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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday denied that the Biden administration has been ramping up prosecutions against pro-life activists this year, despite clear evidence of an increase in arrests.
During a White House press conference, a reporter asked Jean-Pierre to comment on former President Donald Trump’s remarks that “radical Democrats” are supposedly “locking up pro-life activists [and] persecuting their political opponents.”
“Clearly that’s not true,” Jean-Pierre shot back. “I’m not going to say more than that. It’s just not true. It’s false. It’s a lie. It’s not true. So, I’m going to move on.”
The reporter pressed her, saying there was an increased “perception” that pro-life activists are being persecuted and pro-life pregnancy centers are being attacked.
“That is just not something that I’m going to comment from here about what the former president said,” Jean-Pierre replied. “I’m …