US abortion doctor goes under trial for murder today
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia abortion provider was to go on trial for murder in a case that could send the 72-year-old to death row.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell is charged with running a rogue abortion clinic in West Philadelphia that allegedly performed illegal, late-term abortions and injured countless women through lax medical procedures.
Gosnell, 72, has pleaded not guilty in the deaths of a female patient and seven babies allegedly born alive. Eight clinic workers charged with him have pleaded guilty, including his wife, a beautician accused of helping him perform stealth third-term abortions on Sundays.
His trial begins on Monday.