Worker plans to admit murder in Pa. abortion case

By MARYCLAIRE DALE | October 27, 2011 | 12:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A clinic worker charged in the investigation of a Philadelphia abortion clinic confirms she'll plead guilty to third-degree murder.

Prosecutors say 34-year-old Andrea Moton assisted with abortions done by cutting the spinal cords of babies allegedly born alive.

Moton is appearing in court Thursday by way of a video hookup from prison.

Moton says she'll also plead guilty to murder conspiracy and taking part in a corrupt organization. The judge has not yet accepted her plea.

Seventy-year-old Doctor Kermit Gosnell is charged with killing a patient who died after a botched 2009 abortion and seven late-term babies allegedly born alive and then killed with scissors.

Another hearing is set Thursday for unlicensed medical worker Sherry West. Ten people are charged in the case.