Gosnell Sister-in-Law Emotionally Testifies of Mongar Death, Disposal of Bloody Remains

By Cheryl Sullenger

Philadelphia, PA – A paramedic with the Philadelphia Fire Department gave testimony today about his experience at Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinic when he responded to a “Code Blue” call for help in November, 2009.

A young paramedic named Smith told the court he was the first paramedic to arrive on the scene. He was taken through the maze of rooms and hallways to an abortion room where he found Karnamaya Mongar laying on an abortion table naked from the waist down with her legs still in the stirrups in full cardiac arrest. Smith said that Mongar had “flatlined” meaning there was no detectible electronic pulse in her heart.

Gosnell was in the area but did not offer any help.

An effort was made to get information about the drugs the patient was given, but that effort was unsuccessful.
Smith, who testified he holds a two year Associates of Arts degree, was able to used emergency drugs, chest compressions, and eventually a defibrillator to get a heartbeat started after 15 to 20 minutes. He then asked one of the Firemen at the scene to find him a way out.

Mongar had to be put on a Reeves Board because the gurney would not fit through the cramped hallways. Eventually she was extracted through the back door of the clinic, but not before employees ran through the office seeking a key to the lock.

Smith testified that no clinic employee accompanied Mongar to the clinic and that no medical file or other paperwork that may have had useful medical information was transferred to the hospital with the patient.

Mongar later died from what a toxicology witness said was an overdose of Demerol. Gosnell has been charged with third degree murder in her death.

Gosnell’s Sister-in-Law Testifies

Elizabeth Hampton testified about her role at Gosnell’s clinic and about events on the night that Mongar died. Hampton is the foster sister of Gosnell’s wife, Pearl, who said she worked 12 hours a day, five days a week at the abortion clinic cleaning and answering phones where she was paid $10 an hour cash and a bonus of $20 for each second trimester abortion done during her work shift.

An emotional Hampton testified tearfully that she worked on and off for Gosnell since 1999. She said she suffered from alcohol abuse and finally was able to get clean and sober in about 2006. Weeping, Hampton told how she had quit working for Gosnell due to a dispute with him in 2006 after she saw something at the clinic she “could not go along with.” She was not allowed to describe the incident, however, she said it caused her to “fall off the wagon” and return to drinking for a time.

Hampton also testified that white women were treated differently than those she described as “Afro-Americans.” She said that Gosnell, who is black, was friendlier to white women and allowed them to wait in “Dr. Steve’s” office, referring to Steven Massof, who held himself out to be a licensed physician when he was not. She said white women were put in Massof’s office because it was a cleaner area of the clinic. Hampton said, “He [Gosnell] wasn’t mean to Afro-Americans, but they never got in that room.”

Aborted Remains Flushed Down the Garbage Disposal

Hampton also testified about her cleaning duties, which included the large bottle on the suction machine that would fill with blood and fetal remains during first trimester abortions. She testified that she would dump the blood contents of the bottle into a wash sink located between procedure rooms then turn on the garbage disposal – the same one present in the court room as evidence – and grind and flush the contents down the drain. It is illegal in Pennsylvania to dispose of bloody remains in this way.

It was above that same wash sink that Crime Scene Unit Officer Taggart testified he discovered several jars containing the severed feet of aborted babies.

Drugged Stupor

On the afternoon when Mongar died, Hampton said that when she reported to work she was asked by another employee, Tina Baldwin, to administer Cytotec to Mongar so Baldwin could go home. Cytotec is a powerful uterine stimulant. Hampton said she found two pills in an unmarked envelope paper clipped to Mongar’s chart then located Mongar in the recovery room. Mongar was sitting in a recliner in a drugged stupor and was unable to take the medication herself. Hampton then placed a pill between each cheek and gum then left Mongar unattended. The dosage was twice the recommended amount.

Some time later, Hampton noticed a commotion in the clinic as two other employees made multiple calls to 911 while running though the building pulling out drawers in search of the key to the back door – the only entrance that would accommodate a gurney. Hampton then went into the procedure room and saw Gosnell standing near Mongar just looking at her. He was not attempting to provide her any medical assistance. Gosnell then asked Hampton bring the family members to him who were waiting for Mongar at the clinic.

In the meantime, paramedics and firemen arrived and eventually transported Mongar to the hospital where Mongar was pronounced dead. Hampton indicated that after the emergency responders left, Gosnell went back to work and completed several more abortions. The next day, things returned to business as usual.

Clinic Cleaning Cover-Up

Gosnell ordered that the clinic be cleaned top to bottom after Mongar’s death and had Hampton’s common-law husband, Jimmy Johnson, paint all the walls on the first floor.

