EWTN reporter Owen Jensen clapped back at executive Press Secretary Jen Psaki during a press conference Wednesday when asking about President Biden’s changes to judiciary.
Psaki explained the president’s intention in changing Title X was to provide equity for “historically underserved” communities impacted by “persistent poverty” when Jensen asked about the administration’s allocation of executive funds.
Jensen, the White House correspondent for EWTN, a Catholic-facing news source, fired back, asking how increased access to abortions in minority communities fits the bill.
“How is it equity, how is fighting systemic racism when abortion, we all know, affects minority children?” he asked.
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Psaki replied that Title X funding “cannot be used for abortion” but will be used for furthering access to health care in underprivileged communities.
Jensen attempted to follow up, but was shot down as Psaki snapped, “I think I’ve answered your question.”
Joe Biden announced Wednesday changes made to the program will restore grants to abortion providers, like Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), formerly stripped by the Trump administration.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which previously challenged Trump’s “gag rule” in court and considered it “cruel and vicious,” applauded the Biden administration for beginning to reverse it.
The Trump policy will remain in effect until it is formally superseded by the Biden rule, a process that can take months.
Fox News’ Sam Dorman contributed to this report.