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Gosnell employee: baby ‘jumped’ when I snipped its neck during an ‘abortion’
LifeSite ^ | Apr 10, 2013 | Cheryl Sullenger

Posted on 04/10/2013 2:44:49 PM PDT by markomalley

Lynda Williams told a jury Tuesday that her boss, Kermit Gosnell, was aware she suffered from bi-polar disorder and depression when he hired her to work at his “House of Horrors” abortion clinic in West Philadelphia assisting with late-term abortions. In fact, she was being treated by Gosnell for the mental health illnesses.

Another clinic worker, Elizabeth Hampton, previously testified she suffered from depression and anxiety in addition to alcohol abuse, and that she once had a “nervous breakdown.” Yet another former Gosnell employee who testified, Sherry West, also admitted to being treated for mental health disorders.

Williams told the court that the practice of snipping the spinal cords of newborns through the back of the neck was “routine” at Gosnell’s clinic as a means of ensuring “fetal demise.”

“The problem with this notion is that newborn babies are not considered ‘fetuses’ anymore and killing them classified as murder. Gosnell never bothered to tell that to his undereducated and emotionally troubled clinic workers,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue.

Williams has already pled guilty to two counts of third degree murder for killing babies via Gosnell’s neck-snipping procedure and to conspiracy. By testifying against her former boss, she hopes to avoid the death penalty or life in prison. She will be sentenced after Gosnell’s trial concludes and faces the possibility of 100 years in prison.

Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore asked Williams if she knew what she did was murder. To that Williams responded, “No, I didn’t.”

“I only do what I’m told to do,” she told the court. “What I was told to do was snip their neck.”

One news report described Williams as testifying “in a flat, emotionless voice and at times seemed catatonic, taking several seconds before reacting to questions.”

She told the court how Gosnell was absent one day when an abortion patient spontaneously delivered her baby into a toilet after heavy doses of Cytotec, a drug that causes strong uterine contractions. As instructed by Gosnell, Williams turned the baby over and inserted the scissors into his neck.

“It jumped, the arm,” Williams testified, demonstrating the arm motion to the jury.

The News Journal described William’s testimony:

When Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore initially pressed Williams to describe what she saw when she cut the neck of the child delivered in a toilet, Williams responded with a blank stare and silence.

Williams responded similarly when asked about seeing Gosnell cut the necks of babies who were delivered before abortion procedures, admitting after reviewing earlier statements that she had seen Gosnell do it at least 30 times.

Gosnell is currently standing trial on seven counts of first degree murder for killing newborn babies delivered during abortions. Gosnell has also been charged with one count of third degree murder for the overdose death of his abortion patient, Karnamaya Mongar. If convicted, Gosnell could face the death penalty.

Williams, 44, told jurors that she went to work for Gosnell after her husband was murdered in 2007 and she could no longer keep the hours required of her job sterilizing surgical instruments at an abortion clinic in Wilmington, Delaware, where Gosnell also worked. Desperate for money, Gosnell gave her a job “under the table” even though she only had an eighth grade education and a certificate as a “phlebotomist.” Despite her troubling lack of education and training, after two weeks on the job she was doing ultrasounds and inserting IVs.

Williams began assisting with abortions and said Gosnell taught her how to turn the babies over and snip their spinal cords with surgical scissors.

Williams was present during Karnamaya Mongar’s abortion and testified that she repeatedly administered Demerol to her because Mongar was in pain. During the abortion, Williams mentioned to Gosnell her concern that Mongar’s breathing had slowed and she had turned gray. Williams testified that Gosnell continued with the abortion procedure then began to administer CPR. He told Williams to call 911.

Williams also testified that Gosnell would often alter medical records to make it appear that the babies he was aborting were under the legal limit in Pennsylvania of 24 weeks. She said that drugs were often out-of-date and ineffective. Williams told the court that if a woman squirmed in pain during the procedure, Gosnell would slap her leg hard enough to leave a handprint.

“The testimony from this trial is a rare look into abuses inflicted upon women daily by the abortion industry. As grisly as it is, it is important to understand this case because many of the abuses Gosnell inflicted upon women are also committed at abortion clinics around the nation. Many aspects of Gosnell’s seedy abortion operation are the rule and not the exception at U.S. abortion clinics. This trial is helping to expose that fact,” said Newman.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: abortion; genocide; moralabsolutes; yesterday

1 posted on 04/10/2013 2:44:49 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

You shoot a bunch of kids its the biggest news ever

You stab a bunch and it might be ordinary news for a couple days

You snap the neck of babies and its not even newsworthy


2 posted on 04/10/2013 2:46:57 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: markomalley

Dear God. Help us.


3 posted on 04/10/2013 2:47:23 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: markomalley

Of course she jumped. What did she think she would do? (or was it a he?)


4 posted on 04/10/2013 2:50:33 PM PDT by MNDude (Have you ever noticed how many hate filled atheists there are on the Internet?)
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To: markomalley
“I only do what I’m told to do,” she told the court. “What I was told to do was snip their neck.”

Hitler liked people ike her

5 posted on 04/10/2013 2:52:07 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Horrible. I cannot even imagine being so stupid that you could murder a baby and not even care.


6 posted on 04/10/2013 2:53:48 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: markomalley
Williams told the court that the practice of snipping the spinal cords of newborns through the back of the neck was “routine” at Gosnell’s clinic as a means of ensuring “fetal demise.”

This is just health care. Nothing to see. Move along. /s

7 posted on 04/10/2013 2:54:08 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: GeronL

These people are mass murderers. There will be a day when people look back at these dark times and wonder, “Why didn’t the people do something about this? They had to have known it was happening.”


