Testimony: Gosnell reused disposable instruments, falsified records: Update: Nurse saw more than 10 babies breathing

posted at 2:41 pm on April 18, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Testimony continued in the trial of Kermit Gosnell yesterday, which continues to expose the risks to community health represented by the clinic and the state’s refusal to properly regulate it.  Gosnell used plastic instruments in his abortions that are intended as single-use, but would re-use them on women despite the risk of STDs, a staffer told the jury:

Lewis indicated that Gosnell’s equipment was outdated and never inspected, and that he often reused disposable curettes, which is the sharp-ended tube that enters the womb in abortion procedures and applies suction for the removal of the pre-born baby and other tissues and fluids.

Lewis testified that the curettes were washed, dried and placed in an antiseptic solution, then reused. The curettes are meant to be disposable and for single use only. She indicated that she noticed that women who had abortions using the reused curettes began returning to the clinic suffering from sexually transmitted diseases.

Earlier testimony indicated that plastic curettes are more porous than metal surgical instruments and simply cannot be adequately cleaned for reuse.

Gosnell also falsified records to cover up the illegal abortions he conducted at the clinic:

In general, ultrasound measurements showing the biparietal diameter, or BPD, which is the measurement across the baby’s head, varied from 53-75.8 mm. This measurement is used to determine fetal age. However, recorded in the charts almost uniformly was the fetal age of 24.5 weeks.

According to a chart found on the Internet, 53 mm BPD equates roughly to 22 weeks gestation. A 75.8 mm BPD would represent 29-30 weeks gestation both ends of the spectrum were noted as representing fetal ages of 24.5 weeks in the charts.

These are the kinds of details that would have interested regulators in Pennsylvania … had they been interested in Gosnell at all. Speaking of interest, coverage of the case should be picking up as the national media got shamed into reporting on it.  But one national outlet has already bailed on the trial.  Guess which?

No sooner did the New York Times send a reporter to cover the murder trial of embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell did the Gray Lady pull the reporter from daily coverage. Instead, the venerable newspaper will cover only “highlights” of the trail, which has weeks left to go.

Local reporter JD Mullane of the Bucks County Courier Times, sent a tweet late Wednesday afternoon indicating the Times was pulling its reporter.

“New York Times bails on daily coverage #Gosnell trial. Will cover “highlights” only,” he wrote.

New York Times bails on daily coverage#Gosnell trial. Will cover “highlights” only.

— jdmullane (@jdmullane) April 17, 2013

Mullane indicated other mainstream media outlets would continue covering the abortion doctor’s trial: “Phila Inquirer, CNN, Reuters, WaPo, AP, NBC10, Phila Mag, other scribes still attending #Gosnell trial.”

What a shock.

Jennifer Rubin says the media problem isn’t limited to the Gosnell trial or abortion, either:

Indeed the botched coverage of Easter by the New York Times which Cannon references in his piece is not unusual. It is something of a joke among observant Christians and Jews that “religion” coverage in the mainstream media would be immensely improved if it had more people who were actually religious. Alas, a great deal of what passes for religion coverage these days is complaints about the Catholic Church’s anti-abortion stance, the doings of the ultra-Orthodox in Israel and the antics of the most intolerant Christians they can uncover. It’s not that all of this isn’t deserving of some coverage, but the absence of understanding, empathy and personal experience with regard to people of faith is striking.

Would a newspaper send someone to cover the symphony who never played an instrument, rarely went and viewed it is culturally irrelevant? In that case such a person would be viewed as biased, indeed unqualified; in the case of religion, the un-religious or anti-religious person is cheered as a “critical voice.”

The notion that one can simply put biases aside (on religion, politics, abortion or anything else) is a bit silly if the biases aren’t recognized as such and everyone around you has the same views (more or less). In recent decades there has been a push for more racial, ethnic and gender diversity in newsrooms, but virtually no effort to incorporate geographic, cultural, political, social and religious diversity. That makes for newsrooms that are at the very least more likely to ignore or distort the views and lives of rural, religious, pro-life, non-college educated and conservative Americans. In age, beliefs, religion, educational level, income, military service and many other indices, journalists in major outlets are unrepresentative, enormously so, of the country at large.

It’s the Pauline Kael Syndrome writ large in the media.

