What is he thinking?
On Sunday (July 10), President Joe Biden urged women to continue protesting the Roe v. Wade ruling by the Supreme Court, adding that he was considering declaring a public health emergency to provide greater resources for abortion access.
Biden remarked that demonstrators against the June 24 ruling should “Keep protesting. Keep making your point. It’s critically important,” while on his bike near his Delaware beach house.
The President also revealed that he had questioned White House staff regarding his authority to announce a health emergency.
Talking to reporters, Biden stated, “We can do a lot of things to accommodate the rights of women,” adding, “In the meantime, fundamentally, the only way to change this is to have a national law that reinstates Roe v Wade.”
Biden made these comments after he signed an executive order on Friday (July 8), which directed Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to create a plan to safeguard access to abortions.
Since the ruling overturning the 1973 landmark case, protests have erupted targeting Justices, many of these protests have since drawn criticism for their tactics.
The most recent example being a protest that targeted Justice Brett Kavanaugh while he was having dinner at Morton’s The Steakhouse in Washington, D.C., forcing Kavanaugh to escape through the back door.
Following the incident, Morton’s The Steakhouse condemned the action and lashed out at protestors.
A representative for the restaurant released a statement, “Honorable Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and all of our other patrons at the restaurant were unduly harassed by unruly protestors while eating dinner at our Morton’s restaurant.”