Special Report: New Stunning Photos, Testimony Show Texas Abortionist Kills Babies Born Alive

An Operation Rescue Special Report
By Cheryl Sullenger

Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen.

Houston, TX – After the conviction of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell on murder charges, Operation Rescue has been repeatedly asked if there is any evidence that similar practices exist at abortion clinics elsewhere in the nation. That documentation has now been released.

Operation Rescue arranged to have Life Dynamics, Inc. produce a video interview, released yesterday, with three informants who came to Operation Rescue as the result of our Abortion Whistleblowers Program, which offers a reward of $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of abortionists who are breaking the law.

The three informants, Deborah Edge, Gigi Aguliar, and Krystal Rodriguez, have come forward to tell of their horrific experiences working for abortionist Douglas Karpen, at one of three of his Texas abortion clinics, the Aaron Women’s Clinic in Houston. A fourth informant has co-operated with Operation Rescue, filing an affidavit about her experiences, but remains at this time anonymous.

As shocking as their stories are, these women did more than just talk; they brought forward evidence of illegal late-term abortions in the form of photos taken on their cell phones at the Karpen’s clinic on Schumacher Lane in Houston.

The photos were scandalous. They depicted two babies aborted well beyond the legal limit of 24 weeks in Texas. Their necks had been cut.

Photos of Babies 1 & 2 by cherylsullenger on Scribd

“The photos show babies that are huge, with gashes in their necks, indicating that these babies were likely born alive, then killed, just as Kermit Gosnell did at his ‘House of Horrors’ clinic in Philadelphia,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “In fact, there are numerous similarities between Karpen and the Gosnell case, including the disregarding of complaints by the authorities that allowed both men to continue their illegal operations.”

Signs of life

In both cases, the babies’ skin is pink, noting a lack of masceration, an early form of decomposition that happens in babies that die in the womb. Massive bruising on the extremities of one of the babies indicates the baby’s heart was pulsing with life when the trauma was inflicted likely when grasping instruments latched on to bring the baby down into the birth canal. The eyes of the other child are open in a nightmarish expression of pain, revealing development greater than 26-28 weeks. Both sets of photos were taken on July 28, 2012.

The video interview of the three informants verified the worst.

“When he did an abortion, especially an over 20 week abortion, most of the time the fetus would come completely out before he cut the spinal cord or he introduced one of the instruments into the soft spot of the fetus, in order to kill the fetus,” said Deborah Edge, who worked as a surgical assistant for Karpen for about 15 years until leaving in March, 2011.

“I thought, well, it’s an abortion you know, that’s what he does, but I wasn’t aware that it was illegal…Most of the time we would see him where the fetus would come completely out and of course, the fetus would still be alive,” Edge continued.

How often did this happen?

“I think every morning I saw several, on several occasions,” she said. “If we had 20-something patients, of course ten, or twelve, or fifteen patients would be large procedures, and out of those large procedures, I’m pretty sure that I was seeing at least three or four fetuses that were completely delivered in some way or another,” said Edge, acknowledging that these babies would be alive.

She described how some babies would emerge too soon and would be alive, moving, and breathing. She also told of how Karpen would sometimes deliver the babies feet first with the toes wiggling until he stabbed them with a surgical implement. At the moment the toes would suddenly splay out before going limp. Sometimes he would kill the babies by “twisting the head off the neck,” according to Edge.

Women would be given doses of Cytotec, a drug that causes strong and unpredictable uterine contractions, and would deliver while they were waiting in line to see Karpen, some in toilets, one in the hallway.

“He just picked it up with one of those [chux] pads and put it in the trash bag,” said Krystal Rodriguez of the baby born in the hallway.

“As long as the patient had the cash, he was going to do it past 25 weeks,” she said.

But not all the babies came out intact. When there was difficulty, Karpen would dismember them, a process that was, according to the surgical assistant Deborah Edge, a bloody mess.

