A Philadelphia jury is breaking for the weekend amid deliberations in the capital murder case of an abortion provider.
A bill that could mean expensive facility and staff expansions for clinics that perform abortions in Pennsylvania became state law Thursday after a bitter fight in the Legislature over how to respond to grotesque conditions discovered at a Philadelphia clinic last year.
West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell’s wife may not be with him at the defense table for his trial. Her lawyer and prosecutors are working out a possible guilty-plea agreement. Sources say under the deal, she would not testify.
Two workers inside the West Philadelphia abortion clinic run by Dr. Kermit Gosnell have pleaded guilty to third degree murder charges.
The report by a grand jury into the abuses at a West Philadelphia abortion clinic figured prominently in the debate over a state House bill last week, over the strenuous objections of one local lawmaker who believes the grand jury report is irrelevant to the legislative process.
A Philadelphia doctor accused of regularly maiming women and killing viable babies at his filthy abortion clinic should have been reported by other physicians but was not.
Bail for Pearl Gosnell has been reduced from $1 million to only her signature. She allegedly conspired and assisted her husband, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, in performing abortions of fetuses at 24 weeks or more past conception.
Dr. Eli Avila, tapped by Governor Corbett to head the state Health Department, says he will play a personal role in changing the mindset of his agency, which had virtually abdicated its duty to regulate Pennsylvania abortion clinics.