White House refuses to say whether Biden would support abortion limits


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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre did not respond to inquiries from Fox News Digital asking what limits President Biden would favor on abortion, if any, amid Democrats’ efforts to keep access to abortion after the overthrow of Roe v. Wade.

On Friday afternoon, Fox News Digital asked Jean-Pierre and his White House press team, “What limits does the president want to place on abortion?” There was no response.

Fox News’ Peter Doocy, during a press briefing on Friday, also pressed Jean-Pierre on what limitations President Biden would consider “acceptable” on abortion, after the press secretary called them extreme. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham’s 15-week abortion bill.

After claiming the measure would “set us back” and “endanger women’s health,” Jean-Pierre declined to elaborate on the president’s position on how many weeks of pregnancy he would consider too far for an abortion. .

President Biden leaves Holy Spirit Catholic Church after attending mass on St. John’s Island, South Carolina, August 13, 2022.
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“Why, why not go into detail?” Doocy asked. “Republicans say we don’t want abortions after 15 weeks. Why can’t you say how many weeks the president thinks the limit should be?”

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during the daily press briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on September 6, 2022. ( MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during the daily press briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on September 6, 2022. ( MANDEL NGAN / AFP)
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The press secretary continued to dodge, saying Republicans were trying to “take away the rights and freedoms of Americans. That’s what we’re calling. And that’s what we’re going to keep calling.”

Pro-life protesters celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington on June 24, 2022.

Pro-life protesters celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington on June 24, 2022.
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“Why can’t you say how many weeks…?” Doocy insisted again before Jean-Pierre moved on, leaving his question unanswered.


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