New Records Show Obama Admin Purchased Aborted Babies’ Heads for $515 Each

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Judicial Watch announced today that it received 198 pages of records and communications from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) involving “humanized mice” research with human fetal heads, organs and tissue, including communications and contracts with human fetal tissue provider Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR).

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N.Y. Hospital to Halt Delivering Babies Due to Staff Quitting Over COVID Jab Mandate

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Lewis County General Hospital in New York will temporarily close its maternity ward after dozens of employees resigned over the recent COVID vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.

Speaking at the press conference on Friday, Lewis County Health System CEO Gerald Cayer admitted many of the healthcare workers chose to quit their jobs but not get inoculated, which impacted the hospital’s services:

“We are unable to safely staff the service after September 24. The number of resignations received leaves us no choice but to pause delivering babies at Lewis County General Hospital.”

Saying that healthcare is an “essential service” to the public, and a healthcare system is a “vital piece” of the economic well-being, Cayer said that he himself supports the mandatory COVID vaccination of the healthcare workers. Echoing the frustration of President Joe Biden, who maintained that “our patience is wearing thin” with the unvaccinated, Cayer implied that the healthcare system is at risk not because of the mandate, which merely “insures we will have a healthy workforce, and that we are not responsible for the [COVID] transmission in an out of our facilities,” but because of the unvaccinated workers.

Then-governor Andrew Cuomo announced in mid-August that the staffs of hospitals and long-term care facilities would have to receive their first dose by September 27 or be fired. In response, 30 employees at the LCHS have quit, per Cayer. The hospital’s vaccination rate is 73 percent, with 165 employees still unvaccinated, and “it is not clear what they will do.”

Further, the hospital boss indicated that he hopes the maternity ward will not be closed permanently, and said they are asking the Department of Health for help and proposing different measures to accommodate unvaccinated workers. Still, he continued, the current situation with the rate of unvaccinated staff and the existing rules puts “several other clinical departments” at risk of losing workers. To address the issue, the hospital is looking into options such as redeployment of the appropriately credentialed staff to the at-risk departments. For example, nurses working at the information or human services departments will be asked to apply themselves in those clinical departments.

The hospital also said the mothers-to-be will still be able to see their doctors during the pregnancy, but at some point, will be referred to the other facilities to arrange for their maternity and postpartum care. It’s been admitted that the understaffing is already disrupting the normal functioning of the maternity department, since the nurse manager has already “taken shifts for weeks now working as a staff nurse just to fill the schedule as it is now.”

Referring to the talk at the regional prenatal care system, Dr. Sean Harney, who spoke at the conference, said that many other facilities in the state are “in the similar circumstance,” which includes such large hospitals as St. Luke’s Hospital and Crouse Hospital.

State Health Department data shows that 20 percent of hospital workers and 24 percent of nursing home workers have refused to inject themselves with experimental gene therapy, aka “COVID vaccines.” The numbers translate into 94,500 hospital workers and 5,000 nursing home workers facing termination over their health choice. According to a local media report, there are also “tens of thousands” of unvaccinated health workers in adult care, home care, hospice and other select medical fields who are subject to the draconian mandate.

Sure enough, kicking out all these people out of work would lead to severely damaged healthcare services for the public.

Last week, Republican New York State Assembly members sent a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul and state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker warning that the vaccine mandate could cost the healthcare system of the state up to a quarter of its workforce.

The letter reads:

We already see workforce shortages and workers leaving from COVID-19 burnout. This is in addition to the unfortunate fact that our healthcare facilities have struggled to recruit and retain workers, even before COVID-19, particularly in our rural communities […] A potential loss of 20-25% of our healthcare workforce would deliver a devastating blow, particularly for our rural healthcare centers, nursing homes and hospitals. This, at this particular time especially, we certainly cannot afford.

On September 1, ten New York County Health Departments also penned a letter to Governor Hochul to discuss the “unintended consequences of the vaccine mandate,” noting that some of the local hospitals and nursing homes would have to reduce their bed capacity by as much as “one third or more” if the currently unvaccinated workers resign. What happens next is that nursing homes would have to discharge some of their patients that will have no other place to go. In addition to that, “The inability of hospitals to discharge patients into nursing homes facilities, who will no longer have capacity to accept new admissions, will create a backlog in a hospital system and imperil our acute care capacity as we head into the fall and winter months,” the warning goes.

