Coverage of the trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell

“Horrors” Trial Roundup: A Lack of Coverage?

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    Shown is the front window of the Women's Medical Society in Philadelphia Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011. Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, 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 and then killed with scissors, prosecutors said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    The murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell continues and we take a look at the interesting stories about the case from the day before. NBC10.com is in the courtroom and has extensive, daily coverage on the case here. Here's a look at the coverage.

    Shouting at Court
    A shouting match between Gosnell’s attorney and the prosecution broke out early Tuesday – setting the tone for the sixth day of proceedings. The defense questioned the validity of a toxicology report and the testimony of an expert witness, forcing the judge to hear questioning without the jury present.
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    Questions No One Is Asking
    The former head of pro-choice group NARAL Kate Michelman outlines her thoughts as to why numerous complaints about Gosnell’s clinic, the Women’s Medical Society, were ignored. She also looks into why women chose to go to the clinic, that’s been described as macabre and horrific. Michelman claims Pa. has been denying safe access to medical care to women who need it most.
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    Media Skipping the Trial
    In a commentary on Gosnell’s case, GOPUSA’s Brent Bozell blasts traditional, public and cable news outlets for a lack of media coverage on the case. He believes outlets are avoiding the story – saying “Can't they find a single abortion outrage inside an abortion clinic?” Bozell goes on to say outlets haven’t been “objective” when covering abortion stories.
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    NBC10.com has complete coverage of the Gosnell "House of Horrors" Murder Trial. Find more stories, photos and video here.