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MENLO PARK, California (LifeSiteNews) — Facebook’s chief operating officer will step down after 14 years in the position so she can focus on advocating for abortion.

Sheryl Sandberg told Fortune on Wednesday that she will leave the company, now known as Meta, to focus on her “philanthropy” efforts which have included abortion advocacy.

“It’s just not a job that leaves room for a lot of other stuff in your life,” she told the business magazine. “This is a really important moment for women. This is a really important moment for me to be able to do more with my philanthropy, with my foundation.”

“And the likely overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court has added some urgency to advocating for women,” Fortune noted in its article.

Sandberg called the possibility of Roe being reversed “a scary day for women all across our country” upon news of the leaked opinion from Justice Samuel Alito.

READ: Supreme Court to issue opinions June 6 as nation awaits Roe v. Wade decision

“If the leaked draft opinion becomes the law of the land, one of our most fundamental rights will be taken away,” Sandberg wrote on her Instagram. “Every woman, no matter where she lives, must be free to choose whether and when she becomes a mother. Few things are more important to women’s health and equality.”

She made similar dire warnings about Texas’ 6-week abortion ban. “The Texas 6-week abortion ban will hurt women. It will hurt families,” she wrote on her Instagram. “And it will not end abortion – it will end safe abortion. We cannot go back to the days when women suffered and died because abortion was illegal and dangerous. We have fought too long and too hard to let that happen.”

“Health care, including reproductive health care, is a human right. So is the right to choose whether and when to become a mother. Few things are more important to women’s health and equality,” she said.

She donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood’s political arm in 2019.

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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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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'‘Rise up, fight back’: Pro-abortion protesters descend upon Justice Alito’s house over imminent abortion ruling' (LifeSiteNews)

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Under Sandberg’s leadership, Facebook had a history of censoring pro-life content in addition to conservative pages more broadly.

The company banned six different ads in support of pro-life Senate candidates in 2018; it later apologized for doing so.

Facebook prohibited users from messaging or posting articles about abortion pill reversal in 2019, as first reported by LifeSiteNews.

The Big Tech company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, said the corporation blocked pro-life organizations from running ads in Ireland in 2019 ahead of a vote to legalize abortion. He said he blocked the ads after talking to Irish politicians on how to limit the messaging of “pro-life American groups.”

The politicians told him there was no law against it, but Zuckerberg went ahead and blocked the ads, intervening in referendum, which ultimately led to the legalization of abortion.

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