Corbett demands probe of failure to regulate abortion clinics in Pennsylvania

posted at 12:25 pm on January 22, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Hundreds or thousands of live, viable babies have been slaughtered over three decades in a Pennsylvania clinic, and now the two agencies that supposedly regulate medical facilities claim they didn’t know that their jurisdictions covered abortion clinics.  Governor Tom Corbett has demanded answers within a week as to how Pennsylvania’s Departments of Health and State could have allowed Kermit Gosnell’s charnel house to continue its operations.  His predecessor, Ed Rendell, declared himself “flabbergasted” to hear the excuses from the two bureaucracies:

Gov. Tom Corbett said Friday that he gave the Health Department and the secretary of State a one-week deadline to report to him on what happened in the bungled oversight of a squalid abortion clinic that a Philadelphia prosecutor described as a “house of horrors,” where babies born alive were killed with scissors.

Corbett told the Tribune-Review that he asked for a “detailed report” about how to prevent such a tragedy.

“You can imagine from my role coming as attorney general that we’re going to find out exactly what happened on this side,” said Corbett, the former state attorney general and one-time U.S. attorney in Pittsburgh, who was sworn in as governor Tuesday.

Former Gov. Ed Rendell said yesterday that he was “flabbergasted” to learn last year that the state Health Department did not believe its authority extended to abortion clinics. …

“I was flabbergasted to learn that the Department of Health did not think their authority to protect public health extended to clinics offering abortion services,” Rendell, a former Philadelphia mayor and district attorney, said in a statement. ” … I immediately directed them to inspect these facilities. It was simply preposterous that the department took this position, ever.”

Not only should Rendell be “flabbergasted,” everyone should be skeptical in the extreme about this excuse.  It’s not as if the DoH and the DoS in Pennsylvania never bothered to look into Gosnell’s abbatoir.  The grand jury report is damning on these counts.  DoH officials admitted to the grand jury that they knew full well their mandate covered abortion clinics, and indeed that authority is expressly written into the law:

Pennsylvania’s Abortion Control Act charges DOH with regulating and overseeing the performance of abortions and the facilities where abortions are performed “so as to protect the health and safety of women having abortions and of premature babies aborted alive.” 18 Pa.C.S. §3207(a). Abortion facilities require the department’s approval to begin operating.

The DoH didn’t bother to do inspections between 1980 and 1989, but in the latter year found plenty of cause for concern:

By 1989, Gosnell, who is not board-certified as either an obstetrician or a gynecologist, was the only doctor at the facility. The DOH site reviewers also noted that there were no nurses working at the clinic. Blood work was no longer sent out to an independent lab, but was done, supposedly, by “medical assistants.” And in 7 of the 30 patient files reviewed, there was no lab work recorded. The evaluators noted several violations of Pennsylvania abortion regulations, including: no board-certified doctor on staff or contracted as a consultant; no nurses overseeing the recovery of patients; no transfer agreement with a hospital for emergency care; and no lab work recorded in several files. Even so, based on mere promises to improve documentation and filing, and to hire nurses, the DOH site reviewers recommended approval of Gosnell’s clinic for another 12 months.

It took almost three years for DoH to reinspect the facility, however — and they found that little had changed:

Two and a half years later, in March 1992, when DOH representatives next inspected the clinic, there were still no nurses to monitor patient recovery. Evaluators Janice Staloski and Sara Telencio noted that Gosnell was still the only doctor (a Dr. Martin Weisberg was listed as a consultant); that the facility employed no nurses; and that medical assistants were doing lab work. They did indicate there was adequate access for stretchers and wheelchairs, though it is not clear how they reached this conclusion: The facility is multi-leveled and has no elevator.

There is nothing to suggest that these evaluators reviewed any patient files. Gosnell reported performing 62 second-trimester abortions in the previous year, yet the DOH inspectors left blank the section in their report on anesthesia, including who is permitted to give it, what their qualifications are, and the type of anesthesia they are permitted to administer. Also left blank was a section titled “Post-Operative Care,” which addresses the legal requirement that the recovery room be monitored at all times by a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse under the supervision of a physician – the same regulation that the clinic was cited for violating three years earlier. Nevertheless, the evaluators inexplicably concluded on March 12, 1992, that there were “no deficiencies,” and DOH approved Gosnell’s clinic to continue to perform abortions.

The next inspection was conducted on April 8, 1993, by DOH evaluators Susan Mitchell and Georgette Freed-Wolf. This was also the last site review – until February 2010, when an inspection occurred because law enforcement executed search warrants for illegal drug activity. In the 1993 review, Gosnell was the only doctor listed on staff, but “Dr. Weisberg” was still described as a consultant. Four years after Gosnell had promised to hire nurses to oversee the recovery room, there was still none. Lab work was still being performed by unspecified “medical assistants,” whose qualifications the
evaluators apparently did not question, since that section of the review was left blank. For the third time, inspectors found the access for stretchers and wheelchairs adequate, even though the facility’s layout had become even more convoluted and the building still did not have an elevator.

