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WND.com Reports on New Book that Provides Shocking Details of Gosnell Trial

Philadelphia, PA – WorldNetDaily.com, one of the most read news sites on the Internet, has published a review of Cheryl Sullenger’s new book, The Trial of Kermit Gosnell, which provides shocking details of Gosnell’s 2013 abortion/murder trial.

But perhaps most importantly, the WND.com article points out a disturbing message in Sullenger’s book that the public would do well to heed:

It would be bad enough if the Gosnell case were an isolated incident, but Sullenger, who has over 30 years of experience researching abortion industry abuses, provides evidence that shows Gosnell is not alone.

Sullenger, who serves as Senior Vice President for Operation Rescue, attended the Gosnell trial and reported on it when other news organizations had no interest in it. She recounts the grisly testimony and evidence from a first-hand perspective, then shares documented examples of other abortionists who have engaged in conduct similar to many of Gosnell’s appalling practices.

She reveals that having an abortion in America today is fraught with many dangers of which most women are not aware.

Read the WND.com Exclusive, “Eyewitnesses take you inside abortion ‘house of horrors’”

Order The Trial of Kermit Gosnell at the WNDSuperstore or Amazon.com.

New Book on Gosnell Trial Reveals that Mental Illness Plagues the Abortion Cartel


PRESS RELEASE

Washington, DC – A new book, The Trial of Kermit Gosnell, uses real-life examples to show that aspects of Gosnell’s “criminal enterprise” can be found in abortion facilities around the nation.

One such aspect revealed in the book is mental illness, which plagued some of Gosnell’s employees and is more common among abortion workers than is commonly known.

Several of Gosnell’s workers were diagnosed with mental health issues such as such as depression, bouts of anxiety, and bi-polar disorder. Even Gosnell showed signs of mental illness through the squalid conditions where he lived and worked, the cold-hearted “snipping” of spinal cords on babies born alive, and the ghastly behavior of displaying jars of severed baby feet.

Author Cheryl Sullenger, who attended Gosnell’s 2013 murder trial, calls on her years of research into abortion abuses to reveal that Gosnell and his employees were not alone.

Sullenger relates the case of a Michigan abortionist, Robert Alexander, whose clinic rivaled the filthy conditions found at Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” facility, and his bizarre testimony at a recent medical board disciplinary hearing.

Alexander testified in his own defense for slightly under an hour, detailing his battle with bipolar disorder since he was nineteen years old. Alexander read a lengthy list of symptoms experienced by those with that mental illness and told the administrative judge that he is heavily medicated in order to manage his condition, taking Lithium three times per day and Prozac twice a day. Alexander claimed to be under the regular care of a psychiatrist and a psychologist. . .

“I mean, to be honest with you, as I listen to Dr. Alexander tell me about all the various symptoms that a person may have, I question whether anyone should be practicing medicine with a lot of those symptoms,” the judge said.

Sullenger also describes other abortion workers who suffered from mental impairment that left them unsafe to practice medicine, including one who committed suicide after years of battling mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, and paranoia.

“There are hidden risks at our nation’s abortion clinics that are rarely discussed. America has a right to know about them,” said Sullenger. “Mental health issues are only a part of the dangers that lurk unseen behind the abortion clinic doors.”

The Trial of Kermit Gosnell is available now at Amazon.com.

Sullenger, who serves as Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue, is available for interview at 316-516-3034.

Impassioned Closing Arguments Stir Emotions in Gosnell Trial

By Cheryl Sullenger

Philadelphia, PA — With lead prosecutor Joanne Pescatore wiping away tears, Assistant Ed Cameron gave an impassioned plea for justice in the final moments of his closing arguments in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial that left an impression on the gallery and most likely the jury.

Cameron had the last word for the jurors today as he began by meticulously summarized the testimony of the 54 witnesses who testified in this capital murder case where Gosnell faces four counts of first degree murder for severing the spinal cords of babies born alive during illegal late-term abortions done amidst squalid conditions with grossly unqualified, poorly trained staff.

