Reporter To Psaki: “Why Does [Biden] Support Abortion When His Own Catholic Faith Teaches Abortion Is Morally Wrong?”

[Image: White House briefing 9/2/21. Jen Psaki responds to a reporter's question over SCOTUS ruling on abortion; C-SPAN YouTube video screenshots. Joe Biden-- White House YouTube video screenshot. The Freedom Times compilation].

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Texas’ ban on most abortions in the state remain in place in a 5-4 vote, rejecting an emergency application by reproductive rights groups to block the restrictive law.

The law, signed by Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in May, prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, usually around six weeks and before many women know they’re pregnant, Fox News reported.

The Texas law bans all abortions, including in cases of rape and incest, after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, which is usually around six weeks — before many people know they are pregnant.
It also allows individuals to sue anyone suspected of helping a woman obtain an abortion — and awards at least $10,000 to people who do so successfully, reported Axios.

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal justices in dissenting the ruling, describing the law as “not only unusual, but unprecedented.”

During a White House briefing on Thursday, a reporter asked press secretary Jen Psaki why Joe Biden supports abortion “when his own Catholic faith teaches abortion is morally wrong?”

Psaki deflected, saying, “He believes it’s a woman’s right, it’s a woman’s body, and it’s her choice.” Continued Below

Asked who does Biden believe should look out for the unborn child, Psaki replied: “He believes it is 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, this is an incredibly difficult thing. The president believes their right should be respected,” she said to the White House correspondent, appearing to assume the reporter’s gender.

In a Thursday statement on Twitter, 78-year-old Joe Biden also vented his irritation over the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling, allowing Texas’ law to remain in effect, calling the court’s decision an “unprecedented assault on constitutional rights” and “extreme”. Continued Below

Jen Psaki’s remarks:

Joe Biden’s statement over the SCOTUS’ ruling:

The Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge to a Mississippi law that bans nearly all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy later this year.