President Obama won’t comment on Gosnell horrors, Jay Carney says it’s ‘unsettling’ VIDEO
The shocking case of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell wasn’t presented to the President for comment but won’t speak out on an ‘ongoing trial.’
“The president does not and cannot take a position on an ongoing trial, so I won’t as well,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters when asked about the trial.
However, Carney said, the president is “aware” of the case. “Certainly, the things that you hear and read about this case are unsettling,” he added. “But I can’t comment further on an ongoing legal proceeding.”
FOX News Channel shows Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry countered.
“The president, as a state senator in 2003, voted against a bill that would provide medical care, as I understand, to babies who would be born after a botched abortion like this,” the reporter said. “The president at the time said he couldn’t support it as a state senator because he felt like any doctor in that situation would take care of a child. When you hear this kind of evidence, it suggests there’s at least one doctor who apparently did not.”
Henry talks about saving lives and Carney again declined to comment. “The president’s position on choice is very clear,” he said. “His position on the basic principle is that, as President Clinton said, abortions ought to be safe, legal and rare is very clear.”
Details of the trial revealed murder of babies born alive, bloody medical records and alleged spreading of STDs to patients.
Last year the president weighed in on the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, saying, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” But Obama gave that response only after Justice Department officials informed White House aides that it was not improper to do so and said he was speaking carefully to avoid “impairing” an ongoing investigation.
In that case, Carney initially told reporters that the White House was “not going to wade into a local law enforcement matter.”
Back in 2009, when Dr Gates was arrested, the President spoke out:
But I think it’s fair to say, No. 1, any of us would be pretty angry; No. 2, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home; and, No. 3 … that there’s a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately.”