Gosnell janitor: Body parts flushed down the toilet

posted at 10:01 am on April 17, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Testimony continued yesterday in the trial of Kermit Gosnell and his co-defendants, charged with multiple counts of murder.  If we thought it couldn’t possibly get worse, well, think again. Allahpundit referenced this in his QOTD, but thi LifeNews report last night bears a closer look at the latest revelations from inside the Gosnell charnel house, where staffers tried to flush remains of late-term abortions down the toilet, which Gosnell’s brother-in-law would then have to clear:

Johnson worked as a janitor, maintenance man and plumber of sorts and he was the common-law husband of 51-year-old Elizabeth Hampton, who is herself Gosnell’s wife’s sister. He told jurors some of the morbid details that appear in the grand jury report — including how he threatened to quit working at the abortion clinic because he refused to pull any more flesh from aborted babies out of the plumbing. …

He told the jury toilets backed up one-two times a week and said he opened the outside clean out pipe and fetal parts such as babies’ arms came spilling out.

Johnson said he scooped up body parts with shovel and put them in a bag that was taken to rat infested basement. Johnson said a cat kept at the Gosnell clinic was there to deal with rat infestations that kept happening. He said the [cat] pooped in plants all over clinic.

Remember — this was the clinic that prompted a flurry of complaints over its practices and conditions.  Now we discover that the “medical” clinic was flushing human remains down its toilets and into Philadelphia’s sewage system.  One might think that local environmentalists would take an interest in this; so far, it seems that local and state government went way out of their way to ensure they wouldn’t.

Even if one isn’t inclined to consider these infants as “fully human” lives, we still have the issue of the disposal of biological waste via toilets and into the public sewage system, which in most cases tries to reclaim water for further human use.  This raises another question about the lack of regulatory oversight of abortion clinics, which some states don’t classify as medical providers in the oversight sense. Regular medical clinics, such as hospitals, procedure clinics (such as liposuction, etc), and doctors’ offices presumably get significant scrutiny on how they deal with biological waste.  Abortion clinics do nothing but produce this kind of material — so why aren’t they getting at least as much scrutiny, if not more?

Johnson apparently didn’t quit, however, and neither did the rest of the staff when it came to disposal. In fact, the toilet was a key part of their procedure:

The abortion could take as long as three days, one staffer admitted in it.

“If … a baby was about to come out, I would take the woman to the bathroom, they would sit on the toilet and basically the baby would fall out and it would be in the toilet,” testified Latosha Lewis, who worked for Gosnell for over eight years. “I would be rubbing her back and trying to calm her down for two, three, four hours until Dr. Gosnell comes. She would not move.”

Small wonder that the media wants to ignore this story.  HuffPost’s Marc Lamont Hill is just a lot more honest than some of his colleagues.  There is no way to read or report these stories and not conclude that this industry requires a lot more regulation and oversight at the bare minimum, just for the sake of public health.

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A perfect hell for them all when they discover “Oh crap, there really is a God!” … An ENDLESS and ETERNAL wailing of thousands of babies.

Carnac on April 17, 2013 at 12:52 PM

I agree. And the women who sought these late term abortions are also to blame as are the authorities who failed to investigate. The only victims were the babies. Everyone else, including the pro abortion lobby, is culpable.

fight like a girl on April 17, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Just as guilty, the state health officials who averted their eyes on purpose, how many complaints did they file 13 before this case broke?

I’m not a lawyer, but can’t they be held criminally negligent?

mark81150 on April 17, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Cin

dy Munford on April 17, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Sadly, in almost every state, nail salons are more regulated and inspected than abortion clinics. The abortion lobby has made it politically incorrect to even broach the subject of government regulation. So the back alley butchers have just moved to more visible locations and operate with the full consent of local, state and federal authorities.

fight like a girl on April 17, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Evil is real, and it sits behind the cold dead eyes of that abortion butcher, his staff.. the guards who manned the death camps.. and the eyes of terrorists who murder innocents out of a warped and evil religion which teaches hate..

Good people can sin.. can lapse,.. but if there is goodness in them, they refuse to cross that line into pure evil.

mark81150 on April 17, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Well said my friend.

itsspideyman on April 17, 2013 at 1:11 PM

fight like a girl on April 17, 2013 at 1:10 PM

It just seems so odd that a women could be so self serving to abort so far into the pregnancy but not care about who was performing this medical procedure and the obvious filth of the facility. But the Left standing in the way of standard medical facility practices and cleanliness explains why they thought Occupy Wall Street was so cool.

Cindy Munford on April 17, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Gein,Gacy,Berkowitz,Dahmer,Bundy,Rader,Ridgeway,Yates,Rader…

amateurs…

Gosnell and his “family” (a la Manson) are truly the worst serial killers of the modern era…

State sanctioned and rubber stamped…

equanimous on April 17, 2013 at 10:27 AM

equanimous:Excellent list,that covers 10% of Gosnells Abominations!

canopfor on April 17, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Seriously, we must consider the possibility that this guy was driven by the same mental defect that drives people in your list. He just found a safe way to have his perverse pleasure that he could get away with for decades.

