Witness: In Gosnell's 'Filthy' Abortion Clinic, ‘The Floor Had Dried Up Blood’

Elizabeth Harrington | April 18, 2013 | 11:08am EDT
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The Women's Medical Society abortion clinic at 3801-05 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. (Grand Jury Report)

(CNSNews.com) - A woman who visited the Women’s Medical Society for an abortion in 2009 told a Philadelphia court she refused to come back for a followup appointment because of the clinic’s “filthy” conditions.

“The floor had dried up blood,” said Lisa Dungee, 43, a witness for the prosecution in the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.  “They were just filthy.”

Dungee said she went to Gosnell’s clinic on April 3, 2009 for an abortion.  She was four weeks pregnant and was given two pills to terminate the pregnancy by Eileen O’Neill, an unlicensed doctor who helped run the clinic.  O’Neill also on trial, facing charges of false billing and racketeering.

Dungee told the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas she never went to her followup appointment:

“I decided I would follow up with my own doctor because of the unpleasant conditions in the facility,” she said.  Dungee described it as “filth in the examination room.”

She said it was “so bad upstairs,” where abortions were performed.

“The floor had dried up blood—they were just filthy,” Dungee said.

Gosnell, 72, is on trial in Philadelphia for the first-degree murder of seven babies who were born alive during abortions and then killed; the third-degree murder of a patient; and a variety of related charges, including infanticide, conspiracy, abuse of a corpse, corruption of minors, and more.

According to the grand jury report, the FBI team that raided the clinic in 2010 described Gosnell’s practice as “‘filthy,’ ‘deplorable,’ ‘disgusting,’ ‘very unsanitary, very outdated, horrendous,’ and ‘by far, the worst’ that these experienced investigators had ever encountered.”

The clinic had fetal remains scattered throughout, as well as 47 fetuses found bagged in a freezer.  The grand jury said Gosnell murdered "hundreds" of born babies over the years, by either suctioning out their brains or slitting the backs of their necks to sever their spinal cords.

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