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Stress is -- segment tonight one of the worst cases of infanticide Americans ever seen doctor Kermit guy's -- that found guilty of murder in Philadelphia.
The 72 year old guys -- being convicted of murdering three babies born alive.
And also found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a woman undergoing an abortion in his clinic.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That when attempting to abort them he failed and they were nonetheless born alive on the table.
And that he then murdered them while they were alive struggling for life in his clinic how did -- murder them.
You know -- afternoon program we've been studiously avoiding the details of this is this in the middle of the day people watch the program with their kids and so -- -- so I just want that warning out there but it's hard to hear.
And if you Google the pictures it's even more disturbing but they were born alive and he took scissors and he snipped the back of their spinal cords some of them described his near decapitation.
A babies that there was an eyewitness testimony were were squirming were breathing were crying.
And not only did he -- their spinal cords and murdered them right on the table.
But he would make jokes about it he he'd get Egypt but one of the babies being so big he -- walked him doctor got snow across to the bust up.
Mean he thought it was a laugh riot -- today after the verdict is working out and said oh he's like anybody else he is upsets.
By the verdict.
So this made him upset.
The sniping the spines.
Of children who are struggling for life on his operating track at table.
Didn't upset and who is the -- eyewitness that said all the stuff clinic workers in and workers yet we're -- there -- -- -- met multiple eyewitness testimony what he's surrounded him helped him.
He was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a woman seeking abortions went what did he do to her.
He overdosed her with such set of prescribe -- sedatives and -- related medication that she died.
And so they found that was an involuntary manslaughter not an intentional murder.
That she was there for an abortion -- 24 weeks.
Now that's -- six months pregnant when you 24 weeks and that I think gets to the heart of what this case is about.
It was -- there was testimony in this case that a woman -- in -- she wasn't sure about how British US he said I think you're 21 weeks.
She said I think I'm more than that.
He tried to perform -- abortion failed she went to another clinic she was 29 weeks.
Now the legal limit for abortion in Pennsylvania as it is in many many states in this country is 24 weeks but he didn't care about he didn't care and that's what it and he was convicted on most those -- -- -- performing multiple abortions -- between cancer clinical -- and that is what this case is -- at -- -- women.
Seeking abortions past.
The legal limit and doctor got -- only too happy.
To do revive their money and no matter what happens if the baby survived -- abortion -- -- Arnold I see no problem for you throughout.
They're gonna do decide whether he lives or dies as a -- of Pennsylvania's death penalty starting on May 21 correct but even Saudi seventy years old so even if not -- that you know but it's it's a symbolic -- -- -- would you react here's Planned Parenthood statement.
Planned Parenthood statements from Eric pharaoh.
Who is of -- Vice president of communications quote.
This verdict will ensure that no woman.
Is victimized by Kermit guys -- ever again.
No mention of any baby.
He did victimize women as well and that's and that's one of the ironies is those who protect the likes of current has now and there was testimony the grand jury said that governor Tom Ridge.
While he was governor of of this -- Pennsylvania.
He made it so that he said no more inspections of these clinics they said because he thought it would be putting up a barrier to women seeking abortion -- and -- was running today and we try to get -- I tried again twice last week and I have to tell you -- he's -- they they completely ignored his people completely ignored when he -- very clear this guy is usually available to the media -- it's not that I see here now -- times -- -- now if you say it's about I just wanna say -- has -- -- and I also said this makes clear we have to enforce laws to protect access to safe and legal abortion.
There was a Planned Parenthood clinic.
2.3 miles away.
From doctor Gaza health clinic this isn't about women who wanted to seek legal abortions and got butchered for the most part -- women.
Who -- on the borderline and a Doctor Who couldn't have cared less about what the lot that day and so you need oversight you know routine court oversight in any health.
Capacity it doesn't matter whether it's abortion anything -- -- upset but I want to point out the Planned Parenthood statement read it again this is is really shocking.
The verdict -- sure that no woman.
Sick demise -- Kermit does now ever again as Megan said women were victimized.
Of the babies who were killed if you think he'd just killed three babies I gotta say it was hundreds hundreds hundreds alleged run -- things but only a -- where right.
They were born alive and if -- prove it.
-- -- thanks very much we appreciate it.
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