WASHINGTON, D.C., April 15, 2013 – Those hoping that Barack Obama would take even the tiniest moral stand against a case of the most unfathomable evil were characteristically disappointed on Monday, as White House spokesman Jay Carney refused to comment on Kermit Gosnell's capital murder trial.

While Carney called the reports of Gosnell's “house of horrors” – which include beheading viable newborns and collecting their severed feet in jars – “unsettling,” he would go no further.

“The president does not and cannot take a position on an ongoing trial, so I won't, as well,” he said.

Even when Fox News reporter Ed Henry moved beyond the case to discussing Obama's opposition to a bill that would have outlawed acts of infanticide like those perpetrated by Gosnell, Carney hid behind the ongoing trial.

When Henry asked if the president favored “some legislative solution or at least a conversation that needs to happen in Washington,” Carney replied, “Again, you're relating it to a case I can't comment on, the president can't comment on.”

But the president has weighed in on an unfolding legal matter at least once before. Barack Obama uttered a surprisingly personal and emotional 242-word statement less than one month after the shooting of Trayvon Martin. [1]


At a media event last March 23, a reporter asked Obama about the February 26 killing, which George Zimmerman contends was an act of self-defense.

“Well, I’m the head of the executive branch, and the Attorney General reports to me so I’ve got to be careful about my statements to make sure that we’re not impairing any investigation that’s taking place right now,” he noted responsibly.

After that, he showed little of Carney's restraint.

“When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids,” he said. “If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon.”

He added that “every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this, and that everybody pulls together – federal, state and local – to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened.” (Emphasis added.)

In the Trayvon Martin case he insisted that, not only that the “crime” (if it was one) must be punished, but that multiple laws may need to be revised to prevent something similar from occurring in the future.

“I think all of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how does something like this happen,” he said. “And that means that we examine the laws and the context for what happened, as well as the specifics of the incident.” (Emphasis added.)

The next day, New Black Panther Party leader Mikhail Muhammad did a different kind of “soul-searching,” offering a $10,000 reward for George Zimmerman's “capture” during a protest in Zimmerman's hometown.

Why is it when the victim is a teenage gangsta the president demands political introspection, but when the victims (plural) are viable babies outside the womb screaming for life, his soul is all searched-out?

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Kermit Gosnell's “house of horrors” exposes the barbarity of abortion in all its facets: it is exploitative of mothers and employees alike; contemptuous of medical, moral, or legal standards; and regardless of the method employed, it always results in a dead baby.

This trial simply makes those facts visible. It allows the public to see the violence abortion usually inflicts on unborn babies inside the womb. Even heartrending testimony that one of the babies Gosnell “aborted” outside the womb screamed “like a little alien” recalls the film The Silent Scream.

The Gosnell case cries out for a political overhaul of the nation's regulation of Big Abortion,at a minimum. It should also cause Americans to ask why it is wrong to behead babies outside the womb but not 30 seconds earlier inside? Why would a president who outsourced his re-election campaign to Planned Parenthood be interested in pursuing it?

As it turns out, the Trayvon Martin case is falling apart, like so many purported “hate crimes” hoaxes before it. The 17-year-old Martin hardly resembled the cherubic 12-year-old in the pictures the media plastered over the news. Video footage seemed to show Zimmerman bleeding from the back of his head. Martin's girlfriend has admitted she lied under oath. (If she had a father, he'd act a lot like Barack Obama.)

NBC News edited an audio recording of his 911 call to make Zimmerman look like a racist. But at least they noticed that case.

So did the president. His remarks prove that Carney's statement was as intellectually disingenuous as it is politically motivated and morally indefensible.


[1] The president also accused police of “acting stupidly” by arresting professor Henry Louis Gates, although he acknowledged he did not have “all the facts” before he spoke. Police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, had dropped disorderly conduct charges against Gates one day earlier.

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