A group of pro-abortion protesters was filmed apparently chanting “Fuck Joe Biden” and “Fuck Glenn Youngkin” in Richmond, Virginia, Friday night. Protesters gathered to protest the landmark US Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, that overruled Roe v. Wade†
Despite President Joe Biden’s governing agenda being one of the most progressive in the nation’s history — including backing pro-abortion policies and calling it a “fundamental right” on Friday — left-wing protesters seem unhappy with the president if roe was destroyed during his reign.
Chants of “Fuck Joe Biden” and “Fuck Glenn Youngkin” in Monroe Park as abortion access protesters march in Richmond, Virginia. pic.twitter.com/QCyAo1kjFV
— Goad Gatsby (@GoadGatsby) June 25, 2022
None of the judges who presided over the dobbs decision and dissent were appointed by Biden during his presidency; however, six of the nine justices were confirmed to the Supreme Court when he was a senator or vice president.
The protesters also seemed outraged by Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R), who announced Friday that he is willing to sign legislation that would ban abortion in the state after 15 weeks.
According to the Associated Press:
The Republican told The Washington Post that he has asked four Republican lawmakers to draft the legislation. He told the Post that while he favors a ban on most abortions after 15 weeks, a 20-week limit may be needed to reach consensus in Virginia’s divided legislature. He reiterated his support for exceptions in cases of rape, incest or when the mother’s life is in danger.
Youngkin confirmed his position as a “pro-life governor” on Friday after the decision:
My statement on the announcement of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs ruling: pic.twitter.com/JA6N2UGDxi
— Governor Glenn Youngkin (@GovernorVA) June 24, 2022
Youngkin, in another statement on Friday, confirmed that he was in contact with state and local law enforcement rather than possible violence after the decision. “Virginia will not stand for lawlessness or violence,” the governor said.
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