Later, in February, 2010, Gosnell’s clinic was raided by the FBI and DEA, who segregated all the employees and interviewed them. Hampton admitted she had lied to the agents during her interview.

The next day, the clinic opened as usual. Several patients were at the clinic when the police came with the order for them to close.

After that, Gosnell again ordered the clinic to be cleaned and painted while he had some of the furnishings replaced.

Hampton’s Perjury Dispute

Later, Hampton was arrested and charged with perjury for lying to the Grand Jury that later issued indictments against Gosnell and eight of his employees. She entered into a plea agreement that would have the potential to reduce her expected 15-year sentence in exchange for her cooperation and honest testimony against Gosnell.
A disagreement broke out between prosecutors and defense attorney Jack McMahon over exactly what Hampton lied about. Judge Jeffery P. Minehart dismissed the jury for the day then rebuked the attorneys for not reaching agreements about such disputes prior to coming to court.

Afterwards, McMahon got into a verbal confrontation with Assistant District Attorney Edward Cameron. McMahon argued he had notes taken previously that indicated Hampton lied about only part of an incident that occurred between Hampton and one of Mongar’s daughters on the night of Mongar’s death. Cameron asked McMahon to produce the notes, which he could not. The two began shouting at each other until lead prosecutor Joanne Pescatore got physically between the two men loudly ordered them , to “Stop it!”

Blood Tests

Earlier in the day, Crime Scene Unit officer John Taggart was cross examined by McMahon about the condition of the clinic and the furnishings. Taggart admitted that he had never tested any of what he thought were blood smears and stains found throughout the clinic to prove the substance was in fact blood. He explained that at a normal crime scene, blood would be tested to determine if it belonged to the victim or the perpetrator. In the Gosnell case, there had been no need to determine who the blood belonged to, so it was not tested. Cameron then asked Taggart to test the apparent blood stains on the equipment in the courtroom, including smears on a dirty gray recliner seized from the clinic’s recovery room. Taggart agreed to do the tests, but has yet to testify as to the results.

McMahon attempted to portray the clinic as neat, clean, and sterile, using the fact that many women were return abortion customers as an indication that the clinic was in good shape. However, Cameron asked the judge to allow him to bring in testimony of “prior bad acts” that have thus far been kept from the jury in order to counter McMahon’s claims. No ruling was made on that request.

So many aspects of Gosnell’s abortion operation have been seen in abortion clinics across the nation. For example, Operation Rescue discovered a garbage disposal in a sink room at the Wichita abortion clinic it bought and closed in 2006 that was also used to dispose of the contents of the suction machine bottles. In a Muskegon, Michigan, abortion clinic, filthy conditions and out-of-date medications were discovered earlier this year that were very similar to those at Gosnell’s “House of Horrors.” While the practices described by the witnesses are shocking, they become even more so when one realizes that nearly every abortion clinic in America duplicates — at least in part — many of the same deficiencies found at Gosnell’s clinic.

Testimony will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday morning when a witness is due to be brought in from jail to testify. That witness was not named. The trial is expected to last another 3-5 weeks.

  • Mike

    A special place in Hell for people like this, sorry I’m just upset

  • Lora

    To Operation Rescue….
    Thank you so much for sitting through all of this horrible testimony and then putting it out there. Hopefully, you’ll wake up many people. I pray that Karnamaya and all the other helpless human victims of this monster will not have died in vain.
    Thank you again.

  • Cathy

    Why isn’t this being covered in the news???????????????

  • Janet Thomas

    This is the reason that America is so imbedded with evil–how can anyone kill a baby in the womb? Birth is SUPPOSED to be a BLESSED EVENT–all I can think of is when the ruler of Egypt had babies killed because he wanted to destroy the KING–JESUS after the knowledge of HIS BIRTH–how thousands of babies were killed from the time he heard of the BIRTH–
    on into a couple of years because he didn’t know just WHEN or WHERE JESUS was born.
    the devil is out to kill–mame–and destroy GOD’S people– and that is the way it is today–
    GOD is watching and JUSTICE will prevail–evil is not going to go away or be saved —
    they will spend eternity in hell–for which they should–this is an evil –thing that America has looked the other way over for years–our Nation will not GROW STRONG on an evil platform such as this–all judges–all lawyers–all doctors, all nurses–al politicians that have allowed this kind of thing to happen are right in amongst the evil that is destroying the UNBORN FETUS’S of America and should be STOPPED–that is what has sucked the financial institution of our Nation to go sour and is trying to destroy the backs of its people–for which we NEED to CONTINUE to search out the destroyers–and Protect the INNOCENT UNBORN of our Nation–PLEASE help the Right to Life Programs and Honest politians that are doing what they should be doing by making these people ACCOUNTABLE for what they are doing to America and their own families–Thank you for putting this on the inter-net–
    and the Internet will go through a fight to stay in business–but GOD PREVAILS –HIS WORD WILL REACH the whole EARTH and than HIS RETURN will be the VICTORY of the Christian Believer–JESUS IS COMEING SOON–Hallelujah– Janet Thomas

