Testimony is to resume Tuesday in the murder trial of West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell after a day lost because of a lawyer's illness. Monday's trial session was canceled because Gosnell's lawyer, Jack McMahon, was ill with fever and symptoms of cold or flu.
The prosecution is entering the third week presenting evidence contending that Gosnell, 72, committed first-degree murder in the killing of seven infants born live and viable during illegal late-term abortions. He is also charged with third-degree murder in the 2009 death of a Virginia woman during an abortion. Prosecutors allege that the woman was administered too much anesthesia by Gosnell's untrained staff.