Coverage of the trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell

Prosecutors Testify About Filthy Abortion Clinic

Pennsylvania Senate seeks to fix what allowed Gosnell to operate for so long




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

    Pennsylvania lawmakers are hearing from prosecutors who are charging an abortion doctor with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven newborns at a filthy West Philadelphia clinic.

    At the outset of Tuesday's hearing before the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, Sen. Tommy Tomlinson said it's the duty of legislators to prevent the kind of regulatory shortcomings that allowed the clinic to operate unchecked for years.

    Abortion Doctor Faces Murder Charges

    [PHI] Abortion Doctor Faces Murder Charges
    A West Philadelphia abortion doctor faces murder charges. Kermit Gosnell is accused of causing the death of one of his patients and killing several babies born alive. (Published Tuesday, March 19, 2013)

    Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and members of his staff are testifying in front of Tomlinson's committee and the Health and Welfare committee.

    Dr. Kermit Gosnell is due in court Wednesday to face charges after a grand jury alleged he routinely terminated late-term pregnancies and killed babies born alive by severing their spines with scissors.

    Gosnell's Patient Describes Horrific Experience

    [PHI] Gosnell's Patient Describes Horrific Experience
    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)