During today’s White House briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told a male reporting asking about abortion, “I know you’ve never faced those choices.”
From a transcript of the briefing:
Q And following up on the Texas law, why does the President support abortion when his own Catholic faith teaches abortion is morally wrong?
MS. PSAKI: Well, he believes that it’s a woman’s right, it’s a woman’s body, and it’s her choice.
Q Why does the President — who does he believe, then, should look out for the unborn child?
MS. PSAKI: 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.
I know you’ve never faced those choices, nor have you ever been pregnant. But for women out there who have faced those choices —
Q Well —
MS. PSAKI: — this is an incredibly difficult thing. The President believes their rights should be respected.
Q And what’s his message to —
MS. PSAKI: Go ahead.
I think we’ve got to move on.
Q — pro-life groups that support this law without (inaudible) —
MS. PSAKI: I think we have to move on. You’ve had plenty of time today.