Kermit Gosnell & the Nightmare on 38th Street
By Dave Andrusko
It took the nightmare on 38th Street—the location of abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s “Women’s Medical Society”—to shake up the status quo in Pennsylvania.
A 281-page Grand Jury report stated that hundreds of viable babies had been aborted alive and killed when Gosnell snipped their spinal cords. At least two women had died (although there were only records for one) and when law enforcement officials accidentally discovered Gosnell’s “House of Horrors,” they found blood-stained furniture and the remains of babies strewn throughout the abortion clinic. According to the Grand Jury report, Gosnell made millions.
Various employees have pled guilty to charges up to and including murder. Gosnell is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of seven babies aborted alive and then killed when their spines were severed; and with third-degree murder in the case of the 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar, who died from a drug overdose reportedly prescribed by Gosnell.
But pro-abortionists are adamant: no to a proposed law that would apply to abortion clinics the same rules that govern ambulatory surgical centers!
I just had a chance to read another exchange online (“Defending and disputing plan for changing Pa. abortion regulations”), and I am amazed how cavalier pro-abortionists are about women’s safety. Which, of course, they insist abortion poses no dangers to.
“What people don’t understand is how abortions are done and how simple they are,” said Jennifer Boulanger, executive director of the Allentown Women’s Center. “I’m going to speak very frankly; an abortion is a five-minute procedure.”
And because abortions are supposedly so simple every requirement that treats abortion clinics more rigorously than nail salons is an affront. (By the way the grand jury report said, in fact, nail salons ARE regulated closer than abortion clinics.)
State attempts to regulate these abortion clinics are all politics, according to Vicki Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation, and will do nothing to make “abortion safer.” Ironically, in a program that aired on NPR, she cited one set of proposed regulations that regulate the width of hallways.
According to the grand jury report when authorities raided Gosnell’s West Philadelphia abortion clinic, “Ambulances were summoned to pick up the waiting patients, but (just as on the night Mrs. [Karnamay] Mongar died three months earlier), no one, not even Gosnell, knew where the keys were to open the emergency exit. Emergency personnel had to use bolt cutters to remove the lock. They discovered they could not maneuver stretchers through the building’s narrow hallways to reach the patients (just as emergency personnel had been obstructed from reaching Mrs. Mongar).”
None of this makes a difference to the Abortion Industry. Let a thousand Gosnell’s bloom and let us keep making money.
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