PHILADELPHIA — Three women were chosen as jurors on Monday for the trial of a Philadelphia abortion provider charged with killing a patient and seven babies allegedly born alive.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is charged with third-degree murder in a woman’s 2009 death during a botched abortion. He also faces the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder in the newborns’ deaths.
Jury selection is expected to take a week.
The three jurors chosen Monday said they support abortion rights and could judge the case fairly.