“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 rights should be respected,” press secretary Jen Psaki told a male reporter Thursday.
As we reported yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling refused to halt the Texas Fetal Heartbeat law on procedural grounds, which predictably sent the Usual Suspects on the left into fits of apoplectic rage.
Some, like “Squad” leader Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, proclaimed that the ruling was the equivalent of overturning Roe v. Wade (it wasn’t), while others, like Dolly Parton’s rabidly left-wing sister Stella Parton, declared in a bizarre Twitter thread that “women in America are being treated worse than women in Afghanistan.”
During Thursday’s White House press briefing, EWTN Global Catholic Network reporter Owen Jensen asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki about the law and President Biden’s position on abortion, considering he’s Catholic. Here’s how the exchange went down:
Jensen: “And following up on the Texas law, why does the President support abortion when his own Catholic faith teaches abortion is morally wrong?”
Psaki: “Well, he believes that it’s a woman’s right, it’s a woman’s body, and it’s her choice.”
Jensen: “Why does the President — who does he believe, then, should look out for the unborn child?”
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 — this is an incredibly difficult thing. The President believes their rights should be respected.”
Watch Psaki use her female privilege below to snap at Jensen for asking the question a lot of people, including Catholics, would like a straight answer to:
EWTN's @OwenTJensen: "Why does [Biden] support abortion when his own Catholic faith teaches abortion is morally wrong?"
Psaki: "He believes…it's a women's right. It's a woman's body & it's her choice… I know you've never faced those choices, nor have you ever been pregnant." pic.twitter.com/EcagHX0BTJ
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 2, 2021
First of all, let’s call out Psaki’s answer for what it was: sexist. Needless to say, she would not have given the same snide retort had a female reporter asked the same question. Her answer also assumes that all women would agree with her. That is definitely not the case as millions of women in this country are pro-life.
Secondly and perhaps even more interesting was how the White House has apparently abandoned the use of the term “birthing people” to describe people who can give birth (women). In addition to Psaki’s remarks, the term wasn’t in Biden’s official statement on the SCOTUS ruling, either:
Conspicuous lack of “birthing people” in Biden’s statement. Funny how that works. Women only get to be women when it suits his agenda. pic.twitter.com/YUoLIHXoAL
— John Hasson (@SonofHas) September 2, 2021
If you’ll recall, a few months ago it was noted that the term appeared in Biden’s budget:
Joe Biden’s budget uses the term “birthing people” instead of women.
This is woke, anti-science nonsense. pic.twitter.com/42atcoe11s
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 7, 2021
Here’s how the administration defended its use of the term at the time:
During a congressional hearing Wednesday, Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Shalanda Young defended the 2021 Biden budget proposal’s redefinition of mothers as “birthing people.”
Republican Representative Jason Smith, a top-ranking member on the House Budget Committee, noted that the replacement of the word “mother” for the gender-ambiguous phrase, in reference to funding maternal health care, was unprecedented for a budget plan.
“The budget requests $26 million to reduce maternal mortality and eliminate race-based disparities in outcomes among ‘birthing people.’” Smith said. “This is a shift from recent budgets that referred to maternal health issues as women’s issues. I’ve never heard the term before, can you explain what it means?”
“There are certain people who do not have gender identities that apply to female and male, so we think our language needs to be more inclusive on how we deal with complex issues,” Young responded.
Fast forward three months, and – conveniently – “birthing people” is now out and “women” are back in, for this administration and for so-called “women’s rights groups”:
Out: Birthing person In: Women pic.twitter.com/QwVDcOH6Mq
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) September 2, 2021
Amazing how quick the “pregnant people” stuff goes out the window the second there’s a political point to score pic.twitter.com/3L7l35pakS
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) September 2, 2021
It’s hard to know what to be more offended about here – that women continue to be used and manipulated like pawns by Democrats to suit their political purposes or the fact Psaki assumed Owen Jensen’s gender. Decisions, decisions… (hey, it’s their rules, right?).
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