The signatories urged the state to modify the strict mandate by giving workers the option of wearing facemasks and submitting to weekly COVID testing, which is already offered to teachers and other school employees who refuse to be jabbed. Also, the current mandate does not allow workers to file for religious exemptions from vaccination.

The understaffing of hospitals may very soon become a national issue since on September 9 the Biden administration has expanded emergency regulations requiring COVID vaccinations for nursing home workers to all staff within all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities.



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Hospital Finds Itself Unable to Deliver Babies After Nurses Resign in Protest

A hospital in rural New York state has announced it will stop delivering babies — at least temporarily — due to the mass resignation of staff members who are protesting the state’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate.

Five other departments at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville also could face a pause in services due to resignations, Lewis County Health System CEO Gerald Cayer said Friday, according to the Watertown Daily Times.

Cayer said the hospital will not deliver babies after Sept. 24.

Six employees of the maternity unit resigned rather than be vaccinated against COVID-19, Cayer said, adding that another seven employees remain undecided.

Cayer said 165 hospital employees aren’t vaccinated, while 464 are at least partially.

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Last month, the state ordered all health-care workers in hospitals and long-term-care facilities to have at least one shot of a vaccination by Sept. 27.

“Our hope is as we get closer (to the deadline), the numbers will increase of individuals who are vaccinated, fewer individuals will leave and maybe, with a little luck, some of those who have resigned will reconsider,” Cayer said, according to WWNY-TV.

“We are not alone. There are thousands of positions that are open north of the Thruway, and now we have a challenge to work through, you know, with the vaccination mandate,” he said, referring to the vast stretch of rural northern New York state in the Adirondack Mountain region.

“We are unable to safely staff the service after Sept. 24. The number of resignations received leaves us no choice but to pause delivering babies at Lewis County General Hospital. It is my hope that the (state) Department of Health will work with us in pausing the service rather than closing the maternity department,” he told the Daily Times.

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Cayer said that if the maternity service can be paused, the hospital can focus on recruiting vaccinated nurses and “reengage” in delivering babies in Lewis County.

In a statement, Cayer said that “essential health services are not at risk because of the mandate.”

“The mandate ensures we will have a healthy workforce, and we are not responsible for transmission in or out of our facilities,” he said.

Cayer said the hospital has tried to persuade employees to be vaccinated.

“We truly have worked hard to educate, encourage, cajole (and) support individuals to get comfortable with receiving the vaccine, but we are not passing judgment on any single person who says it’s not right for them,” Cayer said.

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“We don’t want to lose anyone. We would like everyone to get vaccinated, but we also understand we live in a country where you get to choose certain things, and if you choose not to be vaccinated … you can’t work in health care. We just simply respect, we thank for service, and we each move forward.”

Cayer said all new hires will be required to be vaccinated, but he said those who resigned but get their shots will not be banned from returning.

“We’ve been very clear,” Cayer told the Daily Times. “Anyone who has resigned that changes their mind will be welcomed back.”



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Thoughts on Men and Babies

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend turned wunderkind secretary of the U.S. DOT, has two babies now. How and where he got them is unclear.

He certainly didn’t make them, as his key selling point as a politician precludes him from any procreative act. Nor did the other Mr. Buttigieg, Chasten, whom Secretary Mayor Pete met on Hinge and has taken to calling his husband since a 2018 ceremony in South Bend’s Episcopal Cathedral of St. James. The fact that neither Buttigieg gave birth to these kids, though, didn’t stop them from taking a picture side-by-side in a hospital bed as if they had, a farcical and sterile imitation of the classic photo of a mother with her newborn child.

Maybe the Buttigieges adopted, stepping in to help a troubled mother who might otherwise have offered the poor twins up to Moloch. If that’s the case, then the situation is a bit more complicated. Gay parents are, in fact, preferable to annihilation, as the “pro-lifers are just pro-birth” chorus readily reminds us. But the immediacy and emotional charge of such situations obscure the bigger picture: There are, by some estimates, about 2 million traditional couples in the U.S. currently waiting to adopt—that is, about 36 couples for every child actually adopted. In a more just world (which is up to us to make) each and every one of the children needing families in this country would be placed with one of these couples, with whom the unique moral and developmental hazards of same-sex parenting would not be an issue. A real solution, that is, would be systemic: straightening out the legal labyrinth of American adoption, and easing the financial burden of childrearing through aggressive policy action, so that the false choice between death and disorder no longer appears before us.

