(Philadelphia Inquirer) Trying to counter testimony that Kermit Gosnell’s late-term abortions killed live babies, the abortion doctor’s attorney argued Wednesday that moving, aborted fetuses were “already dead.”

Jack McMahon pressed his defense theory to defuse Tuesday’s gruesome testimony by ex-clinic worker Lynda Williams.

Testifying under a plea agreement with prosecutors, Williams, 44, had told the Common Pleas Court jury of a time when she followed Gosnell’s practice of “snipping” the spines of late-term fetuses born alive during abortions.

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