A teenager who was thinking of becoming a doctor and interned for the Gosnell abort!on clinic got more than she bargained for while there. According to the intern, who was 15 at the time, the Gosnell clinic was more like a house of horrors than a doctor’s office.
Ashley Baldwin, now 22, says she was paid during her time at the West Philadelphia clinic and before long, she was administering intravenous medicine and assisting with abort!ons.
On Thursday, Baldwin testified against Gosnell, who is charged with murder, before the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury.
Baldwin told the jury that she saw at least five of the aborted babies moving, breathing, and in one case, “screeching.”
“They looked just like regular babies,” Baldwin said.
Baldwin said one baby was so big that Gosnell joked that “this baby is going to walk me home.”
She said the joke bothered her so much that she discussed it with her mother, Tina Baldwin, also a Gosnell employee.
Abort!ions are legal in Pennsylvania up to 24 weeks of pregnancy.
She also testified that the doctor used scissors to snip the necks of newborn babies who were still moving after the abort!on procedure was over.
Gosnell, 72, is charged with seven counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of seven infants born alive during abort!ons and killed by cutting their spinal cords with scissors.
Testimony resumes Monday.