As Joel Gehrke reported Tuesday for The Washington Times, “Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and ten colleagues introduced a resolution calling for the Senate to consider whether tighter regulations of abortion clinics are necessary in light of the Kermit Gosnell murder trial.”
“Congress and States should gather information about and correct abusive, unsanitary, and illegal abortion practices and the interstate referral of women and girls to facilities engaged in dangerous or illegal second- and third-trimester procedures,” the resolution states.
In a statement regarding the resolution, Lee said “the lack of oversight at abortion facilities puts women’s lives at risk and leads to the kind of unconscionable practices we have seen recently.”
The Senate should formally recognize that this is a problem in our country and we have a responsibility to investigate the causes, review the effects of certain public policies, and determine what we can do to prevent any woman from being subjected to these reprehensible practices again.
According to Gerhke’s report, Gosnell’s clinic went 17 years without being inspected.”
As noted Monday by Examiner, Gosnell’s long history of abortion atrocities dates back to 1972.
Yahoo! Voices noted that, according to the 2011 Grand Jury Report — compiled after a 2010 raid on Gosnell’s clinic, for suspicion of running an illegal “pill-mill” — Planned Parenthood had partnered with Gosnell — and Dr. Harvey Karman, a convicted felon who wasn’t a real doctor but for whom abortion was a “consuming passion” — “in a grisly abortion experiment on 15 women in their second trimester of pregnancy on Mother’s Day Weekend back in 1972.”
Several hours after the untested abortion device called the “super coil” was inserted into their wombs, their body temperature would cause the gel ball to melt, and 97 razors would “spring open,” essentially “cutting up the fetus, and the fetus would be expelled.
As Life Site News reported April 16 — while Gosnell was arrested for incident, which became known as the “Mother’s Day Massacre” – “Gosnell escaped receiving any disciplinary action, with the state turning a blind eye, as it would for the next four decades as he operated his House of Horrors.’”
As Reuters reported April 30, Gosnell now faces four counts of first-degree murder for delivering live babies during late-term abortions and then deliberately severing their spinal cords.
Gosnell is also charged with the murder of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar – a Virginia woman who died from a drug overdose after going to him for an abortion – and additional charges for performing 24 abortions beyond 24 weeks, conspiracy and other counts.
As reported Tuesday by The Chicago Tribune, “Gosnell, 72, who ran the now-shuttered Women’s Medical Society Clinic, could face the death penalty if convicted by the jury in Common Pleas Court in Philadelphia.”
The Associated Press reported Tuesday that “a jury weighing murder charges against” Gosnell “will re-hear several hours of testimony before resuming deliberations” Wednesday.
The jury – which has been deliberating for a week — will spend most of its time “reviewing the testimony of medical assistant Lynda Williams.”
Williams – who has already pleaded guilty to third-degree murder — testified that she cut the back of the neck of one of the babies Gosnell is charged with killing 20 minutes after it was born alive.
Gosnell faces first-degree murder for allegedly conspiring with Williams to kill that baby.
Bearing a lead “editor’s warning,” a March 27 report by CNS News report included “graphic” photos from the 2011 Grand Jury Report of three babies killed by Gosnell.
One photo is of “Baby Boy A,” described by a Gosnell employee named Kareema Cross as being “so big that his feet and arms hung out over the sides of the container.”
Cross testified that she saw the baby move after his neck was cut, and after Gosnell placed it in the container.
While Gosnell told her, the movement was only “reflexes” — and that it wasn’t “really moving” — a neonatologist testified to the Grand Jury that, “if a baby moves, it is alive” and it feels a “tremendous amount of pain” when its spinal cord is severed.
So, the fact that ‘Baby Boy A’ continued to move after his spinal cord was cut with scissors means that he did not die instantly. Maybe the cord was not completely severed. In any case, his few moments of life were spent in excruciating pain.
Cross further testified that — after “snipping” the spinal cord of “Baby Boy A” — Gosnell joked about its size.
This baby is big enough to walk around with me or walk me to the bus stop.
Gosnell’s defense lawyer, Jack McMahon, has argued that – despite the testimony of his own staff members, who witnessed, assisted in and even plead guilty in the cases for which Gosnell has been charged with murder — there is “no evidence” to prove that any of the babies were alive after they were aborted.
However, as Matthew Archbold noted for The National Catholic Register April 23, “why did Gosnell need to sever the baby’s spines if they were already dead?”