“Sometimes he couldn’t get the fetus out” she explained. “He would yank pieces – piece by piece – when they were oversize. And I’m talking about the whole floor dirty. I’m talking about me drenched in blood.”

Undercover investigation and a troubled past

It all began in early 2011, when Operation Rescue was conducting an undercover investigation of several Texas abortion clinics when it discovered that Karpen appeared to be violating the Texas informed consent law that required that abortionists give the state-mandated information personally on patient conference calls set up for that purpose. In addition to the improper use of a recording, he was not on the line to answer questions, as the law required. Operation Rescue’s Cheryl Sullenger filed a complaint with the Texas Medical Board concerning this violation.

Sullenger submitted a statement to the TMB noting Karpen’s documented history of problems, including series of botched abortions stretching back to 1988 when 15-year old Denise Montoya hemorrhaged and died after a 26-week abortion done by Karpen.

She told the TMB of a documented incident on February 6, 2005, when a sewer broke at Karpen’s Texas Ambulatory Surgical Center, located at 2421 N. Shepherd in Houston, causing sewage to spill into the parking lot of a neighboring car dealership. Maribeth Smith, an employee of the car dealership said she is convinced she saw human body parts mixed in with the sewage. She took photographs, believing the human tissue came from the clinic.

“Whether it’s legal or not, it’s not right,” Smith said. “This whole area is nothing but raw sewage and bloody pieces. There were little legs coming out from one side.”

A Health Department worker called 911 to report a second spill at the same abortion clinic. When asked who she was with she told the dispatcher, “Health Department…and we handle normal medical waste, but this is beyond us. He says he can see fetuses and fingers and everything.” (Emphasis in transcript.)

Sullenger hoped that the history of documented abuses would help convince the TMB to act swiftly to protect the public.

Whistleblower comes forward

The following month, Deborah Edge contacted Operation Rescue with her first-hand account Karpen’s practices after she had smuggled one of Operation Rescue’s Whistleblower flyers out of his clinic, knowing that she needed to call.

In addition to the accounts of the illegal late-term abortions, other abuses Edge witnessed included:

  • Falsification of ultrasounds to produce younger fetal ages of babies over the legal limit or older fetal ages to extract more money out of women.
  • Fraudulent billing practices.
  • Surgical equipment not properly sterilized.
  • Reuse of disposable instruments.
  • Unqualified workers drawing and administering drugs.
  • Late-term abortions done at 28 weeks and later. (Texas law permits only to 24 weeks.)
  • Lack of adequate nursing staff.
  • Concealing poorly kept logs from inspectors to prevent deficiency citations.
  • Hiring nurses through a temp agency to work only on days when inspections are scheduled.
  • Mistreating heavy women and inappropriately touching attractive women while under sedation.
  • Sexual harassment.
  • Edge explained that Karpen was able to evade detection by having his workers hide sanitation logs and other incriminating documentation from inspectors on the occasions they would come by the clinic.

    “Karpen might have a little newer equipment and a little cleaner clinic, but his shoddy practices certainly mirror those of convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell. Certainly if anyone deserved Board discipline, it was this guy,” said Sullenger.

    Excel Spreadsheets

    Another piece of evidence was an Excel file that contained four months of abortion billing information for 2011. That file was given to Operation Rescue by an anonymous informant. The abortions listed all indicated that several abortion funds, including the National Abortion Federation Fund, the Hersey Fund, the Lilith Fund, and others had been billed for part of the abortion fee. The allegation made by the informant was that Karpen was bilking the funds out of money by over-billing them. While that allegation could not be substantiated by Operation Rescue, the list was revealing as to the price of the late-term abortions that the women all said were done beyond the legal limit and the amount of cash taken in to the clinic.

    March, 2011, listed 33 abortions that were partially paid for with abortion funds or other sources. Over $38,000 in cash was paid by patients. The file showed 5 abortions that cost under $1,000, 7 abortions that were between $1,000-2,000, 12 abortions that cost between $2,000-$3,000, and 3 abortions that were over $3,000.

