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The US Supreme Court is seen in Washington, DC, June 18, 2012. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Abortion-Rights Advocates: Supreme Court Decision On Buffer Zones Too Vague

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law mandating a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics.

06/27/2014

(The trio raising money to produce a film about West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell.  Image from gosnellmovie.com)

Group Nearing Fundraising Deadline For Movie About West Phila. Abortionist

Even though Monday is the last day to donate to the Gosnell movie campaign, the filmmakers behind the project say they still need the public’s support.

05/12/2014

(The front window of the former Women's Medical Society, owned and operated by Dr. Kermit Gosnell.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

2013 IN REVIEW: West Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Gets Life Sentence

Philadelphia DA Seth Williams says, simply, Dr. Kermit Gosnell was a monster.

12/26/2013

(Dr. Kermit Gosnell, in file photo.)

Gosnell Admits To Drug Sales At Clinic

Convicted West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to running a “pill-mill” from which thousands of prescriptions for pain-killers were distributed.

07/09/2013

(Jury foreman David Misko speaks with reporters outside the Criminal Justice Center.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Jurors Recount Challenges of Their Work in Gosnell Abortion-Murder Trial

Jurors said the case was emotionally tolling for all involved.

05/15/2013

(Dr. Kermit Gosnell, in the custody of police.  Credit: CBS3)

Convicted Murderer Dr. Kermit Gosnell Gets Life in Prison

Gosnell agreed to forego any appeals in exchange for elimination of the death penalty.

05/14/2013

Adrienne Moton.

Jury Rehears Testimony of West Phila. Abortion Aide Who Pleaded Guilty

What has been lost during the clinical readback of the aide’s testimony is the emotion: she broke down several times on the witness stand while testifying.

05/09/2013

(Phila. PD photo)

Definitions of Murder Under Review By Jury of West Phila. Abortion Doctor

During its fifth day of deliberations, the jury in the trial of West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell asked the court to redefine “degrees” of murder and other charges.

05/06/2013

(Dr. Kermit Gosnell, in file photo.)

Jury Turns Its Attention To Main Defendant In West Philadelphia Abortion-Murder Case

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is charged with four counts of first-degree murder involving babies allegedly killed after being born alive and viable, and one count of third-degree murder in the death of a woman who died following an abortion.

05/03/2013

(Dr. Kermit Gosnell, in file photo.)

Another West Philadelphia Abortion Clinic Staffer Testifies Against Former Boss

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.

04/18/2013

(Phila. PD photo)

West Phila. Abortion Aide Describes Events Leading To 2009 Death of Patient

Lynda Williams, who has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges and is cooperating with prosecutors, told the jury that despite her lack of an license or certification, she routinely did ultrasounds, placed IVs, and administered medicines, with little or no supervision.

04/09/2013

Phila. PD photo)

West Phila. Abortion Clinic Worker Testifies To Routine and Repeated Violations

Sherry West, who pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement, testified that she and other workers routinely inserted intravenous lines and administered medications while Gosnell was not at the medical center.

04/08/2013

(The West Philadelphia abortion clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell.  File photo)

New Law For Abortion Clinics Goes Into Effect Tuesday

Nearly all of the state’s abortion clinics are expected to remain open under a tougher law that raises surgical standards as a response to grotesque conditions discovered at a Philadelphia clinic two years ago, state officials said Monday.

06/18/2012

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Mensch. (Photo provided by Senator Mensch's office)

Pa. House, Senate Pass Abortion Clinic Regulations

In response to the horrors uncovered by the grand jury investigation of a West Philadelphia abortion clinic, the state Senate and House have now passed similar but different bills on the regulation of clinics that have abortion rights advocates up in arms.

06/15/2011

(File photo)

Cellphone Texting Remains A Hot Topic In The Pennsylvania House

A bill that would add cell phone text messages to the sales pitches covered by Pennsylvania’s Do Not Call list has been approved by a Pennsylvania House committee.

05/09/2011

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