Reporting Tony Hanson
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By Tony Hanson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Another former worker at the West Philadelphia abortion clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell today testified for the prosecution about the gruesome work and the alleged murders that took place there.
Kareema Cross testified that untrained staff routinely administered medications. And because of medication, she said, patients routinely “precipitated” — that is, spontaneously expelled fetuses — wherever they were in the clinic.
She says she saw a couple of these, and some other babies, move and breathe before Dr. Gosnell or another staffer cut the baby’s neck.
She says Dr. Gosnell once joked that some of the babies were so big they could walk him to the store or the bus stop.
And Cross told the jury that Gosnell treated white patients and patients who looked like they had money better: they got more time and he catered to them, she said.
But the defense attorney has told the jury that the prosecution of Gosnell is elitist and racist, calling it a “prosecutorial lynching of this African-American doctor for who he is and what he did.”
Gosnell has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of murder — the killing of seven late-term babies allegedly born alive and the death of a woman who died after undergoing an abortion at Gosnell’s clinic.