The murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell continues today, but we take a look at the interesting stories about the case from the weekend. NBC10.com is in the courtroom and has extensive, daily coverage on the case here. This is a look at what other outlets are saying.
Why Women Chose Gosnell
In an Inky opinion column, Kate Michelman and Carol E. Tracy sound off as to why patients chose Gosnell’s abortion clinic. The column blames law makers with making access to abortions difficult for low-income citizens, even though the practice is legal. The writers cite restrictions in Medicare funding, a lack of reputable providers and anti-abortion sentiment as barriers for those most at risk.
Healer or Monster?
It’s a tale of two physicians. On one side, there’s a bright doctor who chose to forego opportunities elsewhere to help the poor in need of medical care in Philadelphia. The other, a money-hungry doctor who broke laws and threw safety aside to make a buck. Philly.com takes a look at Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s resume and how vastly different it is to the picture painted by the prosecution.