The first sentence of the grand jury report that brought to justice one of the nation’s most notorious abortionists and mass murderers is unintentionally profound: “This case is about a doctor who killed babies and endangered women.” Although these few words are intended to describe only the horrific case of Kermit Gosnell, the 72-year-old physician who was convicted May 13 of murdering three babies born alive during late-term abortion procedures, in reality they prophetically condemn America’s entire multi-billion-dollar slaughterhouse abortion industry, which over the past 40 years has been responsible for the murders of an estimated 50 million pre-born babies at all levels of development.
While Gosnell’s trial brought to light some details about late-term abortion that were far more graphic than even many dedicated pro-life activists are used to, in reality, observed Paul Rondeau of American Life League, what Gosnell was up to was qualitatively no different “than what happens in Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice and other abortion clinics over 1.2 million times every year. It stems from the same mindset found in any abortuary in any building in any small town community or big city.” That mindset places money and profit at the forefront of importance while disdaining the lives and futures of the women and children who are on the receiving end of abortion “services.”
“House of Horrors”
Kermit Gosnell’s sordid story exploded onto pro-life news sites (while being mostly ignored by the major media) nearly a year after federal agents raided his “House of Horrors” abortion clinic in February 2010. What the agents found upon entering Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society in Philadelphia might have come out of a Hollywood horror movie. According to testimony from agents on the scene that day, the conditions in and around the procedure rooms were, “by far, the worst” they had ever seen. “The clinic reeked of animal urine, courtesy of the cats that were allowed to roam (and defecate) freely,” the 281-page grand jury report recalled. “Furniture and blankets were stained with blood. Instruments were not properly sterilized. Disposable medical supplies were not disposed of; they were reused, over and over again. Medical equipment — such as the defibrillator, the EKG, the pulse oximeter, the blood pressure cuff — was generally broken; even when it worked, it wasn’t used. The emergency exit was padlocked shut.” One agent said that the cleanliness and general atmosphere of the clinic resembled that of an unserviced gas station restroom.
The physical conditions of the clinic were not the worst of what agents discovered, however. As they poked around the premises and investigated storerooms and refrigerators, they discovered, to their horror, the remains of scores of late-term pre-born babies in milk jugs, juice cartons, and pet food containers, along with jars containing tiny severed limbs and feet.
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Photo at top: Premature baby in an incubator