The White House Visitors Office requires that an unborn child—still residing in utero—must be counted as a full human being when its parents register for a White House tour, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
White House Visitors Office director Ellie Schafer sent an email to a Capitol Hill staffer Tuesday morning explaining the process for registering an unborn fetus for 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.
You have to count your unborn child as a full human being if you want to tour the White House. That’s fine. Security, right? Maybe you don’t have a baby in there, maybe you have a bomb.
I just think it’s good that the answer to this question is fully, finally, and forever, on the record, by the authority of the White House Visitors Office: an unborn child is a full human being.
It follows, therefore, that abortion is the willful killing of a full human being. A full, whole human being, not an abstraction.
Good to know. I’m so glad that’s finally cleared up. I’m not going to argue with the White House, are you?
UPDATE: An explanation of the policy, here. It explains, but does not make it any less ironic.