Update: The Associated Press issued this update from today’s direct testimony:

A former abortion clinic worker has capped the murder trial of her former boss with testimony that she saw more than 10 babies breathe before they were killed.

Kareema Cross is the final prosecution witness against Dr. Kermit Gosnell. She says she saw the babies’ chests move but was told by Gosnell they were not breathing.

She also says she saw three babies move their arms and legs and heard a fourth give a soft whine.

Cross says she was so upset by clinic procedures that she took photos and called authorities.

My oh my, it’s too bad the NY Times wasn’t there for this scoop, huh? The defense has an opportunity today and tomorrow to cross-examine Cross, but if they can’t rattle her into retracting her statements, Gosnell is in very deep trouble.

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…but virtually no effort to incorporate geographic, cultural, political, social and religious diversity.

I’m not biased – those people are bible-toting-hicks!

-Libs

CycloneCDB on April 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM

in my best Jack Nicholson voice…they can’t handle the truth!

I have to think they can recognize it though since they misrepresent it so much.

DanMan on April 18, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Despicable

cmsinaz on April 18, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Gosnell used plastic instruments in his abortions that are intended as single-use, but would re-use them on women despite the risk of STDs,

Much more of this and the left is going to be demanding a return to back alley abortions.

Happy Nomad on April 18, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Testimony: Gosnell reused disposable instruments, falsified records

It’s because the terrible Republicans cut funding for clean, affordable baby murder.

portlandon on April 18, 2013 at 2:49 PM

I’m not biased – those people are bible-toting-hicks!

-Libs

CycloneCDB on April 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM

And anti-science. Abortion procedures don’t need sterile fields….

melle1228 on April 18, 2013 at 2:51 PM

What an a##hole.

lostmotherland on April 18, 2013 at 2:01 PM

portlandon on April 18, 2013 at 2:52 PM

@StevenErtelt I wasn’t ‘pulled’ from Gosnell. NYT will be there for highlights as we have since 2011. Lots of stories to cover.

^ The reason given.

Axe on April 18, 2013 at 2:52 PM

However, recorded in the charts almost uniformly was the fetal age of 24.5 weeks.

So, I’m guessing that legally 25 weeks is a limiting factor. What could that possibly be? /

Happy Nomad on April 18, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Much more of this and the left is going to be demanding a return to back alley abortions.

Happy Nomad on April 18, 2013 at 2:49 PM

And that was such a lie to begin with. NARAL who started the 10,000 women die from back alley abortion a year in 1972 started that lie. Doctors were doing them under the table prior to Roe. When Roe got overturned, the only thing that happened is doctors started doing them legally. There was no ‘back alley’ anything. Where do people think all the abortion doctors came from in 1973, the abortion doctor fairy?

melle1228 on April 18, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Cross says she was so upset by clinic procedures that she took photos and called authorities.

And was anything done immediately about this? Or did they wait a few more years before his clinic was finally shut down?

Doughboy on April 18, 2013 at 2:56 PM

However it is happening, people aren’t already actively pro-life aren’t attention to the Gosnell trial. Meanwhile, the pro-lifers are whipping themselves into a frenzy over it . This will only hurt GOP chances in 2014 and 2016. I suggest moving on to another issue.

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Gosnell used plastic instruments in his abortions that are intended as single-use, but would re-use them on women despite the risk of STDs,

There is always a price to pay, for convenience.

squint on April 18, 2013 at 2:59 PM

However it is happening, people aren’t already actively pro-life aren’t attention to the Gosnell trial. Meanwhile, the pro-lifers are whipping themselves into a frenzy over it . This will only hurt GOP chances in 2014 and 2016. I suggest moving on to another issue.

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Speak for yourself…

sandee on April 18, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Thank you Ed, and HA, and whoever is covering this. The descriptions of the crimes must be put out there for the public to see.

Limerick on April 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM

However, recorded in the charts almost uniformly was the fetal age of 24.5 weeks.

So, I’m guessing that legally 25 weeks is a limiting factor. What could that possibly be? /

Happy Nomad on April 18, 2013 at 2:53 PM

I read the whole grand jury report. 24 weeks is actually the legal limit. Gosnell seemed to have the belief that if he marked all these down as being just “slightly” over the legal limit he could avoid prosecution, presumably if word leaked to state authorities that he was aborting children older than 24 weeks. And frankly, he might have been right, had he done basic maintenance on his “clinic” like he was supposed to and not kept murder trophies.

