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Pro-Choice Violence and Illegal Activities in Pennsylvania

Allentown Clarion Erie Harrisburg Jonestown Lancaster Lehighton Milford Parkesburg Philadelphia Pittsburgh Reading Sayre State College Wilkes-Barre Williamsburg York Allentown, Pennsylvania
Aggravated Assault of an Unborn Child, Simple Assault and Terroristic Threats [West Pottsgrove Township] Pro-choicers tend to laugh at gallantry, because it doesnt fit in with their idea of a feminist paradise, where everyone is allegedly equal. Instead, they settle for thugs like Roderick Douglas Gaines. During the early morning hours of July 3, 2010, Gaines told his pregnant girlfriend that he wanted her to have an abortion. They had been arguing about this for several months, and Gaines had put continuous pressure on the unnamed woman to abort their child.

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Gaines had been out drinking until late at night, and his girlfriend was sleeping. She was shocked awake by Gaines punching her in the back with his closed fist. He told her that, if she screamed, he would give her something to scream about. Gaines also shouted that she was forcing him to have this baby and she should respect that he wants her to have an abortion. Since she won't respect his request to have an abortion, he won't respect her. Typical of what passes for pro-choice logic. Finally, Gaines drunkenly passed out. When he awoke, she told him that she wanted to go to a hospital, but he slapped her hard across the face and then punched her hard in the stomach several times. Gaines also threatened the victim and her family, including making a threat to have the victims sister raped with a broom, according to court papers. The woman eventually was able to leave the residence and notify police. Fortunately, her injuries were not severe enough to cause a miscarriage. During Gaines trial, Assistant District Attorney Wallis Brooks, who heads the DAs Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit, said that Everyone knows that a pregnant woman is in a vulnerable situation. The fact that this man would take out his rage on an unborn child is unthinkable and criminal. This case cried out for state prison. This was one of the most heinous acts. Not only are we protecting the pregnant mom, but we have a duty to protect the unborn child. Its my understanding (the victim) has had the child. By Gods grace, everything turned out all right. On April 19, 2011, Judge William R. Carpenter of Montgomery County Court sentenced Gaines to three to six years in prison after he pled guilty to the charges of aggravated assault of an unborn child, simple assault and terroristic threats. He was also ordered to complete an anger management counseling program while in prison and is prohibited from having any offensive contact with the unnamed victim. Reference: Carl Hessler, Jr. West Pottsgrove Man Jailed for Assault of Pregnant Girlfriend. The Mercury [Pottstown, Pennsylvania and the Tri-County area], April 20, 2011.

Clarion, Pennsylvania
Hate Crime, Vandalism and Destruction of Property Pro-choice people prattle on and on about how they love freedom and especially freedom of speech, but, as dozens of incidents in this database prove, they only approve of speech that supports their views, and react with anger, violence and vandalism when they see or hear speech they do not like. Every pro-lifer who has picketed at an abortion mill for any length of time experiences the anger and hate of tolerant and nonjudgmental pro-choicers hitting, screaming and spitting at them. Almost every pro-life student group on campuses all over North America has had their Cemeteries of the Innocents or life-affirming posters vandalized and destroyed. And pro-choicers destroy practically every organized pro-life effort to put up billboards, posters or yard signs. Naturally, if a pro-lifer damages any pro-choice property, they refer to it as terrorism, and demand that law enforcement authorities prosecute and jail the perpetrators.

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Christian students from Clarion University Students for Life put up a Cemetery of the Innocents display for Holy Week 2011, featuring crosses erected to memorialized the 53 million preborn children killed by abortion since it was first legalized in some states in 1967. During the night (of course), anti-free speech pro-choice students destroyed the display. They turned many of the crosses upside-down to form Satanic symbols, and dripped fake blood over a pile of crosses they stacked up near the display. Then they wrote the words Pro-Choice in the fake blood they splattered on the sidewalk in front of the sign explaining the Cemetery of the Innocents display. Kristan Hawkins, Director of Students for Life of America, described the desecration.

Pro-choicers often shout about freedom, but they only think freedom should be granted to those who hate life and hate Christianity, as they proved at Clarion University in 2011. In a breathtaking public display of anti-Christian and anti-Life motivations, 350 crosses were pulled up and re-inserted in inverted fashion, a well-known anti-Christian symbol. Additionally, red paint was splattered on crosses and signs. Even eerier was the mock bloody footprints of an infant painted in front of the display. Vandalism of pro-life displays on campus is not uncommon, but this incident takes pro-choice vandalism on campus to a whole new level. It is revolting to think that anyone would desecrate a display in this way, most especially with red paint to imitate blood. Clarion University must take a strong stand against this disgusting, intolerant, and hate-filled act. Every year, Clarion SFL experiences some sort of vandalism broken crosses or knocked over crosses during their Life Week. Members of Clarions Students for Life group see an anti-life motivation to this vandalism, but also an anti-Christian motivation as well. The inverted cross has long been a symbol of anti-Christian and anti-religious sentiments.

Reference: Steven Ertelt. Pro-Abortion Vandals Turn Pro-Life Display Into Satanic Scene. LifeNews.com, April 26, 2011.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
Murder, Aggravated Assault (2 incidents), Assault and Making Terroristic Threats On June 8, 2002, at a graduation party, pro-abortionist Corinne Wilcott sneaked up behind Sheena Carson, who was 15 weeks pregnant, dragged her to the ground by her hair, punched her in the face, and kicked her repeatedly in the side, shouting "I hope the bastard dies! I told you I was going to get you for sleeping with Kareem!" [Wilcott's husband]. An autopsy revealed that Sheena's unborn child died four days later from blunt-force trauma to the mother's placenta. During the trial, medical experts testified that Sheena's unborn child suffocated in her womb because a blow broke the life-giving bloodlines that connected the child to his mother. On March 26, 2003, a seven-man, five-woman jury found Wilcott guilty of third-degree murder, aggravated assault on the unborn child, aggravated assault on Carson, simple assault on Carson, and of making terroristic threats. She was acquitted of a charge of first-degree murder, which is an intentional killing. Third-degree murder is an unintentional killing committed with malice. The verdict came after a five-day trial before Judge John J. Trucilla. It marked the first time a person has been convicted of killing a preborn child in Erie County under the state's Crimes Against Unborn Child act. It is one of the first such verdicts in the state, District Attorney Brad Foulk said. On June 26, 2003, Erie County Judge John Trucilla sentenced Wilcott to seven to fourteen years in prison. He said that the fetal protection law is constitutional because a pregnant woman can choose to have an abortion, but she has no choice in an attack that kills her unborn child. At the sentencing, her family and friends wore T-shirts that said "Corinne Wilcott" on the front and "Unborn Child Act unfair" on the back. References: "Erie Murder Case has Grown Into a Debate Over When Life Begins." 35 WSEE TV News [Erie, Pennsylvania], December 27, 2002; "Judge Upholds Law Allowing Murder Charges in Deaths of Fetuses." Canton Reporter, January 26, 2003; "Pennsylvania Judge Upholds Fetal Homicide Charges." LifeSite Daily News, January 28, 2003; Lisa Thompson. "Judge Denies Request to Move Fetal Homicide Trial." Erie Times-News, February 1, 2003; Lisa Thompson. "Wilcott Dumps Plea, Takes Trial." Erie Times-News, February 11, 2003; Lisa Thompson. "Jurors Told to Set Aside Abortion Views." Erie Times-News, March 25, 2003; Lisa Thompson. "Abortion Key Issue in Jury Selection." Erie Times-News, March 25, 2003; Lisa Thompson. "Doctors: Blow to Woman Killed Fetus." Erie Times-News, March 27, 2003; Lisa Thompson. "Wilcott Found Guilty of Murder." Erie Times-News, March 27, 2003; Debra Rosenberg. "The War Over Fetal Rights." Newsweek Magazine, June 9, 2003; "Woman Gets 7 to 14 Years for Killing Rival's Fetus." Arizona Republic, June 27, 2003; Maria Gallagher. "Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced Under Unborn Victims Law." LifeNews, June 30, 2003; Associated Press. "Woman to Appeal Third-Degree Murder Conviction in Fetal Homicide." Burlington County Times, August 23, 2003. Malpractice, Practicing Medicine Without a License (2 incidents), Unprofessional Conduct (5 incidents), Negligence, Violation of Health and Safety Standards (3 counts), Inadequate Record Keeping and Falsification of Records (2 counts) Harvey Brookman was an abortionist at Erie's American Women's Services abortion mill from September 2003 until April 2004, when he was fired for not having a medical license. He also performed abortions in the Philadelphia suburb of King of Prussia and worked for two years as an "independent

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contractor physician" at the State College Medical Services abortion mill in State College, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of State charged him with unprofessional conduct and negligence. The State of Pennsylvania said that he practiced medicine without malpractice insurance, gave expired drugs to his patients, allowed unlicensed staff members to administer those drugs, failed to check his patients' age and identity, and performed abortions without a licensed registered nurse present. In April 2005, the State of Pennsylvania filed an amended list of complaints against Brookman, and suspended his medical license for six months. The amended complaint noted that Brookman perforated a teenager's uterus and colon during an abortion at the King of Prussia abortion mill, and now faces a lawsuit filed by her. Susan Rogacs of the pro-life group Centre County Citizens Concerned for Human Life said that "We checked the state department Web site. It said he only had an active-retired license," meaning that Brookman could treat only himself and family members, Rogacs said earlier this year. Brookman had his medical license revoked or suspended New Jersey and New York in 1996, and it was previously suspended by Pennsylvania in 1995. According to the New York Department of Health, Brookman routinely examined the uteruses of pregnant women without a medical reason. He was also found guilty of maintaining inadequate patient records and altering others. Shortly after Brookman was charged, the other abortionist on the American Women's Services abortion mill's staff, Gerald Applegate, was found to have been on probation with the state for prescribing controlled substances to his wife. Shortly afterwards, the abortion mill closed down. References: Associated Press. "Erie's Only Abortion Clinic Has Controversial Year." September 19, 2004; Newswatch Channel 16 News [Erie, Pennsylvania]. "Doctor at Closed Erie Abortion Clinic Cited by State." February 11, 2005; Maria Vitale Gallagher. "Pennsylvania Abortion Practitioner Has Medical License Suspended." LifeNews, April 21, 2005. Death Threat, Hate Crime, Destruction of Property and Vandalism People for Life is a pro-life group based in Erie, Pennsylvania. It has been repeatedly victimized by cowardly pro-choicers who dont have the courage to show their faces during the day. In the Fall of 2004, pro-choicers hung a baby doll by its neck from the office of People for Life, and then stuck a huge kitchen knife through its chest and hammered a large nail through its head. Then they stabbed a bunch of utility knives into its arms and legs and left a sign that proclaimed "I vomit on your faggot god." Police examined the "evidence" for fingerprints.

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Another of many examples of pro-choice intolerance and hatred, directed against the People for Life pro-life group in Erie, Pennsylvania. People for Life had also sponsored an Abortion is Forever billboard displaying the phone number for the local crisis pregnancy center, Women's Care Center of Erie County, since mid-2000. This billboard was located close to the American Womens Services abortion mill on Peach Street. On February 7, 2005, pro-choicers vandalized the billboard by painting a line through the word "forever" and scrawling the word "choice" underneath, so the billboard read "Abortion is Choice." The cost of replacing the vinyl covering for the billboard was about $1,000. Reference: E-mail messages dated March 4, 2005 from Tim Broderick of People for Life in Erie, Pennsylvania, on file.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Simple Assault and Reckless Endangerment According to official police documents and media reports, the following events occurred in and around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This is one of the more egregious of the many examples of "pro-choice" cowardice and media and judicial bias, enough to shock even the most jaded pro-lifer. On December 22, 2007, 69-year-old Ed Snell was standing on top of his car and protesting outside the Hillcrest Abortion Clinic in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in order to see over a seven-foot high fence into the property.

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23-year-old pro-abortionist Nathan Richardson shoved Ed off the top of his car, and he fell backwards, striking his head on the pavement with great force, knocking him unconscious. He was transported to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where the medical team thought for a time that he might even die of his injuries, outlined in his medical report: "multiple trauma, right subarachnoid hemorrhage [bleeding in the area between the brain and the tissues that cover the brain], compression fractures of four vertebrae (T3, T4, T5 and T10), right scapula fracture and fracture of the fourth and fifth ribs." There was not a single mention in the mainstream media of this brutal and near-fatal attack on an elderly man. Kelly Shackelford, chief counsel for Liberty Legal Institute, said that, if the incident had involved a pro-lifer attacking a pro-abort, "There would be national forums on the trend of 'pro-life violence.'" You'd see it on Nightline and the Today show. This is another example of how media bias is just as much about what you refuse to cover as what you cover." However, the staff of the Hillcrest Abortion Clinic certainly had something to say. Instead of apologizing for the viciousness of the attack, or expressing sorrow for Ed's injuries, the abortion mill's receptionist shouted "He got what he deserved! He earned what he got!" Many pro-aborts echoed this sentiment. One blogger wrote that "The old fart so deserved it," and another said "Happy New Year, Ed. I hope Richardson knocked some sense and common decency into your head." Imagine how the mainstream media would react if a pro-lifer nearly killed an elderly "pro-choicer," and other pro-lifers said that he got what he deserved! Naturally, the Harrisburg police department showed their pro-abortion bias throughout Ed's ordeal. After the attack, police officers entered the abortion mill, where Richardson was waiting. The police refused to arrest him, and allowed him to go home. One of the pro-life witnesses asked a police officer why he did not arrest Richardson, and the cop replied "It's none of your business!" Eventually, Richardson was charged with felony aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment. In January 2008, Dauphin County Judge Barbara Pianka dismissed the aggravated assault charge against Richardson, leaving only the misdemeanor charges of simple assault and reckless endangerment. Richardson's attorney Alan Michael Ross simply told the judge that he did not intend to harm Snell. We have to ask: What did he think would happen when he pushed an old man off the top of a car? References: Warner Todd Huston. "Media Silent as Pro-Abortion Activist Assaults Elderly Pro-Life Advocate." LifeNews, December 31, 2007; Lynn Vincent. "See No Evil: Violence Against Pro-Life Activists Goes Unreported by the Mainstream Media." World Magazine, January 26, 2008; Steven Ertelt. "Judge Dismisses Assault Charges in Attack on Elderly Pro-Life Advocate." LifeNews, January 31, 2008; http://run4chocolate.wordpress.com/2008/01/01/obscene-anti-abortionist-doesnt-like-his-upcommance/.

