Abortion Doctor Charged with 8 Counts of Murder

By: AP
By: AP

PHILADELPHIA (AP) --

A Philadelphia abortion doctor has been charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a woman patient and seven babies that prosecutors say were born alive and then killed with scissors.

The charges against Dr. Kermit Gosnell follow a long grand jury
investigation.

District Attorney Seth Williams says state regulators ignored
complaints and failed to visit the clinic since 1993.

Williams says the women were subjected to squalid and barbaric
conditions at Gosnell's Women's Medical Society, which was shut
down last year.

Gosnell has been named in at least 10 malpractice suits, including one over the death of a woman who died of sepsis and a perforated uterus.


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