Workers Recount Abortion Doc's Clinic of Horrors

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It's the most sensational murder trial you've never heard of because it's getting almost no media coverage, and the victims in this case are unborn babies.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell has been charged with killing a female patient and seven babies allegedly born alive at his abortion clinic in inner-city Philadelphia. If convicted he could face the death penalty.

Eight former employees have already pleaded guilty, some to third-degree murder. They've testified about the bizarre and often chaotic practices at the clinic, including some of the horrific things they witnessed.

One employee said she saw aborted babies move at least twice. Another said she snipped the spines of at least 10 babies.

Yet another said she thought one baby could have lived if it had not been aborted. She cried as she said she thought he was at least 30 weeks -- around seven and a half months along.

Gosnell himself later joked the baby was so big he could have walked to the bus stop. His lawyer disputes that any babies were born alive.

Meanwhile, Gosnell's former lawyer, Bill Brennan, says the trial will take some time.

"Between the death penalty, length of service and the abortion issue -- yeah, and when you factor in that it got international attention when it broke, it's going be a long, difficult process," Brennan said.

Although the Associated Press has reported on the trial, it has received virtually no national media coverage. That's led some conservatives and at least one liberal to criticize the media for ignoring the case.

"Let me state the obvious. This should be front page news," Liberal analyst Kirsten Powers wrote in USA Today Thursday.

"You don't have to oppose abortion rights to find late-term abortion abhorrent or to find the Gosnell trial eminently newsworthy," she continued. "The deafening silence of too much of the media, once a force for justice in America, is a disgrace."

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Gary Lane

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