January 22, 2011

The brief, painful lives of Baby Boy A, Baby C, and Baby X

Please read the biographies of three babies who lived and died at the Women's Medical Society of Philadelphia. It won't take long.

Baby Boy A:

After an ultrasound was performed on Sue, Gosnell told the aunt that the girl’s pregnancy was further along than she had originally told him, and that, therefore, the procedure would cost more than the $1,500 that had been agreed upon; it would now cost $2,500. (Gosnell normally charged $1,625 for 23-24 week abortions.) The aunt paid Gosnell in cash at the Delaware clinic. He inserted laminaria, gave Sue pills to begin labor, and instructed her to be at the Women’s Medical Center in Philadelphia at 9:00 the next morning.

Sue arrived with her aunt at 9:00 a.m. and did not leave the clinic until almost 11:00 that night. An ultrasound conducted by Kareema Cross recorded a gestational age of 29.4 weeks. Cross testified that the girl appeared to be seven or eight months pregnant. Cross said that, during 13-plus hours, the girl was given a large amount of Cytotec to induce labor and delivery. Sue complained of pain and was heavily sedated. According to Cross, the girl was left to labor for hours and hours. Eventually, she gave birth to a large baby boy. Cross estimated that the baby was 18 to 19 inches long. She said he was nearly the size of her own six pound, six ounce, newborn daughter.

After the baby was expelled, Cross noticed that he was breathing, though not for long. After about 10 to 20 seconds, while the mother was asleep, “the doctor just slit the neck,” said Cross. Gosnell put the boy’s body in a shoebox. Cross described the baby as so big that his feet and arms hung out over the sides of the container. Cross said that she saw the baby move after his neck was cut, and after the doctor placed it in the shoebox. Gosnell told her, “it’s the baby’s reflexes. It’s not really moving.”

The neonatologist testified that what Gosnell told his people was absolutely false. If a baby moves, it is alive. Equally troubling, 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 was not the only one startled by the size and maturity of Baby Boy A. Adrienne Moton and Ashley Baldwin, along with Cross, took photographs because they knew this was a baby that could and should have lived. Cross explained:

Q. Why did you all take a photograph of this baby?
A. Because it was big and it was wrong and we knew it. We knew something was wrong.
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I’m not sure who took the picture first, but when we seen this baby, it was – it was a shock to us because I never seen a baby that big that he had done. So it was – I knew something was wrong because everything, like you can see everything, the hair, eyes, everything. And I never seen for any other procedure that he did, I never seen any like that. [. . .]

Gosnell simply noted the baby boy’s size by joking, as he often did after delivering a large baby. According to Cross, the doctor said: “This baby is big enough to walk around with me or walk me to the bus stop.” (p. 103-5)
Baby Boy A's only portrait can be found on p. 105.

Baby C:
When Massof left the clinic in 2008, Lynda Williams took over the job of cutting baby’s necks when Gosnell was not there. Cross saw Williams slit the neck of a baby (“Baby C”) who had been moving and breathing for approximately twenty minutes. Gosnell had delivered the baby and put it on a counter while he suctioned the placenta from the mother. Williams called Cross over to look at the baby because it was breathing and moving its arms when Williams pulled on them. After playing with the baby, Williams slit its neck.
Lynda Williams
When asked why Williams had killed the baby, Cross answered:
Because the baby, I guess, because the baby was moving and breathing. And she see Dr. Gosnell do it so many times, I guess she felt, you know, she can do it. It’s okay. (p. 107)
This baby doesn't even have a letter. Let's call him Baby X:
Adrienne Moton also killed at least one baby by cutting its spinal cord. Cross testified that a woman had delivered a large baby into the toilet before Gosnell arrived at work for the night. Cross said that the baby was moving and looked like it was swimming. Moton reached into the toilet, got the baby out and cut its neck. (p. 107)
Adrienne Moton

(Page numbers refer to the PDF document page numbers, not those typed on the report.)

Cross-posted in the Green Room.

***This version has been slightly edited from the original.

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  1. It's not often that words fail me but my hands are chaking and ... there's just nothing I can type that would ... I just don't understand people. I really don't.

  2. can't even spell right after reading that ...

