This topic is about the Abortion Trial itself and not the social or political issues of Abortion. This is meant only as a news story. If you can't separate those issues, please post instead in Nicoleta's Bus.
I could only find two noteworthy news pieces on this topic. The lack of coverage of this topic is not the topic of this thread.
The first is the Huffington Post, which says:
Ashley Baldwin, Teen Worker At Kermit Gosnell's Abortion Clinic, Testifies
The second, the best piece I could find, is Conor Friedersdorf writing in The Atlantic. I withhold a link to his piece because he includes graphic pictures, but his article is called "Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Trial Should Be a Front-Page Story". The relevant quote:PHILADELPHIA -- An unlicensed doctor fled out the back the night the FBI raided a Philadelphia medical clinic in 2010, a witness testified Thursday as a murder trial centered on the unorthodox facility.
Abortion provider Kermit Gosnell, 72, is charged with killing a woman patient and seven babies allegedly born alive, and with performing illegal, late-term abortions at his thriving inner-city clinic. Co-defendant Eileen O'Neill, 56, of Phoenixville, is charged with billing as a doctor and participating in a corrupt organization.
Eight former employees have pleaded guilty, some to third-degree murder, and have testified this month about bizarre, often-chaotic practices at the clinic.
The rest of the story is very graphic. Be warned before seeking it out yourself.The grand jury report in the case of Kermit Gosnell, 72, is among the most horrifying I've read. "This case is about a doctor who killed babies and endangered women. What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancy - and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors," it states. "The medical practice by which he carried out this business was a filthy fraud in which he overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels - and, on at least two occasions, caused their deaths."
Charged with seven counts of first-degree murder, Gosnell is now standing trial in a Philadelphia courtroom. An NBC affiliate's coverage includes testimony as grisly as you'd expect. "An unlicensed medical school graduate delivered graphic testimony about the chaos at a Philadelphia clinic where he helped perform late-term abortions," the channel reports. [The rest has been cut for graphic content.]
Kermit Goswell, the head of the abortion clinic, is charged with counts including murder of female patients and delivered babies, and of the deplorable conditions his clinic operated under.