White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday said the White House “respectfully disagrees” with the Catholic Church regarding the use of aborted babies for medical research.
EWTN reporter Owen Jensen asked Psaki to clarify the White House’s response to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recently decision to publicly rebuke President Joe Biden for his decision to reverse former President Donald Trump’s ban on using aborted babies for taxpayer-funded research, a decision that the bishops described as “deeply offensive to millions of Americans for our tax dollars to be used for research that collaborates with an industry built on the taking of innocent lives.”
“Look, I think the White House respectfully disagrees,” Psaki replied. “We believe that it’s important to invest in science and look for opportunities to cure diseases and that’s what I think this is hopeful to do.”
.@PressSec is asked about the ban being lifted on researchers using fetal tissue from elective abortions:
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