From the Toronto Star:
Kermit Gosnell was either a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” who preyed on poor women and murdered newborns in his West Philadelphia abortion clinic by cutting their spinal cords, or a mixed-race doctor who was the victim of an “elitist, racist prosecution.”
A jury is expected to begin deliberations Tuesday in the sensational murder trial of the 72-year-old abortion doctor, but whether they believe the defence or the prosecution, one outcome is not in doubt: the Gosnell case is the spark that has set off the latest battle in America’s protracted culture wars.
If convicted, he faces the death penalty for the first-degree murders of four babies born alive in illegal, late-term abortions and the third-degree murder of a Bhutanese refugee who died of a drug overdose during a botched abortion.
Gosnell has pleaded not guilty.
Andrea adds: I’m not a lawyer but I am incredulous, given the evidence I’ve been reading, that Gosnell is pleading not guilty.by