8 posted on 04/10/2013 2:55:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!n)
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To: markomalley
“Just Following Orders”. Didn't work at Nuremberg. Any potential trial is the least of her worries when it comes to her Judgment.
9 posted on 04/10/2013 2:56:52 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Veto!

bump


10 posted on 04/10/2013 2:58:02 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: miss marmelstein

Dear God. Help us.


11 posted on 04/10/2013 2:58:43 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: markomalley

This is evil...just reading some of it — I’m sorry, but I’m a combat vet from Iraq and served with Blackwater — I’ve seen things as a police officer as well...but this crap is evil - cold chilling evil...humanity cannot go on allowing such to occur and still think we are advanced...it’s beyond anything an animal would do — it goes against God and all that it is equal in the universe....


12 posted on 04/10/2013 2:58:59 PM PDT by BCW (I'm searching for John Galt)
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To: GeronL

unreal isn’t it.


13 posted on 04/10/2013 2:59:03 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Jim Robinson

It is exactly mass murder.


14 posted on 04/10/2013 2:59:54 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ColdOne

it is totally unreal


15 posted on 04/10/2013 3:02:33 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: markomalley

When a country has more feelings for animals than for humans, its demise is certain.


16 posted on 04/10/2013 3:07:19 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: markomalley
“I only do what I’m told to do,” she told the court.

Does this sound vaguely familiar to anyone?

17 posted on 04/10/2013 3:09:18 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: I want the USA back

We are in hell and we don’t even know it.


18 posted on 04/10/2013 3:11:07 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: BCW

Thank you for your service and your conscience.


19 posted on 04/10/2013 3:12:01 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein; RedHeeler

Lord, come quickly!

HF


20 posted on 04/10/2013 3:17:12 PM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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To: miss marmelstein

I wished my service was stopping abortion clinics...what did you think when you read that article...at times, I can’t read them...I can’t fathom the thoughts of someone actually doing that to a baby...I saw what insurgents did to US soldiers when captured in Iraq - what they did in laying in IED and ambushes...but a baby...a newborn at that...what fear that child had - only to be snuffed out...geez...I don’t know if Hell would allow someone like that in it...- and you are welcome - I had to do something - why not join the ranks of those that served before me - and those I served with...it my honor to be next to those men and women and was glad I was part of it...


21 posted on 04/10/2013 3:20:48 PM PDT by BCW (I'm searching for John Galt)
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To: markomalley

She didn’t know it was murder? I do not understand that. I always say that you can’t legislate morality, but I guess in her case it’s the only way. She must not be human. Humans have a sense of right and wrong regardless of what their governments have deemed to be so.


22 posted on 04/10/2013 3:22:03 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: GeronL

Gosnell and his coven must be E-ville Republicans because this is most definitely a “war against women”


23 posted on 04/10/2013 3:29:00 PM PDT by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: GeronL
You shoot a bunch of kids its the biggest news ever You stab a bunch and it might be ordinary news for a couple days You snap the neck of babies and its not even newsworthy

Give them more time and shooting/stabbing school children won't be news either...so long as it is an order from the government.

At some point we're going to need to say enough is enough with these vermin and...do what needs to be done...
24 posted on 04/10/2013 3:34:07 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Wanderer99; Gasshog

I include the media , Hollyweird and publik schools in that “vermin” list


25 posted on 04/10/2013 3:36:00 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Veto!
Horrible. I cannot even imagine being so stupid that you could murder a baby and not even care.

The grand irony is that leftist vermin are evidence that being genetically human DOES NOT automatically make you a person. People do not butcher infants and children.

These THINGS are not people. They should not be regarded as having rights under the law. Just annihilate them and be done with it!
26 posted on 04/10/2013 3:36:15 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Gasshog

and the left is always guilty of what they accuse others of.

war against women = trying to save life

we are seeing the seed of Cain coming to full fruition.


27 posted on 04/10/2013 3:37:03 PM PDT by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: BCW
I wished my service was stopping abortion clinics...what did you think when you read that article...at times, I can’t read them...I can’t fathom the thoughts of someone actually doing that to a baby...I saw what insurgents did to US soldiers when captured in Iraq - what they did in laying in IED and ambushes...but a baby...a newborn at that...what fear that child had - only to be snuffed out...geez...I don’t know if Hell would allow someone like that in it...- and you are welcome - I had to do something - why not join the ranks of those that served before me - and those I served with...it my honor to be next to those men and women and was glad I was part of it...

I'm sorry to say it but I'm glad that I didn't join the service. This country is not worth protecting anymore. Only certain individuals are worth protecting and the evil subhuman vermin infecting this country are a more immediate danger to them than Islamists 15 thousand miles away.

Regardless, I'm glad there are honorable vets around here who will serve as a fighting resource in the upcoming civil or world war.
28 posted on 04/10/2013 3:40:58 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: BCW

You touch me to the heart.

Many years ago, when I worked at a NYC hospital, a young woman came to me and told me that when she had disgarded some garbage in the gynecological section, she came across aborted babies in the trash bin. She was shaking and crying. It has left a scar that has never healed. I, of course, did nothing about this atrocity. What could I do? It was a case of a good person who does nothing...


29 posted on 04/10/2013 3:53:11 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: markomalley

You didn’t snip its neck.

You severed his spinal cord. Or you severed her spinal cord.

This will be made very clear on the Last Day.


30 posted on 04/10/2013 4:00:30 PM PDT by InMemoriam (Cyprus initiated the transverse distribution phase of this SHTF event.)
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To: I want the USA back

ditto when animals have more concern for each other


31 posted on 04/10/2013 4:35:36 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: GeronL

You are so correct on your comment. 20 kids get killed..YET babies getting spinal cords cut and scissors in the back of their heads..........not a fn word.


32 posted on 04/11/2013 9:47:58 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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