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FILE - In this March 8, 2010 file photo, Dr. Kermit Gosnell is seen during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News at his attorney's office in Philadelphia. Gosnell, an abortion doctor who catered to minorities, immigrants and poor women at the Women's Medical Society, started trial Monday, March 18, 2013, on eight counts of murder, but prosecutors say he's not the only person to blame for the deaths. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Yong Kim, File) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES
FILE - In this March 8, 2010 file photo, Dr. Kermit Gosnell is seen during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News at his attorney's office in Philadelphia. Gosnell, an abortion doctor who catered to minorities, immigrants and poor women at the Women's Medical Society, started trial Monday, March 18, 2013, on eight counts of murder, but prosecutors say he's not the only person to blame for the deaths. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Yong Kim, File) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES
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(AP) After two years under a gag order, an abortion provider is getting his chance to answer charges that he killed a female patient and seven babies at his clinic.


Prosecutors call Dr. Kermit Gosnell's clinic a filthy "house of horrors." They say the 72-year-old Gosnell routinely killed late-term babies after they were born alive.


But defense lawyer Jack McMahon accuses them of an "elitist, racist prosecution" of his client, who is black.


McMahon says Gosnell helped poor women in West Philadelphia fulfill their wish to terminate pregnancies.


But prosecutors say he gave them substandard and even deadly care.


Gosnell has been in custody since his 2011 arrest, and a gag order has prevented McMahon from telling his client's side of the story until Monday.


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