[quote="aicirt, post:15, topic:283626"]
The article does not say why they're doing this. Pregnant women are stopped from going on amusement rides at Walt Disney because of danger to the baby. What's the problem with pregnant women entering the White House? Is it because the security machines pick-up an extra heart beat? Because the White House doesn't want pregnant women to go through the machine because it is harmful to the baby? The article doesn't say. It doesn't even say that there are security machines all must pass through..
They're doing it because everyone who enters the White House must be accounted for. The purpose of the policy is so that a place holder is created for once the baby actually arrives, at which point the information will be updated. It has nothing to do with counting fetuses as people.
This isn't so much a hoax as selective journalism on the part of the Free Beacon. If they want a gotcha moment they'll need to try a bit harder than that.