Bucks County Courier Times columnist J.D. Mullane asked an extremely insightful and disturbing question over the weekend.
Wondering: Did Dr. Kermit Gosnell ever deliver a baby and let it live? #Gosnell
— jdmullane (@jdmullane) April 18, 2013
This is an interesting question, because less than a year ago, some audio from Illinois’ debate over the state version of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act was uncovered that has then-State Senator Barack Obama expressing an opinion on this very situation. I encourage you to listen to the audio or read the entire transcript, but this is the part that is on point:
I think it’s important to understand that this issue ultimately is about abortion and not live births. Because if these children are being born alive, I, at least, have confidence that a doctor who is in that room is going to make sure that they’re looked after.
Senator Obama had a lot of faith that a doctor can do a 180 in record time from doing a procedure designed to kill a fetus—viable or not—to attempting to save the very life he was trying to destroy mere moments before.
President Obama, no longer expresses that degree of faith in the medical profession. At least when it comes to tonsils.
Asked a rather benign question about the Gosnell case by a member of his fan club the mainstream media, Obama refused to comment on the case itself because “it’s an active trial.” (Breaking! George Zimmerman would like Obama to be consistent.) This is a noble position for the president to take, but when the trial ends, the press should revisit the issue. Here’s the questions President Obama should be asked:
The good news for Obama is that the media won’t ask him any of those questions.