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Breaking news there from the White House in just the last hour -- our -- Ed Henry asks the administration to weigh again.
For what we believe would would have would be the first time on a murder trial involving a Philadelphia abortion clinic.
More like murder clinic and that's not a judgment on a portion -- pre pro choice or pro life this man this so called doctor.
Is accused of murdering born alive babies.
Witness after witness is taking the stand to describe the horror that allegedly went on inside with quote doctor Kermit does now accused of killing.
At least seven babies and a female adult patient in 2009.
Most of the details are too horrific.
To get into in any detail here but one of the questions that demands more attention is where were the state and federal officials.
That should -- could have been checking on this clinic.
-- with politics at play here.
It empowers as a columnist for the -- vis Fox News contributor and is one of the ones it really only one I know cares and who's.
Really been demanding that the media pay more attention to this end successfully you -- on a program on Friday.
And we talked about how the Washington Post health reporter Sarah -- Had had been covering it in her excuse was -- well it's a local crime story and now the Washington Post over the weekend said.
We were wrong not to send someone and now we will so you know credit to them for admitting.
There -- their own you know non seasons in the case but I want to ask that question.
As -- is we learn more about what this.
Doctor was doing and we're -- -- forget the seven.
That he's charged with I mean we had witnessed such in the hundreds of babies hundreds of born alive babies who were murdered and that that not all those are being charged but but.
How how how -- did it go on for so long.
-- while and it also remember the women that there were deaths of one of the few women but they're a lot of women who ended up in the emergency room at University of Pennsylvania which was very close by.
And you know.
Still was never really -- reported even though everyone in the community knew what was going on there if you read the grand jury report.
If if this was not an issue people not knowing what was going on in fact the grand jury concluded that.
It wasn't an accident that he wasn't shut down it was quote by design.
That that that it was a political decision by the pro choice Republican.
Governor Tom ridge's administration.
That and if they enforce the regulations on the books that have been being enforced under the pro life Democrat.
That it would restrict access to abortions have they made a choice to ignore repeated complaints.
What was going on at this clinic.
Not just to the babies but to the women the women it was a whole -- show for the women or -- what they even the ones that that were killed.
They -- often and really butchered the he just I won't like that it's very graphic what happened to a lot of these women.
And in the descriptions of what you saw when you won an -- so.
And it was just an unbelievable.
Laps of regulatory oversight but it wasn't an accident then.
And and just just it put a period of what you said our Health Department official -- -- last he said in grand jury testimony.
That Health Department lawyers change their legal opinions and advice to suit the policy preferences of different governors.
In this case she said the state did not want to be quote putting a barrier up to women who want -- abortions.
And we are not talking again about abortions.
In the early part of a pregnancy 24 weeks.
Thirty weeks -- that at thirty weeks he's infants were born alive and there is testimony after testimony.
This doctor and his associates murdering those live babies on the table and -- No people -- part of -- decided not to -- do.
Thing about it.
Yes now is there there there were so many complaints.
About what was going on there it's just it is absolutely just not a question.
That is just it's not even up for debate about whether they knew whether he said that I mean you have people in the testimony and in fact one Health Department officials under testimony when pressed about it.
About why -- didn't she do anything about it said and I'm quoting.
You know it wasn't -- -- as as we understand it wasn't until.
The current governor and it became men -- over the past year -- -- and said.
We're gonna start resuming these inspections of these so called health clinics some -- and some -- health clinics.
In which abortions are performed and some.
Bear more resemblance to this clinic perhaps says -- they're looking -- -- a governor Ed Rendell.
You -- as an office for years came out and said there wasn't a lack of oversight by health officials there wasn't.
Our -- -- -- says there wasn't and there weren't any politics involved here it was just a lack of oversight -- health officials but that ignores the question about whether the two things are linked.
The lack of oversight as a result the politics.
-- -- -- this is not what the grand jury concluded an an an opening I highly recommend this report to people it's very readable.
And it it date they say in it at the outset.
This is not about a debate about abortion that there are people on a grand jury who work.
Were pro abortion rights and there are people on the grand -- or anti abortion rights that's not what this is about -- it is that there is no question I mean this page after page after page of just mean most unbelievable.
Testimony about how the government it's ignored.
Complaints even won a woman died they never sent anybody to investigate and that's right it Ed Rendell -- a 100% wrong now.
In -- and -- -- and again he's a 100% wrong about the fact of the motivations it was it was being invest it was being inspected under the pro life.
Got yeah -- they spend an hour and raw rehearsal and then.
I -- -- -- coming up as a heartbreak but I just wanted to over the years as a state where can a birdie -- -- -- grand jury.
Officials were concerned abortion clinics wouldn't meet the inspection standards and then there would be less abortion facilities -- and thank you for calling attention to this we'll have you back thank.
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