Biden Attempts To Intimidate Voters

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Biden looks desperate.

On Friday (July 1), President Joe Biden warned that states would arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions following the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, returning the decision on abortion rights over for states to decide.

So far, thirteen GOP states have banned or severely restricted abortions under “trigger laws” that went into effect immediately after the Supreme Court struck down the half-century-old precedent that gave abortion rights federal protections.

In those states, women who want to get an abortion will have to travel out of state, where the procedure remains legal.

In a virtual meeting with Democratic state governors, Biden raised his suspicions that he believed “people are gonna be shocked when the first state… tries to arrest a woman for crossing a state line to get health services.”

Biden continued, stating he held the view that people don’t “believe that’s gonna happen,” before stressing, “But it’s gonna happen, and it’s gonna telegraph to the whole country that this is a gigantic deal that goes beyond — I mean, it affects all your basic rights.”

He then promised that federal government would intervene and act to protect women that may choose to cross state lines for an abortion, adding that they’d ensure these women have access to medication when they return to the states where abortion is banned.

Michelle Lujan Grisham, governor of New Mexico, stated in the meeting with Biden that her state “will not cooperate” with states wanting to track down women who had an abortion and intend to punish them, emphasizing that New Mexico “will not extradite.”