    The greater the gestational age, the higher the abortion fee. How old were the two babies whose abortions cost $3,700? The file didn’t say, but the high figure seemed to confirm the allegations that abortions were being done very late — much later than 24 weeks.

    Working together

    Due to legal issues raised by the former clinic workers, Operation Rescue contacted attorneys at Alliance Defending Freedom, which handled many of the women’s legal concerns. Once the women quit their jobs, finances became an issue. Newman contacted Abby Johnson, whose new organization And Then There Were None, which offers support to former abortion clinic workers. She agreed to help the women with some financial assistance.

    Amended complaint

    The additional information gathered from Edge and the other women was quickly added to the original Texas Medical Board complaint filed earlier. Sullenger discussed the new information with TMB Inspector, Leslie Coe, who seemed to be conducting an investigation. As the other Karpen employees came forward with similar stories, their affidavits were submitted to Coe along with the video of violations taken inside the clinic and the photos of the huge babies Karpen had aborted.

    Everything seemed to be progressing through the investigative process. The women were interviewed and Sullenger spoke on and off with Coe, who seemed cooperative and willing to take more information as it came in.

    Settlement conference hearings were scheduled and hopes rose, but the hearings were repeatedly delayed and reset over the course of months until finally they were simply were not rescheduled.

    “I thought that the additional information had sent the case back to the investigative phase and that the Board just needed more time to process everything. Medical Boards take a very long time to work through things. After being involved in numerous Board actions against abortionists, the delays seemed normal,” said Sullenger. “But apparently they weren’t.”

    Mysterious dismissal

    But then something changed.

    “It was like someone turned the spigot off. Ms. Coe stopped returning my calls and did not acknowledge my e-mails. I could not account for the change in attitude,” said Sullenger. “Then I got the letter dismissing the case and was completely stunned by it.”

    The letter, dated February 8, 2013, stated:

    The investigation referenced above has been dismissed because the Board determined there was insufficient evidence to prove that a violation of the Medical Practices Act occurred. Specifically, this investigation determined that Dr. Karpen did not violate the laws connected with the practice of medicine and there is no evidence of inappropriate behavior, therefore no further action will be taken.

    “I couldn’t believe what I was reading,” said Sullenger. “How could anyone look at those pictures of the two babies and still say ‘there is no evidence of inappropriate behavior’? No one even bothered to sign the letter.”

    Going public

    With the TMB out of the picture, Sullenger sought an opportunity to get the women’s stories recorded and evidence released to the public, an effort that required her to negotiate unexpected delays.

    Then, while Sullenger was in Philadelphia reporting on the Kermit Gosnell murder trial, Mark Crutcher of the Texas-based Life Dynamics, Inc., a close associate of Operation Rescue’s, was able to make arrangements to get the interviews recorded.

    The Gosnell trial and his convictions on 3 counts of first degree murder for severing the spinal cords of babies born alive during abortions at his filthy West Philadelphia abortion clinic has focused the national abortion debate onto the question of whether Gosnell’s behavior was an anomaly. Often in the courtroom conversation amongst reporters, many with very liberal world views, would shift to questions about whether others like Gosnell were out there breaking the law and subjecting women – and their viable babies that the law was supposed to protect – to unspeakable atrocities.

    “Douglas Karpen is so like Kermit Gosnell that it is uncanny, from the illegal late-term abortions, to killing babies born alive, to even the sewers clogged with fetal remains,” said Sullenger. “But the most disturbing thing is that we know there are others out there who are maybe even worse than Gosnell and Karpen, who just have not been caught yet. How many? There’s just no way to tell, but that thought should give everyone pause to think. Can we really afford to allow abortion clinics to run amok without accountability? When we do, we get places like Gosnell’s ‘House of Horrors” and Karpen’s apparently illicit operation. The ones that pay the price for the lack of enforcement and oversight are those who can’t defend themselves from exploitation by men like them.”

