A California abortion activist was arrested and charged with attempted murder for his actions during a violent pro-abortion protest following the Supreme Court’s decision to overthrow Roe v. Wade.
The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, with a 5-4 majority decision in the Dobbs case that “the Constitution does not grant the right to abortion” — allowing states to ban abortions and protect unborn babies. The Supreme Court also ruled 6-3 to uphold the 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi, allowing states to restrict abortions further.
In response, radical abortion proponents have engaged in violence and terror across the country — burning maternity centers, vandalizing Fox News, and even terrorizing state lawmakers in the state capital. During the protests in Los Angeles, crowd members began “throwing fireworks and other improvised weapons” at the officers.
As Breitbart News reports:
Michael Ortiz, 30, and Juliana Bernado, 23, were among those arrested in a clash with police officers in downtown Los Angeles, said Michel Moore, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
“The vast majority of those involved were peaceful and obeyed the law, but a much smaller group of individuals took to the streets with the intent of causing chaos and destruction,” the LAPD said.
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Such was the press of people who declared the LAPD an illegal rally late at night after protesters filled downtown streets and some briefly blocked traffic on two freeways.
Ortiz was reportedly one of those members. He was charged with the attempted murder of a police officer, KTLA reported. He is accused of throwing a makeshift flamethrower at an officer treated for burns.
Bernado is said to have attempted to take over from an officer at some point during the night and was subsequently taken into custody, the New York Post reported. She may be charged with resisting arrest.
“I condemn the violence against officers that took place last night and today,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore said in a press release.
“Individuals who participate in such criminal activity do not exercise their First Amendment rights in protest of the Supreme Court decision but act as criminals. The Ministry will vigorously pursue the prosecution of these individuals.”
While left-wing abortion proponents engage in violence, life advocates have worked overtime to protect babies.
Texas and Oklahoma had banned abortions before Roe was destroyed and Missouri became the first state after Roe to protect babies from abortions, and South Dakota became the 2nd. Then Arkansas became the third state to protect babies from abortion and Kentucky became 4th, and Louisiana became 5th, and Ohio became 6th, Utah became 7th, and Oklahoma became 8th.
As LifeNews reported, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, holding a 5-4 majority decision in the Dobbs case that “the Constitution does not grant the right to abortion” — allowing states to ban abortions and protect unborn babies. The Supreme Court also ruled 6-3 to uphold the 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi, allowing states to restrict abortions further.
“We believe that Roe and Casey should be overruled. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of any state from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey have usurped that authority. We now reject those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Judge Samuel Alito wrote before the majority.
“The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and such a right is not implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one that Roe and Casey’s defenders now primarily rely on — the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment,” Judge Samuel Alito wrote. in the opinion of the majority. “That provision is held to guarantee some rights not mentioned in the Constitution, but such a right must be ‘deeply rooted in the history and tradition of this nation’ and ‘implicit in the concept of ordered liberty’.”
Immediately after the decision, Texas abortion companies announced they would be closing, and South Carolina said it had asked a federal appeals court to uphold the abortion ban.
Ultimately, as many as 26 states could immediately or expeditiously ban abortions and protect babies from certain death for the first time in nearly 50 years.
The 13 states with trigger laws that effectively ban all or most abortions are Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. Some states, such as Idaho, Mississippi, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Wyoming, have short periods before the law goes into effect.
“Abortion poses a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of any state from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey have usurped that authority. We now reject those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Alito wrote.
“Roe was wrong from the start. The reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences,” Alito wrote. “And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have fueled debate and deepened divisions.”
This is a milestone for the Pro-Life movement and our entire nation. After nearly 50 years of staining the moral fabric of our country, Roe v. Wade is no more.
Judges Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Stephen Breyer wrote a joint dissent condemning the decision to allow states to impose “draconian” restrictions on women.
Polls show that most Americans are pro-life and against Roe v. Wade and allowing abortion on demand in some states up to birth.