FILE - This Feb. 23, 2010 file photo, shows the Women's Medical Society in Philadelphia. 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, File)
The murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell is done for the week, but here's a recap of stories from Thursday. NBC10.com is in the courtroom and has extensive, daily coverage on the case here.
Defense & Medical Examiner Clash in Court
Heated exchanges between a Philadelphia medical examiner and Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s defense attorney capped off the second week of proceedings in the murder trial. Defense attorney Jack McMahon pressed medical examiner Dr. Gary Collins to explain why he changed Karnamaya Mongar’s death homicide from accidental. Collins got animated as he illustrated why the change was made.
Tightening of Rules
After uncovering abhorrent conditions at Gosnell’s West Philadelphia abortion clinic, the Women’s Medical Society, the state of Pennsylvania has tightened rules and stepping up inspections at clinics across the commonwealth. The Pa. health department admits there were oversight failures in the past, but says regular inspections of other clinics are now taking place.