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."
Shorter Obama: The government can fight to mandate birth control pills but is helpless to stop the publicly-funded genocide of females. Democrats created the phrase "war on women" back in February as a tool to attack the GOP and recently revived it during the fight over the VAWA. During this time Democrats have remained silent, as:
And Democrats are once again silent as they champion Planned Parenthood while the clinics secretly work to selectively target unborn females for extermination. This is the true "war on women," the Democrats' "war on women."