Abortion activists are walking out of their jobs and schools Monday afternoon in a desperate attempt to prevent a conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The walkout, a project of Planned Parenthood, NARAL and other pro-abortion groups, encouraged their supporters to wear black and walk out of their jobs or schools at 1 p.m. Monday to protest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The groups attacked Kavanaugh by referring to allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman, Christine Blasey Ford, more than 30 years ago – accusations that he repeatedly has denied. Four alleged witnesses also have denied the claims.
Yet the allegations have become a new rallying point for abortion activists who feel threatened by the well-respected judge’s nomination.
“We believe Dr. Christie Blasey Ford & we stand with her. Kavanaugh should be disqualified from the Supreme Court—& the GOP must stop bullying her. Join us in solidarity by wearing black & walking out of work/school/home on Monday at 1 pm ET + posting a photo w/ #BelieveSurvivors,” NARAL wrote Saturday on Twitter.
Backing the protest are pro-abortion celebrities Alyssa Milano, Chelsea Handler, Samantha Bee, Paola Mendoza and Mariska Hargitay, according to the pro-abortion women’s blog Refinery 29. Others involved in the protest include the YWCA USA, Human Rights Campaign, American Federation of Teachers, Center for American Progress, MoveOn, Sierra Club and the Women’s March.
In a statement over the weekend, NARAL attacked Republicans for supporting Kavanaugh and praised Blasey Ford for bravely sharing her story.
“Dr. Blasey Ford has bravely come forward with her story of sexual assault at the hands of Brett Kavanaugh, despite knowing this will come at great cost to her life and her family,” the pro-abortion group said. “Her willingness to testify in the face of relentless bullying, victim-blaming, and unfair Committee process by Republicans is yet another symbol of her courage and her willingness to speak her truth. She is not alone. Allies want her to know they have her back.”
Common Dreams reports 5,000 people pledged to join the walkout.
Pro-abortion Democrats and abortion activists have presumed Kavanaugh’s guilt with little evidence. Last week, the abortion giant Planned Parenthood claimed even just allegations of sexual assault – with no proof – should be enough to disqualify Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice.
Kavanaugh has denied any wrongdoing and plans to testify at a specially scheduled Senate committee hearing Thursday to consider the allegations.
He and his family also have received multiple death threats since the allegations surfaced.
Abortion activists fear Kavanaugh, who has served on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for D.C. for more than a decade. He has an extensive record of protecting religious liberty, including in the Priests for Life case, and enforcing restrictions on abortion. Pro-life leaders believe he would do the same on the Supreme Court.
Over the past few months, NARAL, Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups have been spending huge amounts to lobby swing-vote senators to reject Kavanaugh.