Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

4/15/2013 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Testimony suggests Gosnell isn't the only such abortionist.

The trial of abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell continues to repulse even the most hardened and experienced journalists. Stories of babies born alive and subsequently murdered by untrained nurses are gruesome in the extreme and profoundly heartbreaking. Worse, Gosnell even encouraged women to pursue abortions in their last trimesters.

Gosnell has cheerfully performed the Devil's work for decades.

Gosnell has cheerfully performed the Devil's work for decades.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/15/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Marriage & Family

Keywords: Kermit Gosnell, abortion, doctor, deadly, murder, unsafe, horrors, journalists


PHILADELPHIA, PA (Catholic Online) - The Philadelphia District Attorney has described the abortion mill of Kermit Gosnell as "a house of horrors." Gosnell came to public attention when a woman he clinically mutilated died following a botched painkiller injection.

The resulting investigation uncovered a gruesome scene that was decades in the making.

Gosnell began performing abortions in the 1970s. He made his living murdering babies, particularly those born to minority and poor women in West Philadelphia.

According to testimony offered by witnesses, Gosnell hired poorly-paid, untrained women to assist in his clinic. Gosnell often tasked these assistants with murdering babies that were born alive. In at least one case, a child was murdered over a toilet with scissors. The assistant claimed she had no idea she was doing something wrong.

In another case, Gosnell joked that the baby he was murdering was large enough to walk himself to the bus stop.

According to the grand jury, "This case is about a doctor who killed babies and endangered women. What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancy - and then murdered these newborns. ... The medical practice by which he carried out this business was a filthy fraud in which he overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels - and, on at least two occasions, caused their deaths."

Read the Original Grand Jury report here. [WARING: GRAPHIC CONTENT]

The details of the testimony are so gruesome that even experienced reporters are reeling from the case.

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Joseph Slobodzian, who has sat through every day of the trial, was quoted by CNN as saying, "I certainly don't hope I cover a trial like this again."

Even veteran staff at Catholic Online dread reading the updates and transcripts from the trial, which is extraordinarily repulsive.

Perhaps the most haunting line of testimony came from a National Abortion Federation official who visited the clinic. She told the court "It was the worst clinic I have ever seen." Still, she did not report the operation to the authorities.

Note her use of the word, "worst." What's haunting is her word choice implies there are similar mills of horror around the nation, just none so bad as Gosnell's, whatever that is worth.

Other women testify that Gosnell lied, telling them it was safe to get repeated abortions. Some women had over half-a-dozen abortions performed by Gosnell, using his services as a form of birth control.

If Gosnell is convicted, it is hoped he will receive a strong sentence from the court to dissuade others from following similar practices. More importantly, it is hoped his conviction might inspire life-saving legislation that will protect both mothers and their precious children from the seductive lies told by the purveyors of death, who are neither friends of women, nor human rights.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2015 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for February 2016
Universal:
That prisoners, especially the young, may be able to rebuild lives of dignity.
Evangelization: That married people who are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian community.



Comments


More Marriage & Family

Saint Valentine and why we offer roses Watch

Image of Saint Valentine [not pictured] is one of the world's most popular saints.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Roses are red, violets are blue, I have no idea why we give roses on Valentine's Day - how about you?  LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The truth is that Saint Valentine has nothing to do with roses, but he is part of the reason we celebrate love each ... continue reading


Is Valentine's Day...? (Take the quick survey!)

Image of How do you celebrate Valentine's Day?

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

How do you celebrate Valentine's Day? Catholic Online would like to invite you to take our short Valentine's survey. Sharing your opinion will help us serve you better, and give you influence over the kind of content we produce. Catholic Online is here to serve you. ... continue reading


5 of the best non-traditional ways to celebrate Valentine's Day Watch

Image of Tired of the same old traditions? This year try something different!

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Are you tired of buying roses and chocolate every year? Are images of Cupid and his heart-shaped arrow starting to feel a little cheesy? Try these great non-traditional Valentine's Day activities instead! LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - No more roses, no more ... continue reading


'Did you know how much we love you?': Mother reads heartbreaking letter for 4-year-old daughter who died of cancer Watch

Image of Kate was only 4-year-old when she passed away (Lindsay Rhoades).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Lindsay Rhoades hoped to raise awareness of pediatric cancer by releasing a video in which she reads a letter to her little girl, who succumbed to cancer at only 4-years-old. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "The day that she passed, I wrote it that morning - after ... continue reading


Premature baby declared dead wakes minutes before being cremated Watch

Image of An An was declared dead only a few days after he was born - but was discovered very much alive before he was cremated (CEN).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

An An was a premature child born in Jinhua, China on January 8. Sadly, the boy was declared dead less than one month later. He was kept in the morgue, where it remained a frigid 10.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Moments before An An's cremation, staff realized he was alive. LOS ... continue reading


'What We Did When Mummy Got Cancer': Mother's heartbreaking discovery and the emotional way she told her children Watch

Image of Katherine Simpson-Jacobs wrote a children's book to explain what cancer is in a way young minds can understand (Katherine Simpson-Jacobs).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

When Katherine Simpson-Jacobs realized she had breast cancer, she had no idea how to tell her daughters. After several weeks of worry, she realized she wanted to write "What We Did When Mummy Got Cancer," a child's book to explain what cancer is and how to treat the ... continue reading


4 Ways to pray when your spouse struggles Watch

Image of Praying for and with our spouses is the best way to include God into the relationship (iStock).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Perhaps your relationship is struggling because one of you is involved in less than Godly activities, struggles with addiction, is experiencing emotional turmoil or perhaps struggling with their faith. What does the Bible say we should do when our spouse struggles? LOS ... continue reading


'We're family now': Bittersweet moment a mother hears her son's beating heart in a little gir's chest Watch

Image of Little Jordan received Lukas heart and has since been a care-free bundle of energy (Justice for Lukas Scot).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

After losing her 7-month-old son, Lukas, Heather Clark was able to hear his heart beating once again - from the chest of a 4-year-old girl. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In a heartbreaking tale, Clark's son, Lukas, fell prey to his babysitter's abusive boyfriend ... continue reading


Making a Difference - Abortion: out of sight, out of mind Watch

Image of

By Tony Magliano

Due to the blizzard that hit the mid-Atlantic, my bus never made it to the 43rd March for Life in Washington, D.C. But thousands of others were able to brave the snow and wind to witness to the dignity of unborn human life, and to protest the gravely immoral practice ... continue reading


'One of the meanest things I've ever seen in my life': One man's heartbreaking plea goes viral Watch

Image of Alan Beamer suffers the effects of Alzheimer's and begs his friends and family to talk to him normally (Mary Beth Alan Beamer/Facebook).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

In a heartbreaking video that Mary Beth Beamer posted to Facebook, her husband, Alan Beamer, begs for his friends and family to visit like they used to. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The four-minute video was posted on January third and received nearly 10,000 ... continue reading


All Marriage & Family News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Deuteronomy 26:4-10
4 'The priest will then take the basket from your hand and lay it before ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 91:1-2, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15
1 You who live in the secret place of Elyon, spend your nights in the ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 4:1-13
1 Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus left the Jordan and was led by the ... Read More

Reading 2, Romans 10:8-13
8 What does it say, then? The word is very near to you; it is in your ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for February 14th, 2016 Image

St. Valentine
February 14: Click Here for St. Valentine Prayer's Saint ... Read More