Jen Psaki, the White House Press Secretary, outright refused to answer a fielded question about whether Uncle Joe believes that a 15-week old unborn baby was a human being or not.
“Does the President believe that a 15-week-old unborn baby is a human being?” a reporter asked pointedly.
Psaki immediately panicked and attempted to skip the question by pretending that the reporter had just asked something else entirely.
“Are you asking me if the President supports a woman’s right to choose?” Psaki stated in an attempt to change the subject. “He does.”
Psaki then almost immediately attempted to move on by calling on another reporter entirely.
Jen Psaki won't say if President Biden believes that a 15-week-old unborn baby is a human being:
"Are you asking me if the President supports a woman's right to choose? He does." pic.twitter.com/mm2SU0ZIn8
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 21, 2021
This new line of questions originates as “U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a ‘teaching document’ that many of them hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, for receiving Communion despite their support for abortion rights,” stated USA Today. “The result of the vote – 168 in favor and 55 against – was announced Friday near the end of a three-day virtual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.”
Later on, in the same press conference, Psaki was forced to try and skirt around the answering of another question about abortion.
REPORTER: The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is writing a document to clarify who should receive Communion. And this is targeted at politicians, people who have a high public profile. What’s the President’s reaction to this?
PSAKI: Well Joe Biden is a strong man of faith. And as he noted, just a couple of days ago, it’s personal. He goes to church, as you know, nearly every weekend, he even when when we were on our overseas trip, but it’s personal to him. He doesn’t see it through a political prism. And we’re not going to comment otherwise on the inner workings of the Catholic Church.
REPORTER: [inaudible] … statements by the bishops make the president reconsider his public support for policies that increase access to abortion or allow access to abortion?
PSAKI: Well again, the President’s faith is personal. It’s something that has helped guide him through some challenging moments in his life. And that’s how many Americans see their faith as well, not through a political prism. So I would suspect he will continue to attend church as he has for many, many years.
Almost immediately in the wake of this question, yet another reported steps in to attempt to ask a follow-up question for context, and Psaki just outright ignored the question.
Psaki asked if Catholic bishops' statements would make Biden "reconsider his public support for policies that increase access to abortion."
Psaki repeatedly responds that "the president’s faith is personal." pic.twitter.com/PZnAKv2ZcW
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) June 21, 2021