The bad doctor is on trial at this time and potentially faces the death penalty for his alleged misdeeds. Evidence introduced in court indicates that Gosnell would regularly induce birth in late-term pregnancies and then murder the viable child which lay defenseless on his table.
A common technique used in Gosnell’s alleged practice of “post-birth abortion” was to stick a scissor into the back of the neck of the child and to cut its spine.
Gosnell’s clinic was described as filthy, with body parts of fetuses floating in formaldehyde jars throughout his offices. He is charged with eight counts of murder; seven first-degree charges for deaths of newborns and one third-degree charge for the 2009 death of a 41-year-old Bhutanese refugee.
He is also charged with performing abortions beyond the 24-week maximum, running a corrupt organization and other charges.