Which is to say that there is, in fact, no pressing social need for gay parenthood, a historically bizarre development in what was considered only a generation ago as merely an eccentric sexual habit. Why, then, should we condone it—to say nothing of encourage it—when, for instance, children raised by same-sex couples are more than twice as likely to be depressed in adulthood, more than three times as likely to experience suicidal ideations in adolescence and four times as likely in adulthood, and twice as likely to be obese in both? When all available information and basic intuition suggest that it is not good for children to be raised in other than natural circumstances? Any attempt at justification betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of what parenthood actually is.

Discounting the ill-informed who believe that gay adoption is somehow necessary for America’s forgotten children to escape more damaging situations, or to quell the epidemic of infanticide ongoing in this country since 1973, it all boils down to wish fulfillment: parenthood is just another box on the checklist of American success and gratification. A kid is like a dog, or a dream job, or a good book, or a week’s vacation in Iceland—just on a grander scale. These things can all be traded out for each other according to personal preference and in pursuit of maximal enjoyment for each individual over the course of a lifetime. If two dudes think seeing a baby through to adulthood is going to give them the warm fuzzies, who are you to tell them that it would be both biologically impossible and psychologically detrimental for them to do so? These people have a right to children, because children will make them happy. In the face of such a high imperative as personal fulfillment, neither the welfare of the children nor the contradiction of nature could possibly be expected to win out.

Nor does such thinking stop at gay adoption. En vogue in the gay community of late is surrogacy, wherein a woman is paid a handsome fee to carry another person’s biological child for nine months, give birth, and then promptly part with the baby after labor. (Such arrangements can also be made by infertile straight couples, who are no less susceptible to that problematic feeling of entitlement to children.) As Mr. and Mr. Buttigieg previously had mentioned their efforts to adopt, it is less likely that they took this latter route, but the public controversy over their LARPing as birthing persons has once again brought the issue to the fore.

Since it has returned for a moment to the center of the conversation, it is worth restating what should be obvious to all conservatives: Surrogacy is an unmitigated and unconscionable evil. First and foremost is a life issue: For every artificial implantation, multiple embryos are created in the hopes that one will have success; the rest are consigned to their fate. Could anyone who believes (as logic demands) that life begins at conception possibly concede that these disposed lives are justified collateral for the self-fulfillment of our sterile elites, however deeply they may feel the pangs of childlessness?

But the moral considerations go beyond even this fundamental one. Only in a profoundly twisted post-civilization can well-off Epicureans rent the wombs of poor but fertile women as the breeding-ground for human beings lab-made as the answer to their desires. It is perhaps the most abhorrent example of the exploitation of women in a society where the exploitation of women abounds. It is intensely unnatural in virtually every way imaginable, and the presence of a financial element only serves as a further indictment of the systems we have built. This is the ultimate liberation of the few at the expense of those who must uphold their fantasies by sweat and blood. The death of the majority of the unique human beings created in the process, while by far the gravest offense involved, is merely a consequence of the profound selfishness at root of the whole affair.

This type of thought and action—women and children at the disposal of self-serving men, even unto death, while the men cast themselves as heroes and progressives for pursuing their own pleasure—is of a piece with male abortion activism. There is something particularly grotesque about these self-professed male feminists, who (entirely altruistically, of course) insist that women must have abortion as a ready option in the case of accidental pregnancy, lest they be unfree. How could a woman be free, after all, if she were not free to engage in thoughtless sex with men, with all possible avenues available to her to ensure that the natural consequence of that action will not come to fruition? How convenient that women’s liberation coincides perfectly with libertine men’s uncontrolled desires.

We should not pretend that any of this, perpetrated by the sons of the sexual revolution, is well intended.

In all these cases—gay parenthood, surrogacy, male abortion militancy—we see the subordination of the natural procreative function to the single-minded pursuit of pleasure, by men whose vision of the good is invariably reducible to pleasure. These are not victimless sins: women are physically and psychically brutalized, infants killed, children damaged, and countless others hurt by the reckless destruction of the natural order of life at its very roots. If there is any misogyny in 2021 worth raising hell about, any toxic masculinity or patriarchal imbalance of power, surely it is this.

Noah Smith, a Bloomberg Opinion columnist of some note, thinks he has the solution: Simply abolish the distinctions between men and women so that all imbalance and injustice vanishes in chaos.

