When you perform late-term “abortions” by inducing labor, you get babies. Live, breathing, squirming babies. By 24 weeks, most babies born prematurely will survive if they receive appropriate medical care. But that was not what the Women’s Medical Society was about. Gosnell had a
simple solution for the unwanted babies he delivered: he killed them. He didn’t call it that. He called it “ensuring fetal demise.” The way he ensured fetal demise was by sticking scissors into the back of the baby’s neck and cutting the spinal cord. He called that “snipping.”
Over the years, there were hundreds of “snippings.” Sometimes, if Gosnell was unavailable, the “snipping” was done by one of his fake doctors, or even by one of the administrative staff. But all the employees of the Women’s Medical Society knew. Everyone there acted as if it wasn’t murder at all. Most of these acts cannot be prosecuted, because Gosnell destroyed the files.
It is not unheard of for docs who perform late-term abortions to leave live babies die in bedpans.
Whenever pro-lifers try to implement Born-Alive laws, abortion supporters always oppose them.
When Maurice Vellacott tried to investigate the post-abortion deaths of babies, it was seen as an attack on abortion.
There was absolutely no concern for the possibility that these babies might have been the objects of neglect.
Kermit Gosnell's actions were the logical progression of this attitude towards abortion-surviving babies.