Reporter confronts White House press secretary on abortion: ‘What about the child’s right to life?’
Juan González | USA TODAY
Show Caption Hide Caption White House press secretary questions right to life White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is questioned by CNN’s Elise Labott Friday in the press briefing room.
WASHINGTON – Amid a flurry of recent abortion controversies, the White House press secretary got an even more pointed question from CNN’s Elise Labott:
So what about the child’s right to life?
“I can honestly say and I have been very proud of the fact that we have a strong team at the White House and that they are making their recommendations on what works best for the American people. And in particular we are moving forward and have made some very, very clear and obvious decisions that we feel are the right decisions for the American people at this time,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Labott in a nearly 30-minute exclusive interview Friday.
She called Trump’s recent move to withhold federal funds from so-called Planned Parenthood “entirely inappropriate.”
“It is completely inappropriate, and I think that anyone who has thought about it can clearly know that as well. When you look at some of the things that have happened in the past just in terms of where we find ourselves, I think that we have to keep ourselves on this course,” she said.
Sanders said Trump’s “decision to move the fight forward” and work to fund a border wall with Mexico is a “very different position” from his previous policy of opposing abortion.
“In fact, throughout that campaign he made it very clear that he supported the rights of a woman to make choices that she felt were best for her family and her health. I think that is something that everybody can agree on,” she said.
Sanders said the president’s decision to remove the protections for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally as children is also “something that we think is in the best interest” of the country.
“The president made it very clear that