The Washington Free Beacon is reporting something sure to offend pro-choice advocates -- namely, that the White House seemingly requires pregnant visitors to register their unborn babies separately, as a distinct human beings. But is there a more plausible explanation? We think we might have found it.
Let's start from the beginning. The Free Beacon references White House Visitors Office director Ellie Schafer in an email explaining the process for registering an "unborn fetus" while on a White House tour:
We have 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. It’s an easy process.
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 that 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
Schafer apparently wrote this in an email to a Capitol Hill staffer Tuesday morning, concluding:
Once, the baby is born, you should send an email to the VO inbox with the tour request ID number, the baby's given name, their actual birthday and gender. We can then update the newborn guest's information within our system. Please note that any changes to security information for newborns must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
The president is pro-abortion, and has said he does not want his daughters to be "punished with a baby" if they "make a mistake." Seeing as abortion is acceptable in such circles primarily because an unborn baby is not considered an independent person, it is quite ironic that the White House is seemingly adamant about registering them as distinct from their mothers.
Or is it?
Another explanation for the email is possible. Consider that this could be the White House requiring women who pre-arrange tours before their babies are born to register them in the above manner if they plan to bring them along on the tour after they are born. This seemingly matches with the last paragraph, which asks for updated security information "at least 48 hours in advance." It would also make sense that the baby would then have an "actual" birthday and "given name" as that same paragraph references.
What do you think?