The DoH knew that their mandate included abortion centers; they just decided not to bother inspecting Gosnell or doing anything about the obvious deficiencies.  They willfully turned a blind eye until 1993, and then simply stopped bothering to check on Gosnell at all.

Nor was DoH alone in this pattern of willful obtuseness.  The grand jury detailed a number of instances in which the Department of State ignored ongoing atrocities in Gosnell’s operation, where prosecutors clearly knew they had the power to press charges and declined to do so — or even investigate the numerous allegations of malpractice and fraud:

Attorneys for Pennsylvania’s Department of State disregarded notices that numerous patients of Gosnell were hospitalized – infected, with fetal remains still inside them; and with perforated uteruses, cervixes, and bowels. Incredibly, in 2004, Department of State attorneys closed – without investigation – a case reported to the Board involving the death of 22-year-old Semika Shaw.

Between 2002 and 2009, Board of Medicine attorneys reviewed five cases involving malpractice and other complaints against Gosnell. (The Grand Jury also received records of three older complaints – from 1983, 1990, and 1992 – one of which resulted in a reprimand.) None of the assigned attorneys, or their supervisors, suggested that the Board take action against the deviant doctor. In fact, despite serious allegations, three of the cases were closed without any investigation. The other two were investigated and then closed – without any action being taken.

The grand jury also noted that prosecutors declined to press charges in the death of Semika Shaw in 2002 after being notified by Gosnell’s insurer of a malpractice settlement, as required by law.  They conducted no investigation beyond regurgitating the summary sent to them by the insurer, and yet the same prosecutors knew of at least one other complaint against Gosnell that contained many of the same allegations Pennsylvania now brings in its indictment against Gosnell and his staff.  Indeed, the prosecutors dismissed that complaint on the very same day they dismissed the Semika Shaw case:

What makes these prosecutors’ inaction even more astonishing is that they did know more than the bare facts included in the Board attorney’s evaluation of the case. On the same day in 2004 that they decided not to do anything about Semika Shaw’s death, these same two prosecutors also closed the investigation into the complaint brought to the Department of State more than two years earlier by Marcella Stanley Choung. That was the complaint that had alerted the Board of Medicine – eight years before Karnamaya Mongar died – to almost all of the same violations revealed by this Grand Jury’s investigation.

In December 2001, Marcella Stanley Choung had filed a detailed, written complaint with the Pennsylvania Department of State. Although she wanted to remain anonymous, she provided her name and her phone number, and participated in a follow-up interview on March 4, 2002. She informed the department investigator that Gosnell  was using unlicensed workers (including herself) to give IV anesthesia to patients when he was not at the clinic; that his facility was filthy; that two sick, flea-infested cats roamed freely in the procedure rooms, vomiting throughout; that Gosnell ate in the procedure rooms; that the autoclave used to sterilize instruments was broken; that he reused single-use curettes; that there were no licensed nurses at the facility when IV anesthesia was administered; that Gosnell allowed one patient to use her cousin’s insurance card to pay for an abortion; that Gosnell performed abortions on “underage children” against their will if their mothers asked him to; and that he performed other abortions without consent forms.

Choung told the Department of State investigator that she thought a second trimester patient had died at a hospital after Gosnell performed an abortion on her. And she said that she had seen patient files in which he prescribed 90 Percocet tablets (a narcotic combining oxycodone and acetaminophen) for a patient one week and then, again, 90 more tablets the next week. She gave very detailed information about the files, what she saw, and when. She provided the name of at least one patient, and suggested that the investigator look at her file. Choung wrote that any of the other clinic workers – except one named Jonathan – would be willing to confirm her information.

But the investigator with the Department of State did not question any of the other unlicensed workers. And the Board of Medicine did not use its subpoena power to obtain files to substantiate Choung’s complaint. No one even asked to see the facility or its files. The investigation consisted of three interviews – one with Gosnell; one by telephone with another doctor, Dr. Warren Taylor, who said he performed abortions at the clinic in 2001; and one with a pharmacist two blocks from the clinic on Lancaster Avenue.

Gosnell told easily-checkable lies in his interview with prosecutors:

Gosnell, according to the investigator’s report, did not directly contradict many of Choung’s allegations, but made excuses instead. He also told outright lies that could easily have been disproved. He said the clinic was licensed as a surgical facility – which it was not and is not. This fact could have been confirmed by a simple call to the Department of Health, or by an internet search. Gosnell claimed that he did not use Schedule II controlled substances for anesthesia, even though he did.

Gosnell asserted that he always administered the anesthesia, something any of the clinic workers would have refuted. He acknowledged that he let his patients choose their own anesthesia from mixes entitled “heavy,” “twilight sleep,” and “custom sleep” – names that should have been a tip-off that someone at the clinic was heavily sedating patients. Gosnell declined to provide a written response to Choung’s allegations.

