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US abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell guilty of murders

A Philadelphia doctor has been convicted of the first-degree murders of three babies delivered and killed with scissors in late-term abortions.

Dr Kermit Gosnell, 72, was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of an adult patient who died of an overdose. He was acquitted on another charge of killing a fourth baby.

The case was seized on by both sides in the US debate over abortion.

Alpa Patel reports.