Contra Jen Psaki, Smith does not seem to believe that pregnancy and childbirth are restricted to the fairer sex. The problem is just that we haven’t escaped the bonds of nature enough. The true liberal’s utopia is a world in which men can take birthing-bed pictures with newborn babies without having to pretend they just went through labor.

There is, of course, another vision. Rather than pushing through this hell of our own making in hopes that we’ll come out the other end, we could just turn around. We could embrace once again the limits and order imposed on us by nature, which neither faith nor much thought is needed to recognize. We could remember that parenthood is an obligation—to the child and to the community—and not just the logical next step when the dog stops filling the void. We could acknowledge the obvious facts that fatherhood cannot exist without motherhood, nor motherhood without fatherhood, and that both exist for a higher purpose than our own happiness.

We could admit that every rejection of that truth—whether by two men sitting in place of a father and a mother, by the paid transformation of the process of motherhood into a parody of itself, by hedonists’ insistence on guilt-free sex imposed by forceps if necessary, or by lunatic dreams of wiping out the lines of nature altogether—brings us further from reality and closer to our ruin.





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Tripwire CEO Ousted For Supporting Texas Law Protecting Unborn Babies

Tripwire, a video game development company, announced on Monday that its CEO Josh Gibson “stepped down” due to his pro-life comments on a personal Twitter account.

“The comments given by John Gibson are of his own opinion, and do not reflect those of Tripwire Interactive as a company. His comments disregarded the values of our whole team, our partners and much of our broader community,” Tripwire’s statement said. “Our leadership team at Tripwire are deeply sorry and are unified in our commitment to take swift action and to foster a more positive environment.”

Shortly after Texas’ newest pro-life law went into effect on Sept. 1, the CEO tweeted his support of the U.S. Supreme Court for declining to block the law.

“Proud of #USSupremeCourt affirming the Texas law banning abortion for babies with a heartbeat. As an entertainer I don’t get political often. Yet with so many vocal peers on the other side of this issue, I felt it was important to go on the record as a pro-life game developer,” Gibson wrote on Sept. 4 from his personal account.

Almost immediately, Gibson received an outpouring of backlash on social media. Shipwright Studios, another game developer, quickly announced it would terminate its three-year relationship with Tripwire over Gibson’s tweet.

“We cannot in good conscience continue to work with Tripwire under the current leadership structure,” Shipwright wrote in a statement posted in the replies of Gibson’s original tweet. “We will begin the cancellation of our existing contracts effective immediately.”

In Tripwire’s statement on Monday condemning Gibson’s support for the heartbeat law, the “Maneater” and “Killing Floor” studio announced that he would be hastily replaced by “co-founding member and current Vice President, Alan Wilson.”

“Alan has been with the company since its formation in 2005 and is an active lead in both the studio’s business and developmental affairs. Alan will work with the rest of the Tripwire leadership team to take steps with employees and partners to address their concerns including executing a company-wide town hall meeting and promoting open dialogue with Tripwire leadership and all employees. His understanding of both the company’s culture and the creative vision of our games will carry the team through this transition, with full support from the other Tripwire leaders,” the statement concluded.

Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.





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Deep in the Hearts of Texas Babies

In the matter of a new Texas law banning abortions six weeks after gestation, when a fetal heartbeat can usually be detected by vaginal ultrasound, suppose the headlines had been different? Instead of words like “most restrictive in nation” (The Wall Street Journal) and “Supreme Court refuses to block Texas law” (The Washington Post), along with four stories splashed across the front page of The New York Times that seemed to be written from the perspective of pro-choice writers, what if the headlines had instead reflected another point of view that took the side of babies and the women who carry them?

Those headlines and stories might have read: “Supreme Court decides to protect babies, recognizing Thomas Jefferson’s writing about endowed life coming from God.” Or, if that’s too long for headline writers, how about “Supreme Court takes side of the unborn”? Might that have changed the perception about abortion by people who are on the fence, or conflicted? Information, including sonograms for abortion-minded pregnant women, has been shown to change minds. So has compassionate counseling and adoption services at pregnancy help centers.

Much has changed since 1973 when a court majority found in Roe vs. Wade that a “penumbra” was hidden in the Constitution, which translated into a “right to privacy” so that a woman could legally terminate her pregnancy without interference from anyone, including the father. Since that ruling, the “right” to an abortion has been extended to include second-trimester abortions and to cover babies born alive after an attempted abortion.

Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA), a pediatrician, has suggested that a baby who survives an abortion should be “kept comfortable” and “resuscitated” and then “a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.” Does this not infanticide?