Still, no one at the Department of State probed further to see if one of Choung’s most serious contentions – that unlicensed employees were administering the anesthesia with no medical professional present – was true. The investigator did not request to see any files. His notes indicate that he “visited the area of Women’s Medical Society,” but there is no indication that he asked to go in. He conducted his interview of Gosnell at a regional office in King of Prussia rather than at the doctor’s office where he could have confirmed many of Choung’s allegations first hand.

In this case, the investigaor did recommend further action in 2002.  That came in 2004 – when prosecutors dismissed the complaint on the same day they dismissed the Shaw case.

The argument by both departments that they didn’t think their jurisdiction extended to abortion clinics is a bald-faced lie.  They knew full well that they had the authority to conduct investigations and to prosecute violations.  They just didn’t want to do it.  As the grand jury concluded, the neglect by both DoH and DoS for “abortion patients’ safety and of Pennsylvania laws is clearly not inadvertent: It is by design.”

Gosnell and his staff of ghouls face criminal prosecution for their crimes.  Corbett and his team should pursue charges against public officials for gross dereliction of duty — and start checking to see how many more Gosnells are operating charnel houses in the Keystone State with impunity because of it.


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Comment pages: 1 2 3

Every dept director and anyone else involved with this case should be fired and prosecuted.The one that retired last year should have his/her pension suspended and if found guilty of negligence should have to repay their salary for the time covered in this article.

BruceB on January 22, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Tere is this news and then there’s this. God help us.

kingsjester on January 22, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Have they blamed Sarah Palin yet?

lonestar1 on January 22, 2011 at 5:31 PM

That Gosnell deserves the death penalty is beyond question. The state inspectors from DoH that did not perform their duties should be questioned why not and then possibly charged with fraud for accepting a pay check and not doing their jobs. How many women have died as a result of this Mengele in action?

Kissmygrits on January 22, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Isn’t this a story we saw several months ago that just disappeared?

That’s because it is left wing. If this were something right wing it would have been one of those stories where we knew every single aspect of the guy’s life and those who helped him. We would know what they had for breakfast every day for the past year.

This has been covered up by the government and the media. This is murder by the left-wing politics. It is almost a harvest of lives by the left-wing.

The only reason we know anything now is that it was just too big to keep quiet any longer.

And you can bet they are going to go dark as soon as possible!

This is the best example the right is going to get to highlight the reality of what is happening out there, but I doubt anyone is going 24 hour news cast on this. But it deserves it. And it could change the course of history.

petunia on January 22, 2011 at 5:50 PM

This story has been virtually unreported by network news.

bw222 on January 22, 2011 at 5:57 PM

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth” (Gen. 1:26-28).

It is my contention there is nothing more destructive to the earth or Gods creation than the willful killing of these innocents.

fourdeucer on January 22, 2011 at 5:58 PM

NYT has an article up. Not a single freaking mention of the children he killed by stabbing them in the back of their necks. Not one mention. It’s a story about how horrible the conditions were for “women of color.”

Vera on January 22, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Gosnell deserves the death penalty, certainly.

But don’t forget, he had help in his evil enterprise.

Not only those who worked for him, but the so-called ‘mothers’ who presented their infants for slaughter.

And the vile seven who invented the constitutional right for unborn babies to be murdered in the most cruel and heartless ways.

Let us never forget, or forgive ‘justices’ Blackmun, Burger, Douglas, Brennan, Stewart, Marshall, Powell, who are complicit in the murders of millions of children.

Siddhartha Vicious on January 22, 2011 at 6:14 PM

It’s certainly not safe for the fetus.”

ROCnPhilly on January 22, 2011 at 12:51 PM

It never is, Eddie. That’s the point. Getting killed isn’t “safe.”

Wethal on January 22, 2011 at 12:53 PM

And it’s not pretty and it’s messy. And please don’t post any pictures of what aborted fetus’s look like. Because then we would see they are perfect little baby’s with ribs, and faces and eyes.

wi farmgirl on January 22, 2011 at 6:16 PM

I have to admit that I’ve been pretty blase about abortion for quite some time.

But news reports like this and the numbers of abortions performed since the mid 70s to presently really turn my stomach.

BowHuntingTexas on January 22, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Me too, but not anymore. I sent my first check to a first choice clinic in town. I have to start somewhere. We need to actively work to stop this murdering of babies. I can’t stop thinking of the things I read in that report.

wi farmgirl on January 22, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Michael Vick killed some dogs and triggered a pandemic of public outrage. He was the target of intense scorn from all corners and still is (deservedly) castigated for it.

Now some Doc butchers how many unborn HUMANS over a period of years (and makes a fortune doing it) and barely an audible whisper is heard.

Geochelone on January 22, 2011 at 6:35 PM

I’m so pissed off about this I could scream. I’ve rationally debated abortion for 5 years, but I’m at the end of my rope. If you support abortion, you’re a monster on par with Gosnell and his cronies. This is what “choice” looks like. Own it.

