Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Gosnell: The Untold Story - Gruesome Discoveries and Drug Dealing

My quarantine reading is the audiobook of Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer, by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer. So far I've written up background about why I believe I have something unique to offer in commentary. Next, a review of notable instances of press coverage of abortion atrocities. Then how the prochoicers seem fine with abortionists breaking the law. I also dug into thoughts that came up while reading the preface. After that I explained exactly how much courage it took to go after Gosnell, considering the fate of others who took on abortion cases and how little the press would care about the death of a plain-faced middle-aged minority woman.

Stumbling Across the Gruesome

Procedure room at Robert Alexander's clinic
Later in Chapter One, Ann and Phelim address how the raid wasn't an abortion case; it was a drug case. One of the most powerful factors in the Gosnell case is how it was police coming to the clinic for an unrelated reason that uncovered what deplorable conditions some abortionist considered good enough for his patients. In December of 2014 I wrote a post noting Gosnell and two other abortionists whose appalling clinics were only uncovered when the cops were there for another reason: Krishna Rajanna and Robert Alexander. And of course, just as in the Gosnell case, any time a filthy abortion mill is uncovered the prochoice movement tsk-tsks at the "outliers" and waits for it all to blow over. And, of course, the media commit their own kind of malpractice by failing to ask what's under the other rocks that the authorities haven't turned over. I've said it before and I'll repeat it here: The real outliers aren't abortionists like Gosnell. They're prochoicers who care enough about the women to speak out.

Drug-Dealing Abortionists

Of course, there's also the issue of a combination abortion clinic/pill mill. David Gluck, who had been Medical Director of the Center for Reproductive and Sexual Health when they got caught charting a dead patient as alert and responsive, had already been busted for selling Dilaudad. Dr. Joel Match had his license suspended for prescribing narcotics without doing a proper work-up.

When we were writing Lime 5, we uncovered a lot of drug-dealing connected to abortion practitioners. Suresh Gandotra (John Roe 209), who committed such egregious fatal malpractice on Magdalena Rodriguez that he had to flee the country, had lost his license in New York and served time for drug charges. Dr. George Wayne Patterson (John Roe 652), later gunned down in possible gangland hit related to his gambling debts, had to close his Mississippi abortion clinic after two of his employees were caught distributing drugs.

Alas, since when writing Lime 5I we did not name abortionists but instead gave them John Roe names, I've been unable to determine who John Roe 18 is; he had his California license suspended and pleaded guilty in 1986 for illegally prescribing controlled substances. I've also been unable to find the name of John  Roe 420, who had been selling drug dealers Dilaudid prescriptions for $50 each. Dr. Ming Kow Hah (John Roe 47 in Lime 5), who later put abortion patient Sylvia Moore in a wheelchair and shoved her out the door to die, was caught prescribing narcotics illegally in 1975.

In more recent examples, Live Action published a piece in 2018 about drug-dealing abortionists.

Since both abortion and drug dealing are ways to profit from people wanting to escape their dismal circumstances, I guess it's hardly surprising how often the two go hand-in-hand.

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