Shock: 15-Year-Old Assisted in Abortions at Gosnell's Horror Clinic
Philly.com reports on the story that the national media continue to ignore.
Like a lot of high school sophomores, 15-year-old Ashley Baldwin found a job.
Baldwin, however, wasn't working retail or fast-food. She was doing ultrasounds, administering intravenous medicine and, ultimately, assisting in abortions performed by West Philadelphia doctor Kermit Gosnell.
Baldwin, now 22, and the mother of a two-year-old, today told a Philadelphia jury hearing Gosnell's murder trial of her unusual hands-on medical apprenticeship.
She also told of seeing at least five aborted babies moving, breathing and, in one case, "screeching," after procedures at Gosnells' Women's Medical Society clinic at 3801 Lancaster Ave.
"They looked just like regular babies," Baldwin said to Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore.
Baldwin said one baby she saw was so big that Gosnell joked that "this baby is going to walk me home."
But he killed it.