Vera on January 22, 2011 at 1:11 PM

I read several good posts on Randy Alcorn’s blog regarding how we are not to be politically correct in the church anymore. He did not mince words, I posted one of the articles on on my FB page and it actually put a pic on with it (i didn’t know it did) and I got a very nasty post from a progressive friend.

They can rail about guns, and the murders in AZ. They can actually blame those murders on Sarah Palin, but I nor anyone else can show the truth about abortion without them being offended and indignant. They have more compassion for animals than they do human babies.

wi farmgirl on January 22, 2011 at 6:49 PM

…And then there’s this bastard, who claims to be a professor at The University of Minnesota, Morris.

“You want to make me back down by trying to inspire revulsion with dead baby pictures? I look at them unflinchingly and see meat. And meat does not frighten me.”

Vera on January 22, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Horrible news.

I am at times like this reminded of Philip K Dick’s 1974 science fiction short story, “The Pre-persons.

In the story, abortion is legal up until the age of abstract reasoning – the ability to perform algebra. Seems as good an age as any other, right???

Young children riding bikes see the truck, much like an ice cream truck, realize that it is after them and their parents have decided …. you get the idea.

The author got vicious hate mail from “pro-choice” advocates.

fred5678 on January 22, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Keep it out there

The only way this will get coverage is if Sarah Palin says something about it. Of course, then the story will be that she’s dumb, but at least most people will know what is going on.

Vera on January 22, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Oh I would love a facebook comment Sarah. This story is going to go away if it is up to the “news”.

wi farmgirl on January 22, 2011 at 7:08 PM

So you have mass murder of babies and women of color that went on for decades, and that is not newsworthy.

You have the firing of Queef Olberdouche and that is front page.

/Got it.

Key West Reader on January 22, 2011 at 7:21 PM

People should be going to jail and news outlets outed for
complicity. Republicans in congress should not let this go
and hit the airwaves nationally.

lilium on January 22, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Where o where s anninacan?Why is she not hee sticking up for the good doctor?

katy the mean old lady on January 22, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Roe vs. Wade, without a doubt, hands down, the largest mass murderer in the history of the world. 50+ million (reported) and counting. Hitler and Stalin combined were mere pikers by comparison.

Johnnyreb on January 22, 2011 at 7:28 PM

fred5678 on January 22, 2011 at 7:00 PM

I never knew Philip K Dick was pro-life. Awesome.

Vera on January 22, 2011 at 7:28 PM

This is the epitome of evil and those involved should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Three decades of butchering babies and no one objected. That gives me chills to know evil on that scale was acceptable to so many people who did nothing. The world will be watching as the those accountable are dealt with.

volsense on January 22, 2011 at 7:33 PM

*sorry for all the posts. Must stop.*

tigerlily on January 22, 2011 at 3:59 PM

No don’t educate us, empower us. We can make a difference. You have lived it for years now. You know things you probably can’t even speak out loud. Bless you, it has to break your heart. Thank you that you care so much. God will bless you for what you do.

wi farmgirl on January 22, 2011 at 8:12 PM

So, everyone will be at their local Respect Life Rally tomorrow, right?

I’ve only been to the March for Life in D.C. once, and it was fantastic, but so much smaller than it should be. How many people made it to the Tea Party rally in D.C?

38 years today…I’d be surprised if more than 2000 people usually show up in Nashville each year, but I’m awful at estimates. Still, how big an area is Nashville and surrounding communities? And at my children’s Catholic school of around 250 or more families, so far, I know of one other mom going to our rally. We’re riding together. We couldn’t get anyone else to go. Catholic school…

A nation that kills its own children, is a nation without hope.

We are doomed.

pannw on January 22, 2011 at 8:12 PM

OT:

Some poster here on HotAir has an interesting take on Olbermann’s firing:

Link

H/T: DSchoen on January 22, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Geochelone on January 22, 2011 at 8:14 PM

For what it’s worth, after this story broke I am now firmly committed to Pro Life.

I’m reasonably certain that this is why the MSM is not covering this tragedy of human suffering and murder in the first degree. For profit.

Key West Reader on January 22, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Thus it will always be when the state allows murder by proxy.

djtnt on January 22, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Glad to hear it, Key West Reader.

Vera on January 22, 2011 at 8:52 PM

A nation that kills its own children, is a nation without hope.

We are doomed.

pannw on January 22, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Marching is only so effective. Many people are marched out.

In many ways we are two nations. This issue especially divides us. This isn’t an issue where fence sitting is really okay.

Especially with this kind of story exposing the true reality.

If someone can’t figure out the right and wrong of abortion after learning about this clinic, then they have little humanity remaining.

But there are very many of us who are so physically ill over this. It is beyond imagination to contemplate the depravity of this place.

petunia on January 22, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Glad to hear it, Key West Reader.

Vera on January 22, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Dear Vera

I have been following your posts over the last two days and I admire your fortitude. I’m a Libertarian and never cared to speak openly on the subject of abortion. I never knew that late term abortion was legal, and I certainly never knew that it was common practice.

