Alleged Victim Calls Philadelphia Abortion Doc Kermit Gosnell a 'Monster'


Gaither said that Gosnell told her to "stand up, you aren't in that much pain."

Gaither and Reid never filed suit against Gosnell, but prosecutors from the District Attorney's office said that at least 46 civil lawsuits have been filed against Gosnell in the past.

Since the arraignment of Gosnell and members of his staff, they've received several calls from women claiming to be victims, District Attorney Christine Wechsler said.

"Phones are ringing off the hook. There are scores of women," Wechsler said.

Wechsler said that the claims of Reid and Gaither sound very similar to the behavior documented in the grand jury report and in the phone calls they've received since late last week.

Gosnell is being held without bail. Gosnell's lawyer at the beginning of the investigation recently removed himself from the case.

Prosecutor: Abortion Doc's Clinic A 'Baby Charnel House'

It is unknown at this time if Gosnell has acquired another attorney.

When the investigation began last year, Gosnell spoke to the Philadelphia Daily News. He said, "I feel in the long term, I will be vindicated."

Prosecutors allege that Gosnell didn't just kill babies, but he was also a "deadly threat" to mothers, according to the grand jury report.

On Nov. 20, 2009, Karnamay Mongar died after an alleged overdose of Demerol prescribed by Gosnell, said Williams, the district attorney.

Mongar was a refugee from Nepal. After signing paperwork that she couldn't read, Gosnell's staff began doping her waiting for Gosnell to arrive to perform the abortion, according to the grand jury report.

By the time Gosnell arrived, Mongar had stopped breathing. The abortion doctor attempted to perform CPR. His clinic's defibrilator was broken, according to the grand jury report.

The paramedics were called, but Gosnell and his team lied about how much Demerol they had given her and she died the next day, according to the grand jury report.

Williams said that Mongar was one of many patients victimized by Gosnell.

"There were scores more. At least one other mother died following an abortion in which Gosnell punctured her uterus and then sent her home. He left an arm and a leg of a partially aborted fetus in the womb of another woman, and then told her he did not need to see her when she became sick days later, having developed a temperature of 106 degrees. He perforated bowels, cervixes, and uteruses. He left women sterile," Williams said in the grand jury report.

Williams said that the death of Mongar should have been a red flag for oversight committees to investigate Gosnell's clinic.

"Pennsylvania is not a third-world country. There were several oversight agencies that stumbled upon and should have shut down Kermit Gosnell long ago. But none of them did, not even after Karnamaya Mongar's death," Williams said.

Police officers went to investigate complaints about illegal prescription selling at the clinic last year and stumbled upon what the prosecutor called a "house of horrors" and a "baby charnel house." The clinic was shut down and Gosnell's medical license was suspended after the raid.

Gosnell catered to minorities, immigrants and poor women, and made millions of dollars over 30 years performing illegal and late-term abortions in squalid and barbaric conditions, prosecutors said.

The clinic reeked of animal urine. Furniture and blankets were stained with blood, and instruments were not properly sterilized, according to the grand jury report.

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