WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — After releasing three decisions Monday without handing down a ruling on a much-anticipated abortion case that could see the federal “right to abortion” overturned, the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to issue another round of decisions Wednesday.
Wednesday’s opinions will be announced on the Supreme Court’s homepage beginning at 10 a.m. According to the Court website, “If more than one opinion will be issued, they will post in approximately 10-minute intervals.”
The Wednesday opinion date is somewhat unusual for the Court, which often hands down rulings on Mondays. However, Court watchers anticipate the justices could issue rulings on any day as the Court rapidly approaches the end of its term.
Pro-life and pro-abortion advocates alike have been keeping a watchful eye on the Court’s decisions in the past weeks and months, awaiting a pivotal ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which concerns Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban.
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A ruling in favor of Mississippi’s right to limit abortion could mean overturning both Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that established a “constitutional right to abortion” throughout the United States, and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), which upheld Roe.
In the aftermath of the leak of the Supreme Court majority opinion draft overruling Roe v. Wade, lawless vandals backed by the abortion lobby and pro-abortion politicians have launched riots and violent attacks on pro-life entities across America, from pregnancy centers to churches, and even targeted Justices' homes.
This widespread, organized effort not only sets a dangerous standard for how groups and individuals may opt to stage demonstrations going forward, but begs the question of how the pro-abortion crowd would behave if and when the Supreme Court officially overturns Roe later this summer.
And, worst of all, the White House has largely turned a blind eye to these riots, with Joe Biden -- who at one time claimed to be personally opposed to abortion due to his Catholic faith -- now acting as the foremost advocate for unfettered abortion access in America.
Biden's nonexistent response must be addressed, and the White House needs to know that the American people demand better from their supposed "leader."
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on Joe Biden to stop beating around the bush and finally issue a formal statement condemning the violent riots and attacks on pro-life institutions across our country in the wake of the leaked Supreme Court majority opinion draft overturning Roe v. Wade.
Over Mother's Day weekend, pro-abortion attacks broke out across America, with increasingly depraved activists targeting pregnancy centers, pro-life advocacy organizations, and churches with either disruptive demonstrations or, in some cases, vandalism and outright violence.
Among the most barbaric occurrences was the vicious attack on Wisconsin Family Action, a pro-life group headquartered in Madison, where vandals threw a Molotov cocktail into an office window, started a fire on one of its walls, and left a threatening graffiti message reading "If abortions aren't safe then you aren't either."
Review a FULL LIST of other appalling attacks HERE.
They even descended upon the homes of Supreme Court Justices like Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, and Chief Justice John Roberts, who appear poised to formally issue the final blow to Roe v. Wade in the coming weeks, after publishing a map with their private addresses.
The case, which was decided nearly 50 years ago in 1973, saw members of the bench fabricate a constitutional "right" to abortion, depriving individual states from crafting their own laws to protect life. However, should Roe, as expected, be overturned, the matter of abortion would be returned to the states, where it always belonged, giving lawmakers the ability to propose legislation that would either place strong restrictions on the procedure or, in some cases, ban it outright.
And while, of course, freedom of speech must be protected and defended for all Americans, demonstrations that devolve into vandalism, rioting, the use of intimidation tactics against members of the judiciary (or anyone else, for that matter), or violence in any form must NEVER be tolerated.
But the White House seems to be taking a different approach...
It wasn't until Monday afternoon that Press Secretary Jen Psaki finally acknowledged the threat posed to Supreme Court Justices by out-of-control pro-abotion activists, claiming that "judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety."
This is true, but it took Psaki an entire week to make any semblance of a definitive statement about the White House's position on this urgent matter. In fact, Psaki previously refused to discourage the targeting of Justices' homes when asked, insisting that pro-abortion groups were staging "peaceful protests" instead; she even failed to condemn the leak itself -- an unprecedented breach of trust and rejection of institutional norms that could permanently damage the standing of the court and its ability to function as an apolitical body.
And, of course, Joe Biden, himself, has been virtually silent on the matter, failing to effectively speak out against these riots and reassure the American people that those who seek to vandalize property and perpetrate violence will be held legally accountable for their actions by the Department of Justice.
This is entirely unacceptable behavior from a commander-in-chief, and as political allies like Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (rather ironically) incite insurrection by labeling the Supreme Court's pending decision a "call to arms," the American people must demand that Joe Biden clarify where he stands, and whose side he's really on.
The rule of law must be upheld and applied equally, and that means calling out radical anti-life rioters and ensuring there are consequences for their violent outbursts and destruction of property across the country.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on Joe Biden to condemn these rioters, and direct the U.S. Department of Justice to take action that will hold them accountable for their actions under the law.
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After the unprecedented leak of a draft majority opinion in the case, penned by Justice Samuel Alito, many anticipate the Court will decide to overturn Roe and Casey, once again allowing states to draft their own laws to allow, limit, or outright ban abortion.
According to the leaked draft, “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences.”
Therefore, Alito asserted it is “time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
The Supreme Court confirmed the unprecedented leak’s authenticity but said it is not the Court’s “final position.”
As the nation awaits the fate of Roe, many Republican-led states have already angled to impose restrictions on abortion or fully outlaw it.
Meanwhile, many Democrat-led states have instead moved to broaden abortion access, even encouraging pregnant women to travel from their pro-life home states to kill their unborn babies.
A recent Harvard/Harris poll found that a majority of respondents wanted the Supreme Court to cut back Roe v. Wade.
According to the poll, 35% of respondents favored repealing Roe entirely, and 19% said they wanted to reduce the timeframe of legal abortion to 15 weeks’ gestation.
Conversely, 38% said they wanted Roe to stand as is, and just 8% wanted abortion legalized for the full 36 weeks of pregnancy.