What I see is that this issue could potentially be a common practice. It will be important to learn if this was an isolated incident (cue the music) or if these heinous acts are being commonly practiced in inner cities. If that is the case, then this is a form of genocide and has implications that would likely change our Nation’s view on the abortion issue.

How can we work to either confirm that this is a regular practice, or refute this as an isolated incident?

Who has the capacity to launch and lead an investigation of this nature? That is the question.

Key West Reader on January 22, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Key West Reader on January 22, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Sadly, everything I’ve seen and read from former abortionists and activists proves this is not isolated. The sad fact is that abortion is legal in this country up until the moment the child is born as long as the doctor performing the abortion can say that it was for the mother’s “health.” Of course “health” can be defined from anything from a heart condition to upset feelings.

The book Lime 5 does a great job exposing the abortion industry.

Sadly, there is only one abortionist in the entire country that I know of that seems to be on the “up and up” in regards to care for women and the law. He’s a monster, of course, but at least he’s a clean monster. That’s Dr. Hern in Colorado.

Carhart has one of the filthiest clinics you’ll ever see, and he just expanded his operation. A clinic in Florida actually put the body of a baby born alive at 22 weeks on the roof of the clinic to avoid the authorities. That baby died after being born alive and then stuffed into a plastic bag full of bleach.

Abortion clinics across the country lie to women and cover up the crimes of rapists. Lila Rose has done a series of undercover stings proving this to be true.

The bottom line of every abortion business is money. They don’t care about the women they hurt, and they don’t care about the children they kill. Feminists continue to support the carnage because they don’t want to face the fact that they killed their own children.

I can see the libertarian lure of being “for choice.” I used to hold the stance myself. The problem is that support for abortion doesn’t hold up to logical analysis. I know that I can get animated, especially lately, about the issue, but I’m glad that others are starting to see the light.

Vera on January 22, 2011 at 9:22 PM

A prolife rally in California…San Fran no less!
http://protestshooter.com/20110122WalkForLife/proLife/index.html

wi farmgirl on January 22, 2011 at 9:22 PM

For what it’s worth, after this story broke I am now firmly committed to Pro Life.
Key West Reader on January 22, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Me too. Years ago, I voted for candidates based primarily on their pro-or anti-abortion stance. And, I’m sincerely sorry to say, not in the right way. I truly didn’t understand the horror.

LASue on January 22, 2011 at 9:29 PM

I can see the libertarian lure of being “for choice.” I used to hold the stance myself. The problem is that support for abortion doesn’t hold up to logical analysis. I know that I can get animated, especially lately, about the issue, but I’m glad that others are starting to see the light.

Vera on January 22, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Dear Vera

Have you shared your information with Brietbart, Glenn Beck and Ed Morrissey?

After reading these stories and the Grand Jury’s affidavit I was … not just appalled, but deeply disturbed; profoundl,y disturbed over something that I thought was so rare and so hideous I turned my eyes and my mind away.

This cannot go on. There must be a full investigation launched to shine light on clinics like this. And we must change the language… from a PC term called “termination” to “elimination”. Elimination is genocide.

Rip the rug of rhetoric from the Left.

Key West Reader on January 22, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Have you shared your information with Brietbart, Glenn Beck and Ed Morrissey?

Yes, and it is covered. The only problem is that it dies before it reaches the mainstream news. It gets buried by the NYT, CNN, et al or gets spun as “evil anti-choicers trying to take away your choice!”

Vera on January 22, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Yes, and it is covered. The only problem is that it dies before it reaches the mainstream news. It gets buried by the NYT, CNN, et al or gets spun as “evil anti-choicers trying to take away your choice!”

Vera on January 22, 2011 at 9:41 PM

CNN, NYT support Eliminationist policies.

A Pennsylvania “doctor” systematically eliminated children while the Pennsylvania Health System turned a blind eye to African American Genocide.

There is the headline. Women amd babies died while lying on blood stained blankets waiting for a planned parenthood funded physician to come to their rescue.

Taxpayer funded genocide.

Key West Reader on January 22, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Here are some really good resources for anyone who wants to learn more about abortion:

http://www.lifedynamics.com/ – Great all around resource

http://realchoice-blogspot.com – Documents all abortion deaths

http://www.all.org/ Pro-life activism (Catholic)

http://www.nrlc.org/ Pro-life activism (Protestant)

http://secularprolife.org/ Pro-life activism (Secular)

http://www.l4l.org/ Libertarians for life

http://www.abort73.com/ Youth Pro-life Site…Graphic

http://www.abortionno.org/ Graphic

http://www.jillstanek.com- Nurse who fought Obama over BAIPA

There are a lot of good sites out there, but I think that is a good list to start with.

Vera on January 22, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Hmm, I made a post with a lot of links that got held up in moderation. Until it goes through, I would say to start with
http://www.lifedynamics.com/ and look under “clinics investigated.”

The headlines write themselves, but it seems the liberal media is too busy worshiping Molech to pay any attention to the details.

