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Philadelphia abortionist on trial for murder

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PHILADELPHIA, P.A.–The criminal trial of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist on trial for murdering seven babies during a procedure, in which he or his assistant cut the newborns’ spinal cords, continued on Thursday.

Gosnell faces the death penalty for his actions at the clinic known as the “House of Horrors.” At least one woman is alleged to have died at Gosnell’s hands, according to the Associated Press.

On Thursday, former employees described their jobs to the jury of seven women and five men.

Ashley Baldwin, who started working at the clinic when she was 15-years-old, testified that she often assisted Gosnell in performing his abortions, and saw several babies moving, breathing and “screeching” after procedures, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Baldwin said one baby was so big that Gosnell joked that “this baby is going to walk me home”, according to the paper.

She also testified that she assisted Gosnell in abortions, applying pressure to the mother’s abdomen, handing the doctor instruments and equipment.

Read more at the Philadelphia Inquirer