"Blood-spattered floors. Cat feces. Broken equipment. A 15-year-old giving anesthesia. Two women dead, countless more maimed and injured. Third-trimester fetuses delivered alive whose spines were then severed by the doctor. This was the Women’s Medical Society in West Philadelphia. This is what illegal abortion looks like...Only women who felt they had no better alternative would have accepted such dangerous, degrading and frightening treatment."
Read Pollitt's Nation column on Kermit Gosnell's atrocious Pennsylvania facilities and the misguided crackdown on abortion rights it has inspired.