Obama Refuses to Comment on Gosnell Murder Trial in New Interview

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 17, 2013   |   11:11AM   |   Washington, DC

In a new interview with the Today show on NBC, President Barack Obama refused to comment on the ongoing murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell.

Obama’s own refusal to weigh in on the case comes after his White House spokesman refused to comment on or condemn the “beheadings” Gosnell did and oversaw at his abortion clinic.

The BC Today show asked Obama: “Have you been watching the Gosnell trial? It’s a Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of gruesome crimes. Are you following it, and do you think it animates a larger debate about abortion in this country?”

“Well, I’m familiar with it. I can’t comment on it because it’s an active trial,” said Obama. “What I can say is this: I think President Clinton said it pretty well when he said abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. If an individual carrying out an abortion, operating a clinic, or doing anything else is violating medical ethics, violating the law, then they should be prosecuted.”