    Enforcement elusive

    While states continue to enact pro-life laws that are designed to provide greater oversight and accountability to an out-of-control abortion industry, the matter of enforcement still remains the biggest challenge to bringing abortionists like Gosnell and Karpen to justice.

    For years, Gosnell evaded accountability, shielded by a political atmosphere that ignored complaints and refused to inspect clinics out of fear of limiting access to abortions. That political climate was one in which Gosnell thrived. Karpen appears to enjoy the benefits of a similar political climate in Texas, which has inexplicably chosen to ignore a total of four former employees and the images of the babies Karpen dispatched in a similar manner that earned Gosnell two life sentences in prison.

    Operation Rescue has finally made public Karpen’s identity in order to attempt bypass the stonewalling of the TMB and bring him to justice.

    “We are asking all those who were appalled by the details of Gosnell’s behavior that have come out throughout the trial to take action to bring Karpen to justice in a court of law,” said Newman. “We know that it is possible to prosecute him because of the outcome of the Gosnell trial. We just need prosecutors like those in Philadelphia who are willing and courageous enough to enforce the law.”

    Please take the time to contact the authorities below and ask for a full-scale investigation into Douglas Karpen’s abortion business.

    Mike Anderson, District Attorney Harris County, Texas
    1201 Franklin Street, Suite 600, Houston, Texas 77002-1923
    Voice: (713)-755-5800
    E-Mail: Armand_Stephanie@dao.hctx.net

    Greg Abbott, Attorney General of Texas
    Office of the Attorney General
    PO Box 12548
    Austin, TX 78711-2548
    Voice: (512) 463-2050
    E-Mail: robert.allen@texasattorneygeneral.gov

    Texas Medical Board
    333 Guadalupe
    Tower 3, Suite 610
    Austin, TX 78701
    Voice: (512) 305-7010
    E-Mail: verifcic@tmb.state.tx.us

    • BTW, Karpan discussed his problems at NAF (re: prolifers taking patients to get laminaria removed). But Aaron not NAF clinic. Whatup with that?

    • Kristina

      This brought tears to my eyes. When we are fighting for life many use the argument, “It’s just a blob of cells.” When in reality, THIS ABOVE STORY is what we are fighting for! This is not just a random act, as we can see from Gosnell, and Karpen is not a one-in-a-million either! This is an atrocity! This goes beyond a person’s religious background or political stance. Any human being should be absolutely disturbed by this and made to want to do something! I am writing, emailing and calling the three names listed above. I am also contacting my Gov. Rick Perry! This cannot go unnoticed! America should be ashamed of ourselves!

    • Vic Landry

      Want to bet it’s in Sheila Jackson Lee’s congressional district?

    • Kristina

      I just called everyone listed above. Mr. Anderson’s office said they are looking into it. Mr. Abbott’s office said it is not in their jurisdiction, to contact law enforcement or Med Board. And the Med Board said, I have to file a written complaint to them, which I am doing, and that everything with them is confidential. Please, tell me what else can I do. I live in Killeen Texas, about 3 hours from Houston!???

      I am contacting Gov. Rick Perry today as well.

    • Vicky Waterson

      “The investigation referenced above has been dismissed because the Board determined there was insufficient evidence to prove that a violation of the Medical Practices Act occurred. Specifically, this investigation determined that Dr. Karpen did not violate the laws connected with the practice of medicine and there is no evidence of inappropriate behavior, therefore no further action will be taken.”

      Obviously if Mr. Karpen is getting paid than someone (like the mother) values his work. Why can’t you just leave it alone. I object to Operation Rescues call to pursue further legal action against Dr. Karpen.

    • Joanne

      Oh my! To see those babies treated like trash is beyond disturbing. Animals get better treatment than that. Abortion is barbarism dressed up as medicine, and it needs to stop. I will never get those images and the ones of Kermit Gosnell’s victims out of my mind. I applaud those women for their courage to document these abuses and come forward. Keep shining a light on this vile industry. Justice must be done.