“Viability or survivability is irrelevant,” Cameron told the jury, explaining that whether the babies were born alive is the standard the law asks them to consider.

“Outside the mother, all things change. It is a human being and has to be treated as such,” Cameron continued, noting that to accelerate the death process was to commit murder.

While some of the testimony summaries given by Cameron seemed sometimes plodding, each point was important to counter defense arguments that every baby was dead when it “precipitated” because Gosnell used Digoxin in each and every case.

Cameron seemed upset and even angry as McMahon introduced testimony during his own closing arguments that Cameron believed had not been entered into evidence during the seven week trial, at interrupting McMahon and later asking for a sidebar.

But when his turn came, Cameron quickly countered McMahon’s assertions that Gosnell used Digoxin to make sure the babies were dead prior to the abortion, noting that when Crime Scene Unit Officer John Taggart collected and cataloged all the drugs found inside Gosenell’s clinic, there was no Digoxin in that inventory.

Cameron recounted testimony from expert witnesses who said there were no puncture wounds in any of the babies nor was there any trace of digoxin in their systems. On the contrary, witnesses had said that Gosnell tried using Digoxin for awhile but that it never worked. He even tried increasing the dosages to as much as 400 times the recommended amount, only to eventually give up. It was then when he began “snipping” the necks of babies, according to testimony.
McMahon seemed to make a critical misstep when he explained that the neck snipping was to alleviate any pain that the brain might detect, indicating that there may have been brain function and the sensation of pain in these babies before their spinal cords were cut.

Cameron gave and agonizing account of how the newborn babies must have felt as they struggled to be born, finally entering the light only to be stabbed by Gosnell and doomed to slowly suffocate to death.

McMahon and described how there had been an unprecedented “rush to judgment” in this case, with no reporters writing about the presumption of innocence.

“Never in my career have I seen the presumption of innocence so stomped on,” McMahon said. He spoke of a “rush to judgment” and “knee-jerk assumptions without evidence.”

But Cameron indicated that the only “rush to judgment” had been by Gosnell “who was more interested in making a buck than about the health and safety of women.”

Cameron lambasted Eileen O’Neill for sharing culpability in the atrocities that took place at Gosnell’s clinic.
“She hid upstairs with her head in the sand. She’s not fit to be called a doctor,” he said.

Cameron related an incident when he once had a dog that got sick and had to be put down. The dog was given two injections; the first to put it to sleep and the second to kill it.

“My dog was treated better than he treated women and children,” Cameron said.

He described Gosnell’s “Henry Ford Model” of medicine, which consisted of an assembly line that allowed Gosnell to make vast amounts of money while cutting back on expenses. Such cutbacks included the reuse of one-dollar disposable curettes, a practice that endangered the health of women and spread Sexually Transmitted Diseases among his patients.

At one point, for emphasis, Cameron donned purple latex gloves and held up the filthy brownish-yellow curettes that were slightly warped from reuse. He then held up once more the disgustingly filthy vaginal probe and waved it for all to see. Cameron gestured toward the dirty, out-dated suction machine and asked how anyone could possibly read the pressure gauge since the glass cover was caked in dried blood.

Cameron dramatically turned to Gosnell and asked him, “Are you human?” then turned to the jury while pointing to Gosnell and said, “He’s the one in this case that doesn’t deserve to be called human.”

The Assistant District Attorney spoke with passion and emotion was he described how Gosnell “doesn’t even have the basic humanity” to treat the remains of his victims properly. “We know what happened to them,” he said, then recounted how the remains were placed in lime-aid containers and cat food cans, ground in a garbage disposal, or flushed down the toilet until the plumbing clogged. He reminded them of the testimony of Jimmy Johnson, who described how he opened up a clean-out drain and out pored recognizable fetal remains, such as arms and other body parts.