Doomberg on April 18, 2013 at 3:02 PM

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

They aren’t paying attention because the media is blocking it, moron. The horrid stomach-turning details of the viciousness of eugenics Progressivism would turn a lot of pro-choicers into pro-lifers.

John the Libertarian on April 18, 2013 at 3:02 PM

plastic curettes are more porous than metal surgical instruments and simply cannot be adequately cleaned for reuse.

Next Dem campaign slogan: We must ban plastic instruments!

PattyJ on April 18, 2013 at 3:02 PM

This is obviously a local crime story…

d1carter on April 18, 2013 at 3:02 PM

However it is happening, people aren’t already actively pro-life aren’t attention to the Gosnell trial. Meanwhile, the pro-lifers are whipping themselves into a frenzy over it . This will only hurt GOP chances in 2014 and 2016. I suggest moving on to another issue.

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Your concern for us is heartwarming.

squint on April 18, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Alright, which ghoul will show up first? Armin or “nonpartisan”?

Or does thuja qualify?

22044 on April 18, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Damn you, Ben Carson!!

Ben Hur on April 18, 2013 at 3:05 PM

The babies were in the way of a good time.

To hell with them.

Hopefully, the mommies all got safely back to the bars, where they could snort their lines and drink themselves blind, and hop into bed with the first pissant who didn’t utterly revolt them.

And go back to the good Dr., for his women’s health services.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2013 at 3:05 PM

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

The most comically feeble post you’ve ever made, and that’s saying quite a bit.

Midas on April 18, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Nothing to see here….abortion is safe legal and rare
-libs

cmsinaz on April 18, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Just when you think the Gosnell story can’t get any worse…

Robert_Paulson on April 18, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Or does thuja qualify?

22044 on April 18, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Thuja. So. Qualifies.

Axe on April 18, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Meanwhile, the pro-lifers are whipping themselves into a frenzy over it . This will only hurt GOP chances in 2014 and 2016. I suggest moving on to another issue.

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

This might be one of the only things that saves the GOP from itself. The GOP is busy trying to commit suicide by allying with the illegal invaders and colluding with dems on un-Constitutional gun control. This story, if anything, shows normal people what twisted, demented, perverse sickos the left supports in their drive to have drive-thru abortion clinics that service 12 year olds and refuse to let the parents know anything. ANyone who hears about the details of this story comes to understand what abortion really is – which the left always likes to hide.

This is a story of the sickest people in society – and they and their sickness are all heavily supported and defended by the left. No one with any humanity in him can hear about this story and think anything but that the left is full of sub-human monsters.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 18, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Barney Frank: “This is just a racial witch hunt because Kermit Cosnell is black!” Ala Franklin Raines.

Deano1952 on April 18, 2013 at 3:09 PM

However it is happening, people aren’t already actively pro-life aren’t attention to the Gosnell trial. Meanwhile, the pro-lifers are whipping themselves into a frenzy over it . This will only hurt GOP chances in 2014 and 2016. I suggest moving on to another issue.

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

The story has EVERYTHING that the media loves: sensationalism, horror, gruesome details, and minority victims. The only reason it is not being reported is due to a political agenda, and that is the ONLY reason that people aren’t paying attention. Most people don’t know anything about it.

melle1228 on April 18, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Or does thuja qualify?

22044 on April 18, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Thuja. So. Qualifies.

Axe on April 18, 2013 at 3:07 PM

They’ve all got some deep seated guilt over this issue that they’re addressing in entirely misguided ways.

CurtZHP on April 18, 2013 at 3:09 PM

No big deal. I once had a fatty lump excised from my foot, and when it was laid on a metal tray it moved on its own and emitted a soft whimper.

Explain this, lefty human trash, how a lump of tissue can WHIMPER.

Jeebus, all that little baby could do in its own defense was whimper as the knife moved in, and the only thing you nasty pigs can say in return is “choice!”

Bishop on April 18, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Have you ever gone through major grief?

libfreeordie on April 17, 2013 at 10:40 PM

gwelf on April 18, 2013 at 3:11 PM

They’ve all got some deep seated guilt over this issue that they’re addressing in entirely misguided ways.

