Court dismisses Satanists’ case against pro-life laws

James Risdon – Fri Aug 31, 2018 – 8:25 pm EST

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JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, August 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Satanists who argued Missouri’s abortion laws interfere with their constitutional freedom of religion saw their case thrown out by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this week.

The lawsuit brought by the Satanic Temple and an anonymous woman, referred to only as Mary Doe and described as a member of the Satanic Temple in court documents, was dismissed by the court because Doe lacked constitutional standing.

“After becoming pregnant, she sought an abortion in St. Louis, Missouri,” wrote the circuit court judges in their decision. “She complied with certain state-mandated procedures, which the complaint alleges constituted direct and unwelcome personal contact with religion, in violation of the Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses.”

“After receiving the abortion, she filed this lawsuit in federal court seeking a series of declarations, an injunction, and attorneys’ fees and costs,” reads the decision.

In their unanimous ruling, the judges tossed out the lawsuit – upholding a lower court’s decision – because Doe was not pregnant when she filed it.

“We are pleased with the court’s ruling,” said Mary Compton, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office. “The attorney general’s office will continue to vigorously defend Missouri’s sensible waiting period law.”

At the center of the lawsuit was the satanists’ claim that five statutes and procedures collectively called as the “Missouri Tenents” were an infringement on Doe’s right to freedom of religion.

Those so-called Missouri Tenents require informed consent before a woman can get an abortion, requiring physicians to offer these pregnant women a booklet stating the scientific fact that “the life of each human being begins at conception.”

Missouri’s pro-life laws also require that physicians give pregnant women an opportunity to get an ultrasound and hear their pre-born baby’s heartbeat.

Women seeking abortions in Missouri are then required to wait three days before an abortion will be done.

Abortionists typically perform ultrasounds anyway, often to determine the baby’s age (the abortion pill can only be given if the baby is in the early stages of the first trimester). Some abortions, like the one Abby Johnson witnessed that led her to leave her Planned Parenthood career and become pro-life, are actually ultrasound-guided, to ensure all of the baby is sucked out of his mother’s uterus.

Despite the outcome of this case, Satanic Temple co-founder Lucien Greaves has reportedly stated Tuesday’s setback is “a mere prelude to victory.”

The Satanic Temple has two similar legal actions involving the same or similar people and arguments, one before a state court and the other before a federal court.

In late January, one of those cases was heard by the Supreme Court of Missouri but no decision has yet been handed down.

Then, in late February, a woman identified only as Judy Doe filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. As of last week, the district court had not yet ruled on the defendants’ motion to dismiss that case. (Click to Source)

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Did You Know Some of Your Taxpayer Dollars are Spent on Baby Body Parts?

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Do you want your taxpayer dollars to be spent on this? (LC.org)

National and state pro-life leaders sent a letter this week to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar urging the government to end the taxpayer-funded use of aborted fetal tissue for research.

The letter reads, in part: “We were shocked and dismayed at the news report that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has signed a contract to purchase ‘fresh’ aborted fetal organs from Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), for the purpose of creating humanized mice with human immune systems. We expect far better of our federal agencies—especially under the leadership of a courageous pro-life president—entrusted with the health of American citizens. It is completely unacceptable to discover that the FDA is using federal tax dollars and fomenting demand for human body parts taken from babies who are aborted. …The federal government must find ethical alternatives as soon as possible, and should end all association with those who participate in any trafficking or procurement of aborted baby organs. No taxpayer dollars should continue to go to this gruesome practice.”

According to GSA’s federal contract database, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration signed a new contract on July 25 with ABR to acquire “fresh” organs from aborted babies to implant them into mice. The taxpayer-funded project includes paying nearly $16,000 to ABR for harvested organs, even though the organization remains under investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

A new report shows that ABR has harvested aborted baby organs for research for more than what is legally reimbursable. The 11-page report details how ABR charged universities a significantly marked-up price for the organs it harvested from aborted babies received from Planned Parenthood. The Center for Medical Progress released a new report showing ABR charged researchers up to hundreds of dollars per harvested human organ in addition to packing and shipping fees—prices that indicate the organization may have been marking up the cost of fetal tissue beyond what is legally reimbursable.

