For weeks, jurors in Philadelphia heard grim testimony about deaths and squalor at Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s inner-city abortion clinic. While they listened, the murder case reverberated far beyond the courtroom, changing — at least for the moment — the tone of the national debate on abortion.
Chris talks about Obamacare’s impact on part time employment, a Wynwood homeowner confronting robbers with a hand gun and the city of Philadelphia’s plan to sell advertising in public space. He also talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3′s Beasley Reece, Comedian Mitch Fatel, and Garry Schrum and Jim Steele from Heritage Auctions.
Jurors have reviewed a courtroom transcript of the testimony of a 2009 patient of defendant Eileen O’Neill, who is charged with six counts of theft by deception.
Chris details the story of a woman who has reappeared 11 years after walking away from her family, the decision to offer Plan B over the counter to girls as young as 15, and the third day of deliberations in the Kermit Gosnell trial. He also talks to Senator Pat Toomey, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, and Scott Wagner, owner of Penn Waste Inc.
Jurors have questions about Eileen O’Neill, who saw patients and did general medical examinations at Gosnell’s medical facility even though she did not have a valid medical license.
Jury deliberations resume today in the murder trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, who is charged with five counts of murder and a long list of other charges.
Chris covers the details of the close of the Kermit Gosnell trial, reviews Chris Christie’s appearance with Joe Scarborough yesterday, and analyzes the reaction to NBA Player Jason Collins announcement that he is gay. He talks to Bucks Country Courier-Times Columnist JD Mullane, Dennis Michael Lynch about his documentary They Come to America II: The Cost of Amnesty, Marc Summers about the annual Philadelphia Burger Brawl, State Senator Dominic Pileggi, and the Reverend Dr. Kevin Johnson.
Chris reviews the continuing lack of media coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial, the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, and a new study show SEPTA may need $4 billion. He talks to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel, Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup, Nancy O’Dell from Entertainment tonight and Vali Nasr about his new book, The Dispensable Nation.
Philadelphia prosecutors predicted two years ago that the indictment of an abortion provider charged with killing babies would be exploited by both sides of the nation’s polarized abortion debate.
Chris reviews the Phillie’s third straight loss to the Pirates and the Eagles selection of Lane Johnson in the first round of the NFL Draft. He also discusses the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and the chances that Kermit Gosnell could be acquitted. He talks to Ray Didinger from CSN Philly, Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, and Lesley Van Arsdall from CBS 3.
Chris reviews his appearance at yesterday’s Homeruns for Hearts fundraiser at Citizens Bank Park, Senator Pat Toomey’s assessment of why his gun legislation failed to pass, and Kermit Gosnell’s lawyer’s decision not to call a witness in his defense. He talks to Congressman Frank Lobiondo, Melissa Henson from the Parents Television Council, Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, and the founder of Retro Fitness, Eric Casaburi.
Chris discusses the dismissal of some charges in the trial against Kermit Gosnell, Pat Toomey’s response to the delays caused by FAA furloughs, Pennsylvania Democrats efforts to get Governor Tom Corbett to accept the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, and the reported motivation of the Boston Marathon bombers. He also talks to J.D. Mullane from the Bucks County Courier-Times.
After the trial judge dismissed three of the eight murder counts against abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell because of insufficient evidence, the defense has begun.
A defense lawyer has fallen ill, causing a delay in the murder trial of Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell.
Chris gives updates on the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas and discusses the failure of the Toomey-Manchin compromise to pass in the Senate, as well as, CNN’s wrongly reporting an arrest in the case of the Boston Marathon bombing. He talks to David Keene, the President of the NRA, J.D. Mullane from the Bucks County Courier Times, former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino, and body language expert, Dr. Lillian Glass.