CurtZHP on April 18, 2013 at 3:09 PM

. . . it’s probably just me . . . but I would swear that today, from this morning anyway, the bearing upon which the earth is spinning is making a squeaky, metal-on-metal kinda noise.

Axe on April 18, 2013 at 3:12 PM

I keep asking, is anyone keeping track of the number of charnel houses like this that have been reported?

I remember a couple from last year.

Gosnell should be executed for his crimes, but the socialists will lionize him as a hero. If they actually reported on this story, the American people would be sicked by it and *poof* there goes the socialist agenda.

dogsoldier on April 18, 2013 at 3:12 PM

COWARDS!

nonpartisan on April 18, 2013 at 11:20 AM

gwelf on April 18, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Cross says she was so upset by clinic procedures that she took photos and called authorities.

It is about time!
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think this is the first witness who actually reported this guy for what was going on.

I have had a problem with all of the previous witnesses who knew something was wrong, but refused to do anything about it.

This Cross lady deserves respect for stepping up against her employer knowing she would probably lose her job.

Shame on the regulators and government for not reacting sooner.

weaselyone on April 18, 2013 at 3:13 PM

If women had baby Harp seals in their wombs, abortion would be utterly illegal, and those who sought and performed them would be monsters.

That is how warped America has become.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2013 at 3:13 PM

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2013 at 3:13 PM

+1000

Deano1952 on April 18, 2013 at 3:15 PM

OT/

. . . you know, actually,

RIGHT-UP-THIS-TAILPIPE/

Sarah Palin ‏@SarahPalinUSA 4m
Pretty spring day to celebrate Trig’s 5th birthday! http://fb.me/v6QDdncn

Happy 5th!

Axe on April 18, 2013 at 3:16 PM

dogsoldier on April 18, 2013 at 3:12 PM

You are dead-on.

A few years back, a bunch of exterminated babies were found in a trash bag, off the shoulder of I-40, in Oklahoma.

They, too, were treated with the utmost respect.

This is everywhere.

Long live the pinnacle of feminism and women’s liberation.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Axe on April 18, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Time flies. Can’t believe he’s 5 y/o now.

Robert_Paulson on April 18, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Time flies. Can’t believe he’s 5 y/o now.

Robert_Paulson on April 18, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Shh. That was my first thought and I’m trying to ignore it. :)

Axe on April 18, 2013 at 3:19 PM

This just gets worse and worse and WORSE by the day.

MelonCollie on April 18, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Time flies. Can’t believe he’s 5 y/o now.

Robert_Paulson on April 18, 2013 at 3:17 PM

And already he’s 200 Grand in debt!! Lucky his mom is doing ok monetarily.

Deano1952 on April 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Time flies. Can’t believe he’s 5 y/o now.

Robert_Paulson on April 18, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Shh. That was my first thought and I’m trying to ignore it. :)

Axe on April 18, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Isn’t he technically younger or older because he is Bristol’s son. :)

melle1228 on April 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM

New York Times bails on daily coverage.

That’s because they’ve got A.Weiner to cover.

Carnac on April 18, 2013 at 3:23 PM

These are the kinds of details that would have interested regulators in Pennsylvania … had they been interested in Gosnell at all.

So when is the press going to hold these “regulators” to account?

…………………….crickets………………………….

GarandFan on April 18, 2013 at 3:23 PM

If the clinic was as nasty as we hear the women had to be desperate for an abortion or absolute pigs to lay down on one of those tables.

docflash on April 18, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Alright, which ghoul will show up first? Armin or “nonpartisan”?

Or does thuja qualify?

22044 on April 18, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Thuja is the devil himself.

slickwillie2001 on April 18, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I’m sure he didn’t use disposable instruments on da white wimmen!

slickwillie2001 on April 18, 2013 at 3:25 PM

50 million over 40 years vs. 6 million over four years.

The latter was the Holocaust. What’s the word for the former?

BuckeyeSam on April 18, 2013 at 3:26 PM

thuja – no, I think you miss the point. This is the case of the pro-choice or rather anti-life side behaving badly. This will turn the heat back on the abortionists and swell pro-life popularity. Then, if we can avoid another Atkins crazy comment, pro-life will continue to win out because the logic is tough to beat. And especially since this guy was killing live babies and doing so in a pig sty, all abortion clinics are going to get inspection hell visited upon them, which will make the procedure more expensive and slightly harder to get.