  • Joan Pense RN/BSN

    Thank you for exposing the darkness ! We as a nation ought to be ashamed! The nation that treats the unborn with such disregard will surely answer to God at the judgement! My soul is experiencing an awakening to get re-involved in this pro-life area as I was in years past, thank you for waking me up again! I have worked in Labor and delivery for 8 years in the past and have witnessed many births and baby deaths through miscarriage and one or two where the women were given Prostin E, a hormone which induces abortion, I always asked for a different assignment when I was working because I couldn’t and wouldn’t assist in an abortion. The Pro-choice people that say the gruesome pictures of aborted babies are fake are lying and living in a delusion! It is an absolute reality and they choose to believe the lie. My daughter and I through dance and drama are planning to show up at many campuses across the USA as God leads in the next coming months to testify on behalf of the babies. I also will bring my son Benjamin who is 11 and was born with Down Syndrome to dance with us and to testify to the students, he speaks on behalf of the unborn even when he is silent as his speech is little more than a few difficult to understand words. But God is AWESOME and he states in His Word that He “uses that things that appear weak to confound the wise”.(I Corinthians 1:27).

  • Tara Smith

    religious freak!

  • di from Oregon

    It is too sad to know that this horrible, bloody, nightmarish, “house of horrors,” tragedy, befalls very precious souls who just want to be loved and then find themselves in this predicament where they are further victimized and essentially murdered, all for the profoundly, sicko, greedy butcher’s love of the almighty buck! Makes me sick to my stomach! Babies area precious blessing to be loved and cherished, not run down the garbage disposal! This is so evil I can’t hardly fathom it! Oh, Lord, no wonder there is a hell, where some people just insist on going. No wonder judgement is befalling America!

  • Mary A. Bell

    Janet Thomas has her Bible stories mixed up. The Pharoh of Egypt ordered the infant sons of the Israelite slaves to be killed. Moses was saved. Read the first two or three chapters of the book of Exodus. Jesus was born somewhere around 1200 or 1300 years later. At that time, King Herod ordered little boys two years old and under in Bethlehem to be killed. Jesus escaped to Egypt with Joseph and Mary. Read the second and third chapters of the book of Matthew. Anyway, each of these stories is a story of the slaughter of innocents.
    Abortion in 21st century America is a story of the slaughter of innocents. I’m sickened by the testimony about Gosnell’s House of Horrors. Certainly, there will be a judgment. The same God is still on the throne.

  • Samuel

    “Back alley” abortion clinics are the same clinics now deemed “legal.” There is no difference. Murder, especially when it is wholesale slaughter of human babies, is not pretty and can not be made safe nor is it legal. There are and will be consequences for pretending otherwise. God have mercy, end abortion, and send revival to America.

  • The same Wicked Baby Murdering Business is about to happen in Southern Ireland if Planned Parenthood is allowed to SEDUCE the Government , like Marie Stopes INC has done to Northern Ireland.
    Hmmmmm….seduced by the Dark Side …..The Mainstream Media has been ……Sith Lords……training to be…. they are…..Lord Vaders Minions …They have become…… In transit to The Death Star ……now they are…much sadness I feel……much loss……down the path to the Dark Side…their journey is now complete.

  • Jean-Marc

    Hello, I am not english and I don’t understand very well what is exactly “Mongar had to be put on a Reeves Board” : what is “Reeves Board” ? Google translation in french say that is some “board of directors” …

  • Jean-Marc

    No answer … oh yes but on my email :

    “Our webmaster has been overwhelmed with the public response to this story. It may take a while before you receive a response on the online story!”

    “Generally, comments are viewed as a public forum. If you have questions about details of the articles, it is best to send us an email.”

    “According to Wikipedia, a “Reeves Board” or “Reeves Stretcher” is a flexible stretcher that is often supported longitudinally by wooden or plastic planks. It is a kind of tarpaulin with handles. It is primarily used to move a patient through confined spaces (e.g. a narrow hallway), or to lift obese patients (reeves stretchers have 6 handholds, allowing multiple rescuers to assist extrication).”

    I publish it, if it can help …

  • LauraC

    Pray for Ireland. I pray they don’t bring in the death and guilt of this filthy immoral act.