The definition of “penumbra” is revealing: “the partial or imperfect shadow outside the complete shadow of an opaque body.” If that sounds unclear when applied to the Constitution, that’s because it is. Then-Justice Harry Blackmun, who used the word, clearly was not a textualist in the way Antonin Scalia was. It appears he read his own bias into the Constitution when he could find no justification for abortion elsewhere.

Judges reading into the Constitution their own biases, even prejudices, has long been a problem. It is a power the Founders never intended the courts and especially the Supreme Court to have.

The Texas law will still be challenged in other ways, as will a Mississippi law the Supreme Court has decided to hear this fall. That law, if passed, would ban most abortions after 15 weeks.

National Right to Life, which tracks figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Guttmacher Institute, estimates there have been more than 62 million abortions since 1973, and the number of abortions each year has been steadily declining.

Many women have said they regretted their decision to have an abortion, many uphold that difficult decision. It seems we long ago shifted from doing what might be best for others to doing what was best for self, perhaps a reflection of the spirit of the modern age.

Abortion and refusing to take personal responsibility for one’s actions have contributed to a general coarseness and disrespect for life at all stages as witnessed by the shooting sprees regularly occurring in Chicago and other major cities. The Texas and Mississippi laws seek to reverse, or at least slow down the process of squandering human life.

The question remains: Is abortion the cause of our increasingly decadent culture, or a reflection of it?



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Pete Buttigieg and His Husband Announce Adoption of Two Newborn Babies

One of America’s most prominent gay couples announced Saturday that they have adopted two newborn babies.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who is the first openly gay cabinet member to have been confirmed by the Senate, on Saturday posted to Twitter a photo of him and his husband, Chasten, with each holding a baby.

“Chasten and I are beyond thankful for all the kind wishes since first sharing the news that we’re becoming parents,” he tweeted, using his personal account.

“We are delighted to welcome Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg to our family,” he tweeted.

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No other details about the babies were released.

Buttigieg said last month that the couple was planning to have children, according to Politico.

Buttigieg, 39, a former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, married Chasten, 32, in July 2018.

Chasten said in a July interview with The Washington Post that the couple had been trying to adopt for more than a year.

LGBT advocates said the couple will help America redefine the meaning of family.

“As parents, they will now shine a national spotlight on L.G.B.T.Q. families, who often face daunting challenges because of outdated policies that narrowly define what families are,” said Annise Parker, the president of the Victory Institute, an organization that boosts the political fortunes of LGBT candidates, according to The New York Times.





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Pete Buttigieg And Husband Chasten Adopt Two Babies

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced Saturday that he and his husband Chasten had adopted two babies.

The couple adopted Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg, according to a tweet from Buttigieg’s personal Twitter account.

“Chasten and I are beyond thankful for all the kind wishes since first sharing the news that we’re becoming parents,” Buttigieg tweeted. (RELATED: Buttigieg Says He Won’t Be ‘Lectured On Family Values’ By Rush Limbaugh Or Trump Supporters)

Previously, Buttigieg had tweeted on Aug. 17 that he and Chasten had become parents.

However, the couple did not release the name or the number of children they were adopting at the time. “The process isn’t done yet and we’re thankful for the love, support, and respect for our privacy that has been offered to us,” Buttigieg tweeted.

The Buttigiegs’ private life has been the topic of discussion on Twitter recently. Chasten told The Washington Post in July that the couple couldn’t afford the rent for a two-bedroom apartment and had instead opted for the cheaper one-bedroom. “We’re doing fine for ourselves, and [yet] the city is almost unaffordable,” Chasten told The Post.





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‘It’s a Great Day for Babies in Texas’ – The First TV

Conservative radio host Dana Loesch stops by Tucker Carlson Tonight to discuss the hypocrisy of one of the left’s favorite war cries, “my body, my choice.” Loesch also lays into the phrase “birthing people,” vaccine mandates and the Taliban.





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ABC GHOULS Mourn Fewer Babies Being Murdered After Texas Abortion Law

On Friday, ABC’s Good Morning America actually had the gall to lament that Planned Parenthood abortionists were murdering fewer unborn babies in the wake of Texas passing pro-life legislation to regulate the lethal procedure. At one point in the despicable coverage, a Houston abortion clinic doctor complained that the “inhumane” legislation was reducing his business.