As to the press – it merely reinforces their extreme bias – remember the three sacraments of the news room – everything gay is great and shall be celbrated, diversity is a wonderful thing regardless of when it isn’t, and every baby deserves the chance to be aborted.

And the press in a non-presidential year will no longer be able to focus the conversation to the same degree. The press is losing the war even when they win battles – the big liberal dailys – the NYT nand WashPo – are losing money and laying off staff.

Zomcon JEM on April 18, 2013 at 3:28 PM

A few years back, a bunch of exterminated babies were found in a trash bag, off the shoulder of I-40, in Oklahoma.

They, too, were treated with the utmost respect.

This is everywhere.

Long live the pinnacle of feminism and women’s liberation.

To be expected of a culture which indulges in self gratification, pleasure and convenience over personal responsibility, self-sacrifice and human life.

hawkeye54 on April 18, 2013 at 3:28 PM

The latter was the Holocaust. What’s the word for the former?

Progress.

hawkeye54 on April 18, 2013 at 3:29 PM

They aren’t paying attention because the media is blocking it, moron. The horrid stomach-turning details of the viciousness of eugenics Progressivism would turn a lot of pro-choicers into pro-lifers.

John the Libertarian on April 18, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Politically, it doesn’t matter why most people have no clue about the Gosnell trial. If GOP politicians and activists make a big deal out of it, they won’t connect to voters.

I know animal rights who have a similar belief in greater knowledge, but that greater knowledge never comes. And who knows, if that day of greater knowledge every did come, people may think deeply about living in a universe in which death is our common fate and continue to eat meat and have abortions.

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM

No big deal. I once had a fatty lump excised from my foot, and when it was laid on a metal tray it moved on its own and emitted a soft whimper.

Explain this, lefty human trash, how a lump of tissue can WHIMPER.

Jeebus, all that little baby could do in its own defense was whimper as the knife moved in, and the only thing you nasty pigs can say in return is “choice!”

Bishop on April 18, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Whoop, there it is.

Midas on April 18, 2013 at 3:32 PM

I know animal rights who have a similar belief in greater knowledge, but that greater knowledge never comes. And who knows, if that day of greater knowledge every did come, people may think deeply about living in a universe in which death is our common fate and continue to eat meat and have abortions.

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM

WTFF are you talking about?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 18, 2013 at 3:33 PM

I know animal rights who have a similar belief in greater knowledge, but that greater knowledge never comes. And who knows, if that day of greater knowledge every did come, people may think deeply about living in a universe in which death is our common fate and continue to eat meat and have abortions.

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM

WTFF are you talking about?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 18, 2013 at 3:33 PM

I think Thuja just equated unborn fetuses with common animals. What a ghoul, eh?

gryphon202 on April 18, 2013 at 3:34 PM

If the clinic was as nasty as we hear the women had to be desperate for an abortion or absolute pigs to lay down on one of those tables.

docflash on April 18, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Not to minimize anything here, believe me, but I suspect none of them actually ever saw that room – the were likely lying on a gurney, anesthetized, and *then* wheeled into the slaughterhouse.

I’d bet more than a few of them are looking on in horror, having had no idea what they were in the middle of.

God help them, and their murdered babies.

Midas on April 18, 2013 at 3:35 PM

However it is happening, people aren’t already actively pro-life aren’t attention to the Gosnell trial. Meanwhile, the pro-lifers are whipping themselves into a frenzy over it . This will only hurt GOP chances in 2014 and 2016. I suggest moving on to another issue.

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Ooooo. You suggest moving on to another issue.

This right there tells me how totally frightened the LSM and liberals are for this to get out. It’s like Benghazi, which was covered up just before the election because it could have been a deal breaker.

It’s one thing to argue about abortion, it’s another to pull live babies out and then kill them for a few bucks.

Only hardcore liberals will not be disgusted about this. The rest of the squishy middle, they’ll be repulsed.

This is not going to end well and it’s not going to be the right that is going to be crying in the end. And you know it.

kim roy on April 18, 2013 at 3:35 PM

OK, I’m confused….

The witness was so moved as to take pictures and report him? I thought he only got caught as a result of handing out a bunch of illegal prescriptions!!???

Who’d she report him to?

