President Joe Biden called for peaceful protests against the US Supreme Court decision on Friday Roe v. calfdenounces the planned violence by radical pro-abortion groups.
“I urge everyone, no matter how dear this decision is to you, to keep all protests peaceful. Peaceful. Peaceful. Peacefully,” Biden said in an address on the court’s 6-3 decision Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. “No intimidation; violence is never acceptable.”
“Threats and intimidation are not speeches,” the President continued. “We must oppose any form of violence, regardless of its justification.”
The President’s comments follow threats from the abortion terrorist group Jane’s Revenge, which has distributed flyers across Washington, DC calling for a “night of rage” against the Supreme Court decision. This group has previously paid tribute to firebombings and acts of vandalism committed against pro-life organizations and churches across the country over the past two months.
“THE NIGHT SCOTUS dumps ROE V. WADE ON THE STREET,” read the flyers. “You said you would riot.”
“TO OUR OPPRESSORS: IF ABORTIONS ARE NOT SAFE, THEY ARE NOT,” said Jane’s Revenge.
The calls for violence prompted Republican lawmakers to urge the Biden administration to protect churches and pro-life pregnancy centers in the coming days.
“President Biden has a constitutional duty to protect Americans — he must direct the Justice Department to deter and prevent violence against Supreme Court justices, churches and pro-life pregnancy centers. Now. Before it’s too late,” said House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Friday.
The White House earlier this week denounced the threats of Jane’s Revenge.
“Violence and destruction of property have no place in our country under any circumstances. And the President condemns this action,” said spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters Wednesday.
“Actions like this are totally unacceptable, regardless of our politics,” added Jean-Pierre. “So we denounced that and we will continue to denounce any violence or threat.”
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In his speech, President Biden called the court’s verdict a “tragic error” and criticized the majority of the Republican-appointed judges as extreme.
He pledged that if Democrats prevail in the upcoming midterm elections, they will take action at the federal level to secure abortion rights.
“Let me be very clear and unequivocal. The only way we can secure a woman’s right to vote, the balance that exists, is for Congress to restore protection Roe v. calf as federal law. No executive action by the President can do that,” Biden said.
The president urged voters to “raise their voices” in the upcoming midterm elections and demanded that Democrats get expanded majorities to codify abortion protections into federal law.
“This autumn roe It’s on the ballot,” Biden said.
Meanwhile, the President announced several executive actions he will take to protect access to abortion nationwide, including access to pro-abortion drugs and contraceptives. Biden will direct the Department of Health and Human Services to increase the availability of so-called medical abortions as much as possible, but he has been vague on specifics.
He also said the federal government will defend the “fundamental right” of women in pro-life states to travel out of state to seek abortions.
“If any state or local official, high or low, attempts to interfere with a woman exercising her fundamental right to travel, I will do everything in my power to combat this deeply un-American attack,” Biden said.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/pro-abortion-terrorists-plot-night-of-rage-as-biden-calls-for-peaceful-protests Biden denounces planned violence by pro-abortion advocates: ‘Threats and intimidation are out of the question’