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Obama: 'I Can't Comment' on Gosnell Baby Murder Trial

9:10 AM, Apr 17, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Obama was asked about the Kermit Gosnell trial in an interview that aired this morning:

"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."

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