Of Karnamaya Mongar, Cameron concluded that she epitomized the American Dream, coming to America seeking a better life after 20 hard years in a refugee camp in Nepal. But when Gosnell heard Mongar’s respiration had slowed prior to the procedure, he responded by giving her more drugs. After being told half way through the abortion that Mongar had turned gray, Gosnell continued the abortion for twenty more minutes. A drug that could have counteracted the drug overdose was expired in the cabinet and went unused.

Mongar went to Gosnell, Cameron said, and “laid on that rusty table and he killed her…She should be alive and those babies should be alive,” he said.

McMahon talked in his closing arguments about a firestorm created by this case, characterizing it as a political tsunami that was racist and elitist in nature, threatening to swallow up all those involved. McMahon told the jury that District Attorney Seth Williams had “a big press conference, and things got out of control from there.”
At one point McMahon described how the witnesses pled guilty out of fear and even told the jury that Sherry West was framed for murder in the death of Karnamaya Mongar.

But Cameron again turned McMahon’s words on him, telling the jury that there was indeed a firestorm, but it was the one described by Steven Massof, an unlicensed abortionist who worked for Gosnell, when he testified, “I felt like a fireman in Hell.”

“That hell was 3801 Lancaster and Gosnell was the captain of that hell,” said Cameron. “It was raining fetuses,” he proclaimed, referring again to Massof’s testimony. “It’s time to extinguish that fire, that hell he created.”

“Those babies didn’t have a chance,” he continued. “They couldn’t say ‘Let me live,’ except for one baby that whined.”

If convicted on even one count of first degree murder, Gosnell could face the death penalty. He faces hundreds of lesser counts, including 24 charges related to illegal abortions beyond 24 weeks, and well over 200 counts of violating informed consent laws and failure to abide by a 24 hour waiting period.

O’Neill’s attorney asked earlier in the day for acquittal of her charges of “theft by deception” because, he noted, that her patients “got what they paid for.” He attempted to portray his client as a good doctor, even though she was unlicensed. He attempted to argue that O’Neill had not ducked out a side door out of fear of being caught doing something wrong, as she had told FBI agents that interviewed her and disputed the notion that she ever told authorities that 70% of what she did was done without Gosnell being present.

Conditions at the clinic were discussed, with McMahon showing select photos of the building that appeared to be relatively clean. However, Cameron pointed out that those photos had been taken only after the facility was cleaned and painted after the death of Mongar, and then again after the raid by the FBI and DEA. Cameron indicated that Kareema Cross’ photos that depicted something far more repulsive were more reflective of true conditions.

However, the most convincing evidence about the squalid conditions at what has become known as Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” was the equipment and furnishings that had been seized from the clinic and brought into the courtroom for the jury to see day after day.

After the proceedings concluded for the day, I was given the opportunity to enter the front of the court room and inspect that evidence for myself. Photos of the abortion table and objects simply do not relate the full extent of the aged equipment and the filth that encrusted it.

Judge Jeffery P. Minehart, who has presided over the trial, will give jury instructions on Tuesday morning then the case will be in the hands of the jury. Whether they can find guilt beyond a reasonable doubt remains to be seen.

Carnage: Grisly Testimony and Photos of Aborted Baby Remains Dominate Gosnell Trial

Tempers run high as attorneys debate whether Gosnell’s murder victims were born alive

By Cheryl Sullenger

Philadelphia, PA – The fifth week of Kermit Gosnell’s capital murder trial resumed today with graphic testimony from Dr. Sam Gulino, Chief Medical Examiner for the City of Philadelphia, who discussed his examination of the remains of 47 fetuses seized by law enforcement authorities from his “House of Horrors” abortion clinic. Dr. Gulino testified that this case was unprecedented and he could not find a colleague who had ever dealt with a case involving frozen fetal remains of this nature.

For the first time, photos of Karnamaya Mongar’s dead baby were shown to the jury. Mongar died from an overdose of Demerol during a second trimester abortion done by Gosnell.

