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AP: Gosnell Was ‘Eccentric,’ ‘Detached Boss’ Operating ‘Outdated’ Clinic

The defense is scheduled to begin presenting its case in the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell this week, and the AP has a story recapping the evidence presented against him so far. It leads with this paragraph:

Over five weeks of testimony, Philadelphia prosecutors have painted Dr. Kermit Gosnell as an eccentric, detached boss who relied on untrained staff to perform abortions at his outdated, inner-city clinic.

If you hadn’t already been following the story, you might be left with the impression that Gosnell was a hands-off supervisor with a few quirks, who relied on somewhat antiquated medical methods.

A few paragraphs down, the AP report describes one of Gosnell’s eccentricities:

An FBI agent recalled Gosnell, on the night of the 2010 law enforcement raid, eating dinner while they interviewed him.

“He was still wearing his bloody latex gloves. They had some holes in them,” Agent Jason Huff testified.

The story also notes that medical assistant Kareema Cross in her testimony “said she saw babies move even after their spines were severed.” It does not elaborate on what else she said she saw

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