Dr. Kermit Gosnell is an abortionist that is currently in Philadelphia, PA for his trial that began on Monday, March 18, 2013. His trial is ongoing for the seven counts of first-degree murder that he is charged with, and CNSnews.com has a quote from a co-worker that told the grand jury that Gosnell had joked, "This baby is big enough to walk around with me or walk me to the bus stop."
Gosnell allegedly cut the spinal cords of late-term aborted babies who were born alive. His joke supposedly came about due to the large size of the infants he aborted.
The 72-year-old Gosnell ran a multi-million dollar abortion business in West Philadelphia, PA. He was arrested on Jan. 19, 2011. The seven counts of first-degree murder refer to the seven late-term babies he aborted that were born alive and then had their spinal cords cut with scissors.
Another charge on Gosnell is the third-degree murder of a 41-year-old pregnant woman named Karnamaya Mongar. She died after being given a pain killed by Gosnell in his office. Other charges include several counts of conspiracy and violation of Pennsylvania's law prohibiting post-24-week abortions.
Adrienne Moton, who used to work for Gosnell at his facility, gave her testimony on Monday. She recalled one baby, who was labeled "Baby Boy A," that was aborted back in July 2009. She recalled the baby being so large that she took a cell phone pic of the child before he was taken out of the room.
"I just saw a big baby boy. He had that color, that color that a baby has," Moton said in court. "I just felt he could have had a chance. … He could have been born any day."
That particular abortion cost a 17-year-old girl $2,500. An ultrasound performed "recorded a gestational age of 29.4 weeks" according to the report.
Gosnell has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. Jack McMahon, Gosnell's lawyer, said that the district attorney's office was engaging in "a prosecutorial lynching" his his client. On Tuesday, McMahon told the jurors in the courtroom:
"This is a targeted, elitist and racist prosecution of a doctor who’s done nothing but give [back] to the poor and the people of West Philadelphia."