Jonestown, Pennsylvania
Assault and Making Terroristic Threats According to official police documents and media reports, the following events occurred in and around Jonestown, Pennsylvania. On February 8, 2010, Levi R. Hogwood's girlfriend Lindsey Raudabaugh told him that she was pregnant. In a classic understatement, court documents said that Hogwood "didn't handle it very well."

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He began to punch her in the stomach to kill their preborn child. She tried to push him out of their apartment, but he forced his way back in and began punching her in the face, head, shoulder and chest. When she tried to call police, Hogwood took her phone and smashed it to the ground. Hogwood was charged with simple assault and making terroristic threats. He was arraigned and freed after posting $25,000 bail. Reference: Chris A. Courogen. "Jonestown Man Charged with Assaulting His Pregnant Girlfriend." The Patriot-News, February 12, 2010.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Forced Abortion, Rape (2 counts), Aggravated Indecent Assault (8 counts), Aggravated Indecent Assault of a Child (8 counts), Indecent Assault (8 counts) and Corruption of a Minor (8 counts) 38-year-old Dwayne A. Goudy is another "pro-choice" male who loves to sexually molest little girls, and, of course, the abortion mills are always ready to abort these girls and send them home to be raped again if the much older man has the money to pay for the abortion, that is. For almost eight years, Goudy sexual assaulted a little girl beginning when she was just ten years old "hundreds of times," according to the prosecution, and often made another child watch as he performed "every kind of sexual act" on her. When she became pregnant, Goudy forced her to have an abortion, and the abortion mill naturally did not ask any questions about a much older man bringing a little girl in for an abortion. The abuse only stopped when police arrested Goudy and a Lancaster County jury convicted him on multiple charges in September 2009. On February 5, 2010, Judge Jeffery Wright sentenced him to 22 to 44 years in state prison. Judge Wright described the crimes as "violence and degradation against a child." Prior to imposing sentence, Wright deemed Goudy a sexually violent predator, which will result in additional conditions being imposed on him in prison and during parole. During trial, Assistant District Attorney Karen Mansfield told the Court that Goudy's crimes included rape, sexual assault and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and that they comprised "one of the most egregious cases" she'd ever seen. Throughout the prosecution, Goudy showed no remorse, only arrogance. References: Ryan Robinson and David O'Connor. "Ex-Countian Charged In Rape Of Girl; Police Allege Assaults Occurred Over Eight Years." Lancaster New Era, December 4, 2008; Janet Kelley. "Predator Jailed for 22 to 44 Years: Sex Charges Spanned 8 Years and 4 Police Jurisdictions in County." LancasterOnline.com, February 5, 2010.

Lehighton, Pennsylvania
Rape of a Child, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Corruption of a Minor, Concealing the Death of a Child and Abuse of a Corpse Many pro-choice men prefer their girls young the younger, the better. This is another example of the dozens of cases described in this database where child molesters find

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that abortion is their best friend. It allows them to erase the physical evidence of their crimes and continue to molest their victims. Abortion mills almost never report such molestation. In fact, prochoice groups routinely battle any attempt to make abortion clinics mandatory reporters so that they would be required to report such molestation. In this tragic case, however, a young girl decided to take care of the problem herself, and almost died because of it. And, unbelievably, the pro-choicers used the tragedy to defend abortion! 30-year-old Michael James Lisk started having sex with a twelve-year-old girl, as he put it, too many times to count. After she turned thirteen, she became pregnant. On June 2, 2010, she tried to abort herself with a pencil, and became more and more ill. She called Lisk, who told her to push hard, and she delivered her baby into a toilet, saying afterwards that the little one had been stillborn. Lisk then buried the babys little body in a plastic shopping bag in a wooded area. The girl went to Lehigh Valley Hospital, and hospital staff contacted the police. Police charged Lisk with rape of a child, aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of a minor, concealing the death of a child and abuse of a corpse. The level of insensitivity and bull-headedness shown by pro-choicers regarding this case astounded even veteran pro-life activists. Jill, at Feministe, demonstrated how dense pro-choicers are when she wrote that And yes, this girl obviously needed access to safe abortion care; if she had such access, she wouldn't have had to self-induce abortion with a lead pencil. Abortion access would have lessened this tragedy by a significant degree. It's shameful that, under the guise of caring about children and babies, anti-choice groups seek to limit abortion access for women and girls. Well, Jill, this database provides dozens of examples of what happens when a young girl is taken to an abortion mill by her much-older male relative; the abortion mill staff take her money (cash only, please), abort her, and push her out the door into the waiting arms of her molester. References: Police complaint dated June 7, 2010; James Tillman. 13-Year-Old Self-Aborts Baby: 30Year-Old Boyfriend Buries Body. LifeSite News, June 8, 2010; The Pedophile and the Pencil Abortion Which is Our Fault. Jill Staneks blog at www.jillstanek.com, June 8, 2010.

Milford, Pennsylvania
First-Degree Murder (2 counts), Murder and Evidence Tampering (2 counts) We have come to expect despicable, murderous and dishonorable behavior from "pro-choicers" in general, but it doesn't get any lower than this. What kind of filthy scumbag would blame his own mother for the murders he committed? Gregory Rowe, that's who. Rowe lived with his girlfriend, Kristin Fisher, and their seven-month-old daughter Kaylee in their home in Greentown, Pennsylvania. She was pregnant by him again, and then they broke up. Rowe moved in with his mother, Cheryl Kunkle. He repeatedly demanded that Kristin have an abortion because he did not want to have to pay child support, but she refused, saying that she was pro-life.

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So he decided to take care of things his way the "pro-choice" way by killing those who inconvenienced him. First, he drew a bath. Then he took the little girl and held her under the water until she stopped struggling, drowning her. Then he knocked Kristin unconscious and hanged her. After the murders, his mother helped him set up the scene to make it look as if Kristin had drowned her little daughter and then committed suicide. In January 2006, a jury found Rowe guilty of two counts of first-degree murder, and he was imprisoned for life without the possibility of parole. Kristin's grandmother, Kathleen Fisher, who discovered the girls' bodies when she came home from work, called Rowe a "heartless, soulless creature" and a "psychopath." She also said that Kristin chose life for Kaylee even though Rowe wanted her to get an abortion. In hindsight, this early expression of the lack of regard he had for human life should have spoken volumes to Kristin and I. ... He wasted his life and the lives of my daughter and granddaughter. One day, he'll meet his Maker. There's forgiveness, but you have to ask for it and be truly sorry for what you did. Rowe appealed his verdict, blaming his own mother for the killings. He claimed that he was completely innocent, and said "The truth is out there, but they failed to see it." When a reporter from The Record asked him if his mother, Cheryl Kunkle, had killed Kristin and Kaylee, he said "Yes." Perhaps we shouldn't be too hard on Rowe, because he apparently absorbed his values and his techniques from his mother, who murdered her ex-boyfriend not long after Rowe had murdered Kristin and her baby girl. Reference: Steven Ertelt. "Pennsylvania Man Who Killed Woman Who Refused Abortion Blames Mom." LifeNews, February 9, 2006. Felony Assault Jerome Butler, 26, had molested a 15-year old girl and impregnated her. After learning of the pregnancy, police said, Butler and his wife came up with a plan to terminate the pregnancy by having Butler kick the girl in the stomach repeatedly. Butler and his wife, Nicole, 25, pleaded guilty to the charges stemming from the scheme. Nicole Butler received a suspended prison term as the result of a plea bargain. The baby survived the attack and was born in good health, officials said. Under the plea agreement, Butler received a total sentence of 10 years in prison, suspended after five served, with 10 years probation. He was ordered to submit to sex offender evaluation and treatment and to register as a sex offender for 10 years. Superior Court Judge Richard Arnold labeled Butler a "savage criminal with no sense of remorse." References: "5-Year Sentence for Abortion Attempt." The Waterbury Republican American [Connecticut], August 24, 2001; "Connecticut Man Sentenced for Attempted Forced Abortion." The Waterbury Republican American [Connecticut], August 27, 2001; Pro-Life Infonet, August 28, 2001.

Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

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First-Degree Felony Aggravated Assault of an Unborn Child, First-Degree Felony Aggravated Assault and Simple Assault On October 23, 2010, Steven Lee Drys girlfriend informed him that she was pregnant and, contrary to his desires, was not going to have an abortion. Then, she said, he grabbed her around the throat and repeatedly struck her in the lower abdominal area. He told her she was getting rid of that baby and that you must have an abortion so I never have to see you again, according to court documents. The unnamed woman was taken to the hospital for treatment. The next day, Dry showed up outside of her home and told her Good, I hope youre horrified, and I wont stop until you lose that baby. She called police, who arrested Dry and charged him with first-degree felony aggravated assault of an unborn child, first-degree felony aggravated assault and simple assault. Reference: Lauren McCormack. Man Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Pregnant Woman. Daily Local News [Chester, Pennsylvania], October 27, 2010.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Murder (32 counts), Infanticide, Conspiracy to Commit Murder (14 counts), Solicitation to Commit Murder (3 counts), Performing Illegal Third-Trimester Abortions (36 counts), Conspiracy to Perform Illegal Third-Trimester Abortions (4 counts), Violation of Pennsylvania's Abortion Control Act (310 counts), Drug Delivery Resulting in Death (3 counts), Felony Drug Administration (3 counts), Violation of the Pennsylvania Controlled Substances Act, Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substances Act, Corruption of the Morals of a Minor (2 counts), Racketeering (9 counts), Conspiring to Commit Racketeering Activity (8 counts), Felony Conspiracy (3 counts), Criminal Solicitation (2 counts), Abuse of Corpses (5 counts), Theft by Deception (3 counts), Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception (3 counts), Perjury (3 counts), Obstruction of Justice, Evidence Tampering (2 counts), Record Tampering, Hindering Prosecution (2 counts) and False Swearing

This case describes brutal and inhumane medical procedures and callous disregard of human life on a scale that will shock and appall ordinary (pro-life) people. If you are easily sickened or disgusted by reading accounts of extreme pro-choice brutality and disregard for born and preborn human life, do not read any further. I really mean it!

Introduction and Overview Setting the Stage for Murder The Deadly Side of the Business Gosnells Third-Trimester Abortion Procedure A Killer of Women as Well as a Killer of Babies Finally, the Raid

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See No Evil The Role of Government Agencies and Pro-Choice Groups Conclusions of the Grand Jury Charges Brought by the Grand Jury Introduction and Overview This database of pro-choice violence includes many descriptions of filthy and dangerous abortion mills that were allowed to operate for years and even decades without inspection, or with inspections that were routinely ignored by clinic staff. The staff of these clinics also routinely abused and neglected women, leading to many deaths and serious injuries. This shows that the Gosnell case is not by any means an isolated incident, but something that occurs on a frequent basis. This is the inevitable result when people who are concerned only with money, and who drape themselves with a false public image of caring for womens health and rights, are allowed to operate on their own terms. These abortion mills include;

All Women's Health Services, OR Biogenetics abortion mill, IL Bread and Roses, FL Dadeland, FL Eastern Womens Center, NY Inglewood Women's Hospital, CA Summit Medical Center (abortion mill), AL

Kermit Barron Gosnells Womens Medical Society abortion mill is a textbook case in what happens when you combine a pro-choice state government and health department that actually prohibits the oversight of an abortion mill and an abortionist with absolutely no scruples or regard for the lives and safety of either women or babies. All of the information in this section is derived from the Grand Jury Report on Kermit Gosnell. Click here to access it. The best Web site keeping up with the myriad developments in Gosnells case is http://kermitgosnellcrimes.wikispaces.com/, which has detailed information on each criminal involved with the Womens Medical Society. Abortionist Gosnell ran an abortion mill that would have been shut down by police had it operated in the illegal abortion era. But, since it enjoyed the full and complete protection of the pro-choice Pennsylvania state government and Department of Health, it was allowed to operate for nearly two decades. Gosnell delivered hundreds of full-term or nearly full-term babies, and then murdered them after they were born by cutting their spinal columns. He routinely overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels and, on at least two occasions, killed them through his gross negligence. Even though many people reported this dangerous abortionist, including other medical professionals, the Pennsylvania state authorities did absolutely nothing to stop him. Many pro-choice groups also knew about him, but did nothing to try to stop him, because, as always, they hold the right to abortion to be much more important than the lives and health of women.

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Abortionist Kermit Gosnell, pillar of the community, ran what a Grand Jury alled a baby charnel house, with the full support of the pro-choice Pennsylvania state health and state departments, and with the full knowledge of the National Abortion Federation (NAF).

