Doctor accused of severing babies' spines with scissors in 'house of horrors'

Story highlightsDr. Kermit Gosnell is charged with murdering seven babies and a pregnant womanHe's accused of killing infants who came out of the womb aliveGosnell has pleaded not guiltyJury selection begins Monday in his trialA Pennsylvania doctor is accused of running a "house of horrors" in which he performed abortions past the 24-week limit allowed by law -- even allegedly as late as eight months into pregnancy.

He used scissors, authorities say, to sever the spinal cords of newborns who emerged from their mothers still alive.

Now Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is about to stand trial. He has pleaded not guilty. If he's convicted, prosecutors want him put to death.

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