    • Debbie

      The tears are hard to keep from coming to my eyes to finish reading and watching the report here. Murder is immoral and illegal. Murder of innocent human babies is incomprehensible. To see the shear ignorance of these “healthcare” employees that continued to get up and go to their jobs day after day can only be explained by the fact that evil exists among us. I pray for them all because they have partaken in murder and will stand in judgment one day for their actions. That precious baby is representative of 55 million that suffered his same fate in the last 40 years of “choice”. This “doctor” needs to be brought to justice and the murders needs to stop. We must all support our leaders in terminating abortion. Pray for us.

    • Christine

      I called and got the same responses as Kristina….Mr Abbotts office didn’t seem to even be aware of this story!!! When I asked the man who I was talking to if he was prolife..he didn’t want to answer that question…so..that’s my answer!!! This is sinful!! God have Mercy on them all!

      From New Hampshire..

    • mandy

      It is nasty ..shamefull and all the above but as harsh as i may sound and im not much pro nor to belive its right ..but i do belive there are nessasery times were one must make a harsh tuff and heart breacking choice to end the pregnacy ..but not this way and i must say this i know some women are scared but he would b a monster if he werent givin the rights to be..exmp he can only do what ladies are paying or allowing him to do..please this is so wrong and so many different ways it a ladies responsibility is a woman to take care of your child if you don’t want it have it and give it to someone who would love to take care of it so many women picked out in dollars to have a baby and get women if you can’t afford to have your baby how do you for to have aboarded it doesn’t cost much more than you just pay for the abortion to take care of it plus you’re so much help out there .there’s just no reason for this and that for a long time come on I feel that unless a medical reason an abortion should not be allowed after 18 weeks

    • mandy

      @vicky ur just plain blind..or didnt look at the images or work for a jerk like him how is that crap ok..its not differant then some one shooting ur 4yr old r u as ignorant as u soumd i hope i just read ur comment wrong because .u are now even more of a moran then the doc himself some of the babies had been close to full term and felt every bit of the torture and pain.they were even born alive thats murder..no matter what ..smh..discracefull ..trash.is what it is..

    • DEB

      I sent emails to the 3 you recommended below is one reply:
      This report certainly raises concerns. In order to open an investigation and prove a possible violation of the Medical Practice Act, the Texas Medical Board needs the name of the patient and the date that a procedure took place. If a former employee has that information, the TMB needs contact information for that former employee.

      You can follow this link http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/consumers/DisciplinaryProcess.php which describes the complaint process and disciplinary process, and displays a link on how to file a complaint.

      Pre-Licensure, Registration and Consumer Services (PRC) Department scq
      Texas Medical Board

    • Victor Landry

      I might quit trying to end abortion when Libs quit trying to take my guns. I don’t hunt and I’ve never shot anyone. Whether you believe life begins at conception or at birth, you cannot deny abortion ends a potential life. My guns are innaminant objects. They have never hurt a soul. I like punching holes in paper targets. You will say you are prochoice. I choose to target shoot. Will you defend that choice?

    • Kristina

      @ DEB @ Christine, THANK YOU for reaching out as well! I also emailed our Gov. Rick Perry and I am trying to blast his FB Page with this as well, seeing as he did comment on the Gosnell trial. He should be well aware of the monster living in his backyard! I am going to continue to stay updated and email, call and write until something is done!! I wish I lived closer to his “doctor’s office” I would stand out there all day! Here’s a thought, I am also going to contact our local media. I live about three hours from this monster but I will try and get anyone who will listen involved. This is just so horrible words cannot really express. Let’s all come together and bring this man to justice!!

    • Kristina

      @ DEB and Christine, I thought I had already posted but I don’t see it on here. oops, might have gone on another article ? Nonetheless, THANK YOU BOTH for reaching out today!! Via Pro-Life America’s FB Page the Lt. Gov. of Texas has issued an investigation into this matter!! That is a foot in the door! Let’s keep fighting for life!

