Peter Doocy To Jen Psaki: “Why is the president talking about the judgment to choose to abort a child?” [VIDEO]

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Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy pressed White House press secretary Jen Psaki about President Joe Biden calling an unborn baby a “child” at Wednesday’s briefing.

The president said Wednesday that the right to abortion comes from being a “child of God,” expressing the idea that a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy is a natural born right that ought to be protected, rather than granted, by the government.

“Why is the president talking about the judgment to choose to abort a child?” Doocy asked.

“The president’s view on a woman’s right to make choices about her own healthcare is well known, well documented, well stated,” Psaki said.

“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.

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