Liberty Counsel is defending Sandra Merritt against 15 felony charges, brought by the Attorney General to punish her for undercover work in exposing Planned Parenthood’s unethical and potentially illegal profiteering from the sale of aborted baby body parts.

“It is horrendous that the FDA signed a contract to purchase aborted baby body parts with taxpayer dollars,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “It is a positive move that the Department of Justice is investigating Advanced Bioscience Resources, but then counterproductive to hand them money for their heinous crime. These despicable acts by these companies and their owners underscore why our client Sandra Merritt should be applauded for revealing the seedy underbelly of Planned Parenthood.”  (Click to Source)

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Millionaire Democrat Calls To Tax Parents of 2+ Kids As ‘Irresponsible Breeders’

By: Jay Greenberg  |@NeonNettle on 26th July 2018 @ 5.28pm

Scott Wallace demands that families with more than two children should be heavily taxed
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Scott Wallace has called for parents of more that two children to be heavily taxed

A Democrat Congressional candidate, whose net worth is estimated to be close to $300 million, has called for families with more than two children to be heavily taxed and branded “irresponsible breeders” by the government. Pennsylvania candidate Scott Wallace is a major depopulation proponent who has donated over $7 million to population control groups. Wallace is also endorsed and supported by both the National Organization for Women (NOW) and Planned Parenthood.Wallace inherited his vast wealth from his grandfather who founded a seed company that was bought by DuPont for $10 billion in the 1990s.

He now also owns a large number of stocks, with his biggest holding being DowDuPont.

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Wallace will be one of the richest men in Congress if he joined the chamber today

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Wallace’s wealth is between $127 million and $309 million, based on an analysis of his financial disclosure statement. That would make him the third-richest member of Congress if he joined the deep-pocketed chamber today. Congressional candidates are required to disclose a range of the value of their assets, making precise calculations impossible, but we used the same methodology as the watchdog Center for Responsive Politics. His campaign said his net worth is “closer” to $100 million.

According to The Daily Wire, Wallace,  a millionaire and democrat who believes in taxing families with more than two kids for being privileged, also believes that the tax would be on “the privilege of irresponsible breeding.”Between 1997 and 2003, Wallace gave $420,000 to Zero Population Growth (ZPG) — now Population Connection — an organization co-founded by “Population Bomb” author Paul Ehrlich, Fox News reported. From before its inception, ZPG had announced its intentions to tax large families for the “privilege of irresponsible breeding.” A 1968 brochure advocated abortion to stabilize population growth and claimed that “no responsible family should have more than two children.” Therefore, “irresponsible people who have more than two children should be taxed to the hilt for the privilege of irresponsible breeding.” –PJ Media

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Democrat Wallace wants parents of more than two children to be branded ‘irresponsible breeders’

SHTFPlan reports: Wallace’s fund (Wallace Global Fund) also gave $20,000 to the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE) in 2010. CASSE is an environmentalist group that sees economic growth as undesirable.

The group supports an economy with “stable or mildly fluctuating levels” and a society with equal birth and death rates.CASSE calls this stagnant state of affairs “maturing.” CASSE still supports zero population growth and executive board member Herman Daly has pushed for reproduction licenses (permission from the government to have children). This bureaucratic control over birth would allow women to have only two children unless they buy the license for more children from other women who do not reproduce. Daly called this program the “best plan yet offered” to limit population growth. If you’ve ever wondered how close we are to totalitarianism, you no longer have to. It’s right around the corner. Abortion and population control movements can be traced back to the horrific racism of the early eugenics movement, where activists like Margaret Sanger called for more babies for the “fit” and less for the “unfit.” (Click to Source)

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UN agencies rebuke Trump: Abortion always part of sexual health

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July 20, 2018 (C-Fam) – UN agencies are working with abortion groups to make abortion part of sexual and reproductive health policies and programming everywhere and for all, in opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump’s pro-life efforts and the consensus of the UN General Assembly.

In a Lancet article provocatively titled “Defining sexual and reproductive health and rights for all,” the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and the head of the UN Population Fund, Natalia Kanem, gave a full-throated endorsement of a Lancet-Guttmacher report that promotes abortion and homosexual rights under the rubric of “sexual and reproductive health and rights.”