    • Janet Jones


    • Lisa

      “For years, Gosnell evaded accountability, shielded by a political atmosphere that ignored complaints and refused to inspect clinics out of fear of limiting access to abortions. That political climate was one in which Gosnell thrived.”
      And it is the same political climate that is allowing Karpen to inflict the SAME types of crimes against low-income, minority women and their babies in Houston. If he terminated the life of ONE 24 + week old born alive baby, he us just as guilty and should be prosecuted.
      You can object all you want to Operation Rescue, but very few objected to Hitler for quite a while and we know how that turned out.

    • Johnnie Morris

      This is so so horrible how can anyone stand for this what is the great Rick Perry’s email address and his Facebook page where i can have my say I will also call all three on this page and voice my opinion THIS HAS GOT TO STOP BRING THIS MONSTOR DOWN

    • LBR

      Was I really seeing Hershey Fund? Is that connected to the Chocolate Bar? If so then people need to NOT purchase ANY of their products.

    • SB Smith

      LBR, the Hershey mentioned in this article has nothing to do with the chocolate Hershey.
      So we can relax as far as buying chocolate goes.

    • Samuel Bright

      “…a bloody mess.” So it is.

      And these are babies … PEOPLE, like you and me. How can we pretend?

    • Kristina

      Hi Everyone! Just an FYI, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, Texas, Has issued a statement stating he demands a full scale investigation into this matter. You can see it on his FB Page. This is a step in the right direction!!

    • Tim

      @ Deb I had the same response from the TMB when I sent an email to all three contacts listed above. It looks like we need the contact information for Deborah Edge, Gigi Aguliar, and Krystal Rodriguez in order to actually file a complaint. I’m doing all I can to help from up here in Maine! Thanks for bringing this into the light and exposing the evil.

    • Operation Rescue

      The Medical Board is just putting you off. They already had all the documentation and chose to turn a blind eye. Acting like everyone has to file new complaints is ridiculous. Not sure why they are acting like this is new to them. It’s not.

    • Jael

      I have a form letter that I am sending off to all three of those addresses. You might like them, you might not like them; however, it is a base to perhaps build you own letter to turn this murderer in. Here it is, if you’d like:
      To whom it may concern;
      I am writing to implore the Texas Medical Board and the Law of Texas to prosecute to the fullest extent of the Texan law the abortionist Dr. Douglas Karpin who is savagely murdering full term survivors of abortion for profit. I am a citizen of the United States reporting a murderer in your state.
      In the impossibly rare event that your office is unaware of Dr. Douglas Karpins house of horrors then please view this website: http://www.operationrescue.org/archives/special-report-new-stunning-photos-testimony-show-texas-abortionist-kills-babies-born-alive/ look at the loathsome and gruesome photo graphic and documented evidence of the wholesale human slaughter and review the video of his employees (who have witness these crimes) speak out. I will also be forwarding this report of neonatal holocaust to Governor Rick Perry.
      Please stop these atrocities now,

    • Kristina

      Awesome letter Jael! I will copy and paste!

    • Deborah

      Look up the information on Texas abortion laws. The way this guy will be put out of business, and possibly tried is going to be on the record keeping. one of things required is to document the gestational age and type of abortion. There is NO WAY he could possibly be telling the true gestational age of these babies, if no third trimester procedures are permitted.

    • Lucia

      What a sick, dark, gloomy world we live in when people can commit such horrific crimes to a helpless human person and go to bed at night like nothing is wrong!!! Heaven help those who have the God given power to end this butchery and don’t!! THEY WILL ANSWER TO GOD!!
      I am beyond disgusted and horrified with this other monster who walks the earth harming defenseless babies! Big, fat BULLIES is all they are, and they (ALL) need to be stopped!!
      Who can smile knowing our brother and sisters are being slaughtered at every moment of every day throughout this country?????? … UGH!!
      May the Mercy of God continue for someday His wrath will begin and woe to those who are found unrepentant!!

