November 2, 2011
Jim Kouri, Law Enforcement Examiner
Warning: This news story contains gory details of violent, criminal acts perpetrated in an abortion clinic that more resembled a slaughterhouse than a health care center.
In addition to Moton and West, seven other suspects face charges in the case, including the Dr. Gosnell, who the grand jury stated, killed babies and endangered pregnant women, and that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancy.
He then allegedly murdered these newborns by cutting their spinal cords with scissors.
The grand jury heard testimony from a clinic co-worker of Moton's that a patient gave birth to a large baby at the clinic. The child was then placed inside of a toilet. Reportedly, the co-worker told them that the baby was moving in the toilet water as if it was trying to swim.
The grand jury than head testimony that "Moton reached into the toilet, got the baby out and cut its neck."
West was charged with the murder of a 41-year-old patient named Karnamaya Mongar.
The grand jury heard testimony that Mongar died from a severe heart attack as a result of overdosing on the painkiller Demoral, said to be more potent than morphine.
The grand jury was told that West and another abortion clinic worker administered the drug following physician Gosnell's order and Mongar died as a result of what prosecutors called wanton and reckless behavior.
According to several law enforcement officials, this case illustrates what occurs when there is little oversight and "a lot of covering up to avoid perceived political backlash against the abortion industry."
"When have you ever seen television cameras or journalists with video recorders in an abortion clinic? What is there to hide?" asked former New York City homicide detective Terry Knudsen.