Setting the Stage for Murder Right from the very beginning, leading pro-choice people protected and enabled this lethal abortion mill to operate. In 1993, immediately after pro-choice governor Tom Ridge was elected, the Pennsylvania Department of Health saw a opportunity to exempt abortion clinics from any regulation whatsoever. It ordered that state abortion clinics would no longer be subject to state inspections of any kind. In other words, they were the only facilities performing medical procedures that would be completely exempt from state oversight. From that point on, the Department of Health would rigorously inspect beauty parlors and even swimming pools but never abortion clinics. Kermit B. Gosnell, M.D., was certainly a well-loved pillar of the community. He operated the impressive Womens Medical Society in West Philadelphia at 38th and Lancaster. He had grown up in this neighborhood, and had run this abortion mill ever since shortly after abortion was legalized by Roe v. Wade. Many people saw him as a hero who did not flee the area once he had been educated, but chose to stay and give back to the community. But those who supported him were careful never to enter the abortion clinic they praised so highly. If they had done so, the first impression would have been the reek of cat feces and urine that permeated the building, caused by the animals that were allowed to roam freely through it. They would then probably notice that the furniture and blankets stank and were stained with blood, instruments were not

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properly sterilized, and that disposable medical supplies were instead reused, over and over again, to save money. An experts eye would have seen that medical equipment, including the defibrillator, the EKG, the pulse oximeter, and the blood pressure cuffs, were broken or left forgotten in corners to gather dust. The emergency exit was padlocked shut. Finally, the observer would be puzzled to see that fetal remains were scattered throughout, in cabinets, in the basement, in a freezer, and in jars and bags and plastic jugs. Grand juries are not noted for their flowery language, but this Grand Jury Report referred to the Womens Medical Society as a baby charnel house. The only actual medical professional who worked at this huge operation was Gosnell himself. Two of his employees Steve Massof and Eileen ONeill had spent some time at medical schools, but neither was a licensed physician. They just called themselves Doctor. Both Massof and ONeill saw, diagnosed, and treated patients when Gosnell was not at the clinic. Both prescribed medications to patients who never saw Gosnell even though their prescriptions bore Gosnells signature. There was not a single nurse at the clinic. Other than Gosnell, Massof and ONeill, nobody else at the abortion mill had any medical training at all, but that certainly didnt deter them from making diagnoses, performing medical procedures, and administering powerful drugs. The Womens Medical Society had one objective, and one objective only to make as much money as possible as quickly as possible. By day, it was an illegal prescription mill; by night, it was an illegal abortion mill. During the day, people streamed into the building to get pre-signed prescriptions for Oxycontin and other controlled substances for themselves, for their friends, and to sell on the street. Neither Gosnell nor any other doctor saw these people; in fact, Gosnell never entered the building during the day. He just told his unskilled staff to take the money, fill in the blanks in the pre-signed prescription forms, and send them on their way. This operation brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars every year, and is the subject of a separate investigation by federal authorities. The Grand Jury estimated that Gosnell raked in $10,000 to $15,000 per night doing abortions alone, and made much more with his illegal drug distribution during the day. The Deadly Side of the Business The abortion side of the operation had the same unbeatable business model take advantage of government negligence and keep volume high and expenses as low as possible. Since Gosnell enjoyed government protection, he could ignore Pennsylvania abortion laws completely, including informed consent, parental or judicial consent for minors abortion, and the 24hour waiting period. The only qualification a girl or woman needed to undergo an abortion was to have enough money (preferably cash) in hand. The real key to this highly efficient business model and the key to the entire operation was that Gosnell would perform third-trimester abortions. In Pennsylvania, abortions after 24 weeks are completely illegal. But for Gosnell, they were a golden opportunity. The bigger the baby, the more he charged. He simple fudged his ultrasounds and recorded all very late abortions of viable babies at precisely the legal limit of 24.5 weeks. But doing third-trimester abortions presents a difficult technical problem. How to kill them in the most efficient possible manner? The solution, from a completely amoral medical professionals point of view, was to deliver them and then kill them. The women would check in early in the day and make their hefty payments, usually in cash. Untrained people would then give them powerful labor-inducing drugs, and Gosnell would appear very late in the evening to deal with any women who had delivered or were about to deliver. A more dangerous procedure for pregnant women can scarcely be imagined. One other problem remained trivial, really, for a person like Gosnell.

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What to do with the living, healthy babies? Gosnell did not kill the babies. As he claimed in a masterstroke of Newspeak, he merely ensured fetal demise. He simply stuck scissors into the back of the babys neck and severed his or her spinal column, a procedure he called snipping.

Baby Boy B with Slit Neck (photo from the Grand Jury Report)

Over the decades of its operations, thousands of babies died in this brutal and inhumane manner. When Gosnell was not present, his fake doctors would do the killings. If they were busy, the administrative staff would do it. All the employees of the Womens Medical Society knew about this horrible form of murder, and everyone there acted as if it wasnt murder at all. Gosnell and others could only be charged with a few counts of murder for killing babies in this manner, because the staff of the abortion mill routinely destroyed patient files or did not make them at all. One of the relatively few cases that the Grand Jury could document was Baby Boy A. His 17year-old mother was almost 30 weeks pregnant seven and a half months when labor was induced. When he was delivered, an employee estimated his birth weight as six pounds, and he was moving and breathing as a normal, healthy newborn usually does. Gosnell entered the room, severed his spine, and put his body in a plastic shoebox for disposal. Gosnell joked that this baby was so big he could walk me to the bus stop. Baby Boy B was found at the clinic frozen solid in a one-gallon spring-water bottle, and was at 28 weeks of gestational age or more when he was murdered. Baby C moved and breathed for twenty minutes before an assistant severed the spinal cord, just as she had seen Gosnell do so many times. Sometimes clinic employees would play with the babies and then murder them. These were not the worst abortions, however. Gosnell would deliver and kill full-term health babies

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on Sundays, when nobody else was at the abortion clinic. Only one other person was allowed to assist with the really big ones Gosnells wife Pearl. Gosnell destroyed the files on all of these patients, and for good reason. Perhaps the most horrible aspect of this entire operation was the fact that thousands of women had third-trimester abortions committed on healthy viable babies. The watched their babies being born, they watched their crying and squirming babies being carried away, and they knew full well that their babies were going to be murdered. How can so many mothers hearts become so hardened? Gosnells Third-Trimester Abortion Procedure Gosnell was widely known as a doctor who would perform abortions at any stage, without the slightest regard for legal limits. His patients came from several states, including Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, as well as from Pennsylvania cities outside the Philadelphia area. He also had many late-term Philadelphia patients because other local clinics refused to perform procedures past 20 weeks. The abortion mills patients would begin arriving at about 10 in the morning. The clinics unlicensed assistants took patient histories, drew blood and took blood pressure readings. They would also perform ultrasounds to determine the age of the fetus, even though none of them was trained to do ultrasounds. The clinic worker would have the patient sign a consent form, and then schedule the procedure. For hours after they came to the clinic, patients were left naked from the waist down, because the clinic provided no robes, only blankets that were washed just once a week. Women sat in bloodstained lounge chairs in the recovery room while unlicensed, unsupervised workers gave them large doses of various powerful drugs. The untrained personnel would also administer frequent doses of Cytotec, which made the womens uteruses contract and cramp, precipitating them into active labor and causing them severe pain. Clinic worker Kareema Cross testified that, as the patients got bigger and bigger over the years, the workers would give them more and more Cytotec. To make the patients comfortable and to keep them quiet, the clinics unlicensed and untrained workers injected several different strong, sedative drugs into the women and girls in order to, as Latosha Lewis and Kareema Cross put it, knock them out. All afternoon and evening, as patients emerged from their drug-induced near-comas and complained of severe pain, workers knocked them out again and then just left them lying or sitting alone. This cycle was repeated until Gosnell arrived or until the women delivered.

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Full-term baby girl delivered and then murdered by Gosnell (photo from the Grand Jury Report)

Frequently the patients delivered without Gosnell being present. Latosha Lewis testified that one or two late-term viable babies fell out of patients each night. They dropped out on lounge chairs, on the floor, and often in the toilet. If Gosnell was not there, staff would usually just ignore the mother and the baby. In fact, several of the clinics workers refused to deal with the expelled babies or the placenta. So, after delivering their babies, women and girls would have to just sit and wait, sometimes for hours on a toilet, for Gosnell to arrive. Gosnell called these premature deliveries precipitations, and they were routine. The women went through an intense and painful accelerated labor, accompanied by heavy doses of potent drugs, all while he was absent from the clinic. Lewis said Gosnell told her that he preferred it when women precipitated before he got to the clinic, because it made his job easier. If the late-term babies had not been delivered, Gosnell would often have his staff physically push them out of their mothers by pressing hard on the mothers abdomens, which was an agonizing ordeal for the women. A Killer of Women as Well as a Killer of Babies Frequently, women who were put into an induced labor situation by untrained lay people did not deliver for a considerable time. On these occasions, Gosnell would attempt to remove the fetus himself, often leading to lethal consequences. In one case, Gosnell tore one womans cervix and colon and left her lying on the bed for hours. When relatives came to check on her, Gosnell locked them out of the building. Eventually they threatened to call the police. When they were finally allowed into the abortion mill, they transported her to a nearby hospital, where doctors had to remove almost half a foot of her intestines. In another incident, Gosnell sent another patient home after not finishing her abortion. She contracted a serious

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infection, lost consciousness, and almost died. In a third case, Gosnell deeply punctured another womans uterus. She suffered shock from blood loss, and had to undergo a hysterectomy. Another patient went into convulsions, fell off the procedure table, and hit her head on the floor. Gosnell refused to call an ambulance, and would not even let the womans companion leave the building so that he could call an ambulance. When women screamed and moaned from being artificially induced at an accelerated rate, Gosnell instructed his untrained lay staff to keep giving them powerful sedatives until they lapsed into a stupor. Since the assistants had no medical training, they had no idea how to administer the powerful narcotics. Gosnell prepared a list of preset dosage levels to be administered in his absence. But no allowances were made for individual patient variations in weight, or for any monitoring of vital signs.

Gosnell made this guide for the 15-year-old high school girl who acted as his anesthesiologist (photo from the Grand Jury Report) However, there was one class of woman that Gosnell was very careful with White women. On rare occasions, a White woman would come in from the suburbs, and Gosnell insisted that he be consulted at every step. When questioned on this, he replied that it was the way of the world. Karnamaya Mongar was not White, and so she died. She had recently arrived in the United States from a resettlement camp in Nepal. When she arrived at the abortion mill in December 2009, office workers told her to sign various forms that she could not read, and then began sedating her with repeated unmonitored and unrecorded intravenous injections of Demerol. This sedative has fallen out of favor among medical professionals because it is so dangerous. Gosnell used it because it was so cheap.

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Mr. and Mrs. Mongar in happier times. Mrs. Mongare would become one of the fatalities at Gosnells Womens Medical Society (photo from the Grand Jury Report) After several hours in a deep stupor, Mrs. Mongar simply stopped breathing. She was left lying dead until an employee finally noticed her, and only then did Gosnell briefly attempt to give her CPR. He couldnt use the defibrillator, because it was broken, and too expensive to repair. After further delays, the clinic finally called paramedics, but Mrs. Mongar was probably brain dead before they were even called. Meanwhile, in an attempt to cover their own rear ends, clinic staff rearranged her body to make it look like they had been in the middle of a safe, legal and routine early abortion procedure. There was a slim hope of reviving Mrs. Mongar with advanced medical equipment, but because the hallways were so cluttered and the emergency exit was padlocked, it took the paramedics over twenty minutes just to clear a path and find a way to get her out of the building. Gosnell and clinic staff lied about how much anesthesia they had given Mrs. Mongar, and so doctors at the hospital had no chance to stimulate or restore neurological activity. They pronounced Karnamaya Mongar dead shortly thereafter.

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The padlocked and barred emergency exit of the Womens Medical Society (photo from the Grand Jury Report)

Finally, the Raid In a state that actually cared for womens lives, Gosnells butcher shop would have been shut down decades ago. But not in pro-choice Pennsylvania. Not even after the outrageous indifference, incompetence and negligence surrounding Karnamaya Mongars death did the state take action. Gosnell was caught purely by chance, when police raided his offices to seize evidence of his illegal prescription business on February 18, 2010. During the raid, law enforcement agents were appalled by the disgusting conditions, the dazed patients, and the butchered full-term babies. The agents described the clinic to the Grand Jury as filthy, deplorable, disgusting, very unsanitary, very outdated, horrendous, and by far, the worst that these experienced investigators had ever encountered. There was blood on the floor. A stench of urine filled the air. A flea-infested cat was wandering through the facility. Semi-conscious women scheduled for abortions were moaning and crying in the waiting room or the recovery room, where they sat on dirty recliners covered with blood-stained blankets. The two surgical procedure rooms were filthy and unsanitary. Instruments were not sterilized, and most of the equipment was rusty and outdated. The oxygen equipment was covered with dust and had not been inspected. The same corroded suction tubing used for abortions was the only tubing available for oral airways if assistance for breathing was needed. There was no functioning resuscitation or even monitoring equipment, except for a single blood pressure cuff in the recovery room, which was inoperable. One agent described the procedure rooms as resembling a bad gas station restroom. The agents summoned ambulances to pick up the waiting patients, but nobody (including Gosnell) knew where the keys were to open the emergency exit. Emergency personnel had to use bolt cutters to remove the lock. They discovered they could not maneuver stretchers through the buildings narrow hallways to reach the patients, just as emergency personnel had been obstructed from reaching Mrs.

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Mongar three months earlier. The search team discovered fetal remains haphazardly stored throughout the clinic in bags, milk jugs, orange juice cartons, and even in cat-food containers. Some fetal remains were in a refrigerator and others were frozen solid. The team found that surgical incisions had been made at the base of the fetal skulls. The investigators were horrified when they found a row of jars containing just the severed feet of late-term aborted babies.

The severed feet of late-term aborted babies stored in a refrigerator at the Womens Medical Society (photo from the Grand Jury Report)

In the basement, they discovered biohazardous medical waste piled high in boxes and plastic garbage bags. The intact 19-week unborn child delivered by Mrs. Mongar three months earlier was stored in a freezer. The investigative team turned all of these remains over to the Philadelphia medical examiner, who confirmed that several of them had been viable.

