Jen Psaki spars with male reporter over abortion rights

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The Independent published this video item, entitled “Jen Psaki spars with male reporter over abortion rights” – below is their description.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki has sparred with a male reporter over the question of Joe Biden’s support for abortion rights after the journalist brought up the president’s Catholic faith.

At the daily White House press briefing on Thursday Ms Psaki was confronted by questions from reporters about the Supreme Court’s decision this week to allow a highly controversial Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks and deputises state citizens with promises of $10,000 rewards for bringing lawsuits against any person, other than the patient herself, who takes part in helping someone obtain an abortion.

“Why does the president support abortion when his own Catholic faith teaches abortion is morally wrong?” asked the reporter, who was not immediately identified.

“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,” Ms Psaki responded

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/jen-psaki-abortion-briefing-today-b1913383.html

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