1. Abortion

    Press Scramble to Cover Gosnell Trial

    FILE - In this undated photo released by the Philadelphia District Attorney's office, Dr. Kermit Gosnell is shown.  Gosnell is going on trial on eight counts of murder. Jury selection is set to start Monday, March 4, 2013 in the death penalty case of Gosnell, who is charged with eight counts of murder. Opening statements are scheduled for March 14.  Philadelphia prosecutors have charged Gosnell with killing a pregnant refugee and seven viable newborns. The 72-year-old Gosnell has pleaded not guilty.  (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department via Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, File)

    Dr. Kermit Gosnell. (Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, via AP)

    All those pieces demanding coverage of the trial of the Dr. Kermit Gosnell had an effect. Multiple outlets are now covering the case of the abortion doctor accused of delivering and killing seven viable fetuses, as well as killing one woman from medical neglect. “It’s come to my attention that media coverage of this case has increased,” Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart told the courtroom Monday. Reporters from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Fox News filled the courtroom. The trial has been under way for almost a month but hadn’t received widespread national attention until a USA Today op-ed demanded that the media start covering the story. Conservative commentators accused the media of covering up the story because of its gruesome depictions of abortion.

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