Psaki Snaps at Reporter When Asked How ‘Catholic’ Biden Supports Abortion
'He believes that it is a woman’s right'
White House press secretary Jen Psaki snapped at a reporter who brought how Joe Biden considers himself Catholic while supporting abortion.
EWTN reporter, Owen Jensen, asked Psaki why Biden supports abortion "when his own Catholic faith teaches abortion is morally wrong."
"He believes that it is a woman’s right, it’s a woman’s body, and it’s her choice," Psaki answered.
"Who does he believe then should look out for the unborn child?"
Psaki reiterated that Biden believes abortion is a woman’s right before reminding Jensen he is a man.
"He believes it is up to a woman to make those decisions and up to a woman to make those with her doctor," she said.
"I know you’ve never faced those choices, nor you have never been pregnant, but for women out there who have faced those choices, this is an incredibly difficult thing, and the president believes their rights should be respected."
As Jensen attempted to ask another question, Psaki dismissed him, saying, "I think we have to move on. You’ve had plenty of time today."
Texas recently became the first state in America to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected under the new “Heartbeat” abortion law.
Biden expressed outrage over the new law and demanded federal invention against the legislation.
The Biden administration is reportedly seeking out legal avenues to crack down on the state after new laws banning most abortions in Texas went into effect on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Biden issued a statement after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a petition from abortion providers to stay the law.Biden blasted the SCOTUS over the decision, describing the bill as an “unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional rights.”
“The Supreme Court’s ruling overnight is an unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional rights under Roe v. Wade, which has been the law of the land for almost fifty years,” Biden said in a statement.
“While the Chief Justice was clear to stress that the action by the Supreme Court is not a final ruling on the future of Roe, the impact of last night’s decision will be immediate and requires an immediate response.”
“One reason I became the first president in history to create a Gender Policy Council was to be prepared to react to such assaults on women’s rights,” he continued.
“Hence, I am directing that Council and the Office of the White House Counsel to launch a whole-of-government effort to respond to this decision, looking specifically to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice to see what steps the Federal Government can take to ensure that women in Texas have access to safe and legal abortions as protected by Roe, and what legal tools we have to insulate women and providers from the impact of Texas’ bizarre scheme of outsourced enforcement to private parties.”
Earlier this year, the archbishop of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s diocese slammed those who support abortion while claiming to be Catholic at the same time.
Pelosi and Biden both promote abortion despite being Catholic.
Pelosi argued her Catholic faith “shouldn’t have an impact on a woman’s right to choose.”