WOW: AG Garland Releases Wild Statement about Dobbs Decision

Not content with stopping its criticism of the Supreme Court’s decisions with a pro-gun control statement following the court’s recent decision finding New York’s handgun law unconstitutional, the DOJ again spoke out against the court, this time with Attorney General Merrick Garland getting involved.

He, firing off a statement about the Dobbs decision, again said that the DOJ disagrees with the court, saying:

The Supreme Court has eliminated an established right that has been an essential component of women’s liberty for half a century – a right that has safeguarded women’s ability to participate fully and equally in society. And in renouncing this fundamental right, which it had repeatedly recognized and reaffirmed, the Court has upended the doctrine of stare decisis, a key pillar of the rule of law.

The Justice Department strongly disagrees with the Court’s decision. This decision deals a devastating blow to reproductive freedom in the United States. It will have an immediate and irreversible impact on the lives of people across the country. And it will be greatly disproportionate in its effect – with the greatest burdens felt by people of color and those of limited financial means.

That’s a very strong statement of disagreement coming from the Department of Justice, particularly given the already tense atmosphere surrounding the issue.

But he didn’t end there. Garland then went on to pledge to help advance “reproductive freedom”, meaning abortion, the thing that the Supreme Court just ruled should be handed to the states, saying:

The Justice Department will work tirelessly to protect and advance reproductive freedom.

“Under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, the Department will continue to protect healthcare providers and individuals seeking reproductive health services in states where those services remain legal. This law prohibits anyone from obstructing access to reproductive health services through violence, threats of violence, or property damage. 

The Department strongly supports efforts by Congress to codify Americans’ reproductive rights, which it retains the authority to do. We also support other legislative efforts to ensure access to comprehensive reproductive services.”

[…]“The Justice Department will use every tool at our disposal to protect reproductive freedom. And we will not waver from this Department’s founding responsibility to protect the civil rights of all Americans.”

While not a direct attack on the ruling, that is a pledge of federal involvement in an issue that Alito’s opinion says is one that is the responsibility of the states.

Garland did, however, at least somewhat redeem his statement, saying that violence would not be tolerated in the protests sure to follow the Dobbs opinion, saying:

“Advocates with different views on this issue have the right to, and will, voice their opinions. Peacefully expressing a view is protected by the First Amendment. But we must be clear that violence and threats of violence are not. The Justice Department will not tolerate such acts.”

So maybe the DOJ will protect the five conservatives from future assassination attempts.

By: Gen Z Conservative, editor of Follow me on Facebook and Subscribe to My Email List

This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics

Notice: This article may contain commentary that reflects the author's opinion.

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