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Boxes and garbage bags full of biohazardous material piled high in the damaged basement of the Womens Medical Society (photo from the Grand Jury Report)

The team also searched Gosnells house, finding $240,000 in cash and a gun in his 12-year-old daughters closet. On February 22, 2010, the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine suspended Gosnells medical license, citing an immediate and clear danger to the public health and safety. See No Evil The Role of Government Agencies and Pro-Choice Groups It is the mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DoH) to audit hospitals and outpatient medical facilities, like Gosnells, to make sure that they obey the law and provide safe care. The Department issued approval to open the Womens Medical Society abortion clinic in 1979, and did not bother to conduct a site review until 1989, a decade later, when numerous serious violations of health and safety standards were noted. Gosnell promised to fix them, but site reviews in 1992 and 1993 noted even more violations. By 1993, Gosnell realized that he had nothing at all to fear from the State, not even inspections whose results were never enforced. In this year, a pro-choice governor was elected. With the change of administration from pro-life Governor Bill Casey to pro-choice Governor Tom Ridge, the Pennsylvania Department of Health decided, for purely political reasons, to stop inspecting abortion clinics entirely. DoH officials decided that any inspections at all even to protect the lives and health of women would be putting a barrier up to women seeking abortions. The DoH even ignored repeated complaints from legitimate and authoritative sources, including several different attorneys representing women injured by Gosnell, and a doctor from the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia who hand-delivered a complaint advising the Department that numerous patients he had referred for abortions came back from Gosnell with the same venereal disease. Additionally, the medical examiner of Delaware County informed the Department that Gosnell had performed an illegal abortion on a 14-year-old girl carrying a 30-week-old baby. Finally, the Department received official

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notice that Karnamaya Mongar had died at Gosnells hands. Yet the pro-choice Department of Health did not bother to investigate until it was forced to do so after the police raid, and after the story hit the press. Suddenly, in the face of public outrage, the DoH acted as it should have all along; it issued an order to close the abortion mill. The pro-choice Department of Healths number one priority was not to protect women, but to protect itself. As the Grand Jury Report noted, And as this grand jury investigation widened, department officials lawyered up, hiring a high-priced law firm to represent them at taxpayer expense. Had they spent as much effort on inspection as they did on attorneys, none of this would have happened to begin with. From 1993 to 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Health alleged that it had no authority to monitor, inspect or regulate abortion clinics, although it continued to rigorously carry out its responsibilities regarding swimming pools and beauty parlors. But the DoH exercised this authority before 1993, and suddenly rediscovered this authority again once Gosnell became big news. Showing typical pro-choice callousness for the lives and welfare of women, the agencys head lawyer, chief counsel Christine Dutton, defended her departments indifference by saying simply People die. The Pennsylvania Department of State, through its Board of Medicine, licenses and oversees individual physicians. This department was also repeatedly confronted with evidence about Gosnell, and repeatedly chose to do nothing. For more than a decade, the Board of Medicine had been receiving ample evidence from many people (including a former Gosnell employee) about the unlicensed workers, the filthy instruments, the unsupervised sedation, the underage abortion patients, and the massive overprescribing of pain pills with a high resale value on the street. The Board had even received detailed information about a 22-year-old woman who had died of sepsis after Gosnell perforated her uterus, and her family settled out of court for almost a million dollars. It also possessed evidence that Gosnell had paid damages to at least five different women whose internal organs he had mutilated or punctured during abortions. The Board simply dismissed all these complaints as unconfirmed without bothering to investigate. This is how pro-choicers safeguard the health of women. Legal, certainly. Safe? Dont make us laugh. What about the big national pro-choice groups that proudly proclaim that abortion must remain safe and legal? This is what the Grand Jury Report has to say; So too with the National Abortion Federation. NAF is an association of abortion providers that upholds the strictest health and legal standards for its members. Gosnell, bizarrely, applied for admission shortly after Karnamaya Mongars death. Despite his various efforts to fool her, the evaluator from NAF readily noted that records were not properly kept, that risks were not explained, that patients were not monitored, that equipment was not available, that anesthesia was misused. It was the worst abortion clinic she had ever inspected. Of course, she rejected Gosnells application. She just never told anyone in authority about all the horrible, dangerous things she had seen. With regard to the incompetence and flagrant dereliction of duty of the pro-choice state agencies and the pro-choice groups, the Grand Jury concluded that Bureaucratic inertia is not exactly news. We understand that. But we think this was something more. We think the reason no one acted is because the women in question

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were poor and of color, because the victims were infants without identities, and because the subject was the political football of abortion. Conclusions of the Grand Jury The Gosnell case is a huge tragedy, but, as this Pro-Choice Violence Web site proves, his abortion mills operations have been duplicated in many other places in North America. This is to be expected; if a person can kill preborn children (especially late-term preborn children) for a living, what is to stop him from breaking laws concerning the protection of womens health? In such cases, the main motivation of the large national pro-choice organizations is not to protect women, but to protect the abortion right. The Grand Jury summarized their findings regarding Gosnells Womens Medical Society; Gosnells medical practice was not set up to treat or help patients. His aim was not to give women control over their bodies and their lives. He was not serving his community. Gosnell ran a criminal enterprise, motivated by greed. Some 40,000 abortions are performed across the Commonwealth each year. Abortion is normally one of the simplest and safest medical procedures. But not in Gosnells clinic. Employing unlicensed, untrained workers in a facility that was grossly inadequate and unsanitary, his operation made a pretext of providing health care. In the absence of any regulatory oversight, Gosnell recklessly cut corners, allowed patients to choose their medication based on ability to pay, and provided abysmal care all to maximize his profit. The Womens Medical Society stands as a monument to an absolute disdain for the health and safety of women, and in many cases of babies who were born alive in this filthy clinic. Every aspect of that practice reflected an utter disregard for the health and safety of his patients, a cruel lack of respect for their dignity, and an arrogant belief that he could forever get away with the slovenly and careless treatment of the women who came to his clinic. The only thing Gosnell seemed to care about was the cash he raked in from his illegal operation. One simple fact highlights how bad Gosnells abortion mill really was. The Grand Jury heard testimony from two members of his staff who obtained abortions, but knew better than to go to him. They went to other abortion clinics instead. As it turns out, these two women were wise to do so. Charges Brought by the Grand Jury The grand jury returned an avalanche of felony and other charges against Kermit Gosnell and his coconspirators in its indictment. These are listed on pages 219 to 246 of the Grand Jury Report. You can read this chilling document by clicking here; Kermit Gosnell One count of third-degree murder in the death of Karnamaya Mongar One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby Boy A" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby Boy B" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby C" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby D" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby E" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby F"

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One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby G" Two counts of infanticide One count of drug delivery resulting in death One general count of conspiracy to commit murder One count of conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of "Baby C" One count of conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of "Baby D" One count of conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of "Baby F" One count of conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of "Baby G" Three counts of solicitation to commit murder One count of criminal solicitation regarding the training of Lynda Williams, Adrienne Moton, and Steven Massof One count of violations of the Controlled Substances Act in relation to the death of Karnamaya Mongar One count of felony drug offense under the Controlled Substances Act One count of felony conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act Two counts of criminal solicitation to violate the Controlled Substances Act One count of hindering prosecution 33 counts of performing illegal third-trimester abortions One count of conspiracy to perform illegal third-trimester abortions 310 counts of violating Pennsylvania's Abortion Control Act Five counts of abuse of corpses One count of theft by deception One count of conspiracy to commit theft by deception Two counts of violation of the Pennsylvania Corrupt Organization Statute One count of conspiring to commit racketeering activity One count of obstruction of justice One count of tampering with evidence One count of corruption of the morals of a minor Lynda Williams One count of third-degree murder in the death of Karnamaya Mongar One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby Boy A" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby Boy B" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby C" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby D" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby E" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby F" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby G" One count of drug delivery resulting in death One count of conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of "Baby C" One count of murder in the killing of "Baby C" One general count of conspiracy to commit murder One count of felony drug offense under the Controlled Substances Act One count of felony conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act One count of performing illegal third-trimester abortions One count of conspiracy to perform illegal third-trimester abortions Two counts of violation of the Pennsylvania Corrupt Organization Statute One count of conspiring to commit racketeering activity Sherry West

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One count of third-degree murder in the death of Karnamaya Mongar One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby Boy A" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby Boy B" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby C" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby D" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby E" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby F" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby G" One count of drug delivery resulting in death One general count of conspiracy to commit murder One count of felony drug offense under the Controlled Substances Act One count of felony conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act One count of fabricating or tampering with physical evidence One count of tampering with records One count of hindering apprehension or prosecution One count of performing illegal third-trimester abortions One count of conspiracy to perform illegal third-trimester abortions Two counts of violation of the Pennsylvania Corrupt Organization Statute One count of conspiring to commit racketeering activity Steven Massof One count of conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of "Baby F" One count of conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of "Baby G" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby Boy A" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby Boy B" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby C" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby D" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby E" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby F" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby G" One count of conspiracy to commit murder One general count of conspiracy to commit murder One count of theft by deception One count of conspiracy to commit theft by deception One count of conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act Two counts of violation of the Pennsylvania Corrupt Organization Statute One count of conspiring to commit racketeering activity Adrienne Moton One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby Boy A" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby Boy B" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby C" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby D" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby E" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby F" One count of third-degree murder in the killing of "Baby G" One count of conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of "Baby D" One general count of conspiracy to commit murder One count of violation of the Pennsylvania Corrupt Organization Statute Eileen ONeill

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One count of theft by deception One count of conspiracy to commit theft by deception One count of perjury One count of false swearing Two counts of violation of the Pennsylvania Corrupt Organization Statute One count of conspiring to commit racketeering activity Pearl Gosnell One count of conspiracy to perform illegal third-trimester abortions One count of performing illegal third-trimester abortions One count of conspiring to commit racketeering activity One count of violation of the Pennsylvania Corrupt Organization Statute Tina Baldwin Two counts of violation of the Pennsylvania Corrupt Organization Statute One count of conspiring to commit racketeering activity One count of corruption of the morals of a minor Maddline Joe One count of conspiring to commit racketeering activity One count of violation of the Pennsylvania Corrupt Organization Statute Liz Hampton One count of perjury First-Degree Murder, Murder and Use of a Handgun in the Commission of a Felony On October 12, 2009, Tyrell Hart met his pregnant girlfriend Selene Raynor in her Jeep Cherokee, and they argued over her pregnancy. He pulled out a stolen handgun and shot her once in the face, killing her instantly. Prosecutor Deborah Watson-Stokes said that The whole time he was in the car and actually talking to her about it, he was thinking about shooting her in the head and that would have been approximately 20 minutes in which he was actually thinking about shooting her before he actually did it. ... You raise your daughter up, you send them on to college, and on to a bright future. She happens to meet the wrong man, the wrong individual. She gets pregnant and his solution is death. This is a parent's worst nightmare. Hart initially claimed that the shooting was accidental, but changed his story on October 14. He told detectives that "I shot her because I was angry and frustrated over her being pregnant. I was scared because she was having a baby and I wasn't ready for that, and I didn't know how to prepare for that and how to tell my family." In Commons Pleas Court on January 12, 2010, Hart was charged with first-degree murder, murder and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony and was ordered held for trial without bail. During the hearing, Municipal Judge Patrick Dugan said "Instead of having to tell your parents and family that your girl was pregnant, you have to tell them, "I shot her, I killed her and our baby." It just makes no sense. Instead of picking out pink or blue you are held for murder." References: Mensah M. Dean. "He'll Mark His 20th Awaiting Murder Trial." Philadelphia Daily News, January 13, 2010; Tony Hanson. "Man Confesses to Killing His West Chester Univ. Girlfriend." KYW Newsradio 1060 [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania], January 16, 2010.

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First-Degree Murder (2 counts) On July 18, 2005, after they had gone to a prenatal examination earlier in the day, Stephen Poaches demanded that his girlfriend, Latoyia Figueroa, who was five months pregnant, have an abortion. She refused, so he used his bare hands to strangle her to death. He then dumped her body beside train tracks in a wooded area in Chester, Pennsylvania. Chief Inspector Joseph Fox of the Philadelphia Police Department said that "He strangled Latoyia on the night of July 18. He then put her body in plastic bags and placed the body in the trunk of his vehicle sometime after 11 p.m. on the night of July 18. He drove to the Chester area." On August 13, 2005, police followed a tip call. Police said that Poaches had offered a man $300 for a body bag and use of his car. This man immediately called police, who followed Poaches to a Chester field and watched him struggle with Letoyia's decomposing body and then leave the area. Police then arrested him a short distance away. He was carrying a gun and wearing a bulletproof vest. Police believe that he planned to murder the man who was going to assist him in permanently disposing of Latoyia's body. Poaches confessed to murdering Latoyia, and was charged with two counts of first-degree murder on August 15, 2005. He admitted that he had killed her because she would not abort their child. He confessed that he strangled her in a rage when she said that she was pro-life and did not believe in abortion. Melvin Figueroa, Latoyia's father, said that "It's not easy to lose a child, and deep in my heart I knew it was him." Cathy Reed, who worked with Latoyia at a TFI Friday's restaurant, said "She was going through drama with him [Poaches]. I can't say that I'm surprised that it was him." On October 17, 2006, in a nonjury trial, Common Pleas Judge M. Teresa Sarmina found Poaches guilty of two counts of first-degree murder. He will spend the rest of his life in prison. References: "Search Resumes For Missing Pregnant Woman." Television 10 News [NBC, Greater Philadelphia], August 1, 2005; "K-9 Team Searches For Pregnant Woman." Television 10 News [NBC, Greater Philadelphia], August 1, 2005; "Reward Increases In Case Of Missing Pregnant Woman." Television 10 News [NBC, Greater Philadelphia], August 2, 2005; "Woman Claims She Saw Missing Pregnant Woman." Television 10 News [NBC, Greater Philadelphia], August 18, 2005; "Police Disavow Reported Sighting Of Missing Woman." Television 10 News [NBC, Greater Philadelphia], August 18, 2005; "Source: Ex-Boyfriend Tried To Move Figueroa's Body." Television 10 News [NBC, Greater Philadelphia], August 20, 2005; "Police Confirm Poaches Confessed To Girlfriend's Murder: Poaches Faces 2 Murder Charges Including Death of Fetus." Television 10 News [NBC, Greater Philadelphia], August 21, 2005; "Man Guilty of Slaying Girlfriend Who Refused Abortion." KTVU Television Channel 2, October 18, 2006. First-Degree Murder, Cocaine Trafficking, Reckless Endangerment and Theft by Deception Billy Rinick of South Philadelphia was an aspiring mobster. He wanted to sell Adam Finelli an $85,000 row house. But he decided to keep both the row house and the money, so he shot Finelli five times in the back of the head on October 31, 2001. He had taken Deborah Merlino, the wife of jailed local mobster Joey "Skinny Joey" Merlino to Maryland for an abortion. She was pregnant by a New York football player. Rinick said that "She was cheating on her husband with a guy from New York, a football player. She had gotten pregnant. ... She didn't want South Philadelphia to know." Deborah Merlino agreed to be a prosecution witness in Rinick's trial.

