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Kermit Gosnell

Kermit Gosnell

A Philadelphia jury has found abortionist Kermit Gosnell guilty of first degree murder for severing the spinal cords of 3 babies born alive during illegal, late-term abortions–a practice believed to have occurred hundreds of times, according to a Feb. 7, 2011 grand jury report.  The 261-page report dubbed Gosnell’s abortion business a “House of Horrors” due to its gross filth, pest-infestation and the storage of fetal remains, scattered throughout in cabinets and freezers.

Eight other former staffers of Gosnell have pleaded guilty to a variety of charges and await sentencing. Gosnell was also convicted of hundreds of charges ranging from infanticide to running a corrupt organization, including:

  • manslaughter for the drug-overdose death of a 6-months-pregnant woman;
  • 21 felony counts of illegal abortions beyond the 24 week limit;
  • 211 misdemeanor counts of violating the 24-hour informed consent law.

Gosnell’s premises had not been inspected for 17 years, beginning under the pro-abortion administration of Gov. Tom Ridge, motivated by a desire not to be “putting a barrier up to women” seeking abortions. Notably, the grand jury report revealed that complaints about infection, injuries and illegalities at the Gosnell clinic to state authorities were not pursued–including this incident:

“Almost a decade ago, a former employee of Gosnell presented the Board of Medicine with a complaint that laid out the whole scope of his operation: the unclean, unsterile conditions; the unlicensed workers; the unsupervised sedation; the underage abortion patients; even the over-prescribing of pain pills with high resale value on the street. The department assigned an investigator, whose investigation consisted primarily of an offsite interview with Gosnell. The investigator never inspected the facility, questioned other employees, or reviewed any records. Department attorneys chose to accept this incomplete investigation, and dismissed the complaint as unconfirmed.”

One significant result of the Gosnell trial is that Congress has sent a formal inquiry to all 50 state health departments concerning abortion clinic regulation and enforcement. KFL executive director, Mary Kay Culp, commented on this development, “When Kansas responds, they will have to answer that we indeed have an abortion clinic licensing law passed in 2011, but that because of a lawsuit by the abortion industry, that law remains enjoined and at the mercy of Kansas courts, despite it having been designed to be fully constitutional. Our hope is that one result of the Gosnell verdict would be to help lift the unfair injunction on the Kansas abortion clinic licensing law.”

Kansas had long attempted to pass an abortion clinic licensing law, particularly when several Kansas abortionists had accrued scores of malpractice filings that were settled without media attention–but then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ vetoed abortion clinic licensure laws in 2003 and 2005. Notably during this time period, Kansas City, Kansas abortionist, Krishna Rajanna, echoed Gosnell’s business model: a filthy, blood-stained, trash-filled clinic using underage and non-trained employees and storing fetal remains in the staff freezer.

The Kansas Board of Healing Arts allowed Rajanna to stay open, even with evidence of  improper drug protocols and substandard conditions. The Board did eventually take Rajanna’s license in 2005, as Sebelius geared up for re-election. This ostensibly gave Sebelius some veneer of “clinic safety accountability,” with her vetoing of clinic bills and her involvement in covering up a 2005 late-term abortion death in Wichita.

The Board, now under new leadership, is no longer a pawn of the abortion industry. They have revoked the Kansas license of abortionist Kris Neuhaus for failing to meet the standard of care in evaluating abortion-seeking teens. The Board is taking seriously a complaint filed by Kansans for Life against Kansas-licensee, LeRoy Carhart, for the Feb. 7 death of Jennifer Morbelli, a late-term abortion client from his Maryland office.

Although the Maryland county police closed their investigation Monday without filing criminal charges, the Chief Medical Examiner has declined to release the final autopsy results and no results of an inquiry have been released by the Maryland Mental Hygiene’s Office of Health Care Quality. The Kansas Healing Arts Board can conduct its own investigation into the Morbelli death, and now has stronger legal grounds to pursue disciplinary action–even if Carhart cancels his Kansas license– because the death occurred while Carhart was licensed in Kansas.