The article by Ghebreyesus and Kanem shows UN agencies are willing to promote abortion alongside the abortion industry, and on the terms set by the abortion industry. It is a direct challenge to congressional and executive U.S. funding restrictions on abortion, as well as the pro-life foreign policy of the Trump administration.

Just the title of the article is intended to close any debate about what sexual and reproductive health might include. According to the Lancet report, it includes abortion, transgender hormone therapy, surrogacy and other artificial reproductive technologies.

This flies in the face of the notion that every country may legislate on abortion as it sees fit, as the General Assembly agreed at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo.

Few member states would have accepted the inclusion of abortion in UN policy at all in 1994, if not for such an ambiguous definition of “sexual and reproductive health.” In fact, UN agencies like the UN Population Fund have often told member states that each country can define the terms as they prefer. In an about-face, they are now saying the term was never up for member states to define.

While the 1994 agreement included abortion in its definition of sexual and reproductive health, it does not consider it to be an international reproductive right, thereby allowing governments to take different positions on abortion. In fact, the agreement casts abortion in a negative light.

According to the Cairo Platform for Action, governments must help women avoid abortion and must not promote abortion. The agreement states that abortion is a subject to be dealt with exclusively in national legislation without the interference of international agencies. And it presumes that countries will opt to outlaw abortion in most or all circumstances and that only “where legal, it should be made safe.”

In recent UN negotiations, the U.S. delegation vigorously defended this framework and has insisted on preserving it. While ambiguous, and even esoteric to some, this framework has stopped the development of an international right to abortion and denies UN agencies a mandate to promote access to abortion and changes in abortion laws.

Campaigners for an international right to abortion have tried in many ways to move beyond the Cairo document. Abortion groups and UN agencies have exploited the ambiguity surrounding abortion in the Cairo agreement to promote the notion of “safe abortion” for many years, but in recent years, they have ramped up their advocacy for abortion. (Click to Source)

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Former Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Manager: “It’s a Demonic Organization”

 MICAIAH BILGER   DEC 20, 2017   |   4:16PM    WASHINGTON, DC

Trevino said she initially justified her job by reasoning that she worked at one of Planned Parenthood’s non-abortion facilities. But she eventually quit when it became apparent that her employer was hurting women more than helping them.

“I knew what I was doing was wrong,” Trevino said in an interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation. “I was still involved in a demonic organization. There’s no other word you can use for what takes place.”

Pregnant at 16, she dropped out of high school and entered an abusive marriage, which ended in divorce. Wanting to make a difference and to help girls in similarly tough situations, she accepted a job as the manager of a Planned Parenthood facility in Sherman, Texas. Over time, however, Trevino began to grapple with whether she was doing women more harm than good, setting her on a path to seek the truth, no matter where it might lead.

“I was forced and challenged to look at my own beliefs and actions. I couldn’t continue to be indifferent,” she said.

Travino told the foundation that she felt troubled by the number of appointments they scheduled with girls as young as 12 for contraception and abortion referrals. She said they also saw a lot of young women who had STDs and multiple sex partners. It became apparent to her that Planned Parenthood was focused on the numbers, not its patients’ well-being.

“They are being groomed as future abortion patients because Planned Parenthood promotes a promiscuous lifestyle,” she said. “We’re not discouraging them from having sex at a young age. We have monthly quotas to meet. They’re just numbers.”

She also said she witnessed Medicaid fraud – something other former Planned Parenthood employees also have said.

“I started to connect the dots and realize that it all goes together,” she said.

In 2011, she quit her job. Later, she began speaking out about her experiences, and became involved in the 40 Days for Life campaign. She also wrote a book “Redeemed by Grace.”

Earlier this year, she helped to expose another one of the abortion chain’s lies. Trevino said Planned Parenthood did not fulfill its promises to train staff to identify and help sexual abuse victims after its employees were caught willing to help sex traffickers cover up abuses of young girls.

Instead, Trevino said her former employer taught them how to identify undercover journalists.

