The horrific abortion clinic disaster the world ignored


National Post, 12 October 2018

Massof testified to a grand jury that he snipped the spines of more than 100 babies after seeing them breathe, move or show other signs of life

This column contains material that is difficult to read. But for a long time it was difficult even to find material to read about the story, as major media outlets tried mightily to ignore the story of America’s most prolific killer.

That may change today, when Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer opens in more than 600 movie theatres.

Let me explain, with apologies for the details.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell owned and operated the Women’s Medical Society clinic in Philadelphia. Well-known for providing grisly late-term abortions, the Gosnell clinic was actually raided in 2010 by the police on suspicion of illegal use of prescription drugs. They found an unsanitary, blood-stained, cat-infested “house of horrors” in which women were found suffering various degrees of malpractice by unlicensed and unqualified personnel. Fetal remains from late-term abortions were found in jars, in milk bags, in cat-food containers. The severed feet of dozens of fetal corpses were preserved.

In 2011, Gosnell was charged with eight counts of murder in addition to hundreds of violations of Pennsylvania’s abortion laws. The murder charges related to an adult woman, Karnamaya Mongar, who died following an abortion procedure, and seven newborns killed by having their spinal cords severed with scissors after being born alive during attempted abortions. In the May 2013 trial, prosecutors focused on fewer charges to obtain the necessary convictions to send Gosnell away for life. He was convicted of murder (first degree) for three of the infants, and manslaughter for Mongar. Gosnell is in prison for life, having waived his right to appeal in order to avoid the death penalty.

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