Mongar’s baby was estimated to be 16-19 weeks gestation. The baby’s skin was bright red, (a condition later described as the early stages of decomposition), and sported a head of dark brown hair. The Medical Examiner found no fetal anomalies when he examined the baby’s body. A photo of the back of the child showed a deep gash approximately an inch long in the back of the baby’s neck. Mongar’s abortion took place in 2009. [Note: This is a corrected date. The article previously stated Mongar’s abortion took place in 2007, which was in error.]

Jury Sees More Dead Baby Photos

The bodies of a baby boy and a baby girl with similar neck gashes were also shown in grisly color on a large screen opposite the jury box. The remains on one baby, which was not shown to the jury, was described as missing both feet severed above the ankle and a right hand severed above the wrist.

Dr. Gulino testified that he received three batches of remains from Gosnell’s clinic, the largest of which contained the remains of 42 babies. The remains were frozen and stored in a variety of containers, including milk jugs, cat food cans, and even a cherry lime-ade container. The containers were each in bags and those bags were found in three large red bio-hazard bags. Several containers contained the “fragmented” remains of several babies. Ages were estimated from 12 weeks or less up to 22 weeks. He found that two of the babies were “possibly viable.”

It took Dr. Gulino five days just to catalog the contents before examinations could even be done.

Mystery of the Fetal Feet

He also later received five jars containing fetal feet and first trimester abortion remains that had been preserved in formaldehyde. The jars were labeled with the patient’s name and date of the abortions, which ranged from December 5-9, 2009. Two of the jars were from the same patient and contained a right and left foot of the same baby. Using the measurement of the feet, Dr. Gulino estimated the fetal ages to be 14-19 weeks gestation.

Gosnell’s defense attorney implied that the extremities were preserved in the event that DNA evidence was needed and as proof of fetal age, however, the severing of both feet and a hand would be unnecessary even if this were the case, Gulino testified. The prosecution believes that the feet and hands were taken as trophies by Gosnell, just as serial killers often engage in the practice of taking mementos from victims they kill.

Frozen Remains Present Challenges

Because the aborted baby remains had been frozen and thawed for examination, a tricky process, according to the medical examiner, the tissue samples were damaged to some extent, making testing to determine whether a baby breathed air inconclusive. Because of this, there was no way he could say for sure that any of the babies were actually born alive. However, he testified that it is possible that they were alive at birth or had been birthed into water such as into a toilet. Several former employees testified that they saw babies born into toilets at Gosnell’s clinic. There would be no reason to sever the baby’s spinal cords if they were dead prior to birth, as the defense claims.

The subject of viability was a touchy one on which McMahon aggressively questioned Dr. Gulino. Shockingly, McMahon marched to the jury box and dramatically asked Dr. Gulino, “If the baby is dead, it can’t be viable, can it?”

McMahon suggested that any movements by a baby after birth were simply a condition known as cadaveric spasm, which was described as movement of muscle groups as the result of the rapid onset of rigor mortis. The medical examiner indicated that was unlikely due to the under-developed nature of muscles at the gestational ages being discussed.

Testimony ended when a shouting match broke out between McMahon and prosecutor Edward Cameron over whether the babies were born alive. Cameron was conducting questioning on re-direct when McMahon angrily blurted out a question out of turn. The two men began shouting at each other, and both were shouted down by Judge Jeffery Minehart, who rebuked McMahon and told him to “act lake a lawyer.” The argument ended questioning for the day.

Planned Parenthood Abortionist Testifies

Earlier in the morning, testimony was heard from Charles David Benjamin, an abortionist who works for Planned Parenthood in Philadelphia. Benjamin was presented as an abortion expert over the objections of Gosnell’s attorney Jack McMahon.

Benjamin, a stocky, balding middle-aged man, stated that he is a Doctor of Osteopathy who trains residents as part of his staff duties at Albert Einstein hospital in Philadelphia. He admitted to having done 40,000 abortions over his 30 years in practice.

Benjamin testified concerning Gosnell’s grossly outdated sonogram machine, his use of drugs in abortion procedures, and the dispensing of pain and sedation drugs by Gosnell’s unqualified workers in his absence.

