White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki gave a curt reply to a journalist on Thursday who asked her about “who thinks” US President Joe Biden, who “watches over the unborn” in the case of a abortion. “You have never been pregnant,” the spokeswoman responded at a press conference.
Biden Condemns Supreme Court “Unprecedented Attack” on Texas Abortion Rights
As Texas’ controversial anti-abortion law takes effect, a journalist from the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), a network of Catholic cable channels, has asked Psaki a question about why Biden supports the voluntary interruption of the pregnancy if “your own Catholic faith teaches that abortion is morally wrong.”
The White House Press Secretary has responded that Biden “believes it is a woman’s right, it is a woman’s body and it is her choice.”
“Who, then, thinks that he should watch over the unborn?”, The reporter immediately questioned, which has exasperated Psaki, who has replied that the president believes that it is up to the woman to make those decisions, with her doctor.
“I know you have never faced that decision nor have you ever been pregnant, but for women out there facing that choice it is incredibly difficult and the president believes that their rights must be respected,” he has settled.
Biden questions the Supreme Court’s decision
Biden has ordered this Thursday to mobilize all the resources available to his Government to protect the right to abortion in Texas, after the entry into force of a law that practically totally prohibits this type of intervention in the state.
The president attacked in a release against the country’s Supreme Court, which with a reinforced conservative majority, has decided not to block that rule, which came into force on Wednesday and prohibits abortion at six weeks of gestation. Biden has considered that the court decision is “an unprecedented attack on the constitutional rights of women” guaranteed in the 1973 ruling in the Roe v. Wade case, thanks to which abortion was recognized as a constitutional right.
New Texas law prohibits abortion at six weeks’ gestation, when the fetal heartbeat can be detected and many women still do not know they are pregnant; and it does not contemplate exceptions in cases of incest or rape.
In addition, it allows individuals to file civil lawsuits against anyone who helps a pregnant woman to have an abortion if they believe they are violating the prohibition and offers damages of up to $ 10,000 to the plaintiff if he wins the lawsuit.
The law was signed last May by the state’s governor, Republican Greg Abbott, after it received the go-ahead from the Conservative-controlled lower house and state Senate.
Shortly after its entry into force, the Supreme Court of the country chose last night not to block the law, with an adjusted result of 5-4, which was a rejection of the emergency request presented by several clinics and medical professionals in that state to stop the norm.