“When were called into this meeting, I went in really believing that … they really do care about women and this is something that really concerns them,” Trevino told Live Action. “They begin to play all of the previous undercover investigations that had been put out about Planned Parenthood, and I became very perplexed.

“As time went on, I raised my hand and said, ‘I’m confused. When are we going to actually begin the retraining? What can I do as a manager to take this information back to my staff and enforce policies and procedures that would help protect women?’ [The Planned Parenthood speaker] immediately shot me down. She said, ‘We’re not here to talk about that.’”

Trevino said the “real love” that pro-life advocates displayed helped her to leave her job and embrace the pro-life message. She said her desire is to help workers leave the abortion industry and help women who have had abortions heal. (Click to Source)

Leaked George Soros Plan to Turn Ireland into a Pro-Abortion Country

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DCLeaks.com revealed last year that billionaire investor George Soros has been using his Open Society Foundation (OSF) to turn Ireland – what Planned Parenthood refers to as the “jewel in the crown of the pro-life movement” – into a pro-abortion country.

Catholic News Agency (CNA) broke the news last August of Soros’s leaked strategy to use Ireland as a prototype to upend anti-abortion laws in Catholic countries around the world.

CNA reported:

“With one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, a win there could impact other strongly Catholic countries in Europe, such as Poland, and provide much needed proof that change is possible, even in highly conservative places,” the document says.

The New York-based Open Society Foundations’ proposed 2016-2019 strategy for its Women’s Rights Program appears to be among the documents published by the website DCLeaks.com.

One of the program’s three themes is enabling access to legal abortion, including through efforts to repeal Ireland’s Eighth Amendment to its constitution.

The Eighth Amendment – passed by voters in 1983 – instituted a constitutional ban on abortion in Ireland. It states:

The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.

The leaked documents claim that OSF planned three years of strategies to “stem, mitigate and reverse the tide of fetal personhood laws and constitutional amendments” and to generate “a robust set of organizations advancing and defending sexual and reproductive rights and injecting new thinking/strategy into the field.”

Additionally, the documents indicate the Soros foundation saw the legalization of same-sex marriage in Ireland in 2015 as providing “valuable and timely opportunities to advance the campaign” against the pro-life constitutional amendment.

“The Open Society Foundations work in many countries to promote full and equal rights for women, including sexual and reproductive autonomy,” an OSF spokesperson told CNA, describing the leak as part of “an aggressive crackdown on civil society and human rights activists that is taking place globally.” (Click to site)

President Trump just banned federal funding of abortions

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(Natural News) As of this morning, President Donald Trump has signed three executive actions. In addition to putting a stop to the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Trump has instituted a federal hiring freeze (except for the military) and has re-instituted Mexico City Policy — which prevents federal funds from going to overseas organizations that perform or promote abortions.

Mexico City Policy was first instated by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. It has been rescinded twice under the Democratic administrations of Clinton and Obama, and now has been re-instated twice by the Republican administrations of Bush and Trump.

(Related: Keep up with the President’s latest policy decisions at Trump.news)

A poll collected by Gallup early in Obama’s presidency revealed that rescinding Mexico City policy was not popular decision: only 35 percent of voters approved of the action.

Pro-abortion groups have, unsurprisingly, been opposed to this legislation for a very long time. When then-President Clinton revoked Mexico City Policy in 1993, he declared that the “broad conditions” were “unwarranted.”

Eight years later, President George W. Bush re-instated the policy, noting that tax-payer dollars should not be used to fund abortions. “It is my conviction that taxpayer funds should not be used to pay for abortions or advocate or actively promote abortion, either here or abroad. It is therefore my belief that the Mexico City Policy should be restored.” (Click to Article)

Katy Perry sings the praises of Planned Parenthood, donates $10K

Katy Perry is involved in the Occult and a poor example for our youth!

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HOLLYWOOD, California, November 16, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The highest-paid woman in music is donating $10,000 to Planned Parenthood.

Katheryn Hudson, better known publicly as Katy Perry, posted on Instagram the news of her donation to the nation’s largest abortion business because, in her words, the organization “may have their funding support taken from them in the future by the government.”

President-elect Donald Trump said on the campaign trail and reiterated in a September letter that he is “committed to defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions and reallocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive healthcare for women.”

