Thursday, March 21, 2013
A Macabre Mystery: Gosnell Abortion-Murder Trial Focuses On Jars Of Preserved Fetus Feet
Joseph A. Slobodzian at the Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the strange abortion-murder trial in Philadelphia.
It's one of the macabre mysteries in the case of Kermit Gosnell: Why did the West Philadelphia abortion doctor keep the severed feet of fetuses preserved in specimen jars?
In testimony Tuesday, Adrienne Moton, a former worker at Gosnell's Women's Medical Society, told a Philadelphia jury that Gosnell once explained that he did so in case patients requested them for future identification or DNA samples.
But an expert on fetal development, testifying Wednesday at Gosnell's abortion-murder trial, said that was news to him.
"Do you think there is any medical reason to save the foot of a baby?" Assistant District Attorney Edward Cameron asked.
"In my practice, we would have no reason to save the foot, and I've never seen that done," replied Daniel H. Conway, a physician and neonatologist at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
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