Benjamin Admits to Missing Drugs

Benjamin told the court that his clinic’s crash cart is inspected monthly and admitted that he has had emergency drugs tampered with or missing, which was discovered during inspections. The only crash cart Gosnell apparently owned was not stored at his clinic, but found by police under his bed at his residence.

As for Gosnell’s use of digoxin to kill the pre-born baby prior to a late-term abortion, Benjamin testified that amounts recorded on Gosnell’s charts represented more than 500 times the normal dosage. Testimony given earlier in the trial indicated that there was no physical evidence that digoxin was ever used on the babies he is charged with murdering.

The trial will resume tomorrow morning with the family of Karnamaya expected to testify. Operation Rescue will be reporting from the trial all week.

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  • Gosnell Employee: ‘It would rain fetuses. Fetuses and blood all over the place’
  • Gosnell Sister-in-Law Emotionally Testifies of Mongar Death, Disposal of Bloody Remains
  • Aborted Babies Dramatically Testify Against Gosnell at Murder Trial
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  • State Inspector’s Horrific Discoveries at Gosnell’s Abortion Clinic Described In Court
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    New Book, The Trial of Kermit Gosnell, Describes Shocking Details and What it Revealed About the Abortion Industry in America

    PRESS RELEASE

    Washington, DC — When police raided the Women’s Medical Society, they thought that they were putting an end to a pill mill that was the largest supplier of illicit prescription painkillers in Philadelphia. But once inside, police made the grisly discovery that Kermit Gosnell’s medical office was something much worse.

    Police seized the bodies of 47 aborted babies – all with mysterious wounds across the backs of their necks. They soon realized they had uncovered a “House of Horrors” where babies were routinely born alive during very late-term abortions amid unspeakable squalor, only to be brutally murdered.

    Cheryl Sullenger attended Gosnell’s murder trial in Philadelphia in the spring of 2013, and has penned a new book, The Trial of Kermit Gosnell, published and released today by World Ahead Press.

    She powerfully describes gripping details of the trial proceedings — including shocking revelations from the often-emotional testimony.

    Based on over three decades of experience researching and exposing abortion industry abuses, Sullenger also relates disturbing evidence that Gosnell is not alone.

    The Trial of Kermit Gosnell has already received excellent reviews.

    In The Trial of Kermit Gosnell, Cheryl Sullenger debunks the Planned Parenthood myth of “safe, legal and rare abortions.” While the Gosnell saga is the proverbial “tip of the iceberg” readers will understand the need to expose legal abortion’s underbelly and to join the movement to end the scourge.
    -Evangelist Alveda King, civilrightsfortheunborn.com

    There is no person who better understands the horrors occurring behind the closed doors of abortion facilities than Cheryl Sullenger, who has spent years documenting and exposing abortion abuses. In The Trial of Kermit Gosnell, Sullenger reveals the full story of the courtroom drama that shocked and outraged America. This page-turning narrative of murder, abortion, political cover-ups, and regulatory failure shatters the facade of “choice,” and demonstrates that Gosnell isn’t the only abortionist committing barbaric crimes in America. Once you read this book, you will never view abortion the same way again.
    -David Bereit, Former CEO of 40 Days for Life

    Without the hard work of Cheryl Sullenger, the public might never have heard of Kermit Gosnell. Cheryl hounded the district attorney, poured over documents late at night, and traveled to Philadelphia to attend the trial when there was only a couple of local news reporters in the courtroom. As you read her book, you will feel like you are sitting in the courtroom with her, experiencing all the emotions of one of the most important abortion-related trials in history.
    -Troy Newman, President, Operation Rescue

    The Trial of Kermit Gosnell is available now in paperback or digital format at the following booksellers: Amazon.com, Barnes&Nobel.com, Superstore.WND.com.

    Sullenger, who serves as Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue, based in Wichita, Kansas, is available for interview and public appearances. Call 316-516-3034 to schedule.

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