White House: President Can't Comment on Gosnell Case

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President Obama won't be commenting on the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, The Washington Post reports.
    
White House press secretary Jay Carney says the president can't comment, other than to say he's "aware" of the case because the trial is ongoing.

Gosnell is charged with the deaths of seven babies allegedly born alive and a 41-year-old woman patient. Authorities say the babies were killed using scissors.

Eight former employees have already pleaded guilty, some to third degree murder. Seven other former employees have already been convicted and prosecutors will call more witnesses this week.

Phillyburbs.com blogger J.D. Mullane described the trial's morbid details in his recent blog, "What I saw at the Gosnell trial."

"What happened in his abortion clinic is beyond any morbid Hollywood horror.Tiny severed feet and hands stored in jars over a sink in the "procedure" room. Digitalis injected into the stomachs of pregnant women to stop the beating hearts of their unborn babies so that they would be born dead. Survivor babies whose spinal cords were severed, whose brains were removed with suction, whose tiny bodies were placed in a waste bin for disposal."

Mullane also mentioned the lack of media coverage, noting that 40 seats were made available for national reporters and for most of Thursday morning he was the only reporter present.

The case has sparked an uproar among some conservatives. They've accused the mainstream media of ignoring the story. Most media coverage over the past week has been about the lack of coverage instead of the actual trial.

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