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Coverage of the trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell

Pa. Abortion Doc Charged With Murder Due in Court

Gosnell expected to tell whether he has hired a lawyer

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    Dr. Kermit Gosnell has been charged with the murder of a woman and seven babies

    A Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of seven newborns and a female patient is due to appear before a judge.

    Kermit Gosnell is scheduled for a hearing Wednesday. He is expected to tell the judge whether he has found a lawyer.

    Prosecutors say Gosnell ran a filthy West Philadelphia abortion clinic where undertrained staff routinely took part in illegal late-term abortions. A grand jury report says Gosnell killed viable, live-born babies by stabbing them in the neck with scissors.

    Last week, Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes denied Gosnell's request for a public defender.

    Gosnell's Patient Describes Horrific Experience

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    Marie Smith is speaking out about the botched abortion she allegedly had at Dr. Kermit Gosnell's West Philadelphia abortion clinic that allegedly led to landing in the emergency room with a 106 fever. (Published Tuesday, March 19, 2013)

    Nine other employees, including Gosnell's wife, face charges.