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Gosnell clinic worker: Toilets were backed up with human remains

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This is tough to stomach, but people need to know. And they need to understand why the media is doing everything possible to ignore or minimize it.


Former abortion clinic worker James Johnson testified today during the murder trial of Kermit Gosnell and provided jurors with a nauseating account of the horrific conditions at the abortion facility.

Johnson worked as a janitor, maintenance man and plumber of sorts and he was the common-law husband of 51-year-old Elizabeth Hampton, who is Gosnell’s wife’s sister. He told jurors some of the morbid details that appear in the grand jury report — including how he threatened to quit working at the abortion clinic because he refused to pull any more flesh from aborted babies out of the plumbing…

He told the jury toilets backed up one-two times a week and said he opened the outside clean out pipe and fetal parts such as babies’ arms came spilling out.

Johnson said he scooped up body parts with shovel and put them in a bag that was taken to rat infested basement. Johnson said a cat kept at the Gosnell clinic was there to deal with rat infestations that kept happening.

But it’s not a news story.

The world is outraged that an eight-year-old boy was murdered at the Boston Marathon. And we’re right to be outraged. It tells you something about our priorities, though. That little boy would be among the forgotten if his mom had gone to visit Kermit Gosnell.

Or any of the other Kermit Gosnells out there. If this guy got away with it for 17 years, who else has? A lot of people would rather we didn’t ask.

(Hat tip: Hot Air)

P.S. Marc Lamont Hill: “For what it’s worth, I do think that those of us on the left have made a decision not to cover this trial because we worry that it’ll compromise abortion rights.” That’s the thing about giving people the facts: They might come to a conclusion you’d rather they didn’t.

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