From the Gosnell abortion trial to the Virginia mall shooting, these are the top stories from across Gawker Media.

Why We Need to Talk About the Horrifying Gosnell Abortion Trial - Jezebel

Philadelphia abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell is accused of running a clinic straight out of the Saw horror franchise: standard practices allegedly included snipping the spines of live newborns with rusty equipment, storing feces in cat-food containers and fetus feet in jars, and overdosing patients, particularly those who were poor women of color. Make no mistake: if these charges are correct, Gosnell is a monster. But his business was able to thrive because of limited access to reproductive choice, not because of reproductive choice itself.

The Virginia Mall Shooting Was Announced in Advance on 4chan - Gawker

Minutes before an unidentified gunman opened fire at a Virginia mall on Friday afternoon, a user of the 4chan message boards seemingly announced his plans to undertake a mass shooting, providing exact details of the location and timing of the coming spree.

Why Your Children's Television Program Sucks: The Fresh Beat Band - Deadspin

A regular look at the awful children's programming you're forced to endure before you can finally kick the kids out of the TV room to watch sports for eight hours.


The New Anime Series You Absolutely Need to Be Watching - io9

The spring anime season has begun in Japan, and while there’s plenty of standard stuff like kids saving the world, harem shows and busty samurai waitresses (really), there are a few gems that deserve to be seen. If you’re looking for new anime, make sure you hunt these five series down.