January 24, 2011

Davida Johnson claims Gosnell forced abortion on her

Via Pundit Press:

LaToya Ransome isn't the only one to begin speaking out. Davida Johnson "claims she was forced by the doctor to continue" an abortion after she asked him to stop the procedure. [. . .]

"I said, 'I don't want to do this,' and he smacked me. They tied my hands and arms down and gave me more medication,"

This so called doctor brutalized women in a primarily african american community in Philadelphia. Taking their money and treating them as if they were dogs. Margaret Sanger would be proud that her vision was working so efficiently.
The rest of Johnson's story:
When Davida Johnson walked into Dr. Kermit Gosnell's clinic to get an abortion in 2001, she saw what she described as dazed women sitting in dirty, bloodstained recliners. As the abortion got under way, she had a change of heart — but claims she was forced by the doctor to continue. [. . .]

Johnson, then 21, had a 3-year-old daughter when she became pregnant again. She said she first went to Planned Parenthood in downtown Philadelphia but was frightened away by protesters.

"The picketers out there, they just scared me half to death," Johnson, now 30, recalled this week.

Someone sent her to Gosnell's West Philadelphia clinic, at the Women's Medical Society, saying anti-abortion protesters wouldn't be a problem there. She said she paid him $400 cash. 
The report doesn't tell us who sent her to Gosnell, but we can be sure it wasn't one of the pro-life picketers who had frightened her over at Planned Parenthood. Whatever she feared couldn't possibly have been worse than what ultimately happened to her and her child.

Anti-abortion protesters did picket and pray outside Gosnell's "clinic" over the years. Unfortunately, they weren't there the day Davida Johnson showed up. If they had been, things may have gone quite differently for Johnson and the baby she wasn't sure she wanted.
A few months after the abortion, she began to have gynecological problems. An examination revealed venereal disease. She blames Gosnell, 69, for the lifelong illness, which she declined to identify, and for the four miscarriages she has subsequently suffered.

Johnson learned last week that Philadelphia prosecutors believe Gosnell frequently delivered late-term babies alive at his clinic, then severed their spines with scissors, and often stored the fetal bodies — along with staff lunches — in refrigerators at the squalid facility. Tiny baby feet, prosecutors said, were discovered in specimen jars, lined up in a macabre collection.

"Did he do that to mine? Did he stab him in the neck?" Johnson asked at her North Philadelphia home. "Because I was out of it. I don't know what he did to my baby."

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  1. Dear God. He wouldn't let them walk away because all he saw were dollar signs.

    I still cannot imagine how desperate a woman must feel to have walked into such a fetid hell and ... stay. And I wonder how many more like Davida and LaToya will come forward. To have changed their minds and been forced to stay? Barbary that should result in additional charges for the beast and his willing band of henchwomen.

  2. And let's not forget Steven Massof:


    On Friday, another former employee, Steven Massof, 48, of Mount Lebanon, near Pittsburgh, was arraigned on two counts of murder and related offenses involving the deaths of two viable babies. He is being held without bail.

    The gruesome details were outlined in a 261-page Philadelphia grand jury report.

    "Although Massof was not as cavalier about what he did, he admitted that there were about 100 instances in which he severed the spinal cord after seeing a breath or some sign of life," the report said.

    Massof testified that Gosnell taught him the scissors-in-the-neck technique to "ensure fetal demise," the report said.

    Gosnell hired Massof, an unlicensed medical school graduate, in 2003; Massof left the clinic in 2008, the grand jury report said.

    Massof posed as a doctor at the clinic, the report said. He was presented to patients and staff as "Dr. Steve," and was listed on a sign in the office as "Dr. Steve Massof, Medical Intern."

    Massof treated patients and prescribed medicine over Gosnell's signature, the report said.

    He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada in 1998 and had passed some of the tests necessary to become a doctor in the United States but was never accepted into a residency program, the report said.

    Instead, he worked as a bartender and cook in Pittsburgh after graduating from medical school.

    Despite lacking credentials, Massof acted as the doctor during the day at the clinic, according to the report.

    He treated patients for diabetes, asthma, pain, and infectious diseases, and prescribed drugs, anesthetized abortion patients, delivered babies, removed placentas, and cut umbilical cords, the report said.

    Gosnell paid him $300 a week and an additional $30 for each second- or third-trimester abortion patient, the report said.

    Massof wrote on an online profile that his most recent job was as a team leader at Dial America, a telemarketing firm.

    I haven't been able to find his mugshot anywhere but when I do I'll post it.

  3. Everything between the link and the last sentence are pasted from the linked article.

  4. And I expect the critical bit the left will seize on is that she was frightened away from the first clinic by the presence of protesters, so it is their fault she ended up being abused.

  5. Cathy, I totally agree. Someone will use that to make PP look like the good guy. Wrong. And if you think it through you realize that if protesters had been at Gosnell's "clinic" that day, they could have saved her and her child from what he did to them.

  6. I stayed up Saturday night with a few glasses of wine to dull the horror and read it through. I'm still at a loss, though, for what it means With the realization that Gosnell doesn't change a damn thing for pro-aborts who somehow use it to justify abortion.

  7. I'm hoping some people's eyes will be opened by this. Not the committed pro-aborts but the naive, the default liberals, et cetera, who may be shocked into taking a closer look at the "choice" of abortion. ???

  8. Thanks for the linking.
    I don't blame that girl for being afraid of the pro-life people, they used to scare me too because all I knew of them was that they yelled at girls, got in their faces and called them names - because that is all that the media ever shows. I know better now, of course, but I certainly didn't learn the truth from the MSM. I'd like for more people to know about the kind loving non-judgmental compassionate people in the pro-life movement. The so called 'choice' people care nothing for these girls once they've served the agenda's purpose, those girls are then thrown away just like the babies who they were deceived into destroying. Only the life people seem to care not just about the babies but about the girls too, they don't want these girls to suffer the horrible long term damage that comes with an abortion. I only learned that through my own research. It's something I'd like to see more people become aware of. Then maybe the girls wouldn't be afraid to talk to the life people and get real help instead of the certain doom that they'll get from those awful 'clinics'.
    Sorry for the ramble, it's just something that really bothers me.


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