Snitchmo on April 18, 2013 at 3:36 PM

OK, I’m confused….

The witness was so moved as to take pictures and report him? I thought he only got caught as a result of handing out a bunch of illegal prescriptions!!???

Who’d she report him to?

Snitchmo on April 18, 2013 at 3:36 PM

I’m sure she reported him to PA state authorities, who proceeded to do nothing because Tom Ridge (a Republican) told them not to back in 1993.

gryphon202 on April 18, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Well as we all know this is a “local” story only right and that’s why the LSM won’t cover it. Just like Boston, West….oh wait!

neyney on April 18, 2013 at 3:38 PM

in my best Jack Nicholson voice…they can’t handle the truth!

DanMan on April 18, 2013 at 2:46 PM

I was thinking the same thing…

Hey New York Times…

ITguy on April 18, 2013 at 3:39 PM

I know animal rights who have a similar belief in greater knowledge, but that greater knowledge never comes. And who knows, if that day of greater knowledge every did come, people may think deeply about living in a universe in which death is our common fate and continue to eat meat and have abortions.

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM

/facepalm.. You are equating “eating meat” with viable babies being born and then killed. Let’s leave the whole abortion issue aside. This doctor DELIVERED LIVE BABIES THEN KILLED THEM. That is legal murder hence why he is on trial. He would be considered a serial killer if there weren’t people like you around..

melle1228 on April 18, 2013 at 3:40 PM

The pro-abortion folks are blaming Gosnell’s behavior on the Hyde amendment.

agmartin on April 18, 2013 at 3:44 PM

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

You are pro infanticide and some of the best here support you.

May your souls never, ever, rest. May these kids follow you, always.

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2013 at 3:44 PM

It’s worth pointing out that Barack Obama voted against an Illinois bill that required babies to be given care after surviving in utero abortions. In other words, our president thinks what Gosnell did is just fine.

I’d be willing to be fewer than 1 in 10 voters is aware of this.

SAMinVA on April 18, 2013 at 3:52 PM

this reminds me of the Tuskegee syphillis study way back when that, along with the Nuremberg trials, helped pave the way for stringent research laws involving human subjects.

In short, the Tuskeegee syphillis study was started to study the effects of syphillis across the lifespan. During the course of the now notorious study, an effective treatment (penicillin) became available that was denied to the involved sufferers. It just so happens that the participants were black sharecroppers in the Alabama area—thus, the racism issue arose, and rightfully so. Humans were denied access to medicine that could’ve helped prevent worsened health outcomes. Gosnell has done the same–or worse–by denying these unknowing, and predominantly black, women access to clean medical equipment that, if used, would’ve prevented the further spread of disease and suffering.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee_syphilis_experiment

ted c on April 18, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Kareema Cross is the final prosecution witness against Dr. Kermit Gosnell. She says she saw the babies’ chests move but was told by Gosnell they were not breathing.

who you gonna believe, me or your lyin’ eyes???/

ted c on April 18, 2013 at 3:57 PM

The New York Times, in an effort to be historically consistent, ignores genocide right in their own back yard.

Gosnell has to be one of the worst mass-murderers in history. His victims were the tiniest and most vulnerable amongst us; babies newly delivered from their mothers wombs, and then despicably murdered.

But because the evidence does not comport with a social meme they are trying to promote and also vividly displays the inhumanity of it in practice- they flee like cowardly collaborators in this despicable act.

I wonder how many have died throughout the NYT’s existence because of their politically misguided indifference?

Marcus Traianus on April 18, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Baby whimpering and then he kills it!!!

unbelievable..so much evil condoned by the media, Democrats and feminists.

Most of these 50 million abortions performed were on low income women..ie the babies were future Democrats.

Crazy how they murder their own future voters.

txdoc on April 18, 2013 at 4:01 PM

May your souls never, ever, rest. May these kids follow you, always.

Schadenfreude on April 18, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Quite some imagination there, but surely zombie fetuses have something better to do. Watch golf matches onTV or something equally as exciting?

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 4:04 PM

I suggest moving on to another issue.

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

So the murder of newly delivered babies and their mothers is somehow…politically inconvenient or perhaps a losing issue?

You’re overlooking the horrific nature of this man’s crimes. This has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with the scourge on humanity such a person as Gosnell represents.

