A new clip from the explosive documentary about ex-abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell includes horrific claims from three women who were patients at his Philadelphia clinic prior to his arrest and first-degree murder conviction.
Those three women — Desiree, Davida and Marquieta — explained their harrowing experiences in a scene from “3801 Lancaster: American Tragedy,” a documentary that released on Tuesday through Tugg, a crowdsourcing web platform for filmmakers.
The women each shared how Gosnell reportedly responded harshly to their fears and pain during abortion procedures at the Women's Medical Society, his now-shuttered clinic that has been dubbed a "house of horrors."
Watch the scene below (caution: graphic and disturbing themes):
One of the women recalled crying during the procedure, alleging that Gosnell's staff laughed at her. She said that the then-abortion doctor called her "feisty" and said to "just suck it up."
Another one of the women said that she felt as though she couldn't go through with the procedure once they put a heart monitor around her belly. But, despite her fears, she claims that Gosnell had very little compassion.
"He's like, 'Stop being a little baby' and he's pounding on my legs — 'Stop being a little baby! Stop being a little baby!'"
The third patient reiterated this same sentiment, explaining that she, too, was told to simply suck it up.
In this March 8, 2010 file photo, Dr. Kermit Gosnell is seen during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News at his attorney's office in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Yong Kim, File)
These are disturbing, yet personal, stories that "3801 Lancaster" director David Altrogge said were essential to include his film.
"We could not have made the film without these incredibly strong and brave women. They wanted to tell their stories," he told TheBlaze. "It wasn’t easy. But they wanted people to know what Gosnell has done."
At the start of the filmmaking process, Altrogge said that he knew it would be "absolutely crucial" to include patients' stories. It was after he produced a short film about Gosnell back in 2013 that he said several woman came forward to share what they experienced at his clinic.
"Talking to these women really showed me the human face of the abortion issue. I think for many of us abortion has become an abstract political issue," Altrogge said. "We forget that abortion affects real people — women and babies. We can't forget that when we think and talk about abortion."
In this Feb. 23, 2010 photo, the Women's Medical Society in Philadelphia is shown. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
“Until I really completed my first Genesis to Revelation reading of the Bible — which I did since I was incarcerated — I really didn’t feel as comfortable as I am,” Gosnell told filmmakers. “I think it’s Genesis 2:7, expresses the breath of life as the beginning of life that God breathed breath — breathed life — into Adam.”
He continued, “The Bible, to me, is very clear that life does not happen until breath.”
Watch that clip as well:
Yet another scene focuses on a failed experiment in 1972 during which Gosnell was accused of performing botched abortions and seriously injuring nine impoverished women.
“One of the questions that we wanted to answer … is how did this happen? How did he go on for so long. Why wasn’t he stopped earlier?” Altrogge told TheBlaze in a previous interview. “[This clip is] the first exploration of the first incident where Gosnell ran into legal trouble, evading unsafe abortion practices.”
See that clip below: