Abortion worker who let 15-year-old daughter work at ‘House of Horrors’ clinic pleads guilty
November 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yet another employee from Philadelphia’s infamous “House of Horrors” abortion clinic has pleaded guilty – this time to charges of participating in a corrupt organization, conspiracy and corruption of a minor, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The corruption of a minor charge stems from the fact that Tina Baldwin had allowed her fifteen-year-old daughter to work at the facility, owned and operated by Dr. Kermit Gosnell.
Gosnell is currently facing the death penalty for his role in the deaths of seven newborn infants, and one abortion client, Karnamaya Mongar, who died after a severely botched abortion.
According to a Grand Jury report issued earlier this year, Baldwin’s daughter, Ashley, “was required to work 50-hour weeks, starting after school until past midnight, during which she was exposed to the full horrors of Gosnell’s practice.”
Ashley allegedly routinely witnessed Gosnell murder newborn infants by snipping their spinal cords, and was present on the day that Karnamay Mongar died.
Baldwin herself worked at the clinic for nine years, during which time she served primarily as a receptionist. However, despite her lack of medical certification, she also routinely assisted in abortions by anesthetizing abortion clients, performing ultrasounds, and working in the recovery room. Her daughter was also required to perform similar duties, despite her lack of medical training.
It was Baldwin who told investigators that, during her nine years at the clinic, she had seen Gosnell “suction” out the skulls of newborn babies after snapping their necks “hundreds” of times. She also testified that Gosnell once joked about a baby that was writhing as he cut its neck: “that’s what you call a chicken with its head cut off.”
Baldwin is the sixth employee of Gosnell’s to plead guilty: four of these have pleaded guilty to murder charges.
The Grand Jury report released in January of this year had detailed testimony from clinic staff who said that “killing large, late-term babies who had been observed breathing and moving was a regular occurrence” and “standard procedure” at the filthy clinic.
After news of the conditions in the clinic broke earlier this year, scores of women stepped forward to tell their horror stories of forced abortions and abysmally poor care at the hands of Gosnell and his employees.
In her testimony, Baldwin revealed that whenever an abortion client got “out of hand,” Gosnell would instruct staff to “knock them out completely” with anesthesia. She also testified that she knew of two or three occasions where Gosnell had perforated a woman’s uterus, and then attempted to fix it surgically, without telling the woman about the injury.
Investigators who raided the facility wrote that they found the abortion equipment broken, dirty, and rusty; downstairs, the dismembered remains of newborn and nearly-born children were stuffed into jars, bags, milk jugs, and cat food containers. Others shared space in a refrigerator-freezer with employees’ lunches.
Upon entering the building, investigators were hit by the stench of cat urine and the sight of drugged and moaning women lying on blood-stained blankets. Flea-ridden cats defecated freely on the bloodied floors.
The Grand Jury report had issued scathing indictments of both the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Department of State for turning a blind eye to the clinic. The report said the government agencies had allowed the clinic to wallow in filth for years, and ignored several complaints lodged against the abortionist, while allowing his official record to remain clean.
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