Judge Tosses 3 Murder Charges Vs. Abortion Doc
But there are still plenty of others facing Kermit Gosnell
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Apr 23, 2013 12:01 PM CDT
In this March 8, 2010 photo, Dr. Kermit Gosnell is seen during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News at his attorney's office in Philadelphia.   (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Yong Kim)

(Newser) – A Philadelphia judge has thrown out many of the charges facing Kermit Gosnell, including three first-degree murder counts, NBC Philadelphia reports. The judge also put the kibosh on five counts of abuse of a corpse and one of infanticide. The 72-year-old is hardly home free, however; he still faces four more counts of first-degree murder for babies allegedly born alive and then killed, and one of third-degree murder for the death of a 41-year-old patient. The judge didn't immediately explain his rationale in dropping the charges, the AP reports.

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scoottr
Apr 24, 2013 11:25 AM CDT
Hey Newser, how about you run some stories telling about the horror this guy inflicted. The graphic detail. I've been waiting to see if an article on this would show up for awhile and it appears it only does when it is noting a benefit to this butcher. I encourage people to read about this story, if you can find an article. Even the hardest pro-choice person will die a little after reading about what happened.
K.KRANK
Apr 23, 2013 7:39 PM CDT
This has always been a question in my mind. The doctor was running an abortion clinic. Ok, the nature of the business is to terminate & make sure pregnancies women want ended don't come to term. How do you charge a doctor doing such business with murder & get it to stick? It's sort of like suing a fertility clinic for getting some woman pregnant with triplets when she just wanted to have one baby. Technically the fertility clinic did nothing wrong. Huh?? lol
radicalronpaul
Apr 23, 2013 6:43 PM CDT
Don't worry, Romney's making a fortune off guys like him.