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Five weeks later, when drug agents raided Deborah Merlino's luxury townhouse, they found Rinick hiding under a bed. He claimed that he was looking for a prosthetic leg that he used as a replacement for the leg he had lost in a motorcycle accident. The agents also found about $85,000 in cash in the townhouse. On October 29, 2003, a jury took three hours to find Rinick guilty of first-degree murder, reckless endangerment and theft by deception. Rinick had previously been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for cocaine trafficking in 2003. References: "Suspect: Mob Boss' Wife had Affair, Abortion With N.Y. Player." WNBC Channel Television [Philadelphia], October 28, 2003; Jacqueline Soteropoulos. "Rinick is Found Guilty of Murder." The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 30, 2003. Third-Degree Murder, Criminal Homicide, Endangering the Welfare of Children, Unsworn Falsification to Authorities and False Reports to Law Enforcement Officials "Pro-choicer" Henry C. Hohberger III found out that his pregnant girlfriend, Diane Grant, was carrying a baby girl, and he was upset about this because, as he told a maternity nurse, "I already have a daughter. ... It's supposed to be a damn boy." He also did not feel like paying child support, so he repeatedly tried to get Diane to have an abortion. He went so far as to schedule four appointments for her at local abortion mills. He took her to three of them. The other time he arranged for a limousine to pick her up. Each time, Diane said, she found herself unable to go through with the procedure. Hohberger told long-term friend Garry Newman that he was "freaked out" by Diane's repeated refusals to have an abortion, police said, and that he was upset at the prospect of paying more child support. According to police reports, on November 2, 2001, when the baby girl named Nicole was just seven weeks old, Hohberger beat and shook his little girl so severely that she suffered skull and rib fractures, and died five days later, according to coroner's reports. Hohberger claimed that the girl simply fell off a sofa while he was in the bathroom. A Children's Hospital doctor told police that Nicole's injuries were "diagnostic of physical abuse in its most severe form." Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. said that "The story given to us by the father after the fact is false. ... These injuries were inflicted by shaking and blunt force trauma." Caster said that an autopsy performed by Bennett Preston of the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office confirmed this. Preston ruled Nicole's death a homicide. Among Nicole's injuries were four broken ribs that were healing. The little baby girl also had 11 newly broken ribs, two fractures to her skull, and multiple hemorrhages to her head and eyes, Preston's report stated. On November 14, 2001, Hohberger was charged with capital murder and held without bail until his trial. The District Attorney's Office sought the death penalty against Hohberger, who was charged with first- and third-degree murder, criminal homicide, endangering the welfare of children, unsworn falsification to authorities and false reports to law enforcement officials. Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said the abortion issue is a critical element to establishing that Hohberger intentionally killed his newborn daughter. She said that there was "a chain of circumstances and events" that started with Hohberger expressing a desire for his girlfriend to have an abortion, his reaction after Diane refused, and his comments to others about how he did not want the child. During a July 2002 pretrial hearing, Assistant District Attorney Frank Genovese said "After his child was born, he told his ex-wife he wanted a boy, that he did not consider Nicole his child, and (how) he considered to be his child only the child he fathered with his ex-wife."

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On March 4, 2003, Hohberger avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty to the third-degree murder of his 7-week-old daughter rather than take the case to trial. He also pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree unsworn falsification to authorities. He was sentenced to 17 to 35 years in prison. But "pro-choicer" Hohberger sniveled that the sentence was too harsh, because "He is unable to adapt to the harshness and severity of his confinement," "The commonwealth unfairly attempted to portray him as a dishonest person even though it is a known characteristic of alcoholics to be untruthful so as to hide their addiction," and "He believes that he will be unable to survive in prison." His motions for a reduction in sentence were turned down. Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said "He made his bed, and now he should deserve to lie in it for the next 35 years. He is living in conditions a malicious murderer deserves to live in." References: Mark Stroh. "Father is Charged with Baby's Murder." Philadelphia Inquirer, November 15, 2001; "Man Murders Baby After Mother Refuses Abortion." Pro-Life Infonet, November 16, 2001; Matthew Gilbert of Court TV. "Pennsylvania Man Accused of Killing Infant Daughter." Courtroom Television Network, November 16, 2001; Beth Cohen. "Montco Murder Trial Delayed Until March." The Mercury, January 13, 2003; "Judge May Allow Abortion Mentioned in Infanticide Case." Philadelphia Inquirer, February 5, 2003; Pro-Life Infonet, February 6, 2003; Beth Cohen. "Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Daughter." Downloaded from http://www.reporteronline.com, March 6, 2003; Beth Cohen. "Hate in Her Heart: Victim's Mother Not Forgiving." The Times Herald [Philadelphia], June 12, 2003; Beth Cohen. "Baby Killer Claims Prison is Too Harsh for Him." The Mercury [Philadelphia], June 20, 2003. Infanticide In January 1989, abortionist Connie Tan Yen was charged with infanticide after allowing a third-trimester aborted baby to die of deliberate neglect. Reference: Liz Townsend. "Pennsylvania Doctor Charged In 'Failed' Abortion." National Right to Life News, March 26, 1991, page 9. Infanticide and Criminal Abortion In May 1990, abortionist Joseph Melnick was convicted of allowing a viable and healthy 32-week baby girl, who weighed 3 pounds and 9 ounces, to die by ordering 'no care' to be given her after she survived his botched third-trimester abortion attempt. The aborted girl was only 13 years old, and the killing took place at what was then the West Park Hospital in Philadelphia in 1984. The nursing supervisor testified that "Baby Girl Smith" showed signs of life and gasped and moaned following the abortion. Other medical personnel in the room pointed out the infant's condition and requested that Melnick aid the infant. A nursing supervisor testified that she attempted CPR on the infant and detected heartbeat, and that she found a death certificate filed by Melnick stating that the infant was stillborn. She tore up the death certificate, whereupon Melnick filled out a birth certificate for the infant. Another doctor ordered resuscitation, but the infant died after 90 minutes. Melnick indicated on medical records that he observed "agonal breathing" in the infant, which he defined for the judge as "It's the last effort a human being makes to sustain life." After the judge asked him three times, he admitted that agonal breathing would not be observed in a stillborn infant. The autopsy found that the infant had a full head of hair, and skin typical of a neonate [newborn].

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Melnick admitted "After the fact, it occurred to me that I had miscalculated." When the patient insisted that she was four months pregnant, Melnick noted the size of her infant and told her "if that's true, your baby would have been 18 pounds at birth." Predictably, the defense claimed that the prosecution was based on "frustration raised over the abortion issue" rather than evidence, and that a conviction would have a "chilling effect" on other doctors' willingness to perform abortions. References: United Press International (UPI), October 3, 1984; Debra Braun. "Murder Charge Dropped Against Abortionist." National Right to Life News, March 14, 1985, pages 1 and 8; Houston Chronicle, June 13, 1989; Leslie Bond. "Melnick Convicted Of Infanticide in Death of Live-Born Aborted Baby." National Right to Life News, June 22, 1989, pages 1 and 11; Associated Press, March 16, May 15, June 12 and December 20, 1989; Los Angeles Times Magazine, January 7, 1990. Statutory Rape, Forced Abortions (2 incidents), Aggravated Indecent Sexual Assault (4 incidents), Statutory Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Forcible Sodomy (3 incidents) and Death Threats (3 incidents) 33-year-old Arnesx Honore is just another "pro-choice" male who likes his girls young the younger, the better. Fortunately for him, abortion clinics always stand ready to help the molester by getting rid of the evidence in this case, preborn children. These abortion mills are always happy to take the molester's money and send the girls right back home to be raped again and again. These abortion mills don't have much regard for the law, either: Pennsylvania has a parental consent law, and fourteen-year-olds are not legally capable of giving consent to having sex. From 2003 to 2005, Honore repeatedly raped a 14-year-old girl who was living with him because she had troubles at her own home. The girl had a baby daughter by Honore, and then was impregnated by him three more times. Honore forced her to have two abortions, and a witness said "If she didn't have an abortion he was going to kick her ass and do it for her." On August 2, 2006, while police were investigating him, Honore went to the girl's house and threatened to blow it up and kill her, her guardian and his daughter after finding out that the teenager was with another man, the affidavit said. The girl also told police that "the subject constantly beat her during their relationship causing severe injuries to her face and body through each of her pregnancies." She told police that Honore later forced her to have sex, including anally, and threatened to kill her or their child on two occasions. Honore was charged with statutory rape, aggravated indecent sexual assault, statutory sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor, and related offenses. References: Christine Olley. "Accused Rapist Found Teaching Math in Philadelphia School." Philadelphia Daily News, February 14, 2008; Barbara Boyer, Susan Snyder and Sam Wood. "Fugitive in Rape Kept Job Teaching: Case's Gravity, Refiling Eluded Phila. School." Philadelphia Inquirer, February 14, 2008. Improper Recordkeeping and Violation of Health and Safety Standards (9 counts) Pennsylvania abortion mills went uninspected and unregulated for more than two decades under pro-choice governors, and that was just fine with the pro-choice groups, which all allege that they care so very much about womens lives. Kermit Gosnells house of horrors was just one of many frontalley abortion mills that operated for years in squalid and filthy conditions, with the full approval and support of the National Abortion Federation and other pro-choice groups.

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Abortionist Soleiman M. Soli operated two Abortion as an Alternative Inc. abortion mills in Bensalem and the Germantown part of Philadelphia. After the Pennsylvania state Health Department inspected these clinics and found them to be unfit for operation, Soli decided that he could not be bothered to spend the money required to make them safe for women, and so he retired on November 19, 2010. State health inspectors found many deficiencies at Solis two abortion mills on October 26, 2010, some of them life-threatening. These included;

drugs that had expired decades ago (some as long as forty years ago); poorly sterilized instruments; Opened, uncapped needles were also observed lying directly on the floor under the cabinet with the identified medications; uninspected and faulty equipment; fetal tissue improperly disposed of outside the building, for an undermined length of time with potential exposure to the public; personnel (including Soli) did not know how to use lifesaving oxygen equipment, and the oxygen mask was coated in dust; Soli did not have a transfer agreement with an area hospital, as he was required by law, in the event of a botched abortion; ultrasound machine, microscope, and blood pressure cuffs were inoperable or not in working order; one of the abortion mills had exposed pipes and lacked ceiling tiles; and record-keeping was not up to current standards.

References: Steven Ertelt. Post-Gosnell Inspections Close Two Problematic Abortion Centers. LifeNews.com, March 3, 2010; Peter Smith. Abortionist Quits after State Authorities Suspend Clinics Due to Filthy Conditions. LifeSite News, March 10, 2011. Sexual Assault, Aggravated Assault, Restraint, Terroristic Threats (2 counts) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child Thomas O. Hill already had two children with his girlfriend, and, on August 29, 2010, she told him that she was pregnant again. Hill did not take the news very well. He demanded that she get an abortion. She refused, so he raped her in front of their children. During the assault, he knocked one of the children off the bed. Cinnaminson Police Detective Sergeant William Covert said that "He got pissed off at her. She's claiming he raped her and he says otherwise." Covert also said that the unnamed woman showed evidence of injuries consistent with a sexual assault Maria Vitale, Education Director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, said that she is saddened but not surprised to hear of yet another incident of a man attempting to force his wife or girlfriend into having an abortion. She said that Forced abortions are a hidden tragedy in America. All too often, threats of violence are forcing women to seek abortions against their will. This is why the pro-choice stand is such a travesty of justice. Frequently, the woman who ends up at an abortion facility feels as if she has no choice at all." Police charged Hill with sexual assault, aggravated assault, restraint, terroristic threats and endangering the welfare of a child. In 2009, he had spent five months in prison after being convicted on charges of threatening someone.

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References: Cops: Pro-Abortion Dad Sexually Assaults Pregnant Mom in Front of Kids in Cinnaminson. The Trentonian [Trenton, New Jersey], August 31, 2010; Steven Ertelt. Man Rapes Partner in Front of Their Children After She Refuses Abortion Demand. LifeNews.com, September 1, 2010. Assault (2 incidents) and Destruction of Property (2 incidents) On November 24, 2002, pro-lifers from Full Quiver Mission and Life and Liberty Ministries witnessed to the deadly truth of abortion at the Philadelphia Marathon. They held signs along the marathon route, and preached about abortion to the passing runners. Passing runners, secure in their speed, demonstrated that even physically fit pro-abortionists are rank cowards. They spat on the pro-lifers many times. Then a large middle-aged runner approached a small 12-year-old pro-life boy, who grabbed his sign from his hands and then threw him hard onto the ground [as you can see from countless incidents described elsewhere in this database, pro-abortionists always physically attack pro-life women and children, never the men]. The pro-abortion coward stuffed his race number under his jersey so he could not be identified, and kept on running. Another pro-abort grabbed the sign out of another pro-lifer's hands, ran with it, and threw it across the street. Another doused a street preacher with an entire quart of water. And a bicyclist ran over one of the girls' signs. Plainclothes police tried to stop one of the runners, but he refused to stop. A bicyclist reported that there was a "crying child" holding one of the signs. That was a little 9-year-old boy, Evan. With tears streaming down his face, even said, "That woman came up to me and said 'I couldn't care less about those babies'." Evan was weeping that anyone could be so callous and hard-hearted and uncaring as to look at the photos of dismembered little boys and girls and say, "I couldn't care less." References: "Full Quiver Mission Runs the Philadelphia Marathon: The City of Brotherly Love: NOT!!" Full Quiver Mission, December 2, 2002. Burglary, Theft (5 counts), Criminal Trespass and Receiving Stolen Property Kelly Stanton worked at the Family Planning Council in Philadelphia as a peer counselor in the organizations HIV program. On December 28, 2010, he stole about 70,000 sets of personal and medical patient records stored on a flash drive, which has still not been recovered. This information included Social Security numbers, which can easily be used in a variety of on-line and other scams. As soon as the theft was discovered, he was fired. Other items had gone missing from other employees desks during the previous several days. Apparently the Family Planning Council of Philadelphia was not too picky about its employees, since Stanton was a career criminal who had been in and out of prison over the past two decades on numerous convictions for theft and other offenses. Stanton was arrested on February 9, 2010, and was charged with burglary, theft, criminal trespass, and receiving stolen property. The executive director of the Council, Melissa Weiler Gerber, said that We had good reason to hire him. Obviously we regret that decision." She refused to discuss what background-checking procedures the Council uses. Reference: Robert Moran. Patient Data Stolen from Philadelphias Family Planning Council. Philadelphia Inquirer, April 8, 2011.

