Obama "Familiar" With Gosnell, Can't Comment On An "Active Trial"


SAVANNAH GUTHRIE, NBC: 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?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I am familiar with it. I can't comment on it because it's an active trial. 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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