It’s been previously reported that Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell was facing charges for using a pair of scissors to cut the spinal cord of late term aborted babies who were still alive.
In 2011, one of the workers, Andrea Morton, at the West Philadelphia Women’s Medical Society clinic pleaded guilty to charges and admitted to authorities that Gosnell had showed them how to insert the scissors into the base of the skull and cut the spinal cords of babies that were still alive. Cutting the spinal cord paralyzes everything below the neck and the baby is no longer able to breathe on its own and dies in minutes of asphyxiation.
Sherry West, another staff member of the same abortion clinic, pleaded guilty to charges of her involvement in the overdose death of a 41-year-old woman Karnamaya Mongar.
On Monday of this week Gosnell went on trial where he faces charges of seven counts of first-degree murder for killing babies that were born alive. He also faces one count of third degree murder for the death of Mongar, and several counts of conspiracy in violation the Pennsylvania law that forbids any abortions to be performed after the 24th week of pregnancy.
Jack McMahon, Gosnell’s attorney says his client has pleaded not guilty and believes has he has done nothing wrong but to serve and give back to the poor people of West Philadelphia. He claims that the District Attorney’s Office is engaged in a ‘prosecutorial lynching’ of the doctor.
In the trial they’ll hear from witnesses who also testified in front of a grand jury in January 2011. One of the first witnesses put on the stand by the prosecution was Adrienne Moton who worked for Gosnell at the clinic. She told the court about an abortion that took place in July 2008 of a baby labeled ‘Baby Boy A.’ According to the records, the baby was deemed to be 29.4 weeks of development, far surpassing the states 24 week limit for abortion. The 17-year-old mother was given a drug to induce labor and when Baby Boy A was born 13 hours later he was alive and had all the appearance of a healthy baby boy. Before Gosnell could whisk the baby out of the room, Moton managed to get a picture with her cell phone. She told the court:
“I just saw a big baby boy. He had that color, that color that a BD has. I just felt he could have had a chance.… He could have been born any day.”
The grand jury report from January 2011, gave further details about Baby Boy A and the testimony of Kareema Cross, who also worked at the abortion clinic:
“After the baby was expelled, Cross notice that he was breathing though not for long. After about 10 to 20 seconds, while the mother was asleep, ‘the Doctor just slip the neck,’ said Cross. Gosnell put the boy’s body in a shoebox. Crossett described the baby as so big that his feet and arms hung out over the sides of the container. Cross said that she saw the baby move after his neck was cut, and after the doctor placed it in the shoebox. Gosnell told her, ‘it’s the baby’s reflexes. It’s not really moving.’”
The grand jury report went on to say:
“The neonatologist testified that what Gosnell told his people was absolutely false. If a baby moves, it is alive. Equally troubling, it feels a ‘tremendous amount of pain’ when it’s spinal cord is severed. So, the fact that Baby Boy A continued to move after his spinal cord was cut with scissors means that he did not die instantly. Maybe the cord was not completely severed. In any case, his few moments of life were spent in excruciating pain.”
“The neonatologist viewed a photograph of Baby Boy A. Based on the baby’s size, hairline, muscle mass, subcutaneous tissue, well-developed scrotum, and other characteristics, the doctor opined that the boy was at least 32 weeks [8 months], if not more, in gestational age.”
“Gosnell simply noted the baby boy’s size by joking, as he often did after delivering a large baby. According to Cross, the doctor said: ‘This baby is big enough to walk around with me or walk me to the bus stop.’”
Baby Boy A is not the only large life baby born at the clinic that Gosnell is reported to have murdered. Ashley Baldwin, another clinic employee testified in the grand jury report:
“Ashley heard the infant cry. She saw the baby move while it was on the counter. She estimated the infant was at least 12 inches long. When Doctor Gosnell arrived at the clinic, he snipped the neck, and said there is nothing to worry about, and he suctioned it.”
I found a photo of Baby Boy A showing the slit in the back of his neck were Gosnell took the scissors and severed the spinal cord of a living, breathing human being. I thought of using a photo in this article but then I just did not have the heart to show such a gruesome sight.
Anyone that can brutally murder defenseless infants after they have been born alive and then joke about it, has no sense of moral decency and should not be allowed to ever practice medicine in any form, anywhere, anytime ever again.
Doctor Gosnell is facing the death penalty if convicted on the seven counts of first-degree murder. If found guilty, as he should be, to me the only fitting punishment would be for someone to use a large pair of scissors, stab him in the back of the neck, cut his spinal cord and let him die in the same manner as those that he brutally murdered. Yes I know many people will say that’s inhumane and that’s cruel and we are more sophisticated than that but doesn’t Scripture say an eye for an eye and a tooth for tooth? And shouldn’t it be spinal cord for a spinal cord?