Washington, D.C. — During a press briefing on Monday, when questioned about the ongoing murder trial of a notorious abortionist who operated a ‘House of Horrors’ in Philadelphia, the White House refused to take a position on the matter — or even post-birth abortion in general.
“There’s a murder trial in Pennsylvania that I know is getting a lot of attention … Kermit Gosnell, this doctor who is accused of having delivering some babies who were literally screaming, and then beheading them,” reporter Ed Henry posed to White House press secretary Jay Carney. “Is the president following this at all? Does the White House have any reaction to that kind of situation that is alleged?”
“I’ll say two things,” Carney answered. “One, the president is aware of this. Two, the president does not and cannot take a position on an ongoing trial, so I won’t as well.”
“Certainly the things you hear and read about this case are unsettling,” he added, “but I can’t comment further on an ongoing legal proceeding.”
Henry then continued to press for comment on the issue of infanticide apart from the trial.
“I understand the legal proceeding,” he said. “The president, as a state Senator in 2003, voted against a bill that would provide medical care, as I understand, to babies that would be born after a botched abortion like this. And the president at that 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.”
“I understand you can’t deal with the deliberations of the case, but is there some legislative solution or at least a conversation that needs to happen in Washington, because on guns, you just said, ‘We need common sense reform. We need to save lives.’ In this case, do we need to be saving lives as well?”
Carney again declined to comment, while simultaneously alluding to Obama’s support for abortion.
“Well, again, you’re relating it to a case that I can’t comment on, and the president can’t comment on,” he said. “I would simply say that that president’s position on choice is very clear. His position on the basic principal, as President Clinton said, [that] abortions ought to be safe, legal and rare is very clear. I just don’t have comment that could shed light to on this specific case.”
Henry then asked a third time in an attempt to ascertain whether or not Barack Obama, at a minimum, favors or opposes killing newborn children.
“Does the White House see any line in there that if there is a baby that is still alive, they should be taken care of without restricting abortion?” he inquired.
“You’re asking for hypotheticals about legislation or proposed legislation or proposed legislation that I haven’t seen,” Carney responded. “So, it’s hard for me to comment on it.”
However, as previously reported, ten members of Congress hosted a special session last week to expose Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell on the House floor, and to note that his case is not extraordinary to the abortion industry.
“The astounding reality is that Dr. Gosnell’s methods of killing babies who survive abortions are commonly used in clinics across the nation,” asserted Representative Roger Williams of Texas. “Similar deadly actions have taken the lives of over 1 million unborn children each year in the United States.”
“This is a violent act that is unjustifiable,” he continued. “I am a firm believer that every human being is created in God’s own image. Every life is precious, and we have an obligation to protect life at every stage. It’s time we get rid of this gruesome procedure once and for all.”