To be read when??
Notice how all the news outlets (at least those that even say anything about this case) use the word "snipped" when referring to what Gosnell did to the spines of live babies? Snipped is such an innocent sounding and tiny little word. It's akin to what a lady does to a loose thread on a piece of fabric.
Certainly we can do better. How about "slashed?" Even "cut" would be more accurate.