Perry explained in her Instagram that she is giving Planned Parenthood money in honor of “the teenage me who made several visits to first a clinic in Santa Barbara and then Los Angeles,” and praised the abortion business for educating her “on my sexual health, a subject I had little to no information on because of my sheltered upbringing.” (Click to Article)

Abortion Doctor Is Found Guilty of 3 Counts of Murder

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PHILADELPHIA — Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a West Philadelphia doctor known for performing late-term abortions, was found guilty on Monday on three of four counts of first-degree murder.

The verdict came after a five-week trial in which the prosecution and the defense battled over whether the fetuses Dr. Gosnell was charged with killing were alive when they were removed from their mothers.

Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty when the trial moves into the sentencing phase on May 21.

Dr. Gosnell, 72, wearing a dark suit, showed no emotion as the jury foreman read the verdicts on the 10th day of deliberations. Before the foreman spoke, Dr. Gosnell smiled at his lawyer, Jack J. McMahon, and shook his hand.

Security in the courtroom was very tight, with 10 additional sheriff’s deputies in the room to keep order.

The jury of eight women and four men acquitted Dr. Gosnell of one first-degree murder charge involving an aborted fetus. He was also acquitted of third-degree murder in the death of a 41-year-old patient but was found guilty of a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter in that case.

The gruesome nature of the crimes that Dr. Gosnell was accused of and the squalid conditions in his clinic had fueled arguments on both sides of the abortion debate. Anti-abortion campaigners used the case to reinforce their argument that the practice is immoral, while abortion rights advocates warned that it underlined the need to ensure the availability of properly regulated abortions.

Some activists accused the national news media of providing scant coverage of the trial to help protect the case for abortion rights. The critics included the Roman Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles J. Chaput. The 29 reporters present in the courtroom for the verdict, many of them from national media organizations, were warned by a court official that no electronic communication would be allowed while the verdict was being read.

Prosecutors had argued that Dr. Gosnell murdered seven late-term infants who would have survived if he or his assistants had not given them a drug designed to cause “fetal demise” and then plunged scissors into their necks to ensure that they were dead. But the prosecution suffered a setback last month when Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart threw out three of the seven first-degree murder charges without giving a reason.

That left Dr. Gosnell facing four charges of first-degree murder, as well as one charge of third-degree murder in connection with the death of the patient.

In defense arguments, Mr. McMahon argued that there was no evidence that any of the fetuses were born alive and that his client was therefore not guilty on any of the murder counts. He also told jurors that the death of the patient, a refugee from Bhutan, was due to existing medical problems and not to an overdose of an anesthetic administered by Dr. Gosnell’s unlicensed assistants, as prosecutors had said.

After the verdict, Mr. McMahon told reporters outside the courthouse, “The jury has spoken and we respect that verdict. The jury worked very, very, very hard and they should be commended.”

Mr. McMahon declined to say whether he would appeal or how he intends to keep his client off death row. He signaled that defending Dr. Gosnell had been an uphill battle, saying, “There is a little bit of feeling on the defense part of what salmon must feel like swimming upstream.”

Neither the prosecutors nor the 12 jurors were available for comment after the verdict because a gag order issued by Judge Minehart remains in place until Dr. Gosnell is sentenced.

Clinic workers who appeared as witnesses for the prosecution said some of the fetuses appeared to move or make noises. One, known as Baby D, was delivered into a toilet and appeared to make swimming motions before one of Dr. Gosnell’s assistants cut its neck, according to a worker cited during closing arguments by Edward Cameron, an assistant district attorney.

Mr. Cameron and another assistant district attorney, Joanne Pescatore, also told the jury that Dr. Gosnell kept the severed feet of aborted fetuses in dozens of jars around his clinic, the Women’s Medical Society in West Philadelphia.

According to a January 2011 grand jury report, Dr. Gosnell’s patients were covered with bloodstained blankets, treated with unsterilized instruments and surrounded by cats that were allowed to defecate in the building.

To bolster their argument that Dr. Gosnell subjected his patients to filthy and dangerous conditions, prosecutors presented the jury with a dirty procedure table and a stained ultrasound probe.

