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Abortion doctor ordered to pay $4M in woman's overdose death, but lawyers say he's broke


PHILADELPHIA — An abortion provider convicted of killing babies born alive has been ordered to pay nearly $4 million to the daughter of a Virginia woman who was given a lethal dose of Demerol while under his care.

Lawyers say it is unlikely 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar's daughter will ever see any of the judgment awarded this week.

They say imprisoned former doctor Kermit Gosnell is broke and that he and his shuttered clinic don't have insurance.

The 74-year-old Gosnell is serving a life sentence after his 2013 conviction for killing three babies born alive and Mongar's overdose death from the painkiller.

Investigators described his clinic as a chaotic "house of horrors," replete with fetal remains in the staff refrigerator, specimen jars of severed feet in his office and dirty medical instruments in the surgery rooms.

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