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President Joe Biden Condemns Molotov Cocktail Thrown At Wisconsin Anti-Abortion Group

Bryan Dijkhuizen

About a day after an unidentified perpetrator tossed at least one Molotov cocktail into the headquarters of Wisconsin Family Action, a pro-life advocacy organization, the White House issued a statement.

 "President Biden strongly condemns this attack and political violence of any stripe. The President has made clear throughout his time in public life that Americans have the fundamental right to express themselves under the Constitution, whatever their point of view. But that expression must be peaceful and free of violence, vandalism, or attempts to intimidate," the White House said in a statement.

The event is being investigated as arson by police, who have linked it to recent news in Washington that the Supreme Court is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade before the end of the month.

"The Madison Police Department understands members of our community are feeling deep emotions due to the recent news involving the United States Supreme Court," Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes said in a statement. "Early Sunday morning, our team began investigating a suspicious fire inside an office building on the city’s north side. It appears a specific non-profit that supports anti-abortion measures was targeted."

After a draft majority judgment from Justice Samuel Alito of the United States Supreme Court was leaked to the public last week, the event occurred. Chief Justice John Roberts verified that the draft was legitimate, but said that it was not a final version of the judgement, as was previously stated.

It is possible that Alito's judgment will invalidate both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, two historic decisions that recognized a constitutional right to abortion under the United States Constitution.

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