Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion — not pro-choice, but pro-abortion — president America has ever had, so this comes as no surprise:
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.”
Translated: The Obama White House claims to oppose gender discrimination in all forms, but abortion trumps all else, including gender discrimination against our most vulnerable.
The White House’s claim of criminal prosecution in the statement above is patently false. The bill in question is quite modest in its force. It would not require doctors to go out of their way to determine why someone is seeking an abortion. It would ban abortions if it turns out that the abortion is being sought solely for sex-selection purposes. But even this modest requirement, the president who even supported infanticide during his time in the Illinois legislature, cannot abide.