Pro-Life Leaders Want Abortion Clinic Closed Where Born Alive Babies Killed

State   Steven Ertelt   Jun 19, 2013   |   5:14PM    Houston, TX

A coalition of pro-life leaders, including pro-life African-Americans, will band together at a press conference demanding that an abortion clinic in Houston, Texas be closed where babies are killed after they are purposefully born alive — a la Kermit Gosnell.

A video expose’ of Douglas Karpen has three former abortion clinic employees of the abortion practitioner exposing horrific practices that took place at his abortion clinic.

“Pro-Life leaders from a number of national groups are holding a press conference to demand that the State take action to immediately close Douglas Karpen’s two Houston abortion clinics amid allegations that he intentionally kills late-term babies that are born alive during abortions,” Operation Rescue tells LifeNews today.

“This call for action comes on the heels of yesterday’s passage of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HR 1797) in the U.S. House of Representatives, which was designed to protect unborn babies 20 weeks gestation and older,” the group says. “The legislation was prompted by recent revelations that babies were born alive then intentionally killed by Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell and Houston’s Douglas Karpen. Gosnell was convicted last month on three counts of First Degree Murder and hundreds of other crimes for severing the spines of live late-term babies delivered during abortions.”

Some of the pro-life leaders who will be at the press conference include Rev. Dr. Johnny Hunter, President, L.E.A.R.N., Pastor Stephen E. Broden, Founder and Senior Pastor of Fair Park Bible Fellowship and spokesman for the Black Pro Life Coalition, and Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union.

“We understand that Karpen is currently under investigation, yet his abortion clinics inexplicably remain open,” Gardner said. “We are calling for a ‘cease fire’ on unborn babies and the emergency closure of Karpen’s two Houston abortion clinics while the investigations are ongoing in order to prevent further loss of life.”

The three informants in the expose’ video, Deborah Edge, Gigi Aguliar, and Krystal Rodriguez, have come forward to tell of their horrific experiences working for him 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.

These women 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.

“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.”

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.

During the interview the former abortion clinic employee says: “the fetus would come completely out and of course, the fetus would still be alive” and the abortion clinic employee added “I’m talking about the whole floor dirty. I’m talking about me drenched in blood.”

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One abortion clinic employee is quoted as saying, “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.”

“He does a lot of huge abortions. A lot of the times, we would bring the big fetus that were over age, we would re-open the bag and just look at it and be like, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s so big,” the abortion clinic staffer adds. “Sometimes he couldn’t get the fetus out. 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.”