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Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst
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Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst

Texas prosecutors investigate Gosnell-like center in Houston


Just days after a Philadelphia abortionist learned he will die in prison for his horrific late-term abortion practices—including snipping the spines of babies born alive—a Houston abortionist’s former employees are accusing him of similar criminal acts.

Late Wednesday evening, the Harris County District Attorney’s office confirmed to Houston’s local KHOU 11 News that the allegations were indeed under investigation and are “very similar on the surface” to the Gosnell case, which ended in three life sentences.

The pro-life group Operation Rescue gave Houston prosecutors a video it produced containing interviews with three people—Deborah Edge, Gigi Aguliar, and Krystal Rodriguez—who claim to be former employees of Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen. A fourth informant, who remains anonymous at this time, has also come forward to Operation Rescue, filing an affidavit about her experiences.

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The women backed up their claims with cell phone photo evidence, said to be taken at Karpen’s facility, the Aaron Women’s Clinic in Houston. 

“The photos show babies that are huge, with gashes in their necks, indicating that these babies were likely born alive, then killed, just as Kermit Gosnell did at his ‘House of Horrors’ clinic in Philadelphia,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue. “In fact, there are numerous similarities between Karpen and the Gosnell case, including the disregarding of complaints by the authorities that allowed both men to continue their illegal operations.”

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called for a “full scale” investigation, releasing this statement: “In a week when serial murderer Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of killing babies, I read with disgust about the allegations of Houston-based abortionist Douglas Karpen performing illegal late term abortions surrounded by appalling sanitary conditions in his clinic.”

The district attorney’s office said its investigation began before the lieutenant governor demanded a probe.

Operation Rescue was alerted to the Houston physician through its “Abortion Whistleblowers Program” which offers a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an abortionist breaking the law.

Whitney Williams
Whitney Williams

Whitney happily serves WORLD as web editorial assistant. When she's not working from her home office in Texas, she's probably fishing or hunting with her husband.


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