On Thursday, White House press secretary, Jen Psaki was repeatedly questioned by a reporter on Texas' introduction of a ban that restricts a lot of women from getting an abortion.
Owen Jensen from the Eternal Word Television Network asked: "Why does the president support abortion when his own Catholic faith teaches abortion is morally wrong?"
However, rather than playing into his patronizing questioning tactics, Psaki shuts down the conversation immediately and effectively.
"Well, he believes that it's a woman's right, it's a woman's body, and it's her choice," she says.
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But Jensen continues to poke, quickly firing back: "Who does he believe, then, should look out for the unborn child?"
"[Biden] believes that it's up to a woman to make those decisions and up to a woman to make those decisions with her doctor," she says. "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 that their right should be respected."
In the video, you can hear Jensen try and cram one more question in there, but he gets shut down.
"I think we've got to move on. I think we have to move on - you've had plenty of time today," Psaki adds.
The incident has been circulating on social media like wildfire and everyone's had something to say about the issue.
She should have added that the presidents religious beliefs and his faith do not belong in government, it’s laws or influencing policies which exert governmental control over other peoples bodies based on his religion.— Auntie_Kate (@Auntie_Kate8) September 3, 2021
Yes, and who's protecting the children who wonder where their next meal will come from, which is real suffering. It's not the "pro life" group.— John Ruetten (@JohnRuetten) September 3, 2021
Basically the the start. And the middle. And they’re a tad hazy on the end of. But other than that they’re cool with it.— judstin (@JV_PITT) September 4, 2021
The controversial abortion law, dubbed the "Heartbeat Bill" has been the talk of the nation, if not the world, ever since it was approved.
The law prevents most women from being able to get a safe abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy and even allows private citizens to file lawsuits against abortion providers and any other aids in the process, including Uber or Lyft drivers.
President Biden has slammed the decision as an "unprecedented assault" on women's rights after Supreme Court justices rejected efforts by abortion-rights advocates to prevent the restrictive abortion law from taking effect. Last week, they even declined to intervene on an emergency plea. The only glimmer of hope we have in this is that the law can still be thrown out at any time, but as of right now, it will continue to limit abortions throughout the state.