Among the lesser charges he faced, Dr. Gosnell was found not guilty of 16 out of 227 counts of violating a Pennsylvania law that requires doctors to wait at least 24 hours before performing an abortion after first consulting with a patient. He was found guilty of 21 out of 24 counts of performing an abortion at 24 weeks or later in a pregnancy.

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Jury to Begin Deliberations in Gosnell ‘House of Horrors’ Murder Trial

Defense Tells Jury to Transcend Graphic Photos; Blames Media for Prejudice Against Client

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Abortionist Kermit Gosnell, 72, could receive the death penalty or life in prison if jurors find him guilty of any one of the four counts of first-degree murder for killing four babies born alive in his West Philadelphia abortion clinic. He also faces charges for one count of third-degree murder in the death of patient Karnamaya Mongar who died at his clinic in 2009.

The jury is expected to begin deliberations on Tuesday.

In his closing arguments, defense attorney Jack McMahon told members of the jury not to allow the graphic photos showing babies’ severed spinal cords to impact their final decision in the Gosnell murder trial, because as he said, abortion is not on trial.

“When you see pictures of a dead fetus with a hole, it affects you. You have to transcend that. … You’re here to decide whether he’s a cold-blooded, first-degree murderer,” said McMahon, who accused prosecutors and the media of being prejudiced against Gosnell, according to NBC-10 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Although McMahon accused the media of tainting the public’s perception of Gosnell, few in the media have covered the trial. During the first three weeks of Gosnell’s murder trial, pro-life group Operation Rescue, and local Philadelphia and Delaware reporters were the only media in the courtroom. Few in the national media have regularly covered the trial, with the exception of Fox News. Two weeks ago, 72 members of Congress sent letters to news executives at ABC, NBC and CBS asking them to explain their failure to cover the murder trial in their evening news coverage.

The Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog group, has revealed that during the 42 days of the Gosnell murder trial “…ABC’s Good Morning America has aired 41 stories – about one per day – on other sensational criminal cases, including the Amanda Knox re-trial and the Jodi Arias case, totaling 109 minutes of coverage.” But no airtime was given to cover the Gosnell trial.

McMahon also said he stands by his opening remarks from seven weeks ago, in which he accused the prosecution of “lynching” Gosnell because they’re racists and elitists. He also accused them of wanting to “put Mayo Clinic standards in West Philadelphia.”

“This is nothing more than elitist, racist, prosecution of a black man,” McMahon had said about the prosecution after they revealed in court that Gosnell would put black women in dirty rooms where a 15-year-old would administer treatment, but would provide a one-on-one consultation for white women, who were placed in cleaner rooms, because he believed they would be more likely to report him.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Gosnell and have alleged that he killed babies who were born alive, and made millions of dollars off of his “House of Horrors” abortion clinic in West Philadelphia, where he performed illegal late-term abortions.

The jury will deliberate over the five murder counts, along with lesser charges that include racketeering, performing illegal abortions after 24 weeks, failing to observe the 24-hour waiting period and endangering a child’s welfare for employing a 15-year-old who was allowed to administer anesthesia and help with abortion procedures in the clinic.

Last Wednesday, Judge Jeffrey Minehart clarified his decision to throw out three of the first-degree murder charges, and noted that he didn’t intend to drop first-degree murder charges against Gosnell in the case of “Baby C,” whom witnesses’ testified was breathing for 20 minutes before its neck was “snipped” by employee Lynda Williams in front of Gosnell. Instead, first-degree murder charges were dropped in the case of “Baby F,” for which there was “less compelling evidence,” according to Cheryl Sullenger, a senior policy adviser for Operation Rescue, who’s covering the Gosnell trial.

Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society abortion clinic was allowed to operate in unsafe and unsanitary conditions because the Pennsylvania Department of State and the Pennsylvania Department of Health failed to inspect the abortion clinic for more than 17 years, “even after the Department of Health had been informed of Mrs. Mongar’s death months earlier,” according to the grand jury report. In the report, District Attorney R. Seth Williams reveals that Gosnell profited $10,000 to $15,000 a day at his late-term abortion clinic – not including the $200,000 he made from writing 2,300 illegal prescriptions for OxyContin and other addictive drugs.

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