During Thursday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki snapped at a reporter who pressed her about how President Biden could support abortion while also claiming to be Catholic since the Catholic church teaches that abortion is wrong.
“Why does the President support abortion when his own Catholic faith teaches abortion is morally wrong?” EWTN reporter Owen Jensen asked Psaki.
“He believes that it’s a woman’s right,” she responded. “It’s a woman’s body and it’s her choice.”
“Who does he believe then should look out for the unborn child?” he said, pointing out that the contentious part of abortion is that the woman is making a choice for the body of the unborn child – in addition to her body.
“He believes that it’s up to a woman to make those decisions and up to a woman to make those decisions with her doctor,” Psaki said. “I know you’ve never faced those choices, nor have you ever been pregnant. But for women out there who have faced those choices, this is an incredibly difficult thing. The President believes their rights should be respected.”
Psaki would not let the reporter respond and told him, “we have to move on, you had plenty of time today.”
EWTN's @OwenTJensen: "Why does [Biden] support abortion when his own Catholic faith teaches abortion is morally wrong?"
Psaki: "He believes…it's a women's right. It's a woman's body & it's her choice… I know you've never faced those choices, nor have you ever been pregnant." pic.twitter.com/EcagHX0BTJ
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 2, 2021
Psaki’s aggressive comments come the same day Biden released a statement condemning the Supreme Court for not striking down the Texas law that bans abortions after the baby’s heartbeat can be detected, usually around 6 weeks.
In the statement, Biden ironically called abortion, which ends the life produced from reproduction, “critical reproductive care.”
“Rather than use its supreme authority to ensure justice could be fairly sought, the highest Court of our land will allow millions of women in Texas in need of critical reproductive care to suffer while courts sift through procedural complexities,” Biden said in part.