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Assault, Felony Drug Possession and Possession of Explosives A Teamsters union official was arrested in an incident where a pro-lifer was severely beaten. Anthony Michael Mucillio, a business agent for a Philadelphia Local of the Teamsters Union, was taken into police custody after a group of Teamsters hospitalized pro-lifer Donald Adams, one of about 70 pro-lifers staging a protest outside Philadelphia city hall where President Clinton was in a meeting. According to a report in the October 5, 1998 Philadelphia Daily News, Morris "clapped his hat onto" Adams' head (a signal to his thugs to attack), and immediately Adams was pounced upon by numerous Teamsters, resulting in the hospitalization of the 5-foot-6, 130-pound pro-lifer. A few days later, police took Mucillio and his wife into custody following a year-long investigation. In his house police discovered 22 pounds of methamphetamine valued at $450,000 as well as 19 firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, military explosives and a book on how to build explosive devices. References: Philadelphia Daily News, October 5, 1998; "Unionists Assault Pro-Lifer." LifeSite Daily News, October 6, 1998; "Teamster Union Official Arrested." LifeSite Daily News, October 22, 1998. Battery, Malpractice and Violation of Constitutional Rights In a landmark victory that must have sent shivers all through the pro-abortion movement, abortionist Charles Benjamin settled out of court in October 2003 because he did not properly inform one of his patients about the link between abortion and breast cancer. When 16-year-old Pennsylvania teenager "Sarah" became pregnant, her high school guidance counselor arranged for a secret second-trimester abortion just across the border in New Jersey without her parents' knowledge. Pennsylvania requires the consent of at least one parent for a teenager to have an abortion; New Jersey has no such requirement. Now 22, Sarah has suffered tremendously in the aftermath of her abortion. Sarah is not afflicted with breast cancer (yet), but she sued the abortion mill because it failed to inform her of the possible risk. An overwhelming majority of studies have shown that induced abortions increase the risk of contracting the disease. Sarah's attorneys say she must now obtain expensive mammograms at an earlier age because she could contract breast cancer earlier than the average woman. She also was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder following the abortion. Doctors estimated that the cost of the mammograms alone would be $2,500 annually. The settlement also includes funding to cover future psychological counseling. Sarah's attorney, Joseph P. Stanton, told WorldNetDaily that "This case establishes abortion clinics can't escape civil penalties by aborting kids from other states when they know the state where they come from has parental-consent statute[s]." Abortion clinics in no-consent states like New Jersey and Illinois are known "dumping grounds" for abortions by out-of-state minors. According to Stanton's statistics, an average of 43 women from Pennsylvania travel to New Jersey every month to have abortions. Ten of those are teens, some as young as 12. Stanton said one New Jersey clinic routinely promotes its "no parental consent" services in advertising to minors in Pennsylvania. The settlement proceeds will help Sarah to obtain the early medical screening for breast cancer and the future psychological counseling that she needs. Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, said that This settlement will teach the medical establishment that it can no longer profit by

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keeping women in the dark about the breast cancer risk. ... This case also establishes that abortion providers can be sued for battery if the abortion provider performs no parental consent abortions on minors from neighboring states (with parental consent statutes), even if the state where the abortion is performed does not have a parental consent statute. As always, when a woman is injured in any way by abortion, the pro-abortionists, who say that they are "for women," line up against the injured woman. Linda Rosenthal, a lawyer with the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (CRLP) law firm in New York (now the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)), petitioned the court to represent both Charles Benjamin, the abortionist, and the Cherry Hill Women's Center abortion facility. Sarah was disappointed that the pro-abortion law firm was more interested in keeping access to abortion unfettered rather than in her rights as a victim. But she found help in the pro-life movement. Susan Marie Gertz, an attorney and the director of the Women's Injury Network (WIN), said that "Abortion malpractice lawsuits help expose the deceptive practices of the abortion industry and hold doctors legally and financially accountable to the women they've harmed." In addressing the transportation of teens across state lines for secret abortions, pro-life members of Congress have proposed the Child Custody Protection Act. The pro-life bill would make such practices illegal. The House of Representatives has approved it, but it has never come up for a vote in the U.S. Senate. Sarah's parents successfully sued the high school in a separate lawsuit for violating their 14th Amendment rights to raise their child without interference by the public school. Opened in 1978, the Cherry Hill Women's Center abortion mill bills itself as "a safe place to make an important decision." According to its Web site, a specialized group of medical care providers help make the center "one of New Jersey's leading ambulatory surgical centers for women's health." Since 1957, 29 out of 39 published studies on the subject worldwide and 13 out of 16 studies in the United States show a positive association between induced abortion and breast cancer. Seventeen of the 29 are statistically significant, which means there's a 95 percent certainty that the association is not by chance. Seven of these 17 report more than a two-fold risk increase. Five medical organizations recognize a link between abortion and breast cancer. They include the National Physicians Center for Family Resources, the Catholic Medical Association, the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute and The Polycarp Research Institute. Groups such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL attack the validity of these studies and refuse to inform prospective abortion clients of the existence of the studies, dismissing even the statistically significant findings as "misinformation" being used "as a weapon in the campaign against safe, legal abortion." "Undaunted by the absence of compelling evidence associating induced abortion with a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, anti-choice extremists insist on making the connection anyway," says Planned Parenthood on its Web site. References: Diana Lynne. "Abortion Doctor Caves in Lawsuit: Settlement Given to Patient for Not Warning About Breast-Cancer Risk." WorldNetDaily.com, October 23, 2003; "Abortion Practitioner Settles Abortion-Breast Cancer Malpractice Suit." LifeNews, October 29, 2003. Involuntary Abortion, Malpractice and Negligence Abortionist Joel Lebed committed an unwanted abortion on Colista Gemmel. She complained of minor spotting and a late menses and told Lebed she suspected pregnancy. Lebed did not conduct a

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pregnancy test and conducted a pelvic examination. He told her that she was not pregnant, and diagnosed her as having benign polyps in her uterus. He performed uterine scraping to remove polyps. Lebed was found negligent in not ascertaining whether or not she was pregnant. Colista suffered from severe emotional distress upon discovering that her preborn child had been killed and was awarded $1 million in damages by a jury. In February 2003, Dana Asbury went to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Philadelphia to have abortifacient "contraceptive" Implanon rods removed from her arm. Lebed bungled this simple procedure, trying several times to remove the rods, and then turned the job over to another doctor in the PP clinic, Janet Wilson, who finished the removal. Dana suffered excruciating pain, both during and after the removal procedure. She became progressively more debilitated due to nerve damage, and was diagnosed as having complex regional pain syndrome (RPS), which involves a malfunction of the nervous system causing extreme sensitivity and chronic pain. As a result of this diagnosis, Dana underwent fusion of the cervical vertebrae, the bones of the neck that support the head. This procedure was actually not required, and worsened her condition. Dana won more than $2.78 million in damages in her medical malpractice suit. Sixty percent of the judgment was against LeBed, and forty percent against the surgeon who performed the fusion procedure. Reference: Thaddeus M. Baklinski. "Woman Awarded $2.78 Million in Malpractice Suit against Planned Parenthood Associated Doctor." LifeSite Daily News, August 15, 2008. Death Threat [Lansdale] On October 16, 2001, a hazardous materials squad was called to the North Penn Pregnancy Counseling Center in Lansdale, Pennsylvania after an employee opened a letter that contained a powdery white substance. An office manager at the pregnancy center opened an envelope that had a small amount of white powder spilling from it, Lansdale police said. The letter was immediately sealed in a plastic bag and left on a desk. Employees evacuated the building and called police. Police, firefighters, county officials and the hazardous materials team arrived to secure the envelope and clean up the spill. The envelope and powder were taken to Philadelphia by Lansdale police for testing. Police said the incident appears to be associated with ongoing anthrax threats against abortion mills and numerous other places nationwide. References: "Pennsylvania CPC Receives Anthrax Threat Letter." Lehigh Valley News [Pennsylvania], October 17, 2001; Pro-Life Infonet, October 18, 2001. Criminal Abortion [Hatboro] William Hickey, a guidance counselor at Hatboro-Horsham High School, coerced and assisted in the arrangement of an illegal, out-of-state abortion for Howard and Marie Carter's daughter, who had just turned seventeen, in order to circumvent the state's parental notification law. The settlement of the ensuing lawsuit by the parents requires the Hatboro-Horsham Pennsylvania School District to issue and enforce a directive prohibiting school personnel from encouraging any student to obtain an abortion. The policy also prohibits personnel from in any way assisting, aiding, or abetting a student in obtaining an abortion, or from using school resources to do so. It specifically forbids advising students to cross state lines to avoid Pennsylvania's parental consent requirement.

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The lawsuit contended that Hickey: 1) was deeply involved in directing the teenager to schedule an abortion at a New Jersey abortion clinic to evade Pennsylvania law that requires a minor to obtain parental consent before such a procedure; 2) that he deliberately concealed from her parents that their daughter was in a crisis; 3) that he helped arrange the financing for the abortion; and 4) that he promised to provide false excuses to cover for the student's absence from school while the abortion was being performed. It also charged that Hickey indicated that he had "helped" other teenagers to obtain secret abortions in the past. The suit also contended that when the teenager told Hickey about her deep concerns and conflicts over having the abortion, Hickey told her not to worry about it, and offered such advice as "welcome to the adult world," "time heals everything," and "someday you'll look back on this and laugh." While the defendants admitted no wrongdoing, the settlement agreement also requires the school district to pay $20,000 to compensate the Carters and their daughter. Reference: "Settlement Announced in Pennsylvania Teen Abortion Case." Pro-Life Infonet, March 15, 2000. Death Threats (5 incidents) [St. Davids] After the DeMoss Foundation aired its pro-life television advertisement "Life, What a Beautiful Choice" in 1993, Nancy DeMoss, Executive Director of the Foundation, received numerous death threats from pro-abortionists by mail. Reference: Glenn Ellen Duncan, "The Shocking Violence Against Prolifers." Catholic Twin Circle, September 11, 1994, page 11. Menacing On June 21, 1980, Jean Neary was sidewalk counseling outside the Northeast Women's Center abortuary. She approached a couple proceeding to the abortion mill, and the man first shouted at her and cursed her, then pulled aside his coat to reveal a holstered pistol. He asked Neary "Do you see this?" She answered "You can shoot me, but what you will be doing to your baby is much worse." The man was an off-duty policeman from nearby Morrisville. Reference: "Jane Neary Threatened By Gunman." National Right to Life News, July 7, 1980, page 10. Sexual Assault and Interfering with the Custody of a Minor Without Joyce Farley's consent, her 12-year-old daughter was taken across the border to New York for an abortion in 1995. The girl was transported by Rosa Hartford, whose 18-year-old son had sexually molested the girl and gotten her pregnant. Farley learned of the abortion only after her daughter experienced complications, including severe pain and bleeding. Hartford's son was later convicted of interfering in the custody of a minor. Farley went on to campaign for a federal law to make it a crime to circumvent state parental-consent laws by taking minors across state lines. This incident shows how far pro-abortionists will go to ignore the law in order to cover up their own crimes in this case, sexual molestation of a child. Reference: Tony Gosgnach. "Cases Reveal a Path of Destruction Through Women, Children, and

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Society." The Interim, September 1998. Violation of Civil Rights [Abington] In high schools all across the nation, students are allowed to celebrate environmentalism, diversity, choice, gay rights, and sometimes even cross-dressing. They can wear Marilyn Manson T-shirts and sometimes even pornographic shirts. But when a student decides to express a conservative message, the censorship begins. In 2003, a student wore a pro-life T-shirt to his school, Abington Junior High. It bore the inscription "Abortion is Homicide. You will not silence my message. You will not mock my God. You will stop killing my generation. Rock for Life." The pro-choice principal of the school, Neal McCarthy, told the student that he must either cover it or turn it inside out, which he did. The tolerant McCarthy said that the pro-life message was the equivalent of wearing a swastika to the school. In response, the Thomas More Law Center sent a letter to Abington school officials on January 22, 2003, giving them a badly-needed lesson in the basics of the United States Constitution. The principal quickly reversed his decision in the face of legal action. The Thomas More Law Center commented that "Too often public school officials forget that the First Amendment protects student pro-life messages. We are pleased that the school has quickly corrected its mistake and has acknowledged our client's First Amendment right to wear the pro-life Tshirt to school." The Center also said that such censorship happens about 25 to 30 times a year across the United States. In some cases, students have been suspended, given detention and even physically assaulted for simply wearing a pro-life T-shirt in public. References: Art Moore. Brave New Schools: Pro-Life Shirt Equated with Swastika. WorldNetDaily, January 31, 2003; "Pro-Life T-Shirt Day: Students Challenge Intolerance of Their Rights." Rock for Life News, April 17, 2003. Tax Evasion (2 counts) Abortionist Malcom Polis pleaded guilty of 2 of 13 counts of tax evasion relating to his abortion mills. Reference: United States District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania Criminal Case #83-00250.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Murder (2 counts) and Malicious Destruction of Property Using Fire or Explosives Resulting in Death On January 1, 1999, 46-year-old pro-abortionist Joseph P. Minerd firebombed Deana Mitts' Connellsville townhouse, which killed Deana, her 3-year-old daughter Kayla, and her unborn child. On May 7, 2002, three of Minerd's co-workers at the Elliott Company in Jeannette Michael Franchock, Paul Serwonski and Art Shincovich told a Federal jury that he talked about using a stun gun on Deana in order to kill his unborn child. Franchock said Minerd gave the stun gun to the

