White House “Unsettled” By Gosnell Trial

News of the Kermit Gosnell murder trial in Philadelphia has reached the White House, which was asked Monday for President Obama’s view of the charges against the notorious former abortion doctor:

“The president does not and cannot take a position on an ongoing trial, so I won’t as well,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Monday.

Obama is “aware” of the case but it would be inappropriate for the president or White House to weigh in on an ongoing legal proceeding, Carney added.

“Certainly, the things that you hear and read about this case are unsettling,” he added.

The trial is in its fifth week. [Religion News Service]