March 4th, 2013
03:40 AM ET

Doctor accused of severing babies' spines

he Hippocratic Oath, when properly translated, doesn't actually say, "First, do no harm." But since the time of the ancient Greeks, that's become the mantra for every medical professional.

Not so with Dr. Kermit Gosnell, prosecutors contend.

The 72-year-old Philadephia physician is accused of running a "house of horrors" where he performed illegal abortions past the 24-week limit prescribed by law. He used scissors, authorities say, to sever the spinal cords of newborns who emerged from their mothers still alive.

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  1. Melissa

    Why is CNN ignoring this horrific story? This trial is more newsworthy than ANYTHING on the front page right now. I am appalled.

    April 12, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Ricc

    CNN is biased as all the main media.
    They are afraid to show the true face of abortion clinics!

    April 12, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Dave

    Why aren't you covering this trial? This man is a racist and a murderer of live-born infants.

    April 12, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Gina

    No matter how you feel about abortion, this is horrific. Shame on the media for not telling this story!

    April 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. theaton

    Had this doctor used a firearm to kill these children, CNN would have it on their homepage and on air 24/7. Because this goes agiainst their agenda, it will rarely be spoken about.

    April 12, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Theresa

    Are the mothers of the 3rd term babies being tried for murder? If not why Not???

    April 12, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Mary

    Very Good question @ Theresa, Cnn has very little credibility in reporting and so I would look else where for the answers.

    April 12, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Linda

    This may be the most horrific of these abortion stories, but why do we also never hear about the cases where mothers die at the hand of these abortionists?? These cases are much more numerous than people know.
    This is a major news story. This needs to be reported so that every one knows.

    April 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. lotsahelp

    This needs to be front and center in the news!!! and I am pro choice but this man killed more babies than the newtown killer!
    So why not the uproar over this???

    April 14, 2013 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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