Despite limited media coverage of the Gosnell case, the nation may be awakening, not only to the full horrors of killing the innocent, but the corruption of medicine and lack of human decency inside abortion clinics. It is a situation that Kansans have been trying mightily to battle for decades, and are now seeing some improvement.

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Mary Kay Culp, KFL Executive Director

In a speech given on the Kansas State Capitol steps last January, I said KFL’s 2011 legislative objectives reflected the recommendations of the Pennsylvania grand jury that investigated “House of Horrors” abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

Gosnell’s employees have already pleaded guilty to charges of murder, including the killing of one pregnant mother, and the routine killing of born-alive late-term babies. If you have the stomach for it, read the entire report.

The Gosnell grand jury said that to prevent this from ever happening again, one thing that had to change was for state inspectors to be allowed to review abortion files onsite. They pointed out that this, and every one of their strongly-worded recommendations, had been agreed upon by every member of the jury, representing the gamut of opinion on abortion.

Now, the Hodes-Nauser Center for Women’s Health clinic, with abortion lawyers at the Center for Reproductive Rights, have sued our state’s newly revised abortion clinic regulations that have replaced the temporary ones they sued in July.

The abortion industry complained loudly about the first set of regulations that (more…)

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Bonnie Scott Jones (PBS photo)

The Pennsylvania grand jury criminal indictments at the “House of Horrors” abortion clinic of Kermit Gosnell was an extra “real-life” incentive for Kansas to pass abortion facility licensure and regulation this spring.

Yesterday, two Gosnell staffers– neither one trained or licensed for the work they did –each pleaded guilty to a variety of charges, including third-degree murder, taking part in a corrupt organization and administering drugs that caused death.

Medical tasks being “handled” by non medically-trained staff is one way abortion businesses cut costs.

Gosnell’s clinic is one example, but Kansas has had plenty of these ‘mills’, like the Kansas City abortion clinic of Krishna Rajanna.

In 2003, a whistle-blower reported that she and other untrained, low-paid, high-school drop-outs hired as receptionists (one who didn’t even speak English) were essentially running Rajanna’s clinic. The whistle-blower met with the local District Attorney, who afterwards asked for help from the state Board of Healing Arts. The Board disciplinary attorney responded they knew Rajanna had problems, but no law existed to correct them.

Eventually, that clinic was closed in 2005, more as a PR measure to give cover for then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to — again– veto an abortion licensure and regulation bill similar to the new law.

CLINICS PROMISE TO SUE REVISED RULES
When the Kansas department of health (KDHE) issued temporary abortion facility regulations for sanitation and patient safety July 1, attorneys for two abortion businesses [Aid for Women,Center for Women's Health] got federal judge Carlos Murguia to block enforcement of the rules. The one remaining Kansas clinic, Planned Parenthood of Kansas Mid-Missouri, filed a similar lawsuit, but dropped it after they were able to meet the requirements.

Now that permanent regulations, slightly revised from the originals, are published and set to go into effect Nov. 14, the clinics are again announcing they will refile a suit. (more…)

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‘Catholics-for-a free-choice’ founder, Frances Kissling, is waving the white flag in the face of rapidly disappearing public support for the abortion absolutist position.  She points out that it is counter-productive to continue to

  • pretend the fetus is invisible,
  • seek to banish the state from our lives,
  • treat abortion at 26 weeks as no different from one at six weeks.

Yet the very kind of rhetorical time warp this abortion strategist claims is untenable, was advanced by abortion zealots who came to the Capitol to oppose Kansas bills governing abortions in the second half of pregnancy (HB 2035 and HB 2218).

The House Federal & State Affairs committee heard testimony from Kansas N.O.W., TrustWomen PAC and Planned Parenthood that was irrelevant to the content of the bills, dismissive of the unborn child, and argued that it is invalid for government to “intrude” on abortion decisions.

