Gosnell case affecting abortion debate across state lines

    Tara Murtha at Philadelphia Weekly has a story out this morning about how the Kermit Gosnell case is being used to shut down abortion clinics.

    From her story:

    While Kermit Gosnell — if convicted, perhaps the nation’s first serial baby-killer — sits in a cell awaiting trial in March, his name has been everywhere. Ever since the grand jury presentment detailing his alleged crimes of infant murder, illegal late-term abortions, drug trafficking and associated offenses was published in January of 2011, anti-choice legislators and activists nationwide have used his name to grease the passage of new abortion-clinic regulations.

    After several examples in Pennsylvania, she says, the governor of Virginia is now invoking Gosnell in the introduction of new safety standards.

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