During a White House press briefing on Wednesday, Biden Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre accused the United States Supreme Court of violating the Constitution by ruling that Roe v. Wade was unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court, representing the top of the judicial branch of the US government that is meant to check the power of both the executive and legislative branches, is an institution designed to be the final arbiter of what the founding document actually means when it comes to the legality of actions taken by the legislative and executive branches.
Jean-Pierre, speaking on behalf of the White House, disagrees, and adds that by doing their job and subsequently delivering pro-abortion Democrats an unfavorable outcome, SCOTUS had taken an “unconstitutional action.”
“The Supreme Court made this extreme decision to take away a constitutional right. It was an unconstitutional action by them,” stated Jean-Pierre. “A right that was around for almost fifty years. A right that women had to make a decision on their bodies and how they want to start their families.”
Jean-Pierre says it was "unconstitutional" for SCOTUS to overturn Roe. pic.twitter.com/zQyzdZxRh8
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Jean-Pierre did not mention exactly how the SCOTUS violated the Constitution, given that the overturning of Roe was conducted in the same manner as every other SCOTUS ruling before it.
The remarks come as Biden’s Justice Department sues the state of Idaho over their abortion ban that is set to come into effect later this month, Valiant News reported.
BREAKING: Joe Biden is suing to block Idaho's abortion ban, falsely claiming it prevents treatment in medical emergencies. Every single abortion ban nationwide allows treatment for miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies and to protect the mother's life.
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) August 2, 2022
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Justice Department was suing Idaho, because their abortion ban, which only provides exceptions for rape, incest, and to save the life of the mother, is in direct contradiction of the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, known as EMTALA.
“We will use every tool at our disposal to ensure that pregnant women get the emergency medical treatment to which they are entitled under federal law, and we will closely scrutinize state abortion laws to ensure that they comply with federal law,” said Attorney General Merrick Garland.