Steven Ertelt @ Life News:
As the nation awaits the results of the Kermit Gosnell murder trial, a columnist who helped get some national coverage of the trial of the abortion practitioner is highlighting one woman’s tragic story.
In a new column at USA Today, writer Kirsten Powers focuses on the story of Desiree Hawkins.
When Hawkins (right) was 16, she sought an abortion at a clinic in Maryland, that referred her to Gosnell’s Philadelphia abortion facility because she was too far along in pregnancy. Scared and confused, Hawkins eventually got an abortion at Gosnell’s “house of Horrors” clinic and her baby became one of many whose feet Gosnell kept as a sick and twisted collectors item.
Now, as Powers relates in her piece, Hawkins regrets the abortion and was prepared to testify against Gosnell — but that plan didn’t work out either.
“If I talk, maybe people will make sure it won’t happen again.”
That’s what 20-year-old Desiree Hawkins told me last week as she recounted the horror of visiting abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell in December 2009. The jury in Gosnell’s trial for the alleged murders of multiple babies and one woman heard closing arguments Monday afternoon, but they won’t hear from Hawkins.
Hawkins was forced to relive the nightmare of Gosnell’s house of horrors when she was contacted by a Drug Enforcement Administration agent this year. The agent told her that one of the severed feet found in jars at the clinic belonged to her aborted baby. She was set to testify as a rebuttal witness against Gosnell until he chose to not take the stand.
I must assume she was within her mental faculties at the time of her abortion, and no one twisted her arm—and now she has the regrets of a 19 year old emotional system (or the offer of 15 minutes of fame).
Yes, who would assume the baby was still alive when Dr. Gosnel amputated its feet. Hillary the shrieker would say,”What difference does it make?”
Just because you have a degenerate doctor performing abortions, why should you care if he preserves body parts for his own amusement.
Has anyone looked at Dr. Gosnel’s lampshades?
@Skook: Love your quote on the Wicked Witch of the Mid-west, and may I add, one should never underestimate the depths to which she and her accessory will plunge. The bile within me from Benghazi grows.
Kermit Gosnell apparently wasn’t competent to be performing any sort of medical procedures. His license was suspended in 2010 after an FBI raid, following coordinated investigations conducted by the FBI, the DEA, and the Philadelphia Police Department. Representatives of the Pennsylvania State Department and Pennsylvania Health Department were also on hand.
The guy sounds like a total lunatic.
What this has to do with Hillary Clinton is beyond me.
@Greg: What this has to do with Hillary Clinton is beyond me.
The lunacy of her statement on Benghazi is no different than atrocities by Gosnell who in turn was enabled by an utter lack of a moral center in the Democratic Party. The people who refuse to examine the facts of the murder of 4 Americans are no different than those who gave this murderous doctor a platform. HRC and Gosnell are now associated with murder. That is what one has to do with the other. You may think it’s a stretch, but I do not. One is as abhorrent as the other and endemic of the Democratic Party. I have no trouble with this connect. You Democrats make it so easy.
Perhaps we need an article or series of articles, analyzing the comparison of Hillary and Kermit, will help those who refuse to acknowledge the Left’s fascination with death.
@Ditto: Lampshades and wallets should be checked out, just to be on the safe side.
I’m kind of surprised that his lawyer didn’t try to convince him to try to have him diagnosed as a sociopath/psychopath and go for an insanity defense. The fact that the Defense didn’t even put on a case leads me to suspect that Gosnell wants to be able to appeal for inadequate defense.
@Ditto: I’ve thought about this “dehumanizing” event a lot; actually, I can’t get it out of my mind.
The mind of a monster like Gosnell is of particular interest. Is he consumed with a psychotic’s power over life and death? Surely, he is a psychotic; no sane person collects the hands and feet of dead babies.
Gosnell, like many doctors, might be overwhelmed with a superiority complex and still believes in his own infallibility.
His ace in the hole, may be a promised presidential pardon in 3.5 years if he maintains a low profile. Obama, must be proud of such a profile in courage and therefore, willing to award certain presidential advantages.
The insanity appeal is a definite possibility, for who in their right mind would consider him to be sane? The fact that his lawyer didn’t offer an insanity defense, may indicate Gosnell’s god-like vision of himself and an inability to admit the possibility of being wrong or flawed.