(RepublicanInformer.com)- In the wake of the leak draft of a majority opinion from the Supreme Court that signaled the justices were willing to strike down the landmark case of Roe v. Wade, many protests by pro-abortion activists popped up all around the country.
Some of those protests turned violent, and some were targeting the justices themselves, hoping apparently to convince them to change their minds before their official ruling in the matter is handed down in a few months.
The White House remained silent on the matter for a few days, but earlier this week finally released a statement. The Biden administration condemned all acts of “violence, threats or vandalism” in the situation.
One violent protest happened in Wisconsin, where a group of protesters set fire to a pro-life clinic there while also writing on the wall: “If abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either.”
In a statement about the matter, the White House said:
“President Biden strongly condemns this attack and political violence of any stripe. The President has made clear throughout his time in public life that Americans have the fundamental right to express themselves under the Constitution, whatever their point of view.
“But that expression must be peaceful and free of violence, vandalism, or attempts to intimidate.”
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, followed that up by tweeting:
“@POTUS strongly believes in the Constitutional right to protest. But that should never include violence, threats, or vandalism. Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety.”
What she was specifically referring to in her last sentence was how activists who are pro-abortion marched onto the homes of Justices Brett Kavanaugh and John Roberts, the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
Both are conservative justices, though Roberts has often sided with liberals in major controversial cases recently.
Many politicians also condemned the attacks. Tony Evers, the Democratic governor of Wisconsin, for example, said that violence should never be the answer just because you don’t agree with another person’s view point.
In the next sentence, he also said liberals would work hard to try to protect women’s rights, even if Roe v. Wade is ultimately overturned. He said recently:
“We will work against overturning Roe and attacks on reproductive rights by leading with empathy and compassion. We will defend what we believe in with our words and our voices — in the streets, in halls of government, and at the ballot box. In Wisconsin, we must lead by example.”
Abortion has been a hot-button topic for quite some time in America now, and it’s rising to the forefront again as the Supreme Court looks to be ready to roll back federal protections women currently have to get an abortion.
If they do end up doing that, the decision as to whether abortion is legal or not would be up to individual states. Liberals in Congress are hoping to eventually codify a woman’s right to abortion, but they simply don’t have the votes as the two chambers are currently constructed.