The scheduled documentary will be the most in-depth coverage the "house of horrors" murder trial has yet to receive on a major news network.
Many of the babies Gosnell "snipped" were beyond 24 weeks of development, making it illegal under Pennsylvania law for him to abort them under any circumstances. In all, Gosnell stands faces more than 380 charges.
Gosnell's fate could be decided by the time Fox broadcasts the program. His defense lawyer, Jack McMahon, rested yesterday without calling a single witness, including the abortionist himself. "Defense rests," he said tersely, according to eyewitnesses. They add that McMahon continually had to correct himself when he referred to Gosnell's victims as "infants."
Despite the sensational nature of the charges and disturbing facts revealed since police raided Gosnell's Women's Medical Society in West Philadelphia under suspicion that it was operating as a "pill mill," the case has received scant media attention. Some liberals inside the mainstream media have admitted the oversight is due to an inherent, pro-abortion bias.