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posted: 5/14/2013 5:34 PM

Convicted abortion doctor gets life in prison

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  • Dr. Kermit Gosnell is escorted to a waiting police van upon leaving the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia Monday after being convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies delivered alive and then killed.

    Dr. Kermit Gosnell is escorted to a waiting police van upon leaving the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia Monday after being convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies delivered alive and then killed.
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A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies born alive at his grimy clinic was spared a possible death sentence Tuesday in a deal with prosecutors. Dr. Kermit Gosnell gave up his right to appeal and in return will spend life in prison. Gosnell, 72, was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder in a case that became a flashpoint in the nation's abortion debate.

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