Disciple of Thecla
4/17/13 at 08:35 AM 4 Comments

Fetal Demise

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Note: this contains some graphic and disturbing descriptions. No pictures, thank God

In 2009, a woman named Karnamaya Mongar went to Kermit Gosnell's clinic to have an abortion. The abortion proceeding killed both her and her unborn baby. Paramedics had a difficult time entering the building because the backdoor was padlocked, and no one on staff had a key to let them enter. An investigation into her death discovered conflicting medical records. No one knew who gave her what pain medication and when she received the medication. Kermit Gosnell stated that Karnamaya Mongar never displayed any distress or pain. The workers disagreed, so the medication failed and his statement proved itself a lie to hide worse atrocities.

Soon after Karnamaya Mongar's death, Gosnell gathered his workers together to streamline a story they would tell police. The investigation nonetheless persevered, and both former workers and current workers came out to testify against Kermit Gosnell. The atrocities involve all his abortion proceedings. Kermit Gosnell has repeatedly displayed a complete disregard for helpless children and disdain for women's bodies.

Despite all the rhetoric about "reproductive rights" and "women's rights," abortion in inherently anti-woman because when a woman's biology is not respected, then a woman's body is not respected. Abortion is a disregard for women's biology because it disrupts the biological process. Abortion is a contemptuous act against women. As readers will see, Kermit Gosnell treated women as nothing more than animals.

Sherry West has already pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and delivering fatal drugs during her time working for Kermit Gosnell. Concerning another abortion, she testified that she heard

one child “screaming” after it was delivered during an abortion procedure at Gosnell’s West Philadelphia clinic.

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“I can’t describe it. It sounded like a little alien,” West testified, telling a judge and Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury that the body of the child was about 18 to 24 inches long and was one of the largest babies she had seen delivered during abortion procedures at Gosnell’s clinic.

West said she saw the child, whose face and features were not yet completely formed, lying on a glass tray on a shelf and she told a co-worker to call Gosnell about it and fled the room.

Gosnell is facing a possible death sentence if convicted.

Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore inquired further about what happened to the child, which Sherry West called a "specimen."

“It really freaked me out, and I said call Dr. Gosnell, and I went back out front,” West added.

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West said she was present Nov. 19, 2009, when Mongar, of Virginia, went into cardiac arrest during an abortion procedure. She said she saw Gosnell performing CPR on the woman.

Several days later, West said, Gosnell held a staff meeting where he told them what to say to police.

West did as she was told and also relayed back to Gosnell information about what police asked her.

“I felt a loyalty to him because he had been my doctor for so long,” West testified.

Police also discovered that Kermit Gosnell kept for himself several dozen pairs of feet from aborted fetuses that he preserved in specimen jars. Adrienne Moton, a former worker, testified against Kermit Gosnell and informed the jurors and attorneys about the owner of one feet pair. The feet belong to someone called Baby Boy A

In her opening statement to the Common Pleas Court jury, Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore mused that the jars of feet were some kind of bizarre "trophy" Gosnell kept.

And indeed, this does sound like Gosnell used abortion to create ornaments to decorate his home. And this abortion ornamentation is a part of the abortion subculture, although most use plastic. In a culture where women are regarded as objects for men's sexual gratification, then the natural result of sex - children - are also considered objects for disposal. Abortion is not merely anti-child. Abortion is anti-woman.

"I see this big baby boy laying there," Moton testified, her voiced choked with tears. "He had that color of a baby. I didn't feel as though he had a chance."

A photo of Baby Boy A that Adrienne Moton took became the centerpiece of the trial for days. Physician and neonatologist at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Daniel H. Conway, testified that

his reading of the photo and ultrasounds of the fetus Gosnell took before the abortion made him estimate the fetus was 27 to 31 weeks old at the time of the abortion.

Conway said at that age, the boy had an 85 percent chance of surviving and thriving into adulthood.

Had the child been born alive but premature, "my duty [as a doctor] would have been to provide care for that infant."

Gosnell's defense attempted to dismiss the murder charge. Gosnell's defense insisted Baby Boy A, whose feet remain in Gosnell's jars, was already dead in the womb because Gosnell had supposedly administered Digoxin into the womb to kill the baby after which the remains are removed through a metal device. According to the defense, "baby was not alive because the mother was injected with Digoxin to bring about fetal demise," which would mean no murder charge. Adrienne Moton disagreed when she testified "I see this big baby boy laying there,"

The defense's argument here depends solely upon whether the heartbeat stopped inside the womb or outside the womb. If Gosnell injected poison inside the womb, then he would be free of the murder charge against Baby Boy A. If Gosnell injected poison into Baby Boy A outside the womb, then it would be murder. What makes the difference? Babies that age do not develop much in the space of a few hours. The baby who emerged from the womb is exactly the same baby with no developmental differences, inside or outside the womb.

