Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Gosnell jury hears closing arguments, set to begin deliberations

Courtroom drawing by Jane Rosenberg
After hearing closing arguments on Monday, the jury selected to hear the case against abortionist Kermit Gosnell is set to begin deliberating on whether they will find him guilty of murdering 4 infants who survived abortion and a woman who was killed during an abortion.  

The jury is to begin considering the case on Tuesday.

Closing arguments heard Monday were full of passionate and loud assertions by both sides of the case.
McMahon claimed his client has been the subject of a "racist" prosecution -- adding that "never has the presumption of innocence been stomped on, trampled on, like in this case."

McMahon argued every baby died in the womb after the drug Digoxin was injected to stop the fetus' heart.
But prosecutor Ed Cameron called Gosnell's operation an assembly line where a stream of poor, mostly minority women and teens endured hours of painful labor and delivery because Gosnell did not successfully abort babies in utero. He instead killed them with scissors after they were born, authorities said.