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Abortion's numbers game

Abortion
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 4/22/13, 10:01 am

PHILADELPHIA—It’s quite a coincidence. In Pennsylvania you may abort a baby up to 24 weeks of gestation. It just so happens that most of abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s second-trimester patient files introduced at his murder trial have the number “24.5” written in the column indicating gestational age. With a margin of error of two weeks in estimating, he probably figured he was safe.

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Finding a witness' true voice at the Gosnell trail

Abortion
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 4/19/13, 08:44 am

PHILADELPHIA—It’s easy to see why the prosecution saved Kareema Cross for last in its five-week case against abortionist Kermit Gosnell. She was a district attorney’s dream. The staffer who worked at Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society from 2005 to 2009 added her “amen” to every foregoing negative testimony about the boss, and then surpassed it.

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Horror in the court

Abortion | The gruesome trial of Kermit Gosnell sheds new light on the dark business of killing babies
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 4/19/13, 01:00 am

Tiny screeches. Beheadings. A flopping arm. Human remains dumped in cat food containers or shoved into a freezer.

The ghastly descriptions were routine testimony as the capital murder trial of Kermit Gosnell—the 72-year-old Philadelphia abortionist accused of delivering live babies and killing them—unfurled through the first weeks of April. Former staff at the Women’s Medical Society testified against their onetime boss, painting a picture of an abortionist who straddled the law and gave little thought to the lives of his patients or their offspring.

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