Tina Baldwin mug shot
Tina Baldwin mug shot

I am using the Grand Jury Report on the crimes of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell as the basis of this Wiki. I will add material to support my contention that though Gosnell is beyond the pale, this is mainly in the way he combined and refined aspects of the ghoulish and callous disregard for humanity often seen in abortionists. He was hardly a pioneer.

In order to distinguish between my own writings, and those of the Grand Jury, I will use a different font that makes the Grand Jury Report appear to be typed.

Tina Baldwin worked at the clinic for nine years, beginning in February 2001 and continuing until the practice closed in February 2010. She had the same training from the Thompson Institute as Lewis, but did not get certified as a medical assistant until 2009, when she started to look for another job. From 2001 to 2005, Baldwin performed the same duties at the clinic as Lewis – assisting with surgeries, anesthetizing patients, performing ultrasounds, drawing blood, and working in the recovery room.

After 2005 Baldwin stopped working nights and instead staffed the reception desk from about 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. She described her job as supervising the medical assistants and “making sure everybody else did what they were supposed to do.” She also dispensed Cytotec and Restoril for second-trimester patients, and collected the money for their abortions. Baldwin was at the front desk when Karnamaya Mongar came to the clinic for her procedure on November 19, 2009. Baldwin gave her Cytotec and Restoril, but left the clinic before paramedics were summoned.

Baldwin acknowledged that she was not trained – except by Gosnell – to perform ultrasounds, and that she knew that she was not supposed to administer IV medication. Yet she performed these duties and supervised other untrained workers, including her teenage daughter Ashley, as they performed these duties, all in violation of standards of professional conduct and Pennsylvania law.

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office listed the following charges against Baldwin:
  • Corrupt Organization, Racketeering, 18 Pa.C.S. § 911(b), F-1
  • Corrupt Organization, Conspiracy, 18 Pa.C.S. § 911(b)(4), F-1
  • Corruption of Minor, 18 Pa.C.S. § 6301, M-1