Vera on January 22, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Imagine in President Obama’s upcoming state of the union address, if he gave a Pro-Life vision for the coming year.

Not likely?

Then in 2012, we need to vote in a pro-life president, one who is willing to face the opposition and declare a Values Vision for America.

texasconserv on January 22, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Then in 2012, we need to vote in a pro-life president, one who is willing to face the opposition and declare a Values Vision for America.

texasconserv on January 22, 2011 at 10:09 PM

I’ll raise you one Gov. Sarah Palin who didn’t abort her downs syndrome child, which obviously drives the left screaming yellow zonkers.

Kini on January 22, 2011 at 10:54 PM

There’s another prominent abortionist in Boulder CO, Warren Hern, who specializes in third trimester infanticide. Bet the so-called “authorities” aren’t watching him too closely either.

bannedbyhuffpo on January 22, 2011 at 11:14 PM

I’ll raise you one Gov. Sarah Palin who didn’t abort her downs syndrome child,

92% of children diagnosed with Down’s prenatally are aborted. The fact that Sarah Palin is part of the 8% of our country with a soul drives the left insane.

Vera on January 22, 2011 at 11:22 PM

the only time a gov’t department will ever say it doesnt believe its authority extended to something is when its doing CYA. otherwise they will always contend they have the power to do anything to anyone at anytime.

chasdal on January 22, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Hey gov, check our city too. It upsets me that governors in PA focuses on Harrisburg and Philly. I know PA is a huge state, but there are abortion issues in other clinics in my neck of the woods.

If I get a baby in a basket in my door front, I will fight tooth and nail to keep him/her. At least some young ladies have had remorse and go through the right channels to drop off their newborns, or get them back.

It breaks my heart that women go through such measures, and some do this more than once. Then when time comes and they DO want to conceive, their bodies will have a hard time to keep a baby in the oven.

Karma?

ProudPalinFan on January 23, 2011 at 12:29 AM

These people can go to to church and repent, but I don’t think Heavens above can or would forgive this atrocity. I know this is controversial, but there are situations where Jesus Christ and our Blessed Mother do draw a line.

Fetch messages from Them on this matter. It pierces their Sacred Heart. It’s a feeling I get. There’s a message I received while I was suffering with a personal situation, and I received a message straight from God, sent to me by St. Michael The Archangel. Needless to say, I know that the person who hurt me will not go up. After the shock, I stopped crying immediately.

To receive such grace and confort: There are just not words. Heaven is watching the butchering of men; the carnage of the unborn. Too bad there’s no courage amongst nurses to somehow save them; those that can be saved, from medium to third trimester. A baby that weighs a pound or more can live; I’ve seen it.

And that crap of the mom vs. baby? Being a mom of two, I’d gladly sacrifice myself in order for a child of mine to live. Mr. PPF would hate me, but my kids are in awesome hands. He’s an awesome dad and my nephews even take notice.

ProudPalinFan on January 23, 2011 at 12:46 AM

This story and the Grand Jury report is haunting me and giving me nightmares.

OmahaConservative on January 23, 2011 at 2:30 AM

I read all 281 pages of the Grand Jury report last night. And was just sick. But 3 things outraged me.

1) That the lamestream media is sitting on this – we need to throw them out and have Fox and more like it – I don’t think Fox is all that right wing, it just looks that way because all its competition is so left wing. But freedom of the press is worthless when we have moved so far past bias and into propaganda – no matter how outrageous the item, it must support “the narrative” or it will be squelched. Alternative media is a help, but not enough.

2) The grand jury gave recommendations for things like changing laws so infancide not have a statute of limitations. It was clear from their findings that, had a 2 year statute of limitations not been in place, you’d have seen MANY more indictments. The laws were structured to protect this activity.

3)And I don’t want the Government officials just rebuked or even fired. I WANT THEM INDICTED!!! The stuff that went on in that clinic was overlooked to preserve Roe vs Wade. And hundreds of babies were pithed like frogs, because this idiot couldn’t perform 2nd/3rd trimester abortions very well, and forcing his clients through labor and committing infancide was just easier. And EVERY agency that could have stopped him, looked the other way.

skeeter on January 23, 2011 at 2:35 AM

These animals rank right up there with the architects of the Holocaust and Holodomor on the Real Life Monsters scale.

SuperCool on January 23, 2011 at 5:33 AM

These animals rank right up there with the architects of the Holocaust and Holodomor on the Real Life Monsters scale.

SuperCool on January 23, 2011 at 5:33 AM

I agree. But if you get right down to it, the Holocaust and Holodomor probably killed 13-14 million. Which just appalls the imagination on any level. But abortion accounts for about 50 million since Roe vs Wade. Even if someone was of the impression the very early abortions were mere tissue (and I’m not), out of 50 million how many of those children were viable?

hawkdriver on January 23, 2011 at 8:21 AM

Even if someone was of the impression the very early abortions were mere tissue (and I’m not), out of 50 million how many of those children were viable?

hawkdriver on January 23, 2011 at 8:21 AM

Great question, hawk. Prayers will ascend again for the not-yet-born in Divine Service this morning.

