Biden Urges “Basic Fairness” Over Roe Vs Wade As Protesters Clash Outside Supreme Court
Protests erupted outside the US Supreme Court overnight after a draft majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade leaked to Politico.
Barriers were erected outside the courthouse as hundreds gathered outside to protest the news, the Washington Post reports. A smaller group of pro-life protesters also showed up, chanting “Pro-choice, that’s a lie. Babies never choose to die,” while the larger group of pro-abortion protesters shouted “When abortion rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!”
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) May 3, 2022
A couple hundred people, most in their 20s and 30s, are now outside SCOTUS. There’s still not yet any organized protest or chanting, just folks standing around talking. Guy just whipped out a can of White Claw. pic.twitter.com/PCrXisy0Ys
— Natalie Allison (@natalie_allison) May 3, 2022
Really rich hearing the Left trot out this old chant after the past 2 years of them cheering on vaccine mandates. pic.twitter.com/6yhay9YWaw
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) May 3, 2022
A scuffle broke out shortly after midnight, as several ‘masked protesters’ tried to force the pro-life protesters to clear out. Neither group budged according to the report.
2nd clip from the scuffle, looks like someone in a suit gets clocked. pic.twitter.com/BATtQmE7Ms
— Doge (@IntelDoge) May 3, 2022
“The first line in the draft is that this is a moral issue. If it’s a moral issue, you shouldn’t be depriving us of our choice,” said Annie McDonnell, a student at George Washington University.
President Joe Biden responded to the report with a statement he undoubtedly had zero involvement crafting, saying: “We do not know whether this draft is genuine, or whether it reflects the final decision of the Court.”
The statement adds that Roe is based on a “long line of precedent recognizing ‘the Fourteenth Amendments concept of personal liberty… against government interference with intensely personal decisions,” adding that he believes a woman’s right to choose is ‘fundamental,’ and that Roe has been the ‘law of the land for almost fifty years, and basic fairness and the stability of our law’ demand that it not be overturned.”
Biden then said that the White House’s “Gender Policy Council” has prepared options to respond to “the continued attack on abortion and reproductive rights, under a variety of possible outcomes in the cases pending before the Supreme Court.
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Tue, 05/03/2022 – 10:15