‘House of horrors’ abortion patient testifies how she was given a heart drug to ‘illegally terminate her pregnancy at nearly 30 WEEKS’ which left her with a grapefruit-size abscess and blood clot in her heart.
A lawyer for a Philadelphia abortion provider charged with killing seven babies born alive is working to show the first death occurred in the womb.
Shayquana Abrams, who aborted that baby when she was 17, testified Wednesday at Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s murder trial.
Prosecutors believe Abrams, who is now 21 years old, was nearly 30 weeks pregnant, well beyond the 24-week limit in Pennsylvania. And the limit in Delaware, where Gosnell began the three-day procedure, is 20 weeks.
A medical assistant from Gosnell’s clinic in West Philadelphia has said the baby’s large size and pinkish color disturbed her. She says babies were routinely cut with scissors after delivery.
But defense lawyer Jack McMahon, on cross-examination, suggested that no babies survive after the drug digoxen is administered.
Records show the teen’s aunt was charged $2,750 for the procedure.
Gosnell could face the death penalty if convicted of killing seven babies and a pregnant woman who was administered too much anesthesia.
Abrams spent two hours Wednesday morning on the witness stand continuing her testimony from the day before about the July, 12, 2008, late-term abortion that sent her to the hospital for two weeks with complications, including an abscess the size of a grapefruit in her right side and a blood clot in her heart, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
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