The defense in the trial of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell rested without offering any witnesses on Wednesday, saying they did so for “strategic reasons.”

“We made the decision and we stuck by it and we’re ready to move forward on Monday,” Gosnell’s defense attorney Jack McMahon said outside a Philadelphia courthouse.

McMahon had secured three charges dropped from the case for the murder of babies born alive on Wednesday. Court will resume on Monday with closing arguments.

McMahon said “we saw a defense” over the last six weeks of the trial, during cross-examination of witnesses brought by the prosecution.

“We did not call any witnesses in this case and we’re going to close on Monday,” he said.

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