So, why is he a human being now and not before?

Before I became a Christian, I was a pro-life atheist. Biological science states that humans obtain the DNA that makes them human at the moment of conception when chromosomes from the woman and chromosomes from the man join together. I continue to believe in biological science.

The question then is no longer "when does a person become a human being?" If you want to ask that, then ask yourself when you obtained the DNA that made you human. The question now becomes "why do secularists and non-Christians completely disregard biological science?"

Because the majority of people who support abortion are secularists, atheists, and non-Christians, it is obvious to everyone that they disregard God. The only thing remaining to them are the sciences. So, why do they disregard and ignore biological science, which is the only thing they have to believe in?

Instead, the term "fetus" has been used to dehumanize people with human DNA. Former employee Ashley Baldwin

told a court that most of the abortions took place at midnight, she personally saw five babies moving after they were aborted.

"They looked just like regular babies," she said, before claiming Gosnell told staff that moving was an involuntary response for the foetuses.

Both Ashley Baldwin and Lynda Williams testified that Kermit Gosnell:

trained his staff to cut the aborted babies at the neck to sever their spinal cord.

Williams had earlier told the court that Gosnell claimed snipping babies' spinal cords after their birth was "standard procedure" to bring about "fetal demise," Mail Online reported.

Hundred babies were murdered at Kermit Gosnell's clinic. These babies were killed shortly after their birth when not enough time had passed for developmental differences inside and outside the womb. Another former worker, Stephen Massof testified that:

the clinic also cut out the spinal cord of nearly 100 living infants. And, for what it was worth, he said the clinic's instruments were rusty and unsafe.

"It would rain fetuses. Fetuses and blood all over the place. It is literally a beheading. It is separating the brain from the body," he told NBC.

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However, Massof also declaimed his innocence, on the grounds he believed his employer's intention was only to help women who were often extremely poor.

Somehow, society considers an abortion respect to women’s bodies. This is false. When the natural biology of a woman is not respected, then women are not respected as human beings. When a woman's biological function is not respected, then women’s bodies are not respected. Women cease to have respect as human beings. Abortion is complete disrespect and disregard for women’s bodies because it violates their biological design. When women are considered things to be used sexually and then disposed of, then the natural result of such use (children) are likewise considered things for disposal.

Shayquana Abrams, now 21, testified about the abortion procedure that began in a Wilmington clinic where Gosnell worked, and ended three days later in his own clinic at 3801 Lancaster Ave.

After the abortion, Abrams testified, she was so ill and in such pain that her aunt took her to a hospital. Abrams said she was diagnosed with a "grapefruit-sized abscess" on her side and a blood clot in the vein near her heart.

The blood clot could have easily caused cardiac arrest, which is what killed Karnamaya Mongar when Gosnell gave her too much medication. Upon her death, he never displayed any sympathy nor remorse to her family. Upon her death, Gosnell told the family bluntly without emotion:

'The procedure was done. Your sister's heart stopped,'

The procedure was done. I didn't do anything wrong. I would be able to answer any person, anywhere,"

This is worth repeating. When women are considered something to be used sexually and then disposed of, then the natural result of such use (children) are likewise considered things for disposal. Abortion is anti-woman. When women are defined by pleasing men sexually - when their humanity is disregarded - then society considers women and pregnancy as animalistic breeders and then women are treated as such. Abortion halts the breeding and frees them up for more sex with men.

[Lynda] Williams had earlier told the court that Gosnell claimed snipping babies' spinal cords after their birth was "standard procedure" to bring about "fetal demise," Mail Online reported.

Williams described how Gosnell, her former employer, had taught her to turn a baby over before cutting its neck with a pair of scissors.

She said that she performed it only once as it gave her 'the creeps', adding that mothers were often given pain medication that did not work during procedures, and Gosnell would slap their legs if they squirmed.

Gosnell slapped and hit women during the abortion procedure. Many clinics referred Gosnell to women who wanted an abortion, so women who he abused were recommended to him by other abortion providers. Despite all the rhetoric about "reproductive rights" and "women's rights," Gosnell never respected women and never regarded their humanity. Abortionists like Kermit Gosnell consider women to be nothing more than breeders whose breeding needs to stop. When women are considered things to be used sexually and then disposed of, then the natural result of such use (children) are likewise considered things for disposal. Other clinics referred women to Gosnell who tortured them and their children for profit. Abortion is anti-woman, and it needs to stop.

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