It’s ultimately ignored by liberals only because it places a spotlight on the horrible truth they’ve tried to paint over; abortion is the killing of an innocent, defenseless child.

Some of the most horrific acts man has ever perpetrated against his neighbor occurred because of the cowardice and moral indifference of others. This is such an act.

Marcus Traianus on April 18, 2013 at 4:09 PM

I suggest moving on to another issue.

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Well move on, no one’s asking you to hang around here are they?

Oldnuke on April 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM

I would like to know exactly what the NYT regards as “highlights”. Especially in this case.

As evidenced in the Boston bombing coverage, the MSM has concentrated so long on pushing agendas and ideology that they have no idea how to actually cover news.

ghostwalker1 on April 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Quite some imagination there, but surely zombie fetuses have something better to do. Watch golf matches onTV or something equally as exciting?

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 4:04 PM

What part of “the infants were born alive and murdered” don’t you understand, Ghoul? “Zombie fetus” can no more appreciate TV than a three-month-old infant child can, and I really hope you’re not for murdering three-month-old children…but you’re leaving me to kind of wonder.

gryphon202 on April 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM

I know animal rights who have a similar belief in greater knowledge, but that greater knowledge never comes. And who knows, if that day of greater knowledge every did come, people may think deeply about living in a universe in which death is our common fate and continue to eat meat and have abortions.

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Get help.

hawkdriver on April 18, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Politically, it doesn’t matter why most people have no clue about the Gosnell trial. If GOP politicians and activists make a big deal out of it, they won’t connect to voters.

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Yeah, it would be suicide to say to voters, “Ummm, the news media haven’t done much reporting at all on this, but they should have. Here’s what’s been going on in an abortion clinic in Philadelphia that was run by a man named Kenneth Gosnell — conditions to unsanitary for a slaughterhouse, little fetus arms and legs flushed down the toilet, fetuses that actually cried out before Gosnell shoved those scissors into the backs of their necks, and so on — and by the way, his clinic was as horrible and filthy and unsanitary as it was because abortion clinics don’t get inspected and regulated in the way that hospitals do. Just something to think about if you know somebody considering getting an abortion. Yeah, big trial going on in Pennsylvania. Gosnell is charged with killing at least seven babies. Shame you’re not hearing this from CNN or the other agencies that are supposedly in the business of reporting the news.”

Aitch748 on April 18, 2013 at 4:21 PM

I think Thuja just equated unborn fetuses with common animals. What a ghoul, eh?

gryphon202 on April 18, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Eh, s/he has been exposed as an absolute mental case in other threads. I prefer people just not feed the troll.

Doomberg on April 18, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Eh, s/he has been exposed as an absolute mental case in other threads. I prefer people just not feed the troll.

Doomberg on April 18, 2013 at 4:26 P

I can’t remain quiet in the face of evil. To do so would be evil in itself.

gryphon202 on April 18, 2013 at 4:27 PM

My oh my, it’s too bad the NY Times wasn’t there for this scoop, huh? The defense has an opportunity today and tomorrow to cross-examine Cross, but if they can’t rattle her into retracting her statements, Gosnell is in very deep trouble.

There is no punishment on Earth adequate for this man.

Chris of Rights on April 18, 2013 at 4:33 PM

I can’t remain quiet in the face of evil. To do so would be evil in itself.

gryphon202 on April 18, 2013 at 4:27 PM

“All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.”
– Edmund Burke

Oldnuke on April 18, 2013 at 4:34 PM

And that was such a lie to begin with. NARAL who started the 10,000 women die from back alley abortion a year in 1972 started that lie. Doctors were doing them under the table prior to Roe. When Roe got overturned, the only thing that happened is doctors started doing them legally. There was no ‘back alley’ anything. Where do people think all the abortion doctors came from in 1973, the abortion doctor fairy?

melle1228 on April 18, 2013 at 2:53 PM

I’m going to steal this quote from you.

Chris of Rights on April 18, 2013 at 4:34 PM

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

They aren’t paying attention because the media is blocking it, moron. The horrid stomach-turning details of the viciousness of eugenics Progressivism would turn a lot of pro-choicers into pro-lifers.

John the Libertarian on April 18, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Quite a few articles on Business Insider which is a liberal outlet for hipster Wall Street computer nerds. I was actually surprised to see it.

monalisa on April 18, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Ahhhhhhhhh the resident Evil One has shown it’s face once again.

