The White House on Thursday declined to encourage abortion activists to avoid protesting at the private residences of Supreme Court justices as outrage over a leaked draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade grows.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden understands and shares the outrage over the news that the Supreme Court may vote to undo Roe, which essentially legalized abortion nationwide.
“The president, for all those women, men, others who feel outraged, who feel scared, who feel concerned, he hears them, he shares that concern and that horror that he saw in that draft opinion,” Psaki said.
Biden’s message directly to anyone feeling outraged “is participating in peaceful protest,” Psaki said. “Ensure it’s peaceful. Have your voice heard peacefully. We should not be resorting to violence in any way, shape or form.”