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-- the jury has spoken it said guilty.
On three counts of first degree murder the 72 year old abortion doctor Kermit -- now.
Is guilty of murdering three babies born alive after botched abortions.
That is the headline in the blockbuster verdict for one of the most gruesome and sensational trials in recent memory.
Correspondent Shannon Bream has live -- and -- -- yet again a warning her report contains some disturbing language that -- champ.
Good eating -- after weeks of testimony dozens of witnesses and ten days of deliberations the jury came back with a verdict today.
It seemed to come as an enormous surprise to the man in the middle of the controversy.
Guilty of three counts of first degree murder and dozens more felony and misdemeanor charges.
Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit got snell convicted of killing babies after they were born alive at his clinic following botched abortions.
Now waits to see if the jury will recommend life in prison -- the death penalty.
I would say that the jury did the best job that it possibly could justice would mean.
That what comes out of this is we start looking really closely at the what the women's movement says it wants to do.
Which is protecting the health of women dance -- attorney Jack McMahon said vote.
No one was cheering for his clients and -- the defense efforts with -- and trying to swim upstream in my disappointed yes.
Am I satisfied that the jury gave us a fair shot yes during the trial pro choice groups have walked a fine line spending equal time distancing themselves from -- now.
And it's -- cast blame on laws restricting abortion for conditions deteriorating to the level they did it doesn't health clinic.
Today Planned Parenthood communications director Eric Ferraro said quote.
The case is made clear that we must have and enforce laws that protect access to safe and legal abortion.
And we must reject misguided laws that would limit women's options and force them to seek treatment from criminals like -- guys now.
But well like advocates like GOP congressman marlin Stutzman who voted -- last week for The Washington Times revealing that his mother considered having an abortion while pregnant with -- -- it does now case should be a wake up call for better supervision of abortion clinics.
I think that we should.
Have some sort of government oversight some congressional oversight that actually looks.
Not -- at this particular clinic.
But brings attention to these sorts of clinics that may potentially be operating anywhere else.
Father -- -- none of priests for life added this today quote the guilty verdict shows that the law recognizes -- point.
At which the right to choose not -- to the right to life.
And also shows that abortionists don't know where that point is such laws must be strengthening every state.
The penalty phase of this trial will start next Tuesday jurors will have to determine whether or not to recommend like imprisoned for -- -- or the death penalty.
He never took the stand in his defense during the trial I asked his attorney today whether he may testify next week essentially pleading for his all night.
That decision has not been made -- -- -- live outside the courtroom in Philadelphia -- thank you.
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