OmahaConservative on January 23, 2011 at 8:29 AM

My sympathies to Marcella Stanley Choung. The Leftists in the media are to crucify her as being the REAL problem here. Hasn’t it been Coulter who pointed out that abortion is the (un)Holy Sacrament for Leftists? The political Left defends this procedure no matter what. It’s only one of the reasons that Leftists embody Evil.

oldleprechaun on January 23, 2011 at 8:47 AM

OmahaConservative on January 23, 2011 at 8:29 AM

Mornin’, Hawk, Omaha. Here’s my take.

kingsjester on January 23, 2011 at 8:48 AM

And so it begins:

She said she first went to Planned Parenthood in downtown Philadelphia but was frightened away by protesters.

“The picketers out there, they just scared me half to death,” Johnson, now 30, recalled this week.

Someone sent her to Gosnell’s West Philadelphia clinic, at the Women’s Medical Society, saying anti-abortion protesters wouldn’t be a problem there.

This is from an AP article linked at Drudge.

IrishEi on January 23, 2011 at 9:00 AM

NYT has an article up. Not a single freaking mention of the children he killed by stabbing them in the back of their necks. Not one mention. It’s a story about how horrible the conditions were for “women of color.”

Vera on January 22, 2011 at 6:04 PM

So where are the justice brothers when we need them?

wi farmgirl on January 23, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Vera on January 22, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Thanks Vera, I have already been looking and there is a ton of stuff out there. Many former Planned Parenthood former employees are telling truth too.

wi farmgirl on January 23, 2011 at 9:13 AM

92% of children diagnosed with Down’s prenatally are aborted. The fact that Sarah Palin is part of the 8% of our country with a soul drives the left insane.

Vera on January 22, 2011 at 11:22 PM

That is shocking, 92%! Down’s children are easily assimilated into society and function quite well in certain conditions. They can even hold down jobs with help. My heart hurts to think of all the statistics I don’t know. Your right no wonder they hate her for that reason alone, let alone all the other reasons.

wi farmgirl on January 23, 2011 at 9:19 AM

OmahaConservative on January 23, 2011 at 8:29 AM

Mornin’, Hawk, Omaha. Here’s my take.

kingsjester on January 23, 2011 at 8:48 AM

Or this:

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

Understanding that John the Baptist was aware of the presence of Jesus even in the womb, there’s no mistake as to what God has told us about where life begins.

I get secular progressives that are abortion supporters. But any Christian who is pro-abortion just floors me considering what is written. There are conservative seculars I know that are as passionate or more on pro-life issues than a few Christians I know. They’re certainly not the norm, but how ironic.

hawkdriver on January 23, 2011 at 10:18 AM

kingsjester on January 23, 2011 at 8:48 AM

Thank-you for providing the statement from Obama on this the 38th. anniversary of that terrible court decision. For those who have not seen it here is the statement.

Today marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, and affirms a fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters.

I am committed to protecting this constitutional right. I also remain committed to policies, initiatives, and programs that help prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant women and mothers, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption.

And on this anniversary, I hope that we will recommit ourselves more broadly to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, the same freedoms, and the same opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.

fourdeucer on January 23, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Al?

Jesse?

Bueller?

/crickets

scituate_tgr on January 23, 2011 at 10:57 AM

fourdeucer on January 23, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Obama is such a monster. Let’s contrast what he said with W in 2001.

Today, you are gathered to remind our country that one of those ideals is the infinite value of every life. I deeply appreciate your message and your work. You see the weak and the defenseless, and you try to help them. You see the hardship of many young mothers and their unborn children, and you care for them both. In so many ways, you make our society more compassionate and welcoming. We share a great goal: to work toward a day when every child is welcomed in life and protected in law. We know this will not come easily, or all at once. But the goal leads us onward to build a culture of life affirming that every person, at every stage and season of life, is created equal in God’s image. The promises of our Declaration of Independence are not just for the strong, the independent, or the healthy. They are for everyone– including unborn children. We are a society with enough compassion and wealth and love to care for both mothers and their children, to seek the promise and potential in every human life. I believe that we are making progress toward that goal. I trust in the good hearts of Americans. I trust in the unfolding promise of our country– an expanding circle of inclusion and protection. And I trust in the civility and good sense of our citizens– a willingness to engage our differences in a spirit of tolerence and good will. All of you marching today have never tired in a good cause. Thank you all for your conviction, your idealism, and your courage. May God bless you all.”

Vera on January 23, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Gosnell and his staff of ghouls face criminal prosecution for their crimes. Corbett and his team should pursue charges against public officials for gross dereliction of duty — and start checking to see how many more Gosnells are operating charnel houses in the Keystone State with impunity because of it.

Charnel houses.

Best description I’ve heard yet to describe this atrocity.