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maintenance department at his company to see if it could be fixed. Serwonski testified that he saw the stun gun sitting on a table in the machinery repair department. Shincovich, who repairs machine tools at Elliott, testified that he worked on the stun gun for Minerd in August 1998. He and one of his colleagues took the gun apart and found a few components they recognized. After checking the gun out for 45 minutes, Shincovich said he left the gun in pieces because it was the end of the day. He also told the jury that Serwonski told him not to fix it because Minerd planned on using it to shock his ex-girlfriend into a miscarriage. "Joe had serious problems that he brought to almost every person at that plant," said Franchock. Daniel Boeh, a group supervisor with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), testified that he was present during a search of Minerd's home on April 16, 1999, when a receipt from the plumbing department at Brilhart's Hardware in Scottdale was recovered. The receipt indicated parts that could be used in a bomb were purchased at that time. Lt. Detective Thomas Cesario of the Connellsville Police Department testified that when he arrived at Deana's townhouse on McCormick Avenue on January 1, 1999, it was fully engulfed in flames. He spoke to other tenants to get their impressions on what occurred and then, after finding out that Minerd was the father of Deana's baby, left to notify him of the incident. Assistant United States District Attorney Leo Dillon said in his opening statement that Minerd's crime was so heinous that he deserved to die. He recounted testimony from witnesses who heard Deana Mitts screaming after the explosion and saw her engulfed in flames "like a human torch," reaching out to a frantic neighbor for help. Three-year-old Kayla was so badly burned in the fire, he said, that her bones fractured from the heat. He said "It's hard to imagine more anguish than Deana and Kayla Mitts endured before they died. This was a monstrous crime. He plotted, he planned, he stalked the victim, and in the wee hours of December 31, he put his plan into action." On August 8, 2002, Minerd received a sentence of life in prison for the murders without the possibility of parole. Two weeks earlier, the same jury convicted Minerd of malicious destruction of property using fire or explosives resulting in death, the same law used to prosecute Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. The Minerd case was the first federal death penalty case tried in the history of the Western District of Pennsylvania. References: Amy Fauth. "Co-Workers Knew Minerd Had Problems." Pittsburgh Daily Courier, May 8, 2002; "New York Man Convicted of Killing Girlfriend Who Refused Abortion." Associated Press, May 18, 2002; Pro-Life Infonet, May 20 and June 4, 2002; Torsten Ove. "Convicted Bomber's Relatives Plead for His Life." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 21, 2002; Chris Osher. "Federal Jury Deciding Minerd Penalty." Tribune-Review, May 21, 2002; "Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Killing His Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend." Associated Press, May 31, 2002; Torsten Ove. "Fayette Co. Man Gets Life in Fatal Firebombing." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 9, 2002; "Jury Hands Life Sentence to Bomber." O-R Online, August 9, 2002. Infanticide and Falsification of Records Leonard Laufe of West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, specializes in late-term abortions. In 1985, a woman falsely claimed that she had been raped, and Laufe aborted her 32-week baby. The prostaglandin abortion resulted in the baby being born alive. The little baby began to gasp and kick, and Nurse Monica Bright testified that Laufe ordered that no help be given to the child. In fact, one of the staff doctors ordered nurses to directly murder the child with a fatal injection of morphine. At least three nurses refused to kill the child. The entire episode, including closeups of the baby gasping and kicking, was filmed for "educational

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purposes." The original birth records indicated that the little girl weighed more than three pounds and was 18 inches long. In order to cover up his killing, Laufe altered hospital records to read a weight of two and a half pounds and a length of only 11 inches. Medical student John Kenny testified that Laufe's attorney promised him that, if he testified in court, he would never be able to get a medical license or practice in any hospital in Pennsylvania. Laufe claimed that the baby was dead at birth. Despite the film of the entire episode, he was acquitted of all charges! This sordid episode decisively proved that the purpose of abortion is not just to be rid of a child; the purpose is to kill the child. Reference: Francis Schaeffer and C. Everett Koop, M.D. Whatever Happened to the Human Race? Fleming H. Revell Publishers, Old Tappan, New Jersey, 1976, pages 46 and 47; and Pittsburgh Press, November 1, 1974. Assault (12 incidents), Torture (6 incidents) and Sexual Abuse (8 incidents) On February 25, 1989, Pittsburgh police tortured a group of pro-life rescuers which included students from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and sexually abused the women students. What happened two weeks later, however, was far worse. On and after March 11, 1989, Pittsburgh police brutally assaulted and deliberately tortured scores of pro-life rescuers to the point of severely injuring many of them. This incident, now known as "The Pittsburgh Nightmare," is so extreme that it deserves a detailed description. When reading this, try to imagine police treating civil rights or homosexual protesters in such a manner. At a March 11, 1989 rescue mission at the Allegheny Reproductive Health Center abortion mill, Pittsburgh police, upon arriving at the scene, immediately removed their badges and name tags. A very young rescuer named Frank, one of about sixty men and sixty women, was arrested and falsely charged with assault by a police officer who was a member of the board of directors of an abortion clinic. As a result of this, all the other rescuers went limp in order not to cooperate with the police. Per the typical plan at rescues, all rescuers were limp throughout all the arrests and booking procedures. The police separated the women from the men, and once the women were in jail, the male police verbally abused them and made lewd comments about their breast sizes. The male police told the women that they were going to rape and sodomize them. Police ripped the blouses off of two women, completely exposing their breasts. Police brutalized and sexually harassed 24 of the sixty women. One pro-life woman in the jail was knocked unconscious by the abuse, and the police would not let anyone tend to her. Janet Cooke testified that The police held twelve women to a one-man cell without food or water. They denied phone calls to attorneys or others. The rescuers weren't told the charges against them. The police dragged the women from the cells, while using vulgar language, and put them into a paddy wagon. Then they drove violently while the prisoners bounced off the walls in the back. They would go up and down twelve inch curbs. The prisoners were not told where they were going. When the police took the women to the male-only county jail, they threw them on the ground and dragged them along the pavement by their hair, arms, and clothes. They tore the clothes completely off of one young girl. As the police dragged the women up the stairs, they paused occasionally to beat them with sticks and fists. For twelve hours nobody was even allowed to go to the bathroom or call their attorneys.

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In the county jail processing area, the male police mocked the women using vulgar language and threatened to rape them. They photographed several of the women after tearing off their clothes. Janet Cooke continues: Then they were dragged around the stairwell where no one could see, and while one man held my head up by my hair, two others kicked me in the side. They did this because they wanted me to walk instead of being limp. They said that if I didn't take my 'bleep bleep' up those steps, I would be thrown into the cells with the men to be raped by the inmates. They were serious. I knew now that if I didn't cooperate, they would kill me. Finally upstairs, Cooke was strip-searched in front of a male guard. Men were walking in and out, and the men made her do some things that were too graphic to describe. Other women were brutally beaten at the same steps. Arlene Eddy testified that "Policemen were joking and laughing. They had the appearance that they couldn't wait to get their hands on them. At each landing/level, the "guards" threatened even when the prisoners were cooperating by walking. They again threatened to throw them into cells with prisoners who would rape and sodomize them." Janet Smother testified that "The police blew smoke into the face of the woman who had the asthma attack." After the jail, the women were taken to the state mental facility. When leaving the jail, the male inmates, having heard all that had happened to the women, clapped for them. Also, two or three hundred Christians were waiting on the side of the hill clapping for the women. All charges against all the women were dropped. Concerning the male pro-life prisoners, they police put ten men in one-man cells for 36 hours without food or water. Afterward, the city and county government would not accept papers from these victims for legal complaints. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights asked the FBI and the Justice Department to investigate the various law-enforcement agencies. The remainder of this description is taken from testimony was placed in the Congressional Record: Many were strip-searched in front of male guards and prisoners, fondled and punched in the breasts. In one case a matron kicked a naked prisoner between the legs. One guy was gonna carry me up the stairs but the other guy said not to and make it hard on me. ... He grabbed me between my breasts and dragged me up the stairs by my wire-rimmed bra. My breasts were fully exposed as I was being dragged up the stairs. My hands were still behind my back and I couldn't pull my top down. Then I was taken to another room and thrown to the floor. Another woman in the same rescue reported difficulty with a matron assigned to perform strip searches: "After I had my picture taken I was carried up the stairs. Before being carried a policeman pulled up my shirt in order to expose me. Then he and one other policeman took me up the stairs. After she realized I wouldn't stand, threatened to take off my clothes and molest me in front of the male guards." Other women complained of male police officers taking full advantage of their passive resistance: As I was being carried onto the bus, one of the officers ... reached down my pants to carry me and told the other guy, "Hey just reach down her pants." ... Then when we got to the Allegheny County Jail ... people grabbed my clothes and just heaved me way up in the air much more than was necessary and I just felt like I was flying through the air. ... When they carried me out they lifted my shirt up [and] it went over my head and I

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couldn't see anything ... they carried me that way up the whole flight of stairs and I think down a couple hallways and left us on the floor. They made no effort to cover me in any way. ... I'm really afraid of police officers now and I always thought they were there to protect us. They threw me in ... and rolled me over a bunch of people ... I was the last one out. He got me out and they laughed and he put his arms around me and held me around my boobs. ... And he squeezed super hard and I thought he was trying to break my ribs. ... One woman reported the following acts of sexual harassment: [W]hen I was being dragged onto the bus ... I was drug by my ponytail and a lot of my hair came out ... I was dragged in front of a table and they asked told me to get up and I didn't say anything back. Then the male officer started to undo my coat and he tried to undo my pants and I just like pushed my stomach out so that he wouldn't be able to... . And then he opened my coat and they stood me up on my feet and I went limp and they raised me to the table. Then a male officer frisked me, a female was standing there but a male officer actually touched me ... on my breasts and also between my legs ... I felt them pull my T-shirt and my bra all the way up above my head ... [and] one of the guards ... punch[ed] me in the chest on this side and on this side and I have bruises ... I don't know if it was two or three and I felt one of the guards take me by my breast and squeeze and I have bruises all around where he squeezed with his fingers. References: "The Pittsburgh Nightmare: An Interview with Attorney Larry Washburn and Two of the Victims," audio cassette; "The Brutal Truth," American Portrait Films, 1990; Congressional Record, 101st Congress, 1st Session, 1989. 135: 4, 6, 7. Chicago Suburban Rescue (CSR) news release, August 21, 1993. Assault Pro-abortion activist Dean Rubine physically attacked pro-life sidewalk counselor Sharon Henry outside the Highland Building in East Liberty. He was subsequently convicted of assault. References: Indictment #CC:8907011, Allegheny County, PA Criminal Division. Operation Rescue National, Violence and Disruption Report, December 12, 1994. Gross Negligence, Malpractice (10 incidents) and Falisification of Documents Julie Speicher, the mother of two small children, went to abortionist Gerald Applegate on February 24, 2000 for a routine monthly checkup because she was five months pregnant with her third child. During this checkup, Applegate determined that her unborn child had died, and decided to perform the removal procedure, called an evacuation, in his office, but it failed. The next day, Applegate tried to remove the preborn child again. But Julie's condition deteriorated and she stopped breathing. Applegate called 9-1-1, and paramedics inserted a breathing tube and took her to UPMC Passavant Hospital, where she died the next day, February 26, 2002. The Allegheny County coroner's office classified Julie's death as a "therapeutic misadventure." She was 32 and left behind her husband, their son, Adam, 6, and daughter, Alyssa, 4. In December 2001, Julie's family filed a wrongful death suit against Applegate and UPMC Passavant

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Hospital, alleging that Applegate improperly started the operation in his North Hills office and was unprepared for the emergency that resulted. The suit says that Applegate should have begun the operation in a hospital because he and his staff were unable to deal with an emergency in the office. He had no nurse-anesthetist, did not monitor Julie's vital signs, did no blood testing and, when she stopped breathing, didn't know how to intubate her because he'd never done it, according to the suit. The abortionist also did not perform a procedure called osmotic dilation to soften the cervix, which the suit said is a mandatory precaution in second trimester evacuations. The suit also says that Applegate lied about his previous lawsuits when he applied for staff privileges at Passavant, and that Passavant knew about Applegate's problems and allowed him to stay on the staff. Abortionist Applegate has a long history of hospital suspensions and malpractice lawsuits and was under suspension by Magee Womens Hospital at the time of Julie's death. Applegate had been under a three-month suspension by Magee at the time of the procedure, according to the suit, because of failure to respond to pages to deliver babies. He didn't tell Julie about the suspension, however, and used a Magee consent form for the procedure. Because Magee operated the obstetrics unit at Passavant, according to the suit, Applegate's suspension at Magee meant he should have been prevented from using the Passavant facility. According to the suit, he also used his own equipment at Passavant, a violation of hospital policy. The suit alleges that Applegate lied on his original 1993 application for privileges at Passavant by claiming he had no lawsuits against him when he actually had five. He was kept on junior active status for three years instead of one because he had 43 violations for failure to complete hospital charts on time, the suit says. In all, Applegate has had nine medical malpractice lawsuits brought against him in ten years and has changed insurance carriers three times, according to the suit, but Passavant did not suspend him. References: Torsten Ove. "Young Mother's Death Brings Lawsuit." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 18, 2001; "Abortion Practitioner Sued for Killing Woman After Miscarriage." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 18, 2001; Pro-Life Infonet, December 19, 2001. Vandalism St. Scholastica Roman Catholic Church in Aspinwall, Pennsylvania erected a pro-life display consisting of two hundred crosses and a large sign explaining the display. On the night of June 24, 2002, pro-abortionists vandalized the display, overturning about fifty of the crosses and the explanatory sign. The crosses are owned by People Concerned for the Unborn Child, a grassroots pro-life group based in Brookline, Pennsylvania. References: "Pittsburgh Church Asked to Remove Crosses Mourning Abortion." Tribune-Review, June 25, 2002; Pro-Life Infonet, June 25, 2002. Pittsburgh

Reading, Pennsylvania
Assault, Destruction of Property and Threats The owner of Chubby's Sandwich Shop in Reading, Pennsylvania, stands six feet tall and weighs

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over 400 pounds. Mrs. Linda Beckman, who is 63 years old, 5 feet 2 inches tall, and weighs in at about 100 pounds, was walking down the sidewalk while bringing a sign to another pro-lifer standing at the end of the block. As Mrs. Beckman passed Chubby's Sandwich Shop, the owner accosted her on the sidewalk. Two videotapes show that he screamed obscenities at Mrs. Beckman, wrenched the sign out of her hands, and destroyed it by stomping on it. He then turned his attention to one of the pro-lifers who was taping the incident, Vincent Sumoski, and attempted to grab his video camera. "Chubby" screamed repeatedly at Somoski to "turn it off," and threatened Sumoski. Eventually passers-by positioned themselves between the out-of-control sandwich salesman and Mr. Sumoski, so "Chubby" began to threaten other pro-life activists who rushed to the defense of Mrs. Beckman. He told the pro-lifers that he "would stick the sign up the ass of the first person who dared stand on his sidewalk with one." During the entire incident, Reading Police Sergeant Jerry Boyer simply stood by and refused to take action to protect Mrs. Beckman. He ignored the pleas of the pro-lifers calling to him for help. Police officers who eventually responded to the scene refused to take statements from the dozens of witnesses gathered on the sidewalk where the assault took place. Pro-lifers gave the tape showing the assault to Berks County District Attorney Mark Baldwin. Baldwin subsequently claimed he couldn't do anything because the crime happened in Reading and that he has no jurisdiction in that city, even though he is the District Attorney for the entire county. Vincent Sumoski's videotape of the incident shows all of the above events. We all know what would happen if a pro-lifer assaulted an abortionist or any pro-abortionist in Reading, Pennsylvania. He or she would instantly be arrested and would spend months or years in prison for the offense. References: John Miskell. "Berks County Law Enforcement Takes Side of Attacker." Christian Gallery News, August 28, 2000; John Miskell. "Berks County Law Enforcement Takes Side of Attacker." Christian Gallery News, May 1, 2002.

