This is a tale that would bring a smile to the face of Josef Mengele, Adolf Hitler and Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger: the true story of a black abortionist making a fortune killing black babies — and occasionally a black mother — in the filthiest conditions imaginable.
Kermit Gosnell is on trial for multiple counts of murder in Philadelphia — several live babies and at least one adult woman. For decades, Gosnell ran a hellish yet very profitable death mill in the inner-city while local, state and federal officials looked the other way.
The story is beyond scandalous. It is the epitaph of post-modern America.
A 17-year-old mother, almost 30 weeks along in her pregnancy — that’s 7.5 months — walked into the clinic to have an illegal abortion. After inducing labor and subsequently delivering a live baby, an employee of the clinic estimated the boy’s weight at about six pounds.
The baby was breathing — the ultimate complication for an abortionist in such situations — and so his spine was “snipped” in what the employee described as “a beheading,” and the fully developed little boy’s body was simply tossed into a plastic shoebox for disposal with the rest of the garbage. Gosnell joked that this baby was so big he could “walk me to the bus stop.”
In another case, a baby was alive, breathing, and crying on a table after delivery. After 20 minutes, one of Gosnell’s assistants came in and did the “snipping,” just as she had seen her boss do many times before.
When Gosnell’s chamber of horrors was finally closed down, it was completely by accident. On Feb. 18, 2010, FBI agents entered the clinic looking for evidence that prescription drugs were being illegally dispensed. The scene they encountered must have been reminiscent of what American GIs found when they liberated the Nazi concentration camps.
The grand jury’s report reads: “There was blood on the floor. A stench of urine filled the air. A flea-infested cat was wandering through the facility, and there were cat feces on the stairs. Semi-conscious women scheduled for abortions were moaning in the waiting room or the recovery room, where they sat on dirty recliners covered with blood-stained blankets. All the women had been sedated by unlicensed staff.”
Upon further investigation, officials learned that a woman who had come to Gosnell for a late-term abortion had died at the facility several months earlier.
“Instruments were not sterile,” the grand jury report continues. “Equipment was rusty and outdated. Oxygen equipment was covered with dust, and had not been inspected. The same corroded suction tubing used for abortions was the only tubing available for oral airways if assistance for breathing was needed. There was no functioning resuscitation or even monitoring equipment except for a single blood pressure cuff.”
Perhaps most disturbing in the report is this: “The search team discovered fetal remains haphazardly stored throughout the clinic — in bags, milk jugs, orange juice cartons, and even cat food containers.”
Toilets were back up, clogged with body parts from murdered babies: Black babies, Asian babies, babies whose poor, abused, misled mothers had been preyed upon by this ghoul who was raking in blood money while serving no one but himself.
Venereal disease was spread from patient to patient by Gosnell’s use of filthy, unsterilized instruments. He tore out uteruses, punctured bowels, and destroyed any opportunity for many of them to ever have more children. And yet authorities never even inspected the place.
The occasional white woman who came to the clinic was ushered by Gosnell up the back stairs to a clean waiting room and received a completely different treatment — no doubt out of fear that they might report the horrendous conditions to which minority patients were regularly subjected.
Make no mistake. This is happening all over this country. Evidence is now emerging of such practices at taxpayer-supported Planned Parenthood clinics, and it is being systematically ignored by most of the nation’s news media.
This is worse than Nazi Germany. It is worse because instead of having such evil forced upon us, all that was needed to create this nightmare in the greatest nation on earth was the freedom to allow man’s fallen nature to run amuck. It is worse because instead of being herded into gas chambers, 55 million mothers have been duped into entering abortion mills of their own free will, to be victimized by the Josef Mengeles of our day.
It is worse because we have done this to ourselves.
Doug Patton describes himself as a recovering political speechwriter who agrees with himself more often than not. Readers are encouraged to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or to follow him on Twitter at @Doug_Patton.