A pro-abortion rights protester was attacked by the Secret Service on Wednesday after approaching President Joe Biden’s motorcade.
The incident happened while Biden was in downtown Los Angeles, California for the ninth Summit of the Americas and an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Video of the incident shows the woman had walked into a cordoned-off street with a megaphone before being dragged to the ground by a Secret Service agent.
The protester resisted officers during her arrest and ripped off the hate and glasses from the agent. She appeared to be advocating for abortion rights before attempting to approach the motorcade.
‘Get away from me!’ she said as she was taken away from the motorcade
“An abortion ban will not stop abortions – only safe ones,” she cried as she was yanked to the ground and handcuffed.
Anthony Guglielmi, the intelligence agency’s communications chief, issued a statement following her arrest.
“Just after 5 p.m., an adult female entered a closed road along a motorcade route on Chick Hearn Ct in Los Angeles,” he said.
“As the woman approached passing vehicles, a United States Secret Service agent quickly removed her from the roadway and took her into custody. There was no impact on the motorcade movement or our guards. Our investigation into this incident is ongoing,” he added.
The President supports women’s suffrage, but the US Supreme Court is poised to rule Roe v. Wade to reverse the landmark decision legalizing abortion nationwide.
After a leak of a draft option by Judge Samuel Alito showing the Supreme Court wanted to get rid of Roe, Biden reiterated his belief that the law is essential to the US.
“I believe that a woman’s right to vote is fundamental. Roe has been the law of the country for nearly fifty years, and the fundamental fairness and stability of our law demands that it not be repealed,” he said in a statement at the time.
“We need more senators to vote and a majority to vote in the House of Representatives to pass legislation that codifies Roe, I will work to get it approved and signed,” he said.
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