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#Gosnell 'Tweetfest' Aims to Raise Profile of Abortion Doctor's Murder Trial

(Updated) Kermit Gosnell could still face death penalty even after judge tosses three murder charges.
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Update (April 23): The New York Times reports that Pennsylvania Judge Jeffrey Minehart has thrown out three of the seven murder charges in the case against Kermit Gosnell. Minehart "also granted a motion for acquittal in five charges of abuse of a corpse against Dr. Gosnell, who, according to prosecutors, killed fetuses that were alive after they were aborted by plunging scissors into their necks. Dr. Gosnell was also acquitted on one charge of infanticide."

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The absence of reporting on the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has outraged some pro-life groups, and they're taking to social media to protest.

A so-called Facebook and Twitter "Tweetfest" that begins at noon today aims to break the "strange silence of the mainstream media regarding one of the most gruesome murder trials in American history."

Sponsored by Operation Rescue, Priests for Life, Stand True, and AbortionWiki, the event encourages social media users to use #Gosnell to draw attention to the Gosnell case.

Gosnell "is accused of killing seven live babies at the Philadelphia Women's Medical Society clinic and a woman who was administered too much anesthesia," the Daily Mail reports. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

Operation Rescue, one of the Tweetfest sponors, offers an extensive archive of past coverage of Gosnell, dating back to his original arraignment and grand jury report in 2011, and the trial (though readers should be warned that many of the articles contain graphic images of aborted fetuses).

CT previously weighed in on the case against Gosnell in 2011, arguing that the real scandal is not the stark charges against the doctor but something much more commonplace.

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