Kermit Gosnell and the Abortion Industry

Abortion, all abortion, is violence and violence is an impermissible alternative in a world of reason.

Dr. Bernard Nathanson, Eclipse of Reason


One of the myths of the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell is that he is not representative of the abortion industry.  In regard to the manner  in which Gosnell performed late term abortions, and his indifference to state laws restricting late term abortions, Gosnell is typical.  Lila Rose and her intrepid band at Live Action are helping establish this fact with their patented undercover videos.  From their press release:

Live Action today released an undercover video of an abortion counselor at a clinic in the Bronx, NY, describing, with gruesome details, what is done with a baby who survives an abortion attempt.  This is the first in a series of undercover videos, found at www.liveaction.org/inhuman, involving a number of late-term abortion clinics engaging in illegal and inhuman practices, as well as explaining in explicit detail what happens to the victims of late-term abortion.

“Dr. Kermit Gosnell is not alone,” said Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action.  “The gruesome and inhuman practices exposed in Gosnell’s ‘House of Horrors’ are business as usual for the abortion industry in America.  These children’s lives are brutally destroyed when they are the most defenseless. This isn’t ‘choice’; this is murder.”

The Bronx, NY abortion counselor is caught on tape describing, in gruesomely precise terms, how late-term abortions happen.  She details what is done with a baby after the abortion and advises to “flush” the baby down the toilet if he or she is delivered at home before the final stage of the two- or three-day abortion procedure.

“If it comes out, then it comes out. Flush it. … if anything, you know, put it in a bag or something or somewhere and bring it to us.”

When Live Action’s undercover investigator asks what happens to the baby after the abortion – or what the clinic would do if, after the abortion, the baby is moving – the counselor says:

“If it did come out in one piece, it’s very small.  So they would still have to put it in a container – like, a jar – with solution and send it to the lab.”

When asked what happens if the baby after the abortion is breathing or twitching, the Bronx counselor responds:

“The solution will make it stop.  It’s not going to be moving around in the jar … that’s the whole purpose of the solution.”

“It’ll automatically stop.  It won’t be able to…not with the solution.”


Go here to read the rest.  In his 1979 book Aborting America Dr. Bernard Nathanson, co-founder of Naral, and a man who performed some 60,000 abortions before ultrasound made him recognize the humanity of the life he had been destroying, described late term abortions that duplicated Gosnell’s techniques.  In 1987 he filmed a late term abortion in Eclipse of Reason.  The video below, and I caution viewers that it is ugly, albeit not a fraction as ugly as the horrible reality it documents.  The truth about Kermit Gosnell’s trial is that it brings this horror front and center, and powerful forces in our society will do anything to avoid the American people contemplating what goes on in an abortion:  murder, plain and simple.




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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.


  1. The Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade gave custody of the newly begotten virgin to the woman who intended to kill it.
    The state cannot endow man with a human soul, virginity and a right to life. Who endows the state with constitutional authority? If the state could endow man with a human soul, as is stated in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights of the United Nations, from whom does the state get the human soul? and virginity? and sovereign personhood? The concept of sovereignty dispels every notion of dependence upon anyone or thing except the Supreme Sovereign Being,”their Creator”


    This industry and the vermin of Nazis have so much in common. Astounding!

    God please help us.

  3. I’m praying for the clinic workers, especially the first one…she started in this occupation at age 16? God help us.

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