The all-too-familiar abortion activists donning red and white robes protested the U.S. Senate hearings about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday.
The costumes come from the “Handmaid’s Tale,” a dystopian novel-turned Hulu show about women being forced to bear children for the wealthy, infertile upper class. Abortion activists have been using the show and costumes to push the false notion that pro-lifers want to force women to bear children. What pro-life advocates really want is to prohibit the killing of unique, living unborn babies inside their mothers’ wombs.
Yahoo News reports about 15 women in red robes lined the balconies in the Hart Senate Office Building as the hearing began. Demand Justice, a pro-abortion group that works closely with Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in America, organized the protest.
“We are fighting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination because he represents the greatest threat to the right to legal abortion since Roe was decided. Already in America, the right to abortion is under attack, putting access out of reach for far too many women, especially low-income women and women of color. Brett Kavanaugh would take our current reality and make it worse—much worse,” Lori Lodes of Demand Justice told ABC News.
Other abortion activists called Kavanaugh an “extremist ideologue” who is “anti-abortion, anti-healthcare and anti-women,” the Daily Wire reports.
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“The Handmaid’s Tale” costume has now become a mascot of sorts for feminists. Frequently, the abortion activists will show up at Planned Parenthood rallies wearing it to castigate pro-lifers as religious extremists who wish to keep women chained barefoot and pregnant, which one episode of the show literally featured.
Abortion and the protection of Roe v. Wade frequently made an appearance during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, most memorably from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who said abortion is about preventing government intrusion.
“The impact of overturning Roe is much broader than a woman’s right to choose, it’s about protecting the most personal decisions we all make from government intrusion,” Feinstein said during the hearing.
At least 22 of their fellow pro-abortion protesters were arrested Tuesday morning within the first two hours of the hearing, according to Fox News. Quartz reported the number of arrests at 30 later in the afternoon.
The pro-abortion Women’s March boasted about being behind the disruptions, writing, “We’re disrupting the Kavanaugh hearings every few minutes, with hundreds of women prepared to get arrested to prevent these hearings from moving forward.”
The radical pro-abortion group NARAL, Planned Parenthood and others have labeled Kavanaugh’s nomination a “serious threat” to “women’s right to safe, legal abortion,” while national pro-life leaders have expressed high hopes for Kavanaugh and the future of unborn babies’ rights.
If confirmed, Kavanaugh would swing the court to a 5-4 conservative majority and open up the possibility of overturning Roe v. Wade and restoring protections to unborn babies.
Kavanaugh has served on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for D.C. for more than a decade, where he developed an extensive record of protecting religious liberty and enforcing restrictions on abortion. Pro-life leaders believe he would do the same on the Supreme Court.