there were sufficient facts for prosecutors to file a death penalty notice against Gosnell, but they need to continue their investigation before deciding on the others. Wechsler and Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore agreed with the defense attorneys to postpone the decision for 60 days while both sides investigate the matter.

Prosecutors are considering pushing for the death penalty against Steven Massof, 48, and Adrienne Moton, 33, along with Williams, who is facing two counts of murder for her alleged roles in at least one baby’s death and in the 2009 death of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar from an overdose of sedative medication. Those charges would qualify her for the death penalty, Wechsler said.

The Rev. Derrick Johnson of Wilmington was in the Philadelphia courtroom Wednesday to show support for Williams, who along with her family, has been a member of his Joshua Harvest Church for almost two years.

“The church cannot turn its back on anybody, and we won’t turn our back on her at this time, either,” said Johnson, adding he wasn’t there to judge the acts she is accused of committing.

Johnson, who was accompanied by a friend of Williams and two church members, said Williams’ biggest concern now has been the welfare of her children and grandchild.
“When she was arrested, the landlord in Wilmington immediately moved to evict the family from his property,” Johnson said. “We’ve been helping them by wrapping our arms around them.”


The death penalty will not be considered against six other Gosnell employees, including 51-year-old Sherry West of Bear.

West faces a third-degree murder charge in the death of a patient who was over-medicated, prosecutors said.

The Philadelphia charges against Gosnell and the employees are related to incidents at his West Philadelphia Women’s Medical Society clinic, but a grand jury report indicated he routinely started late-term abortion procedures that were illegal in Delaware at the Atlantic Women’s Medical Services clinic on Baynard Boulevard in Wilmington and completed them at the Pennsylvania clinic. Gosnell and the workers from his West Philadelphia clinic were arrested in January and charged with a variety of felonies, including homicide.

Gosnell began treating at least six patients in Delaware and then sent them to Philadelphia, according to evidence considered by the grand jury.

Prosecutors said that one of seven live newborns Gosnell is accused of killing by severing their spinal cords with scissors belonged to a teenage girl who first visited him at the Wilmington clinic. He took her to the West Philadelphia site because she was too far along to get an abortion under Delaware law, they said.

There have been no criminal charges filed in the case by Delaware authorities. But Dr. Albert Dworkin, one of two Delaware physicians associated with Gosnell, had his medical license temporarily suspended Tuesday by the Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, which cited a “clear and immediate danger” to the public.

Dworkin plans to seek a hearing within 15 days to get his physician’s privileges restored, his attorney said. A request for the emergency suspension of a second doctor, Arturo Apolinario, was turned down, but an expedited hearing to review charges against him is going forward and Apolinario’s ability to write prescriptions has been suspended.

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden also filed complaints with the medical board last week seeking a cease-and-desist order against Panzy Myrie, the owner of Atlantic Women’s Medical Services, for improperly advertising herself as a doctor, and seeking a fine against Atlantic for the violations by the doctors and Myrie. The complaints filed against Atlantic, Myrie and the doctors are all civil actions that could result in fines and suspensions but do not carry any prison time.

Dworkin’s suspension is one of the first actions taken against a Delaware physician since a number of new regulations were adopted by state lawmakers last year following the arrest of Lewes pediatrician Earl B. Bradley for abusing young patients.

Gosnell and the nine employees are scheduled to have their pretrial motions heard before Common Pleas Court Judge Benjamin Lerner on March 30.