•   
  •   
  •   

Politics Psaki dodges question on whether Biden believes 'a 15-week-old unborn baby is a human being'

23:55  21 june  2021
23:55  21 june  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Biden 'Won't Hold Back': Jen Psaki Shuts Down Putin Spox Who Says Navalny Won't Come Up At Summit

  Biden 'Won't Hold Back': Jen Psaki Shuts Down Putin Spox Who Says Navalny Won't Come Up At Summit "Human rights abuses, the jailing of individuals, of course, of Americans, will all be part of the discussion," said the White House press secretary.On January 17, Moscow officials arrested Navalny, a Russia critic and prominent organizer of protests against Kremlin corruption, as he returned from Germany, where he spent time recovering from a poison attack. He claims that Putin was involved in the August attack but Russian officials have denied any involvement. In February, a Moscow court sentenced Navalny to three and a half years in a penal colony after he was found guilty of violating the probation terms of a 2014 money laundering conviction.

"Does the president believe that a 15 - week - old unborn baby is a human being ?" a reporter asked Psaki . Wapo knocked for painting biden as 'Deeply catholic' in debate over communion: 'Clueless'. " Are you asking me if the president supports a woman's right to choose? Psaki 's response came after the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted overwhelmingly to draft a formal document on the meaning of the Eucharist after a contentious debate on whether Biden and other politicians who support abortion policies are worthy of receiving Communion at Mass.

During a press briefing on Capitol Hill Thursday, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dodged a reporter’s question about whether a 15 - week unborn baby constitutes a human being . The reporter, citing a Mississippi bill waiting to be heard by the Supreme Court that bans abortions after 15 weeks The reporter, Julia Johnson of CNSNews.com, then repeated her question , which Pelosi ignored before selecting someone else to speak. Johnson’s inquiry referred to a Supreme Court challenge to the Mississippi Gestational Age Act, which bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, which was

White House press secretary Jen Psaki sidestepped a question regarding President Joe Biden’s stance on abortion during Monday's press briefing.

Jen Psaki standing in front of a screen © Provided by Washington Examiner

"Are you asking me if the president supports a woman's right to choose? He does,” Psaki said in response to a reporter who asked if the president believed “that a 15-week-old unborn baby is a human being.”

US BISHOPS VOTE TO CREATE DOCUMENT THAT COULD DENY BIDEN COMMUNION

The tense exchange on abortion came just days after the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops voted 168-55 to pursue the creation of a document that could lead to pro-abortion rights politicians being banned from receiving Holy Communion.

Biden and his aviators greet queen on a sunny afternoon

  Biden and his aviators greet queen on a sunny afternoon WINDSOR, England (AP) — President Joe Biden and his aviator sunglasses met Queen Elizabeth II on bright Sunday afternoon. The queen hosted the president and first lady Jill Biden at Windsor Castle, her royal residence near London. Biden flew to London after wrapping up his participation in a three-day summit of leaders of the world's wealthy democracies in Cornwall, in southwestern England. He arrived at the castle aboard the presidential helicopter and was ferried to the queen in a black Range Rover.

Pelosi Dodges on Whether 15 - Week Unborn Baby Is a ‘ Human Being ’. “Let me just say that I am a big supporter of Roe v. Wade,” Pelosi responded. “I am a mother of five children in six years. I think I have some standing on this issue as to respecting a woman’s right to choose.” The reporter, Julia Johnson of CNSNews.com, then repeated her question , which Pelosi ignored before selecting someone else to speak.

Is an unborn baby at 15 weeks a human being ?” To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video. CNS News: “As you know, the Supreme Court this fall will review a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Is an unborn baby at 15 weeks a human being ?” Sen. Ossoff: “I think that the standard should be that established in Roe v. Wade , and my hope and expectation is that the court will uphold the precedent of Roe v. Wade .”

“It’s not the bishops who have brought us to this point — it's some of our public officials. This is a Catholic president doing the most aggressive things we’ve ever seen on life at its most innocent," Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann said of the effort Thursday.

But not all in attendance were in agreement on the issue, including Washington, D.C., Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who is Biden’s current local bishop and has said he will not deny the president Communion.

“The choice before us at this moment is either we pursue a path of strengthening unity among ourselves or settle for creating a document that will not bring unity but may very well further damage it," Gregory said during Thursday’s debate.

The effort has also received pushback from the Vatican, which has stated concerns that such a vote will only politicize Communion.

Biden-Putin summit live updates: 'I'm always ready,' Biden says

  Biden-Putin summit live updates: 'I'm always ready,' Biden says President Joe Biden will meet face-to-face with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Switzerland on Wednesday amid rising tensions between the two countries.The two men will face off inside an 18th-century Swiss villa in Geneva, situated alongside a lake in the middle of the Parc de la Grange. The fifth American president to sit down with Putin, Biden has spoken with him and met him before, in 2016.

Pelosi, who was asked the question during her weekly press conference, said she is a “big supporter” of Roe v. Wade – the Supreme Court decision making abortion legal. However she did not actually answer the question she was asked, which only required a yes or no answer. The question was related to the Supreme Court’s plan to take on a Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks . RT reports: Though she was asked the question a second time, the congresswoman ignored it and quickly moved onto a question on infrastructure. REPORTER: “ Is an unborn baby at 15 weeks a human

REPORTER: “ Is an unborn baby at 15 weeks a human being ?"PELOSI: "Let me just say that I am a big supporter of Roe v. Wade. I am a mother of five children in six years. Pelosi has given a version of this answer before. In 2015 she was asked whether she believed 20 weeks of gestation is enough for her to consider a fetus a “ human being .” Also not answering the question directly then, Pelosi would only say that she has “great standing” on women’s rights issues as a “mother of five.”

"For Francis, a majority vote by a deeply divided bishops conference is not a sign that one should proceed but the opposite,” said Austen Ivereigh, Pope Francis's biographer. "Francis has been consistent in his message to the American bishops: ‘Don’t get trapped in culture wars and give a witness of unity.' I don’t think this vote does that."

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER

Just one week before the vote by U.S. bishops, the Vatican sent out a warning urging the group to drop the effort.

"The concern in the Vatican is not to use access to the Eucharist as a political weapon," said Antonio Spadaro, a Jesuit priest and an ally of the pope.

Tags: News, Jen Psaki, Joe Biden, Abortion, Catholicism, Catholic Church

Original Author: Michael Lee

Original Location: Psaki dodges question on whether Biden believes 'a 15-week-old unborn baby is a human being'

The two-track twostep: How the bipartisan infrastructure deal came together and nearly fell apart in 24 hours .
At first glance, the bipartisan infrastructure deal that emerged this week seemed like a ripe opportunity for President Joe Biden to take a dig at his predecessor, whose attempts at focusing on roads and bridges often went awry. © Jacquelyn Martin/AP President Joe Biden, with a bipartisan group of senators, speaks Thursday June 24, 2021, outside the White House in Washington. Biden invited members of the group of 21 Republican and Democratic senators to discuss the infrastructure plan. "Welcome to infrastructure week!" read the notecard Biden carried Thursday to microphones set up outside the West Wing.

usr: 51
This is interesting!