Dr. Gosnell’s House of Horrors–
Dr. Gosnell’s freezers were packed full of aborted babies once Stericycle stopped collection due to unpaid bills. (Campaign to Stop Stericycle)
Dr. Kermit Gosnell kept the body of an aborted baby boy frozen in a water jug.
During the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, jurors heard grisly tales about the bodies of the aborted babies he kept. But the most gruesome story may involve a 28-week baby Gosnell killed and kept.
Joseph Slobodzian, a staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, has more on the story and how it set off a firestorm between prosecutors and Gosnell’s lawyer.
He is known only as “Baby Boy B,” a fetus estimated to be 28 weeks old, found frozen in an altered one-gallon plastic water jug in Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s West Philadelphia abortion clinic.
His passing went unnoticed and undocumented, but on Monday, prosecution and defense lawyers struggled to get Philadelphia’s chief medical examiner to say whether he was stillborn or killed by Gosnell after being born alive during an abortion.
“Based on the totality of the evidence . . . you cannot testify to anyone that this fetus was born alive?” Gosnell lawyer Jack McMahon asked Medical Examiner Sam Gulino.
“No I cannot,” replied Gulino.
Then Assistant District Attorney Edward Cameron flipped around McMahon’s question: “Can you think of any reason why the neck was severed if that baby was not born alive?”
Again, Gulino agreed. McMahon tried to salvage his first answer, only to be interrupted by Cameron.