It’s been previously reported that Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell was facing charges for using a pair of scissors to cut the spinal cord of late term aborted babies who were still alive.

In 2011, one of the workers, Andrea Morton, at the West Philadelphia Women’s Medical Society clinic pleaded guilty to charges and admitted to authorities that Gosnell had showed them how to insert the scissors into the base of the skull and cut the spinal cords of babies that were still alive.  Cutting the spinal cord paralyzes everything below the neck and the baby is no longer able to breathe on its own and dies in minutes of asphyxiation.

Sherry West, another staff member of the same abortion clinic, pleaded guilty to charges of her involvement in the overdose death of a 41-year-old woman Karnamaya Mongar.

On Monday of this week Gosnell went on trial where he faces charges of seven counts of first-degree murder for killing babies that were born alive. He also faces one count of third degree murder for the death of Mongar, and several counts of conspiracy in violation the Pennsylvania law that forbids any abortions to be performed after the 24th week of pregnancy.

Jack McMahon, Gosnell’s attorney says his client has pleaded not guilty and believes has he has done nothing wrong but to serve and give back to the poor people of West Philadelphia. He claims that the District Attorney’s Office is engaged in a ‘prosecutorial lynching’ of the doctor.