Thuja, just go away, you have been outed so many times now, I was sure you’d get a clue…

If you think you can influence anyone here, you are greatly mistaken.

The LSM fears this getting a more wide spread coverage, it might enable others to come forward and tell their stories of what was/is going on in their own ‘clinics’…

The left has a great FEAR of this, and rightly so…

I pray this opens debate for the good of all!

This story gets more horrifying by the day…

Scrumpy on April 18, 2013 at 4:46 PM

I can’t remain quiet in the face of evil. To do so would be evil in itself.

gryphon202 on April 18, 2013 at 4:27 PM

I wouldn’t ask you to, though I think it’s possible to speak out against those kinds of arguments without addressing the troll directly. I wouldn’t really want to encourage, say, a William Ayers expounding on why X number of Americans need to be “liquidated.” Listening to people like that just makes me feel ill.

Doomberg on April 18, 2013 at 5:01 PM

I wouldn’t really want to encourage, say, a William Ayers expounding on why X number of Americans need to be “liquidated.” Listening to people like that just makes me feel ill.

Doomberg on April 18, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Sorry, but that sounds like a personal problem. I’m not talking about the way I think things should be. I’m talking about the way things are. Kermit Gosnell stands accused of murdering live infant children and at least one adult woman. Thuja is a ghoul who thinks we are paying entirely too much attention to a story of no consequence. These are settled facts.

gryphon202 on April 18, 2013 at 5:37 PM

If the clinic was as nasty as we hear the women had to be desperate for an abortion or absolute pigs to lay down on one of those tables.

docflash on April 18, 2013 at 3:24 PM

IIRC from the Grand Jury report, Gosnell over time began to lose more and more women who were requesting legal abortions, and eventually the majority of women who went to him were seeking illegal abortions (beyond Pennsylvania’s 24 week limit). So yes, most of these women were determined to find a provider for a late term abortion. These women came from several states outside of Pennsylvania as well.

lynncgb on April 18, 2013 at 5:50 PM

I’m going to steal this quote from you.

Chris of Rights on April 18, 2013 at 4:34 PM

:)

melle1228 on April 18, 2013 at 6:16 PM

However it is happening, people aren’t already actively pro-life aren’t attention to the Gosnell trial. Meanwhile, the pro-lifers are whipping themselves into a frenzy over it . This will only hurt GOP chances in 2014 and 2016. I suggest moving on to another issue.

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Thuja, I am pro-choice and think this story is a very important one. I believe women and their families have a right to privacy, but we must admit that at some point, that we, as a civilized and humane society, must concern ourselves with two lives, not just one. At some point, new life needs to be protected and revered just as much as any other. It has the right to be born, to be wanted and to be loved. At some point, we as a decent society, need to ask women to forfeit only one choice, and opt for another…to give the gift of newborn life to those who so desperately crave it. When this choice is made, what was once viewed as an undesired circumstance, has now been altered and has brought the brightest possible outcome for all concerned. Why would we want to teach anyone that to deny this gift would be better?

lynncgb on April 18, 2013 at 7:10 PM

However it is happening, people aren’t already actively pro-life aren’t attention to the Gosnell trial. Meanwhile, the pro-lifers are whipping themselves into a frenzy over it . This will only hurt GOP chances in 2014 and 2016. I suggest moving on to another issue.

thuja on April 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Amazing how you’re always recommending we “move on.” You seem awfully interested in protecting the abortion industry. Just how many abortions a week do you perform, anyway?

(Yes, that question is rhetorical. But your devotion to abortion does raise questions.)

There Goes the Neighborhood on April 18, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Testimony: Gosnell reused disposable instruments, falsified records

It’s because the terrible Republicans cut funding for clean, affordable baby murder.

portlandon on April 18, 2013 at 2:49 PM

It’s all Bush’s fault.

talkingpoints on April 18, 2013 at 10:16 PM

I would like to know exactly what the NYT regards as “highlights”. Especially in this case.

As evidenced in the Boston bombing coverage, the MSM has concentrated so long on pushing agendas and ideology that they have no idea how to actually cover news.

ghostwalker1 on April 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Indeed.

AesopFan on April 19, 2013 at 1:22 AM