The name Kermit Gosnell has come to be synonymous with gristly, horrific treatment of human life – both born and unborn.
Now, a new clip from an upcoming documentary about the Philadelphia abortion doctor sheds light on Gosnell’s early abortion practices, including his participation in the barbaric “Mother’s Day Massacre” experiment, The Blaze reported Wednesday.
The disastrous incident left nine poor women seriously injured after Gosnell used an experimental abortion device called a supercoil to kill their unborn babies, LifeNews.com previously reported. The supercoil was made of plastic razors coated in gel. When the gel melted inside the woman’s uterus, the razors would spring open to supposedly cut up the unborn baby.
The Wall St. Journal previously reported more on the incident:
A young Philadelphia doctor “offered to perform abortions on 15 poor women who were bused to his clinic from Chicago on Mother’s Day 1972, in their second trimester of pregnancy.” The women didn’t know that the doctor “planned to use an experimental device called a ‘super coil’ developed by a California man named Harvey Karman.”
Nine of the 15 Chicago women suffered serious complications. One of them needed a hysterectomy. The following year, the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade. It would be 37 more years before the Philadelphia doctor who carried out the Mother’s Day Massacre would go out of business. His name is Kermit Gosnell.
Back-alley abortions were indisputably a problem before 1973. That’s no defense of the Roe regime, which failed to solve it.
David Altrogge, director of the documentary “3801 Lancaster: American Tragedy,” told The Blaze that government officials never held Gosnell accountable for the gruesome experiment. Reports indicate that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Philadelphia Department of Health investigated Gosnell but never charged him with any crimes.
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“By the time that you read through all the times … he could have been stopped, your head is just spinning,” Altrogge told the news website.
It took until 2010 – when investigators raided Gosnell’s abortion clinic on the suspicion that he was illegally selling prescription drugs – for Gosnell’s horrific abortion practices to be exposed. In May 2013, Gosnell was convicted of murdering three newborn babies and contributing to the death of a female patient.
“One of the questions that we wanted to answer … is how did this happen? How did he go on for so long. Why wasn’t he stopped earlier?” Altrogge told the news website. “[This clip is] the first exploration of the first incident where Gosnell ran into legal trouble, evading unsafe abortion practices.”