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Biden 'strongly condemns' arson attack on anti-abortion office over weekend in Wisconsin

The statement came after somebody threw at least one Molotov cocktail into an office of Wisconsin Family Action

Published: May 9, 2022 9:25am

Updated: May 9, 2022 10:55am

President Biden "strongly condemns" the arson attack over the weekend on a Wisconsin anti-abortion group, the White House said Monday.

The statement came after somebody late Saturday or early Sunday threw at least one Molotov cocktail into the Madison office of Wisconsin Family Action.

The act of violence follows a leaked draft opinion last week by Justice Samuel Alito that shows the Supreme Court's conservative majority will likely rule on a Mississippi abortion case that will in effect reverse the court's 1973 ruling on Roe v. Wade that gave women a constitutional right to abortion.

"President Biden strongly condemns this attack and political violence of any stripe," said the White House, according to Fox News. "The President has made clear throughout his time in public life that Americans have the fundamental right to express themselves under the Constitution, whatever their point of view. But that expression must be peaceful and free of violence, vandalism, or attempts to intimidate."

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