  3. God have Mercy on us. And we wonder why this nation seems to be going to hell in a handbasket.

  4. Anyone who is not scarred for life after reading that has no soul. I posted it to that page I run on facebook though, because while it is indeed traumatic to read and truly the stuff of nightmares, it's important to make people aware of these crimes against humanity.
    I used to be kind of ambiguous on 'life vs choice' but learning the truth about the barbarity against women and children and the deception involved in facilitating this stuff has made me decidedly pro-life. It is impossible to not become pro-life after learning the truth I think, that's why it's so vitally important to post stuff like this, and I know it must have been as painful to post as it was to read, so I thank you for doing it Jill.
    May I one day be forgiven for my youthful ignorance.

    1. Christ's wounds are the healing balm of Mercy
      (in modeling the Divine Face, Rodin imagined Dante's inferno, perhaps to exorcise traumatised torment of unmarried sister's demise from puerperal fever after a botched abortion)

  5. I'm sorry to post something as dreadful as this on my blog and still can't bring myself to post any of the pictures. But as a country we need to face this. The sanitized veil has been lifted so we can see the full horror.

    The second story, that this was ignored by authorities for decades, needs to be kept alive and in front of people.

    Interesting side note: PA is one of the worst states for homeschoolers. Highly regulated, lots of hoops to jump through for parents. But anything goes in the abortuaries. And this can't be an isolated case.

  6. Thanks for reporting on this..........small wonder the old media is dying. It really is a horror.

  7. Thanks for exposing the details of this story.

  8. To Barbara; You are absolutely right "God have mercy on us", please! Every day I pray that as I have become increasingly more aware of what abortion is doing to our country and society. I must also ask for God's mercy for myself when it comes to the issue of abortion as my complacency has allowed such things to continue.

    To Zilla; I am glad you are seeing abortion for what it truly is and the reality of it never having been about the "health of the woman". The abortion industry has never been about the health and welfare of the woman. Many (not all) abortion proponents know this.

    Furthermore, don't buy the argument that this is an "anomaly", or this is just a "health issue" and not about killing babies aka abortion. This has been happening for years and has been covered up for years;


    Note that this book was originally published around 1996 - it has been over 15 years - I must ask myself as well as all concerned;
    1. Where have I been for the last 15 years?
    2. Where has our government been for the last 15 years?
    3. Where has the MSM (Lame Stream Media)been for the last 15+ years.
    It is time I began "doing" and not "talking", what I mean is helping places such as;
    Pregnancy Resource Centers

    Options 360

    by getting the word out, and/or volunteering and/or donating. Furthermore by fighting against policies (whether federal or otherwise) that force those in the medical field (or who are going into the medical field) to participate in abortions or abortion training;





    Finally, by not lending support to those who would use our money to support such things


  9. Our country has been hijacked pure and simple. Keep those votes going to the Dems and their "women's health" crap and you will get the same.
    Oh, and I am ohh so sure that this has not gone unnoticed where it counts.
    The collective consciousness of our country has been seared because of our self will and lust for pleasure.
    As a country, we will pay the price. I am just not sure if it is too late.
    Maybe it is.

    1. The Shame-Stream-Media is utterly complicit to these travesties, not to mention the system itself. PA decided in 1993, that they would no longer inspect abortion clinics--just like that. They claimed they did not want to infringe or inhibit any woman seeking an abortion. So back in the 60s, the sick inhuman bastards that ever allowed this legalization--withOUT ever creating hardcore regulations on exactly what would & would not be permissible, has led in part to this heinous slippery slope. But where we--the "pro-lifer, bible thumpin" people think that it is glaringly obvious that legalization has ONLY made this debacle slide further into the abyss of Hell; and think that leftist, godless thinking has allowed it in the first place--Guess what THEY think!!?? THEY THINK IT"S (wait for it...) >> OUR fault. Yep. Some how this Gosnell thing is OUR fault!! Because WE have labored to infringe, to thwart (murder), to legislate, to restrict. >> Because, if abortions were just given out like wellness checks and thoroughly 100% covered by insurance & medicaid - well, then, DEMONS like Gosnell would apparently never emerge!! You don't believe me? I know it's sadistically absurd -- but look what this soulless nitwit wrote:

      I'm so P***** I could spit nails. I swear to God, I just do not know what to do!! I'm almost completely broken. I can only remind myself, that is exactly what they're waiting for.

  10. This is all just demonic. Plain satanic. Our nation has lost its fear of the Lord and for that we deserve everything that is coming to us. What a war we wage.

  11. I understand that it is meant ironically, but the last statement summarizing the babies lives seems insensitive to me. Seems like the author is making light of a terrible tragedy. These babies were never given a chance. All they ever knew was terrible pain and suffering. Do you really want to look like your joking about that?

  12. Obviously not. So sad it sounded that way to you.


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