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We have breaking news out of Philadelphia tonight -- it concerns the punishment for the Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of murdering three babies born alive.
Correspondent Shannon Bream is in Philadelphia with.
Rather than face the jury that found him guilty of murdering three babies who survived botched abortion attempts at his clinic.
Convicted murderer Kermit -- now has elected to take a deal that will take the death penalty off the table.
-- now will be sentenced to life without parole for two of the first degree murder conviction.
And tomorrow he'll be sentenced on the additional convictions the remaining first degree murder counts along with scores of additional felony and misdemeanor counts.
In addition -- -- is giving up his right to any appeal I'm glad not to be -- -- against the death penalty that's always a good thing so when you don't have them.
Go to that stage that's a good thing and again.
The appellate process and at his age is probably not -- very realistic possibility any half.
Today a group of prominent African American leaders denounce -- -- said it's time for them to stand up and speak out against the impact that abortion is having on their communities.
The most recent data available from the Census Bureau shows that African American women have abortions at a rate nearly four times that of their white counterparts.
Scott snow ran his bloody clinic and a black neighborhood where he made millions of dollars.
Killing black children he got away with it simply because he could.
After all no one really cares about poor black babies do -- -- Does he know knew he could kill black children and no one would blink an -- I virtually its group.
RH reality check criticize the leaders saying quote.
We know that the answer to the black abortion rate is more choice and more access to quality care.
We know that banning abortion will not end abortion but rather will drive abortion underground and it -- back alleys -- clinics like -- -- will pop up like payday loan shops.
A sentiment echoed by senate majority leader Harry Reid who today pushing back against what he called quote.
Restrictive laws on abortion clinics and I think.
Keep pushing these.
Clinic's back into the situations where they wind up like this is wrong.
They got now case is already had a big impact here in Pennsylvania following the release of the grand jury's report in this case.
The -- and lawmakers beefed up state laws including things like.
That miners have to get parental consent when they're seeking abortions -- that clinics have to be inspected at least once a year.
In addition a random unannounced clinic visits and inspections on nights and weekends -- -- -- lob Philadelphia Shannon thank you.
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