Kermit’s Carnage: a day at ‘The Abortion Trial Of The Century’

My colleague Stephanie Gray and I arrived at the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Centre at 1:30 PM and headed through security and up three flights of stairs to Courtroom 304. Defence attorney Jack McMahon was just finishing his closing arguments, jabbing his finger towards a jury box full of moderately impassive and ordinary-looking people passing off as the peers of a serial killer. “Have the courage to say no to the press,” he said coaxingly. “Show courage, and show integrity. Integrity and courage in this case, of course, meant letting Dr. Kermit Gosnell, on trial for four counts of first degree […]