Philadelphia doctor’s murder trial: Witness describes killing infants born alive

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PHILADELPHIA — The trial of Kermit Gosnell, a doctor charged with killing seven babies born alive during abortions, will continue next week in the Philadelphia courtroom.

Gosnell is accused of performing gruesome and illegal late-term abortions that prosecutors say killed a woman and seven infants.

Earlier this week, a former teenage worker at the West Philadelphia abortion clinic took the stand.

Ashley Baldwin, who has not been charged in this case, told the jury that she observed these babies showing “”either a chest movement, a breath… Or a gasp, or like a flinch,” she described.

She said she heard one baby “make a noise” like a crying sound, and then make an “arm movement” before Gosnell or another clinic worker would snip the baby’s spinal cord.

Earlier this week, another clinic worker, Lynda Williams, who pleaded guilty to 3rd degree murder charges in the case…said, of the procedure to cut the babies’ necks…
“I did it once and I didn’t do it again because it gave me the creeps.”

Gosnell’s attorney Jack Mcmahon has said that the babies were already dead when they came out of the mother and that any movements were post-mortem spasms.

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