Abortion protests | The White House condemns threats and violence

(Washington) The White House reiterated Monday that the right to demonstrate should not be accompanied by threats or violence, after a weekend marked by pro-abortion campaigns, particularly at the homes of Supreme Court justices.

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The Supreme Court appears poised to question American women’s right to abortion, and tensions in the country surrounding the issue are high.

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

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

About 100 pro-abortion advocates marched past the home of Conservative Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday before heading to that of Court President John Roberts in suburban Washington. Actions denounced by Conservatives as unacceptable pressure.


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Protesters outside Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s home in Chevy Chase, Maryland

As a result, two Republicans-elect, Tom Cotton and Paul Gosar, have denounced acts of “intimidation” they say were carried out with the tacit support of the Joe Biden administration.

In addition, police have opened an investigation after the offices of an anti-abortion organization were torched and tagged in Wisconsin on Sunday.

Last week, American website Politico caused a blast by publishing a draft Supreme Court ruling that, if passed, will set the United States back 50 years when every state was free to ban or allow abortion.

Supporters of abortion rights called on Americans to demonstrate in droves on Saturday. Four major demonstrations are expected in Washington, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and hundreds of rallies are expected to take place across the rest of the country.

The US President called on Americans to defend the “fundamental” right to abortion in the fall elections.

On Wednesday, the Senate is also scheduled to vote on a federal law guaranteeing the right to abortion. A symbolic vote is expected as the Democrat majority is too narrow to adopt such a text.

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