GrannyDee on January 23, 2011 at 12:58 PM

hawkdriver on January 23, 2011 at 10:18 AM

Hawkdriver, don’t know if you’ll see this since this thread is about dead, but just wanted you to know that my esteem of you just continues to grow. God bless…

hoosiermama on January 23, 2011 at 2:36 PM

From the culture of hate.

Skipper50 on January 23, 2011 at 2:53 PM

This monster needs to be put out of business next.

OmahaConservative on January 22, 2011 at 1:31 PM

I’m from Bellevue. I can’t even describe my disgust and horror knowing that dump exists in my hometown…and literally across the street from a Catholic school and just down the street from one of the entrances to Offutt AFB. How he’s allowed to operate here…I have no idea.

KellyBomelly on January 23, 2011 at 3:59 PM

KellyBomelly on January 23, 2011 at 3:59 PM

I am originally from Bellevue too, moved away to San Diego for 25 years and have been in Omaha for the last 5. Carhart is a loathesome, despicable monstrous and evil scumbag. I share your disgust and horror.

OmahaConservative on January 23, 2011 at 5:04 PM

I think all of those bureaucrats involved in this travesty have their spines severed with a pair of scissors and no medical help afterward.

woodNfish on January 23, 2011 at 7:48 PM

hoosiermama on January 23, 2011 at 2:36 PM

I did see it just now. I am very flattered.

May I say that yours are comments that I make a point to read also.

hawkdriver on January 23, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Two and a half years later, in March 1992, when DOH representatives next inspected the clinic, there were still no nurses to monitor patient recovery. Evaluators Janice Staloski and Sara Telencio noted that Gosnell was still the only doctor (a Dr. Martin Weisberg was listed as a consultant);

Ed, I believe Staloski is one who testified, as the head of one of those health regulatory organizations that she didn’t think she had the authority to inspect this house of horrors.

How could she say that if she previously conducted one of those inspections as noted above?

According to other news reports, she was the head of the agency charged with overseeing abortion mills.

On another note, it’s amazing to me to watch the left twisting themselves into knots making excuses for this, including blaming the right for making it so bad at other abortion mills forcing these women to come to this one.

They choose to ignore the other abortion mills would not provide abortions at such a late stage.

The left gets in an apoplectic rage over Abu Ghraib, yet yawns, makes excuses for or points fingers at others over this outrage.

As for these “officials”, I would like to see Corbett thoroughly investigate this, and prosecute those who chose to ignore this, or were paid to ignore it.

91Veteran on January 24, 2011 at 12:14 AM

So many people are spinning this story in such a way that the outrage is the fact that babies were being killed after birth — as if abortuaries in which babies are neatly and cleanly killed before birth are perfectly fine.

The outrage is that babies are being killed at anystage of development, before or after birth.

KyMouse on January 24, 2011 at 9:30 AM

There had to be a lot of CASH exchanged and deals cut for this to go on.
If one of barrys daughters gets in a family he should be made to watch or maybe he will wield the scissors.
The shout out for RvW should overshadow the STOU talk.
Suggestion, it is a slow news day call and ask local media to look into local slaughter houses,also call your state AG and Health dept see what they have to say.
Seriously call em and report back the responses please.

Col.John Wm. Reed on January 24, 2011 at 9:30 AM

TEA PARTY TARGET: Gosnell’s Little Clinic of Horrors

It provides reasons why the Philadelphia Tea Party should make this a focus, as well as a summary of the Grand Jury report findings.

For example:

* Total System Failure. It was only after police raided the clinic — LOOKING INTO ILLEGAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG ACTIVITY — was action taken on the extreme violations of mandated abortion safety protocol, because these heroic officers refused to look the other way at discarded baby bits and incapacitated, incoherent women,

******

Once the local press was covering the clinic, the Pennsylvania Department of Health shut down the clinic — AND LAWYERED-UP AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE.

Yes, people, your tax dollars are going to the defense of all the government employees who were suppose to prevent this from happening. That is why local citizens are compelled to get involved.

Mutnodjmet on January 24, 2011 at 9:31 AM

File a complaint with the Pennsylvania Department of State ON the Pennsylvania Department of State — Info HERE.

Mutnodjmet on January 24, 2011 at 9:45 AM

And I don’t want the Government officials just rebuked or even fired. I WANT THEM INDICTED!!!

skeeter on January 23, 2011 at 2:35 AM

ABSOLUTELY!!! They should track down every government employee and their director who had authority over this clinic and charge them all as ACCESSORIES TO MURDER since multiple reports had been filed about this specific clinic by people who had worked there.

“To be convicted of an accessory charge, the accused must generally be proved to have had actual knowledge that a crime was going to be, or had been, committed. Furthermore, there must be proof that the accessory knew that his or her action, or inaction, was helping the criminals commit the crime, or evade detection, or escape.” (Wikipedia)

I bet that would kickstart some changes…

dominigan on January 24, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Comment pages: 1 2 3