Witnesses say a pregnant woman in labor was prevented by authorities from crossing a Los Angeles street to the hospital because the road had been closed for President Barack Obama’s impending motorcade.
The unidentified woman was prevented from walking the few hundred feet to the hospital for at least 30 minutes as authorities waited for the president’s motorcade to pass by, witness Carrie Clifford said.
“I felt bad for her,” Clifford said. “It does happen when Obama comes to L.A. or I’m sure anywhere else. It paralyzes the city, it does make it complicated.”
“You can’t do the things you had set out to do because the president is in town,” she added.
KNBC-TV reporter Robert Kovacik posted footage on video-sharing website Instagram showing the incident.
The video shows an unidentified sergeant explaining the circumstances.
“As soon as we can – it looks like the motorcade is coming through right about now, so we’ll be able to open it up for traffic. The first thing we’ll try to get through will be an ambulance, but I can’t guaranteed there will be…” the officer said before the video ends.
A picture by Clifford shows medics tending to the woman as they wait for the road to open.
So much for Obamacare. Not only is his policy not helping people around the nation, but he himself is literally preventing people from getting the care they desperately need…
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