United States. White House condemns threats, violence at abortion protests

The White House reaffirmed on Monday May 9, 2022 that the right to demonstrate could not be accompanied by threats or violence, after a weekend marked by actions by abortion advocates, in particular outside the homes of judges of the Court. supreme.

The high court seems ready to question the right of American women to terminate their pregnancies and tensions are high in the country around the question.

“The President of the United States strongly believes in the constitutional right to protest. But this should never include violence, threats or acts of vandalism.tweeted White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki.

Acts of “intimidation”

“Judges perform an extremely important function in our society, and they should be able to do so without worrying about their own safety”she added.

About 100 pro-abortion protesters marched past the home of conservative Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday, before heading to the home of court president John Roberts in suburban Washington. Actions denounced as unacceptable pressure by the conservatives.

Two elected Republicans, Tom Cotton and Paul Gosar, have thus denounced acts of“bullying” carried out according to them with the tacit support of the administration of Joe Biden.

In addition, police have opened an investigation after the offices of an organization that campaigns against abortion were set on fire and tagged Sunday in the state of Wisconsin.

The right to abortion questioned

Last week, the American site Politico caused an explosion by releasing a draft Supreme Court ruling that, if adopted as is, will set the United States back 50 years, when each state was free to ban or authorize abortions.

Abortion rights advocates called on Americans to march in droves on Saturday. Four major marches are expected in Washington, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and hundreds of rallies are to take place across the rest of the country.

The US President called on Americans to stand up for the right ” fundamental “ abortion at the ballot box during the fall legislative elections.

On Wednesday, the Senate is also expected to vote on a federal law guaranteeing the right to abortion. A symbolic vote is expected, the majority of Democrats being too narrow to allow them to adopt such a text.

United States. White House condemns threats and violence during abortion protests

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