Jury Begins Deliberations in Abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell’s Murder Trial
A jury on Tuesday began deliberating the fate of 72-year-old abortion provider Kermit Gosnell, who prosecutors say killed numerous infants who were born alive during procedures at his Philadelphia clinic.
Gosnell also faces charges in the death of a 41-year-old Virginia woman who died in 2009 after receiving an overdose of drugs during an abortion at the clinic.
The jurors will decide the fate of Kermit Gosnell, who is charged in the deaths of four infants and a woman.
During the six-week trial, which has drawn increasing attention from national news media outlets and from activists on all sides of the abortion debate, prosecutors have called dozens of witnesses to testify that Gosnell routinely performed abortions beyond Pennsylvania’s 24-week limit, often injured women under his care and repeatedly “snipped” the spinal cords of babies born alive after women in his clinic went into labor.