Kristan Hawkins

Pro-abortion zealots want you to believe that convicted killer Kermit Gosnell was an exception. That his "House of Horrors" was the only bad apple. But you don't have to look far to find other Gosnells. They are lurking in communities across our nation, enabled by politicians and officials who won't enact or enforce basic regulations and health safety standards on abortion businesses because of their own utmost devotion to abortion eugenics ideology or for fear of the powerful abortion lobby. Late-term abortionist Douglas Karpen is one such man who has thus far escaped into the system, like Gosnell did for decades.

Delivering Babies Alive and Snipping Necks

Of course we all know how Gosnell infamously snipped the necks of babies who were born alive. It's horrible to think about, but that seems to be the modus operandi for late-term abortionists. Down in Texas, Douglas Karpen does the exact same thing when he fails to kill his patients' children quick enough, i.e. before they leave the birth canal.

In eye-opening testimony, former workers for Karpen's abortion business have spoken out about his abhorrent practices. One of Karpen's former operating room assistants confirmed she saw babies born alive every day but didn't realize it was illegal. She helped Karpen with the abortions and said, "Most of the time the fetus would come completely out before he cut the spinal cord; or he introduced one of the instruments into the soft spot of the fetus, in order to kill the fetus."

Just as Gosnell witnesses testified that they saw some of the babies breathing or moving before he "snipped" them, Karpen's assistant described, "It was still moving, you could see the stomach, breathing. That's when he would snip the spine." Often, she said Karpen would pull a baby out feet first until he clamped down on the head with "Bierers" (forceps with with serrated jaws.) She had to look away after too many times watching the baby's toes wiggling, then jerk and spread open, before finally going limp.

She and other former Karpen workers told of other ways Karpen would kill babies born alive. How he pushed a surgical instrument into a baby's stomach to kill it, put his finger down a baby's throat, or twisted a baby's head to break it off his neck. And just as we saw the dead bodies of the babies Gosnell snipped, the bloody images of at least two late-term babies Karpen killed have been smuggled out of his chop shop as proof of his practices.

"Fetuses and Blood All Over the Place"

Kristan Hawkins

Kristan Hawkins is the President of Students for Life of America, the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization with over 700 groups nationwide. She is author of the new book “Courageous: Students Abolishing Abortion in this Lifetime.”