White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki avoided answering whether President Joe Biden would accept the overturn of Roe v. Wade as legitimate in response to a question from a reporter on Wednesday.
Psaki made the remarks during Wednesday’s daily White House press briefing.
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“Well, I can’t speak for what actions could be possible on the legal front, I would point you to the Department of Justice on that,” Psaki said.
“What I can tell you will happen is — and this is what we are preparing for the possibility of — that if Roe were to fall, abortion would probably be illegal in about half the states in the country, up to 26 states,” she added.
WATCH: Jen Psaki refuses to explicitly answer say whether the Biden administration would accept a SCOTUS ruling striking down Roe v. Wade as “legitimate.”
She also laments how abortions of Asians, Blacks, and Hispanics babies would plummet. pic.twitter.com/KBGEPyT7kx
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The response comes as the Biden administration deals with the fallout of a leaked report on Monday night of Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion regarding a Mississippi pro-life case that could return decisions regarding abortions to individual states.
The leak itself is a major problem for the Supreme Court. Psaki’s response reveals many other problems also associated with the upcoming decision.