Reid on Gosnell Case: We Just Need to Make Everything 'Clean and Sterile'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) at a media availability after a closed policy lunch earlier today when asked whether he'd support resolutions to crack down on practices like Kermit Gosnell's:

"Listen, and I know you're all trying to, what led to this -- these convictions of murder for this man is the fact that people have been pushed back into these holes to do something that's legal. I think that all this picking of these clinics and throwing chemicals into them to make them so they can't use them, you can't get the chemicals out, all these restrictive laws -- the law of the land is now what the Supreme Court has said. And I think to keep pushing these clinics back into situations where they wind up like this is wrong.

I think that no matter how you stand on the issue of abortion, people who make that decision should do it and not have to be worried about infections and some butcher like this doing the bad things they do. They should be in a place that's clean and sterile and have people that know what they're doing and care about what they do."