If these individuals and agencies truly cared about women and their reproductive rights then they would be as outraged as I am about this truth that has come to light. Women were herded in under the cover of night, drugged, left to give birth in urine and blood stained sheets and chairs, and when their babies were born alive their spinal columns were snipped to "ensure fetal demise". The clinic workers who were not licensed, were trained to "snip" the spinal column of any baby born alive, and administered medications that they weren't legally allowed to give. Women who did not give birth on their own were dangerously operated on by Gosnell. Women were reported to have ruptured uterus, perforated colons, became systemically infected or "septic" and many came away with new venereal disease.
In the state of Pennsylvania it is illegal to perform an abortion past 24 weeks because the baby born after 24 weeks is routinely viable born under normal circumstances. Gosnell routinely preformed abortions on women in their sixth and seventh months of pregnancy. Gosnell would save the "bigger" babies to be done on Sunday's with only the assistance of his wife. All these records were kept off site and the truth of what happened on Sundays will never be known.
The babies bodies would be disposed of or placed on display. The walls were lined with jars full of babies of various stages of gestation. There were jars full of babies' severed feet. Babies were placed in cardboard boxes and one worker testified that "It would rain fetuses". When investigators finally raided the facility they recovered the bodies of 45 babies in bags, milk jugs, orange juice cartons and cat food containers. Some were found in the refrigerators and some were found in freezers.
One of the babies found in the freezer was marked as the 19 week baby of Karnamaya Mongar. Mrs Mongar had come here only 5 months earlier from Nepal. She was given several doses of Demerol and eventually went into cardiac arrest. When the ambulance arrived they could not get to her because of the padlocked emergency entrance and the crowded office that would not give passage to the gurney. When she arrived at the hospital with a faint heart beat, her recovery was hampered by the reluctance or refusal of Gosnell and his staff to let the hospital know what she had been given. Mrs Mongar died. Her body could not be shoved into a shoebox, a milk carton or a cat food container. Her death finally cried loud the hideous abortions that were taking place at the bloody hands of Gosnell.
Before Mrs. Mongar's needless death, everyone turned their head. The Philadelphia Department of Health did not conduct the required health inspections even after receiving multiple complaints. The hospitals that received the women who required surgeries for the botched abortions were required by law to report this, but very few instances had been reported. Oh yea, the National Abortion Federation, they inspected the facility after Gosnell had applied for membership. Despite an unbecoming review of the filthy facility and a refusal of membership, the person who visited the clinic never reported the conditions to anyone else. The agency whose website boasts "Help ensure women have access to safe, legal abortion care," buried this hell hole's information. Knowingly allowing the "house of horrors" to provide anything but safe and legal abortions. Don't tell me you care about these women.
The trial continues but will anyone hear the cries of the innocents? Does this 72 year old man not realize the blood that dripped from his hands continues to cry our from the ground. Our Savior hears the cries. Oh how I pray for these mothers that had to endure such poor counsel and poor care as they reached out in desperation to a man whose only interest was lining his pockets with the last bit of money they could scrape up to be given the right to snip the spinal column of their tiny babies that were born alive. These babies were moving and breathing for just a few short minutes. They were gasping but no oxygen was given. They were reaching out but they did not receive the arms of their mothers. Instead they were grabbed behind their heads and a pair of scissors was jabbed into their necks until their spinal cords were clipped from the "tree of life" in the base of their brain. Oh God forgive us for these unspeakable sins. Oh God forgive us for not hearing the cries of desperate mothers. Oh God forgive us for not hearing the cries of the blood as it shouts from the ground. Oh God how long will you withhold your wrath upon America? How long will you withhold your wrath from the Supreme Court which paved the way for this treacherous journey? Oh God how long??
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? Rev 6:10
April 23, 2013 Update,
Well the media covered this for about One day! Yes it became a horrible story that was "too hard to hear", for about 24 hours. Then more drastic stories of murder and mayhem such as the Boston bombing, the West Texas fertilizer plant exploding and the foiled Canadian train bombing have taken center stage.
But I for one will not allow this story to be buried. The testimonies include the fact that Gosnell "had a dispute with his medical waste company", and that is why he had no place to put the babies bodies. One of the unlicensed doctors admitted to delivering several babies alive and snipping their necks to "ensure fetal demise". Another assistant testified that she snipped at least 10 babies necks as well.
The defense lawyer, Jack McMahon, stated that these workers were mistakenly taking the babies movements as signs of life, that they were simply involuntary movements with the process of death. (I thought something had to be alive to have a process of death.) He felt that Gosnell was being unfairly held to Mayo Clinic Standards seeing that he was running an inner city clinic for the poor. Really! Filthy urine stained and blood stained chairs and sheets and dead babies bodies stacking up is the standard of an inner city clinic? No, as a registered nurse I can tell you that is unacceptable by any standard.
Currently the defense lawyer has delayed the trial, as he has went to the hospital for tests! He was suppose to start a defense for these unimaginable crimes committed by his client on Monday.
Meanwhile the Jodi Arias trial gets exclusive HLN coverage, including her ridiculous courtroom antics. Philadelphia renders up an excuse that the Gosnell trial is not receiving coverage due to not allowing cameras in the courtroom and a gag order on the attorneys.
I would rather argue, that road blocks have never stopped the media before and rather this information is in conflict with and would serve as a black mark on the pro choice agenda of the media. How hypocritical, when they base their whole pro choice argument on the safe options for women's health. This is why the agencies refused to as much as investigate the multiple complaints including 46 lawsuits that have come against Gosnell.
I will continue to try to keep my readers and my prayer warriors updated on this trial of the "House of horrors".