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Lawyer: Checks May Have Stopped Rogue Abortionist

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The lawyer for a Philadelphia abortion provider convicted of killing babies born alive says he thinks regular clinic inspections would've kept his client from going astray.
    
Lawyer Jack McMahon says longtime doctor Kermit Gosnell "was not a stupid man" and would've met the standards required to stay open.
    
The 73-year-old Gosnell is serving a life sentence after last year's conviction for killing three babies and a patient given too much anesthesia.
    
McMahon says Gosnell's most egregious mistake was hiring high school dropouts to deliver medical care. He says he believes regulators turned a blind eye to the West Philadelphia clinic because it was providing "a cheap service" to poor, minority women.
    
McMahon's remarks Friday came at a Widener University law school class in Wilmington, Del., where he shared the podium with Gosnell trial judge Jeffrey Minehart.

 

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