Sayre, Pennsylvania
First-Degree Murder, Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Assault (2 counts), Evading Capture and Tampering with Evidence This database documents a number of cases where cowardly pro-choice men have demanded that their girlfriends get abortions. When the women refuse, the men slip easily-available abortifacient drugs into their drinks or food. Sometimes the men grind up the RU-486 abortion pill and slip it into a drink; other times they use drugs intended to make cattle miscarry. This sneaky attack is typical of the selfish and cowardly pro-choice mentality, and is significant because no national pro-choice group has ever condemned them.

According to official police documents and media reports, the following events occurred in and around the town of Sayre, Pennsylvania. Pharmacist Orbin Eeli Tercero was a real "pro-choice" ladies' man. He was engaged to one woman, but one of his other girlfriends was pregnant with his child, and the only way he could see to get out of his problem was to abort her involuntarily, since she refused to kill her preborn child. His girlfriend informed him that she was pregnant in January 2010. He offered to get her some misoprostol to end her pregnancy, but she decided instead to have a surgical abortion, even going so far

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as to make an appointment at an abortion mill. A few days later, she told Tercero that she had changed her mind and wanted to keep her baby. So Tercero visited her in Sayre, Pennsylvania, to celebrate her birthday. He had sex with her twice, and each time inserted a misoprostol tablet into her vagina. Determined to induce a miscarriage, he also dissolved misoprostol tablets in her drinks twice. On February 28, 2010, she began to miscarry and discovered a partially dissolved misoprostol tablet along with the remains of her preborn child. Tercero immediately fled to New York, where police captured him in Steuben County and jailed him on April 1. Sayre police charged Tercero with criminal homicide of an unborn child, first-degree murder of an unborn child, aggravated assault of an unborn child, aggravated assault, evading capture and tampering with evidence. The Bradford County Court convicted Tercero of the charges on March 10, 2011, and sentenced him to four and a half months to 23 months, 29 days in prison for violating the states abortion law. He was also convicted and sentenced to 12 months probation on the charge of tampering with evidence and that sentence will be served following the first one. Tercero was also fined $1,500 in connection with the case. References: Peter J. Smith. "New York Cops Nab Pharmacist Charged With Murdering His Unborn Child." LifeSite Daily News, April 8, 2010; Steven Ertelt. Pharmacist Convicted for Forcing Girlfriend to Have Abortion. LifeNews.com, March 11, 2011.

State College, Pennsylvania

Improper Disposal of Medical Waste Eric Harrah was a pro-abortionist who set up shop in conservative State College, Pennsylvania, in the Spring of 1997. But he was not an ordinary pro-abort. In fact, he made other anti-lifers look positively middle-of-the-road. Harrah was an admitted publicity hog, a six-foot-four, 295-pound hulk of a homosexual with permanently tattooed eyeliner and a young Simba from The Lion King emblazoned on his arm. His friends and associates called him "the Hit Man," because he dropped in on unsuspecting towns and opened abortion mills where no one else would. Harrah became President of the Delaware state chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). Harrah and NOW soon parted ways. NOW members said he was too domineering, that he promoted his own views ahead of the organization's. He was an abortion mill escort, and then became manager of his own abortuary. He became the first to promote free abortions to victims of rape, incest and HIV infection. Then he offered discounts for minors, out-of-staters and Medicaid recipients. His antics (and great business sense) outraged other abortionists. Planned Parenthood, that great and mighty expert in morality, labeled him "unethical." The Delaware Women's Health Center abortuary accused him of "bravado" and "pseudo-machismo." Harrah was even a female impersonator a drag queen with the stage name Alexis "You Know You Want Me" Horowitz. In 1994, Eric and clinic owner Melvin Soll were fined $43,000 for clinic workers flushing fetal tissue down garbage disposals. The pair claimed ignorance of the law and struck a deal with prosecutors. Abortionist Steven Brigham became Harrah's new partner, and they owned a string of abortion mills

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in the Northeast. But Harrah eventually became one of the many pro-abortionists who turned their backs on evil and embraced the Truth. Eric made a press statement that read "On Saturday, November 1, 1997, I made a deeply personal choice to commit my life to Jesus Christ and to take a new direction in my life. I have resigned my position as director of State College Medical Services, effective immediately. ..." Eric says the clinics he ran were responsible for thousands perhaps hundreds of thousands of abortions, but he's not going to spend his days wallowing in guilt. He believes he's been forgiven, if not by all his former enemies, then by God. Eric was baptized on April 26, 1998. It was his 30th birthday, nearly six months after his conversion. There was no mention of abortion or homosexuality, of clinics or cross-dressing. Just before he was baptized, he said "I have to say, my worst day as a Christian is still better than my best day when I wasn't saved by Jesus Christ. And I want everyone to know that God is good." Reference: Jeff Hooten. "Only God Could Stop This Man." Citizen Magazine [Focus on the Family], August 1998.

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Third-Degree Murder with Mental Illness and Voluntary Manslaughter On January 1, 2003, Matthew Bullock strangled his girlfriend Lisa Hargrave to death. She was six months pregnant and he did not want his baby. So he decided to abort both her and her preborn child. He then tied up her body and hid her in a closet. The killing occurred after the two attended New Year's Eve parties. Five days after Lisa was killed, Bullock walked into Wilkes-Barre police headquarters and said he was "turning himself in for just killing his girlfriend." Police responded to Lisa's Sheridan Manor apartment, where they found the victim's body on a closet floor, bound with duct tape. Bullock told police he strangled Lisa after they got home from a party, where they had ingested cocaine and consumed alcohol. Strangely, he said he was angry with her because she continued to take drugs even though she was six months pregnant. Bullock confessed to police that when he woke from a blackout on the couple's bedroom floor, his hands were around Lisa's neck and her eyes were half open. He went into the kitchen, but heard Lisa yelling and returned a short time later and taped her hands and ankles. He said Lisa continued to yell, so he returned a third time and taped her mouth. Bullock said she was breathing heavily through her nose and trying to move around, so he strangled her until she stopped breathing and dragged her body to the closet. Wilkes-Barre police Officer Alan Gribble and detectives Robert Zavada and Captain Jerry Dessoye testified that Bullock showed no signs of intoxication or mental illness when he went to the police station with his father on January 6 and confessed to the murder. Dessoye noted that Bullock was articulate and well spoken and had no problems with dexterity during his confession. Bullock was charged with two counts of capital murder. Bullock's lawyers tried to argue that he suffered from severe mental illnesses. They said that his drug abuse, past sexual abuse and failure to properly medicate himself triggered him to hear voices and hallucinate when he killed Lisa, and that he only stopped strangling her when the voices stopped. Luzerne County District Attorney Dave Lupas sought the death penalty in the case on the grounds

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that Bullock knew Lisa was pregnant at the time of the murder. Judge Joseph Augello refused defense requests to dismiss the capital murder charges. He also denied defense counsel's challenges that the state's Unborn Child Act and capital punishment sentencing scheme are unconstitutional. Pennsylvania is one of 27 states that have fetal homicide laws. The Bullock case marks the first time such a charge has been filed in Luzerne County. Knowledge of a victim's pregnancy only recently became one of 18 aggravating circumstances Pennsylvania district attorneys may use as grounds to seek capital punishment. On October 29, 2003, a jury found Bullock guilty of third-degree murder with mental illness and manslaughter. In November 2004, a judge ordered Bullock to serve 20 to 60 years in a secure mental health facility. References: Lisa Napersky. "Jury Selection Begins Tuesday in Bullock Homicide Trial." The Citizen's Voice, September 23, 2003; Jon Meyer. "Murder Trial Begins in Wilkes Barre." WNEP-16 Television [Tamaqua], October 20, 2003; Lisa Napersky. "Defense Witness Outlines Bullock's Mental Health History." The Citizens' Voice, October 24, 2003; David Weiss. "Testimony in Bullock Case Ends: Wilkes-Barre Man Charged with Murdering Lisa Hargrave and Her Fetus May Learn Decision Today." Times Leader [Northeastern Pennsylvania], October 28, 2003; "Verdict in Bullock Murder Trial." Channel 28 News, October 30, 2003; "Man Sentenced to Mental Facility in Death of Pregnant Girlfriend." KTRK-13 Television News [Houston, Texas], November 18, 2004.

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania
Attempted Third-Degree Murder, Attempted Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Assault (2 counts), Reckless Endangerment, Assault, Theft and Corruption of Minors In March 2008, Jonathan Keith Imler Sr., 47, of Williamsburg, had a 16-year-old boy come to him with a problem. The boy's girlfriend was pregnant, and he wanted to end her pregnancy, making it look like a miscarriage. Imler had a solution. He stole a syringe from a Williamsburg area farm, along with ProstaMate, a drug that is used to make cows miscarry. Imler, the boy, and another friend who was also sixteen said that the boy should put the drug into a bottle of Gatorade and gave it to the girl, which he did. The victim wrote a statement that said that she was "terrified" when she found out she had been given the drug, and worried about what would happen to her baby. She said that she was glad that the attempt to kill her baby failed. "How could someone do something so cruel against an unborn baby?" she asked. An FBI crime lab found that the ProstaMate was so dilute that it could not harm mother or baby, but a more concentrated form could have killed them both. Imler was arrested and charged with attempted criminal homicide, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, theft and corruption of minors. On September 22, 2009, the boy pleaded guilty in juvenile court to charges of attempted third-degree murder and aggravated assault. His buddy entered a guilty plea to aggravated assault and will spend 45 days in Adelphoi Village's Hilltop Home. Reference: "Boy Enters Guilty Plea To Attempt To Kill Fetus." Altoona Mirror, September 23, 2009.

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York, Pennsylvania
Assault On May 3, 2000, there were a number of pro-lifers peacefully protesting on the sidewalk outside the Planned Parenthood abortion mill on South Beaver Street in York, Pennsylvania. In front of three witnesses, including a newspaper reporter, ex-policeman Michael Perelman, head of security at the abortion mill, hit 53-year-old Linda Cochran over the head with a large wooden sign. In the May 4, 2000, York Daily Record, Tom Joyce reported what he had seen: "Perelman twisted, as though trying to wrench the sign from her grasp, and struck her with it. Cochran then hit Perelman on the shoulder with her open hand, and the two resumed their tug of war. Perelman finally wrested the sign out of Cochran's hands, took it inside the clinic, and police then came and confiscated the sign, claiming that it was "abandoned." References: "Perelman Seen Assaulting Demonstrator With Sign." Defend Life [publication of the Mater Dei Chapter of Catholics United for the Faith (CUF)], May-June 2000, pages 3 and 12; York Daily Record, May 4, 2000. Theft and Violation of Civil Rights In October 2002, Full Quiver Mission joined Pastor Jim Grove of Heritage Baptist Church of Loganville and 20 members of his congregation to participate in the York, Pennsylvania Halloween Parade. This year, the pro-life marchers brought large photographs of aborted preborn babies. Suddenly, after walking the parade route for ten blocks, a police officer angrily ordered the pro-lifers to "Get out of the road!" The pro-lifers tried to talk to her, but were threatened with arrest if they did not get out of the parade and off the road. So the pro-lifers obeyed and began to walk on the sidewalks with the posters held high over their heads. Suddenly, police officers approached and tore the signs out of the hands of the marchers. One officer grabbed 19-year-old Aaron Murch from behind while another snatched the sign from his hands. Some local homosexuals began to cheer the police. The pro-lifers approached the sergeant and a couple of the other officers demanding an explanation for why the signs were being seized, but they refused to answer and loaded the signs into the trunk of a police cruiser. They wrote no tickets and made no arrests, but simply stole the signs. The police did not even bother to tell the pro-lifers where they could retrieve their signs. After this incident, of course, the police fabricated a number of charges against Rev. Grove, including disorderly conduct, but he was acquitted of all charges. Donald Hoyt, the assistant city solicitor who asked Grove to remove the pictures from the 2003 parade, said they were "not in good taste" and could trigger a potentially violent reaction from the crowd, as happened last year. And so, the City of York did not bother to protect free-speech rights; it simply banned speech deemed offensive. You can bet the City of York would place no restrictions whatsoever on a typical obscene "gay rights" parade. Pastor Grove sued the city in 2002 in Federal court, saying officials had denied him his civil rights. He promised to amend the complaint to make note of the city's actions over the 2003 weekend. These heavy-handed offenses against the First Amendment brought the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) into the fray. Paula Knudsen, the ACLU's staff attorney for Central and Northern

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Pennsylvania, said It's unbelievable. ... Although the content is graphic and unpleasant, the government is not to be engaging in deciding which speech should be protected. ... The solicitor can't be making these kinds of decisions. It's paternalistic. The people know what speech to pay attention to and what not to pay attention to. It's not his job to tell people what is or is not acceptable. She said that Hoyt was clearly out of line in forbidding Rev. Grove and his group from displaying large photographs of bloodied fetuses and other dead bodies while marching in the Halloween Parade. She also said that the city's actions are especially troubling because Grove followed the city's protocol by getting a permit. She continued by saying that the Rev. Grove experienced content-based discrimination, and that he was singled out. The parade was a public forum allowing for expressive speech, she said. Costumes and gestures should not be subject to restrictions, just as signs should not be, she said. Pastor Grove said Halloween is the perfect time of year to talk about "the horrors of abortion" because it is a "satanic worship" holiday. He also said he thought there were other parade participants who were just as offensive, if not worse. "There was a head floating in a cauldron," he said, adding that his group took a video of that display.

York City police stealing signs from pro-life marchers. References: "South Carolina Show the Truth Tour." Full Quiver Mission, October 30, 2002; "Anti-Abortion Minister with Permit Barred from Parade." NEPA News [Northeastern Pennsylvania], October 27, 2003; Shawn Ledington. "ACLU: Pastor Had Right to be in Parade." York Daily Record, October 28, 2003.

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(updated June 7, 2011)

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