Officials decided to investigate the death of one woman who had received an abortion at Women’s Medical Society, an abortion clinic in Philadelphia. The clinic is run by Kermit Gosnell, who is now being considered a danger to public health and safety. When the clinic was searched, they found dozens of corpses of aborted babies, frozen — and that may have been up to thirty years old.
Authorities were prompted to investigate Women’s Medical Society after an abortion patient died last November. Massive amounts of drugs found in the victim’s system led authorities to suspect Gosnell was illegally prescribing pain-killers.
Officials also suspected the woman died from the botched abortion in part because she had been treated by unlicensed personnel.
The State Board of Medicine says Gosnell had the unlicensed staff member vaginal exams and administer the drugs Demerol, Promethazine and Diazepam. He was eventually fined $1,000 for the violations.
Yesterday, for the second time in four days, according to a CBS 3 report, local police along with State Licensing officials and DEA agents, searched the Women’s Medical Society.
They found the dozens of unborn children killed in abortions who were frozen for decades. CBS 3 indicates they are now determining whether or not they may have been victims of illegal late-term abortions.
CBS 3 also reported that records from 1995 show Gosnell was publicly reprimanded by the State Licensing Board which found he ”employed a physician’s assistant that was not certified … saw at least one patient and treated him.”
So far, as a result of the abortion death, Gosnell’s medical license has been temporarily suspended, but he has not yet been charged with anything illegal. His abortion center is temporarily closed while the investigation proceeds.
Troy Newman, the president of the pro-life group Operation Rescue, told LifeNews.com that the suspension order described “deplorable and unsanitary” conditions at the clinic, indicating that “there was blood on the floor, and parts of aborted fetuses were displayed in jars.”
The order declared Gosnell to be “an immediate and clear danger to the public health and safety.”
The issue with the frozen babies? It could be evidence that illegal, late-term abortions have been regularly performed at this clinic. Dr. Gosnell seems to already have a pretty checkered past, and judging by the state of his clinic — blood on the floors, body parts of murdered babies on display, frozen corpses in storage — he seems more like some kind of sick sadist than a doctor. It brings serial killers to mind, proudly displaying trophies of their victims. It’s a shocking, disgusting, horrifying story, and I grieve the thought of how many women have had to endure the atrocities performed on them by that sick, twisted excuse for a doctor.
What’s interesting is how this story pokes a gigantic hole in one of the primary pro-abortion arguments. Feminists often like to say that if Roe v. Wade is overturned, for example, or abortion is legalized, then women will die from botched abortions and will have to suffer through procedures in disgusting, back-alley abortion clinics. It seems like that’s exactly what’s happening now though, doesn’t it?
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