    • DGD

      I pray that the three whistleblowers will find mercy in Christ, regardless of their motives. May God be merciful …

    • jess

      HOw do you not know that this is illegal ??????

    • Bill

      Email Gov. Perry, get him on this asap.

    • Reader

      I look at this and then I wonder why all I see on facebook are stupid memes about how horrible muslims are and how terrible things are in the middle east, and yet, here we are, MURDERING babies.

    • http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/contact.htm

      Contact Texas Dept of Public Safety

    • contact all local, state and national news source (tv, internet, newspaper)

    • Dean

      Notice these murderers can never say, “baby”??

    • C. Cee

      May God have MERCY on your black murdering soul, you disgusting sick murdering twisted bastards!!!! A live viable birth extinguished, how in the name of all that is sacred can you doctor, call yourself a human. They just don’t come any lower than you. You deserve the death penalty, slow torturous extremely painful death exactly like what those babies go through. Then I hope your black soul lives forever in the firey pits of hell!!!! I am neither a religious fanatic nor a pro lifer, but YOU ya sick bastard are the things of nightmares and you stand for all of what’s wrong in the world today!!!!

    • Virginia

      You know this country is truly going down the tubes when you hear stuff like this. How can we call ourselves civilized when we can’t even protect the most innocent of our society. Shame on us for allowing such an atrocity. Another holocust right here in the good old U.S. of A., and no one really gives a damn. I will once again quote JESUS from the Holy
      Love.org website: “There will NEVER be peace in the WORLD until there is PEACE in the WOMB.” One day we will all be held accountable for allowing such an atrocity…

    • Ashley

      How any person can read this article, and see these pictures and turn a blind eye is unbelievable. These are people. Little tiny humans, with a heartbeat, eyes to see, hands to touch, a brain, hair growing on their head, and most importantly a nervous system. They feel all the pain this monster is putting them thru. I pray Jesus holds them tight now. I am from NC, and Im sure these horrible places are here also, but I do intend to print out the letter tyoed above and mail a copy to each address. As I am typing this I am watching my 13 month old girl play on the floor. I can’t imagine…..I am a mother of four, and I love each one of my kids. They are a precious gift from God. This country is a disgrace.

    • Jeanne

      This is extremely disturbing. There are so many loving people in this world struggling to have a family who would give anything to have one of these children and people like Dr. Karpen are out there legally murdering them. It turns my stomach. This is an outrage – no different than the atrocities performed against humans during the Holicost. You cannot tell me that these children do not feel the pain. They do and I’m sure they cry out too. Breaks my heart!
      I say crucify him – hang him up by his feet and cut him to pieces like he does his tiny little victims. There is no justice here that would serve as punishment for this crime. Life in prison is not enough – that would give him peace, 3 meals a day and rest. Not good enough.

    • my human brain does not have the capacity to comprehend these acts of ruthless extermination against our own children and if anyone in this world can somehow justify this evil, have a nice time in eternity with satan saddam adolf and all the rest of the douchebags you will have as friends.

    • Fred

      These are not “fetuses” they are children. Frankly these nurses should be put to death along with the doctor. This goes on in every abortion clinic and there is not one abortion doctor who has not murdered a child in this way.

    • tammy

      Fred, they are fetuses when they are in the uterus. Their is nothing wrong with being educated and using proper medical terms which derive from Greek and Latin. Fetus from Latin meaning offspring of. I will not allow them to take proper words and distort them. I am taking back fetus, I know what it means, I am educated, and I am going to Nursing school. Four of my six children were planned, two were unplanned, and unwanted, but ALL of them were human. And all of them were once a fetus or offspring of this human.

