Soaked in fake blood and carrying baby dolls, abortion activists protested Saturday outside the home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett in Virginia.
Barrett is one of the justices who likely will help overturn Roe v. Wade this summer through the Mississippi abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. Since Politico reported about a leaked draft ruling on the case in May, abortion activists have been protesting outside Barrett’s and other justices’ homes.
On Saturday, young women with Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights organized a “baby doll procession,” wearing white clothes with fake blood between their legs and holding baby dolls outside Barrett’s home, according to Townhall. They said the fake blood represents the women who will be “forced” to give birth if Roe is overturned.
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“We aren’t incubators! Youth procession delivered baby dolls to Amy Coney Barrett,” the group wrote on Twitter. “We aren’t protesting to change the minds of women-hating fascists. We’re calling on the pro-choice majority, on YOU, to get in the streets to STOP #SCOTUS from overturning Roe.”
Some held signs that read, “Abortion on demand and without apology,” while others had their wrists and mouths taped. At one point, they chanted together, “Rise up for abortion rights! For abortion rights, rise up!”
They also demanded action from Americans, saying pro-choice advocates must wage a “visable, disruptive, mass, nonviolent resistance” to the likely overturning of Roe. They continued: “They are counting on our silence, don’t give it to them [sic].The whole world is watching,”
Abortion activists’ “resistance” in recent weeks has included a massive uptick in violence and threats, including an assassination attempt on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s life. Dozens of pro-life organizations and churches have been targets of arson, vandalism, threats and other hostility.
Republican lawmakers have been demanding action from the Biden administration, including Attorney General Merrick Garland, to stop domestic terrorism by radical abortion activists. And the FBI launched an investigation last week, but the Biden administration seems to be ignoring the illegal protests outside the justices’ homes.
As Hot Air blogger Jazz Shaw noted about the Saturday protest:
… they were, of course, attempting to intimidate Barrett into not voting with the majority on the court in the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health. …
What the group was doing was obviously illegal, a fact that even liberal justices on the Supreme Court have upheld in the past. Aggressive demonstrations at the homes of the justices intended to change the outcome of the court’s findings is a felony.
While Garland and the Biden administration have condemned violence, they have not condemned protests outside the justices’ homes since Politico reported about a leaked draft ruling showing the high court overturning Roe this summer. Federal law prohibits protests outside the homes of judges, witnesses, jurors and court officials; such actions are considered intimidation and interference in the judicial system.
A pro-abortion group, Ruth Sent Us, recently posted the addresses of the Supreme Court justices’ homes and a photo of Kavanaugh’s daughers’ school online. The same group also mentioned Barrett’s children earlier this month in a call to protest outside her home and a local elementary school. Barrett and Kavanaugh both have school-age children.
The U.S. Marshals and Department of Justice have increased security for the justices, their staff and families.
According to Axios, a recent report from the Department of Homeland Security warned that radical abortion activists may burn down or storm the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their law clerks if the court overturns Roe. The report indicates these pro-abortion extremists also plan to target churches and other places of worship.
LifeNews has kept track of the growing hostility, listing approximately 60 incidents since the leak. Find the list here.
The Supreme Court is expected to release its final ruling on the Dobbs case sometime this month.