Thursday, May 31, 2012

The President's Position on "Gender Selection and Abortion."

TAPPER: The House is, I think, this afternoon preparing to take up a bill that would ban gender selection as a factor in abortions in this country. And I was wondering — I haven’t a statement of administration policy; I was wondering if the White House had a position on that?

CARNEY: I will have to take that as well. Been focused on other things, but I will get back to you.

Note: The White House got back to me this evening to say the president opposes the bill.

White House deputy press secretary Jamie Smith says in a statement: “The Administration opposes gender discrimination in all forms, but the end result of this legislation would be to subject doctors to criminal prosecution if they fail to determine the motivations behind a very personal and private decision. The government should not intrude in medical decisions or private family matters in this way.”

-Jake Tapper

1 comment:

Uncle Frank said...

The President has made it clear that his government will 'step into' people whose religious convictions differ from whatever the government happens to support at this time but also, interestingly enough, refrains from involving himself/ itself in private and personal decisions. Strange politics but it essentially defines then that there is no wrong reason to have an abortion. The abortion question, that is to have one or not, requires no decision making process other than a determined need like getting a haircut. This adds further contempt for the Gospel of Life. John Paul II updated our understanding of body and soul as ‘an incarnated spirit and/ or the body makes the person visible’. This defines personhood. We recognize personhood from conception even as the fetus is feeble and tiny as it is real, visible and therefore good. The is no right reason to destroy what is good. FXM