“He said abort a child,” Doocy reiterated.
The press secretary said she is simply stating the president’s position on abortion.
Doocy then asked how the administration can claim it is not a politicized issue when he vowed to elect pro-choice officials into office.
“Did I say this is not a political issue?” Psaki said.
“Yes, you actually said ‘some call it a political issue, it is not,’” he replied.
“Because the vast majority of the public believes that this should not be overturned, meaning I meant to say it’s not a partisan issue and I don’t think it is,” the press secretary continued. “There are many Republican and Independent women, [and] men across the country who do not believe the Supreme Court should overturn a woman’s right to make choices about her own healthcare.”
She then cited recent polls finding only 30% of Americans believe the Court should overturn the decision. A Politico/Morning Consult poll released on Tuesday found that 50% of voters favor upholding Roe v. Wade, while 28% support it being overturned. The poll surveyed 1,955 adults with a 2% margin of error.