There have been doctor serial killers in hospitals, the ones that gave the wrong injection to patients and are only detected after years of killing when someone starts asking why so many people died under Doctor X’s care.

How many abortionists are simply typical serial killers?

slickwillie2001 on April 17, 2013 at 1:24 PM

I’m not a lawyer, but can’t they be held criminally negligent?

mark81150 on April 17, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Yes if somehow the taxpayer will foot the bill.

Cindy Munford on April 17, 2013 at 1:25 PM

I’d be half tempted to bring a crucifix into that courtroom and show it to him, just to see what would happen.

CurtZHP on April 17, 2013 at 1:26 PM

I’d be half tempted to bring a crucifix into that courtroom and show it to him, just to see what would happen.

CurtZHP on April 17, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Some court deputy would tackle you and charge you as an “extremist”.

Iblis on April 17, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Some court deputy would tackle you and charge you as an “extremist”.

Iblis on April 17, 2013 at 1:38 PM

But not before I’d get covered in pea soup.

CurtZHP on April 17, 2013 at 1:47 PM

“If … a baby was about to come out, I would take the woman to the bathroom, they would sit on the toilet and basically the baby would fall out and it would be in the toilet,” testified Latosha Lewis

Baby? I thought they weren’t babies. Because you can’t kill a fetus, you can only…what…inactivate it? Detach it from other live tissue of the mother?

Wait…mother?

I’m so confused. I cannot be on the left, I guess. They are so consistent in their cognitive dissonance. It’s very loud in their heads, I imagine.

Like this Lewis character. She calls them babies and mothers and acts to kill the babies and injure the mothers and continues to show up to work, day after day, as if there aren’t any jobs at McDonald’s or anything.

How do people become so morally empty? Seriously, people, if in your atheism you have decided that what you are doing is helpful in some way, there is nothing to prevent you from justifying this job to yourself or others. I mean, why hide it? “I had the best day at work! Some poor girl was punished with a baby but after three days that sucker just plopped in the toilet. Whew! Can’t wait to get back there tomorrow!”

Do you see what the absence of a moral construct allows?

winoceros on April 17, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Carnac on April 17, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Not good enough my friend.

They need to be safe and snug in God’s ‘womb’ fully aware and feeling, and have done to them what they did to those darling babies, over and over and over for millenia…until the end of time.

And then hear the dying cries and screams of those millions of babies…

The cold lonely utter darkness of oblivion, to be revived and do it again…

Live by the sword… Die by the sword…

What goes around comes around…

Gods’ Judgement should match their hideous crimes…

Scrumpy on April 17, 2013 at 1:47 PM

He is a different kind of Hitler. Killing is his expertise. I can’t even begin to think of a fitting punishment for those scum bags.

Celestiallady on April 17, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Cindy Munford on April 17, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Yes, how can a woman carry a baby for near term and then just kill him/her? At some point, even the most naive, uneducated, misinformed woman knows for a fact that she has a real living baby there.

itsacookbook on April 17, 2013 at 2:40 PM

He is a different kind of Hitler. Killing is his expertise. I can’t even begin to think of a fitting punishment for those scum bags.

Celestiallady on April 17, 2013 at 2:37 PM

How about putting them in a large bag filled with water, but giving them a tube to breathe through, then having large mechanical hands reach through the bag and crush their skulls?

Chris of Rights on April 17, 2013 at 3:09 PM

I still believe every one that wants to have their right to abortion exercised, must under penalty of law, watch a video of each type relevant to the estimated age of the doomed fetus. Once they have done so and still wish to carry it out can go ahead and do it.

Plus, the CDC & HHS must publish and update monthly on their website stats showing the correlation between women that had abortions and later develop mental/emotional issues.

In otherwords, Doctors must, as part of treating emotional/mental issues ask the female if she ever had an abortion. They also must ask both male and female patients if any close relations have had an abortion and record the span of time between cited abortion(s) and onset of emotional/mental issues.

They should use a scale to indicate the degree of separation, i.e. “1″ for 1st person, 2″” for immediate family (mother, sister, grandmother), “3″ for distant family (in-laws, cousins, aunts), “4″ for acquantances, friends & “5″ no one personally.

Methinks only then abortions will truly be ‘safe, rare & legal’.

AH_C on April 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM

This thing just gets worse all the time. The thing that really troubles me is the thought that this “clinic” is probably not a one off. I think maybe it’s more par for the course. I hope not but I have to think there’s a good chance…

dczombie on April 17, 2013 at 10:46 AM

I think it would be very foolish to assume this abortion mill is unique. Gosnell’s more gruesome quirks, like keeping baby feet in jars, might be unusual. Maybe. But the rest of the clinic practices are probably very common.

There Goes the Neighborhood on April 17, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Anyone with a twitter account please do #gosnell and get more attention out about him..We are trying to get get this case trending again..that was the real reason why some of the media is now paying attention to this evil man and what he has done

sadsushi on April 17, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Plus, the CDC & HHS must publish and update monthly on their website stats showing the correlation between women that had abortions and later develop mental/emotional issues.
AH_C on April 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM

And also any cancer occurance they experience later in life.

mojowt on April 17, 2013 at 6:53 PM

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