[Stephen] Massof, who is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to the murder of two newborns at the clinic, revealed Thursday that he witnessed an abortion at 26 weeks – two weeks beyond the 24-week limit in the state.
He also claimed he saw about 100 babies born alive and then ‘snipped’ with surgical scissors in the back of the neck, to ensure their ‘demise’….
From the local NBC station:
Sherry West began working at Dr. Gosnell’s clinic in late 2008 after working as a surgical technician at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center…..From The Daily Mail:
West testified that once during an abortion procedure, she was very disturbed when a baby made a screeching noise. She said it was not fully-developed and “it sounded like a little alien. It really freaked me out,” West told the courtroom.
A medical assistant told a jury Tuesday that she snipped the spines of at least 10 babies during unorthodox late-term abortions at a West Philadelphia clinic.From Delaware Online via Hot Air:
Adrienne Moton’s testimony as part of her guilty plea to third-degree murder, came in the capital murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the clinic owner, who is on trial in the deaths of a patient and seven babies.
Prosecutors accuse him of killing late-term, viable babies after they were delivered alive, in violation of state abortion laws.
Gosnell’s lawyer denies the murder charge and disputes that any babies were born alive. He also challenges the gestational age of the aborted fetuses, calling them inexact estimates.
Moton, the first employee to testify, sobbed as she recalled taking a cell phone photograph of one baby left in her work area. She thought he could have survived, given his size and pinkish color. She had measured him at nearly 30 weeks.
‘The aunt felt it was just best for her [the mother's] future,’ Moton testified.
Gosnell later joked that the baby was so big he could have walked to the bus stop, she said
And Lynda Williams, 44, of Wilmington, said Gosnell taught her how to flip the body of the baby over and snip its neck with a pair of scissors to ensure “fetal demise.”
Williams also testified that she followed Gosnell’s orders one time, when Gosnell was away either running, swimming or working at a clinic in Delaware, and took a baby that was delivered in a toilet and snipped its neck.
“It jumped, the arm,” she said, showing the jury by raising her arm.