For the record, I am adamantly pro-choice.
I have no interest or desire to regulate another woman's reproductive decisions nor do I believe that it is anyone else's right to do so.
Because at the end of the day, there's only one person that will have to live with the mental and physical consequences of giving birth to an unwanted child. And it sure as hell ain't nam one of the folks holding up graphic protest signs and blockading the entrance to abortion clinics.
With that said, I am absolutely horrified by the accusations against this doctor in Philadelphia. H-O-R-R-I-F-I-E-D.
Performing medical services in a filthy clinic that reeked of cat urine?
Abortions given during the 6th & 7th month of pregnancy?
Severing living babies' spinal cords with scissors?
Hoarding bags of fetuses in a refrigerator?
Transferring venereal disease from patient to patient b/c the instruments weren't sterilized?
Saving baby feet in jars for no known medical reason?
This man wasn't a medical practitioner, he was a freaking MONSTER.
And what makes is so devastating is that he clearly preyed on the weakest members of his very own community. Cause ain't no way in the world, any woman with means and options would elect to have such a sensitive surgery in such a disgusting, demoralizing and offensive environment.
There's a special place in hell for people who are part of ish like this. And certainly I hope that man, his wife (who was his partner in crime) and all the rest of the so called professionals in the office -receptionist, nurse, anesthetist, whoever was there- see fit to make their way there ASAP.