The pro-choice Obama White House requires pregnant visitors to count their unborn child as a person for tours of the executive mansion.
An email explaining the policy was sent by Ellie Schafer, director of the White House’s visitors office, and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. In it, she tells a congressional staffer that the White House has “received a number of calls regarding how to enter security information for a baby that has not yet been born.”
“Crazy as it may sound, you MUST include the baby in the overall count of guests in the tour,” the email stated. “It’s an easy process.”
The missive instructs guests to list the following for unborn children:
“LAST NAME: The family’s last name.
FIRST NAME: ‘Baby’ as a first name.
MIDDLE NAME: NMN as in No Middle Name.
DOB: Use the date you are submitting the request to us as their birthday.
GENDER: If the parents know put the gender down if not, you can enter either M or F as we’ll ask you to update it at the time of birth.
SOCIAL: As they will not have a SSN and are under 18, you will not need to enter this field. Again if the spreadsheet asked for a social enter 9 zero’s (not the word nine zeros but 000000000 and yes it happens!)
CITIZEN/CITY/STATE: The citizen, city and state should be entered the same as the parents.”
A spokesman for the Secret Service said all visitors to the White House are required to provide identification “regardless of age,” and that the policy for an unborn child takes into account that a child might be born between the time parents request a tour and the time that the tour actually takes place.
Requiring parents to register their unborn child “serves as a placeholder,” spokesman Max Milien said. He said the policy helps “to expedite the process” when parents arrive for a tour with a baby who has been born recently.
“It is ironic that President Obama’s staff recognizes the existence of unborn babies for purposes of providing security within the White House — yet, there is no indication that President Obama has any problem with the fact that throughout the District of Columbia, abortion is now legal for any reason up to the moment of birth,” Mr. Johnson said in a statement.View Entire Story
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Dave Boyer is a White House correspondent for The Washington Times. A native of Allentown, Pa., Boyer worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 2002 to 2011 and also has covered Congress for the Times. He is a graduate of Penn State University. Boyer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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