In a weekend Washington Post editorial, Kissling wrote, “We ['prochoicers'] need to firmly and clearly reject post-viability abortions except in extreme cases. Exceptions include (more…)

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PP has been caught aiding underage sex trafficking

Can Americans doubt any more that Planned Parenthood is a partner in exploiting women for financial gain?

Announced as the first of similar stings in 5 states, Lila Rose’s LiveAction films caught a New Jersey Planned Parenthood offering safe harbor to the sex trafficking of minors (this is the written script and link). Update, Feb.3: New footage of Virginia sting here. Update, Feb.4: 3 additional video stings in Virginia, here.

Due to LiveAction pro-life activism, PP staffers have been caught engaging in everything from misleading women about the scientific facts behind the development of their unborn child to helping underage girls get abortions after they were victims of statutory rape by much older men without informing parents or police, as required by law.

Leading pro-abortion groups have

  • NOT chastised Planned Parenthood for selling out women and girls;
  • NOT demanded PP denounce these illegal practices;
  • NOT insisted on investigations with results available to the public.

Instead, these same folks who stayed silent on the Gosnell House of Horrors clinic last week, are attacking priority federal bills that would ban federal taxpayer funding of abortions.

These abortion propagandists falsely claim that those bans would change national policy (more…)

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Julie Burkhart

Pro-abortion zealots like Julie Burkhart are angry that Kansas politics is no longer under their thumb.

With news that annual abortion statistics will be medically accurate, Burkhart (creator of the Trust Women Political Action Committee) wailed: “The Kansas Legislature and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) have chosen to spend precious time this year, once again,

  • snooping into the private lives of pregnant women
  • collect[ing] sexual histories of women and girls and
  • policing the private lives of pregnant women.”

Wow!  Without those breath-taking lies, the ineffectual and factually-bereft lobbyists for Planned Parenthood and N.O.W. wouldn’t have any talking points.

Gone now from Kansas politics is the big money of George Tiller, the abortionist protection of the Kansas state Healing Arts Board director Larry Buening, and the power of former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

That undercut the power structure for Burkhart, who was Tiller’s top aide and director of his ProKanDo PAC.  In early 2009, Burkhart fled Kansas, having learned that Tiller was going to lose his medical license under Buening’s Healing Arts replacement, Jack Confer.

While she didn’t last long leading a liberal political group in Missouri, Tiller’s death created a opportunity for Burkhart to assert herself as a national spokeswoman with her “Trust Woman” PAC.

With her idol, Sebelius, esconced as Obama’s HHS director, Burkhart probably hoped abortion clinics would cement enough federal money to prop up her pulpit.  But then came the November elections.

Still, Burkhart continues to pontificate and assert blatant misinformation to the media about Kansas legislative and administrative actions.  The truth is– other than the veiled reference to a 2005 abortion death (Christin Gilbert)–

NO medical history or personal identification of
any aborted woman has ever been revealed
by ANY Kansas agency or official.

However, by lying about that fact, abortion zealots (more…)

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Kermit Gosnell, owner, manager and licensed medical butcher at a ‘House of Horrors’ Philadelphia abortion clinic, has been arrested and charged with  multiple murders and other crimes after a 281-page, gruesome grand jury report.

Over decades, whistle-blowers had informed public officials at all levels of the wanton killings at Gosnel’s abortion business.    But a parade of government health bureaucrats and advocates protected the abortion racket: the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Pennsylvania Department of State, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, nearby hospital officials, and the National Abortion Federation.

One Gosnell victim speaks (click on picture to view video)

Readers of this blog have seen a few photos of the “worse than third world conditions” at the Krishna Rajanna KCK abortion clinic.  After police were called to that business, and were repulsed and flabberghasted, they reported their observations to the local District Attorney’s office.   The then-DA sought–and was refused– help from the state Healing Arts board under Larry Buening. (more…)

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