Fill-in co-host Cecilia Vega hyped “the growing fallout from that Texas law banning most abortions” and how “Planned Parenthood asked a Texas court to temporarily block this law from taking effect.” Turning to correspondent Rachel Scott in Houston, Vega fretted: “Rachel, you’ve spoken to doctors who say they are already having to turn women away.”

 

 

Scott confirmed what the liberal network obviously thought was distressing news:

Both providers and patients are struggling to come to terms with the new reality here in Texas. We went inside one clinic here in Houston. The doctor there telling me that since this law went into effect abortions have all but stopped.        

“This morning, Democrats and abortion activists are scrambling, desperate to find a way to challenge the most restrictive abortion law in the nation,” Scott breathlessly announced as the taped portion of her report began. A ghoulish soundbite followed of Dr. Bhavik Kumar from the Houston Planned Parenthood abortion clinic whining: “Very harsh. I think it feels inhumane, I think we’re tired.”

That outrageous remark came from someone who literally murders innocent human beings for a living.

Scott commiserated with the abortionist’s loss…of business: “We met Doctor Bhavik Kumar inside this Planned Parenthood center in Houston. He tells me he normally performs between 20 to 30 abortions a day, but since the new law, he’s only seen six patients and had to turn half of them away.”

The reporter went on to tout: “President Biden promising to protect abortion rights but the White House offering few details.” With the headline on screen blaring, “President Biden Vows to Protect Abortion Rights,” a clip played of White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki viciously lashing out at a very legitimate question from EWTN reporter Owen Jensen on Thursday:

OWEN JENSEN [EWTN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT]: Why does the President support abortion when his own Catholic faith teaches abortion is morally wrong?

JEN PSAKI: He believes it is up to a woman to make those decisions. I know you’ve never faced those choices nor have you ever been pregnant, but for women out there who have faced those choices, this is an incredibly difficult thing.

Wrapping up the segment, Scott feared: “And already Republicans in at least three states, Florida, Arkansas and South Dakota, have made it clear they are looking to mirror what happened here in Texas.” Co-host George Stephanopoulos warned: “Yeah, it is becoming a nationwide battle.”

Only in the warped, twisted bubble of the left-wing media would fewer abortions be greeted as bad news. These journalists are truly disappointed that the pace of executing unborn children has slowed somewhere in the nation.

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Here is a full transcript of the September 3 segment:

7:13 AM ET

CECILIA VEGA: We’re gonna turn now to that other big story this morning, the growing fallout from that Texas law banning most abortions. Overnight, Planned Parenthood asked a Texas court to temporarily block this law from taking effect. Rachel Scott joins us from Houston right now. Rachel, you’ve spoken to doctors who say they are already having to turn women away.

RACHEL SCOTT: Yeah, Cecilia, good morning. Both providers and patients are struggling to come to terms with the new reality here in Texas. We went inside one clinic here in Houston. The doctor there telling me that since this law went into effect abortions have all but stopped.

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Texas Abortion Ban Battle; Growing Fallout After Supreme Court Rejects Challenge]

This morning, Democrats and abortion activists are scrambling, desperate to find a way to challenge the most restrictive abortion law in the nation.

DR. BHAVIK KUMAR [HOUSTON PLANNED PARENTHOOD ABORTION CLINIC]: Very harsh. I think it feels inhumane, I think we’re tired.

SCOTT: We met Doctor Bhavik Kumar inside this Planned Parenthood center in Houston. He tells me he normally performs between 20 to 30 abortions a day, but since the new law, he’s only seen six patients and had to turn half of them away.

KUMAR: She was surprised. She was distraught. And we began to explore options and think through the logistics of if she would be able to go out of state for the care that she needed.

SCOTT: The Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch effort to block the law. President Biden promising to protect abortion rights but the White House offering few details.

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Texas Abortion Ban Battle; President Biden Vows to Protect Abortion Rights]

OWEN JENSEN [EWTN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT]: Why does the President support abortion when his own Catholic faith teaches abortion is morally wrong?

JEN PSAKI: He believes it is up to a woman to make those decisions. I know you’ve never faced those choices nor have you ever been pregnant, but for women out there who have faced those choices, this is an incredibly difficult thing.

SCOTT: And activists are still trying to fight this in court but the reality is this law is likely to remain in effect for the months to come. And already Republicans in at least three states, Florida, Arkansas and South Dakota, have made it clear they are looking to mirror what happened here in Texas, George.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Yeah, it is becoming a nationwide battle. Okay, thanks very much, Rachel.



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