    • chanel

      I totally disagree with all that I saw on Dr. Douglas Karpen, the informants are disgruntal employees and this is just crazy!!!!! It is the womans right to choose what she does with her body, come on people the one employee worked there for 15 yrs and she just now coming forward to make allegations???? She stated that she did not know it was illegal…RIGHT!!!!…keep that crap if it was illegal then trust and believe she knew as well as the other employees. You have to take what they say with a grain of salt…..So before we pass judgement lets get all the facts from both sides of the story, I personally am glad the investigation was dismissed…it needed to be…

    • Operation Rescue

      Seriously? How could someone see what these women say they witnessed and NOT be disgruntled. It took bravery for them to come forward. Attacking the messenger is an age-old tactic to deflect from the truth about what is likely going on. It’s easier than facing the real issues hear, and that is the alleged murder of living newborns, which is nothing short of barbaric!

    • Jody

      I look at this and I know there is nothing new under the sun. In ancient times people waited until the baby was born and sacrificed it to some demon god named Moloch or whatever. Now we are educated and we can sacrifice the children before their born to a demon god called a woman’s right to choose. Same evil demonic god, same result. This is sickening. Our world is depraved. How could a woman wait until the child was formed and able to feel pain and suffer so cruelly? If a woman is hell bent to get rid of the evidence….why not get it done in the first few weeks? We treat animals with more dignity and love than a human child. There are more laws to prosecute animal cruelty than our babies. No protection for these little ones. God comfort and rest their little souls.

    • tammy

      Actually there are few laws to protect animals and virtually no enforcement of them, very similar to the slap on the wrist prosecution of child abusers and molesters. A favorite quote of mine, “One must only look at the way a society treats its animals to know how it treats its people.” We do not treat our animals well nor or children whether in or out of the womb.

    • So… All I’ve read is that people are so worried about the ‘baby’ and how horrible these acts are… well I don’t see anyone here talking about I would adopt the baby. Or doing something to alleviate the choice for an abortion. I mean just outlaw abortion and then we get mothers that have 5/6 kids? Drain on the state economy or if someone wants to give up their baby for adoptions, I don’t think many of the commentators would offer to adopt, would you?
      So instead, these ‘babies’ would become wards of the state and we know how GREAT of a parent the State makes.

    • tammy

      Josh, it’s called personal responsibility. I practiced it twice with my last two children who were unplanned, unwanted, but not unhuman. I have six children, not one of them did I have a right to murder because it was inconvenient for me and it was. I just had to rearrange my schedule and life around them, it is not that hard if you give a damn about anything other than yourself a little bit. I am divorced and none of my children are in daycare, I go to nursing school fulltime in the evenings, I take and pick my kids up from school not the bus, I work over night and on weekends, I even breast feed my baby. No one helps me except my oldest two daughters both under eighteen and they are amazing. I teach them its not the mistakes you make, it is how you handle them that matters. Each of my children knows I would do anything for them at any cost, all of my pregnancies were horrific – I suffered for each of them to be born not exist, they already did. My children know they have value as a human being and are not the possession of another person with their existence subject to a whim.

    • Deb

      Josh, you should educate yourself. The unwed birthrate has increased, not decreased since the introduction of easy to get and use contraception. Abortion should not be a form of birth control.

      Maybe you don’t know how difficult it would be to get custody of a baby that survived an attempted abortion. likely the mother wouldn’t know the baby survived, and so the state wouldn’t have her consent to have the baby adopted. The ridiculous adoption laws in this country need to be revised. Too many babies get adopted and then the birth mother changes her mind. It’s one of the primary reasons people go outside of the US to adopt.

    • Angela

      Not trying to defend this murderer at all, as I am 100% Pro Life, but the pictures here are the same ones that articles showed from the Gosnell trial. Maybe there’s part of our answer as to why it was thrown out. Just a thought.

    • Angela

      Josh, why would a woman need to wait until she is full term to have an abortion if she knows she doesn’t want the baby in the first place? I’m so sick of that defense for killing full term babies.