Biden struggles to answer reporter’s Ash Wednesday question on abortion; Dr. Jill comes to the rescue

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President Joe Biden was dismissive of a reporter who sought to get him on record with a comment about his support for abortion despite his Catholic faith, refusing to answer the question Wednesday and scurrying away after a timely intervention from the first lady.

The “leader” of the free world, who had drawn raves from Democrats and their shills in the media after Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, was headed across the White House lawn toward a waiting Marine One for a trip to Wisconsin to promote his Build Back Better agenda and had fielded a series of softball questions before the adversarial questioning.

The reporter, Owen Jensen who is the Washington D.C. correspondent for the Catholic Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and a vocal defender of the right to life for the unborn tried to pin Biden down after another member of the press got the POTUS to confess that he was giving up ice cream for Lent.

Jensen asked, “Pope Francis is asking for prayers and fasting today for the people of Ukraine on this Ash Wednesday. Pope Francis is asking for prayers and fasting. What’s your reaction to that, sir?”

Biden responded, “I think he’s right. I was with the Cardinal this morning. He came over to give me ashes and we both prayed for that, for the people of Ukraine.”

The newsman followed up, “and last night, you continued to support Roe v. Wade,” referring to Biden’s SOTU remarks, “as a Catholic, why do you support abortion as a Catholic, defying church teachings?”

“Well, I tell you what, I don’t want to get in a debate with you on theology, but, you know… well, anyway,” the president replied as Jill Biden moved in to rescue him,

Jensen persisted, “But why? Why support abortion as a pro-life…”

Declining to answer the question, Biden said, “I’m not…I’m not going to make a… I’m not going to make a judgment for other people.

“If you’re Catholic, why — why defy church teaching?” pressed Jensen, as Biden walked off.

During his big speech, Biden defended the killing of the unborn which is always cloaked as women’s rights by the political left.

“The constitutional right affirmed in Roe v. Wade—standing precedent for half a century—is under attack as never before,” Biden said, a shot at states like Texas that have passed strong pro-life laws and have been savagely attacked by himself and his administration, “If we want to go forward—not backward—we must protect access to health care. Preserve a woman’s right to choose.”

Twitter reacted to the first couple.

Few presidents have been as reluctant to be pinned down as Biden, especially in a crucial election year when it comes to any issue where the “wrong” answer could cost him with his party’s fanatically pro-abortion base.


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