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PA Abortion Doc's Wife Pleads Guilty

The wife of a Philadelphia doctor has admitted performing an illegal abortion at a filthy clinic that authorities describe as a "house of horrors."

Court documents indicate Pearl Gosnell pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges including performing one late-term abortion and conspiring to perform another.

Gosnell is the wife of Kermit Gosnell, who is charged in the deaths of seven babies and a woman who died of a painkiller overdose.

Authorities say babies born alive were killed at the west Philadelphia clinic by having their spinal cords severed with scissors.

Besides the Gosnells, eight others were also charged in the case. Several have already pleaded guilty.

The lawyers in the case are under a gag order.


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