Philly abortion doc guilty in 3 babies' deaths
by Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press
May 13, 2013 03:30 PM | 615 views | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In this March 8, 2010 photo, Dr. Kermit Gosnell speaks during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News at his attorney's office in Philadelphia. Gosnell, an abortion doctor who catered to minorities, immigrants and poor women at the Women's Medical Society, was charged Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven babies who were born alive. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Yong Kim)
In this March 8, 2010 photo, Dr. Kermit Gosnell speaks during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News at his attorney's office in Philadelphia. Gosnell, an abortion doctor who catered to minorities, immigrants and poor women at the Women's Medical Society, was charged Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven babies who were born alive. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Yong Kim)
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia doctor accused of performing illegal, late-term abortions in a filthy clinic has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies born alive but acquitted in the death of a fourth baby.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the overdose death of a patient.

Prosecutors say the 72-year-old Gosnell delivered babies alive and had their spines severed with scissors to kill them. They say the baby whose death he was cleared in let out a soft whimper before Gosnell cut its neck.

The defense had argued there were no live births at the clinic.

The grisly details of the case came out more than two years ago when authorities described finding bags and bottles of fetuses at the foul-smelling clinic and unsterile instruments that were reused.

Prosecutors seek the death penalty.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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Illegal abortions
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May 14, 2013
Is Fox News still telling you this is unreported?

This is what happens when people seek unsafe, illegal abortions.

Spin that, anti-legal-abortion yet pro-gun-death crowd. Spin that.

FROM TEXAS
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May 14, 2013
Will Czar Obama get in front of the media and scream outrage no more dead babies, we need more abortion control. How many AR-15’s killed babies compared to Inter City Democrat’s committing feticide on babies? I’m sure there won’t be a dead baby tour like he has done for Sandy Hook. The Democrats have a war on the unborn and being born!!
JVD
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May 13, 2013
Good.......
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