Saturday, April 11, 2020

Gosnell: The Untold Story - Chapter Two: Experts, Resistance, and Enabling

The continued quarantine read of of Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer, by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, has prompted me to add relevant material that I know from over 35 years of abortion research. Links to previous commentaries are at the bottom of this post.

Getting Someone to Testify

The Gosnell prosecutors had a hard time getting medical professionals willing to testify. It's very frustrating to learn of their frustration because if they had contacted Life Dynamics they would have been provided with a list of abortionists willing to testify in abortion cases. Life Dynamics provides litigation support for lawyers representing injured women and the families of dead women, and these names are one of the services provided free of charge.

Life Dynamics also helps law enforcement. When Nabil Ghali was arrested in Ohio for sexually assaulting patients in an abortion clinic he was operating without a license, law enforcement contacted us and I prepared a dossier that helped the prosecutors to get his bail set at $6 million. Alas, he plea bargained and was released on time served, but we managed to keep him locked up for a while. There was some satisfaction in that.

No Negative Light

While I was at Life Dynamics I listened to years and years of tapes of National Abortion Federation meetings and seminars. One year they were in a tizzy about the help Life Dynamics was providing to medical malpractice attorneys. I got to hear Kathryn "Kitty" Kolbert of the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project tell the members to stop botching abortions because she was sick of "beating the shit out of" women to get them to drop their lawsuits. The abortionists circle their wagons. They get nasty.

That's a huge part of why Life Dynamics put together the list of abortionists willing to testify in court. We did a massive mailing and replied to those who responded, choosing ones that were reputable and rejecting ones like P. Scott Ricke, the guy who got his hand stuck in a patient.

"They Warned Each Other"

Christine Wexler told Ann and Phelim that everybody in the abortion community knew how quacktastic Gosnell was and warned each other about him. Nevertheless reputable clinics -- including National Abortion Federation member clinics -- referred women to him. A NAF member clinic in Delaware had him starting abortions at their facility and finishing them at his. This goes past being appalling into the real of criminal. So is it any great mystery why they didn't want anybody to learn about what was going on at 3801 Lancaster? They were afraid of being exposed for their culpability.

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