Second 'House of Horrors' Abortion Clinic Where Doctor 'twisted heads off fetus' necks with his bare hands' is Investigated in Texas
-- Houston doctor Douglas Karpen is accused by four former employees of delivering live babies during third-trimester abortions and killing them
-- Witnesses said he would either snip their spinal cords, stab a surgical instrument into their heads or twist their heads off with his hands
-- Texas Department of State Health Services is using in its investigating of the doctor
-- Accusations come days after Dr Kermit Gosnells was found guilty of murdering newborns at his Philadelphia abortion clinic
By Helen Pow
A second 'house of horrors' abortion clinic is being investigated in Texas, just days after Dr Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of murdering newborns at his Philadelphia termination center.
[Dr. Douglas Karpen, seen here in court, is accused of killing babies aborted in their third trimester]
Houston doctor Douglas Karpen is accused by four former employees of delivering live fetuses during third-trimester abortions and killing them by either snipping their spinal cord, stabbing a surgical instrument into their heads or 'twisting their heads off their necks with his own bare hands'.
Other times the fetus was so big he would have to pull it out of the womb in pieces, Karpen's ex-assistant, Deborah Edge, said in an Operation Rescue video, which has prompted a criminal investigation into the doctor.
'Sometimes he couldn't get the fetus out... he would yank pieces – piece by piece – when they were oversize,' Edge explained.
'And I'm talking about the whole floor dirty. I'm talking about me drenched in blood.'
Two of Edge's colleagues, Gigi Aguliar, and Krystal Rodriguez, also described the hellish scenes which took place at the Aaron Women's Clinic in Houston in 2011, and possibly two other abortion clinics run by Karpen in Texas.
Another staffer, who remains anonymous, filed an affidavit with her account of events, which the Texas Department of State Health Services is using in its investigation.
'We have several people looking into the allegations,' Harris County District Attorney spokesman Sara Marie Kinney told Chron.com
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said he had read the allegations 'with disgust' before calling for a full investigation into Karpen and his clinics....