Pro-abortion demonstrators walked in front of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s house on Saturday wearing clothes covered in “blood” and carrying figurines made out of plastic to protest the court’s potential repeal of Roe v. Wade.
The demonstrations will add to a string of protests outside the houses of conservative Supreme Court justices.
“We aren’t incubators! Amy Coney Barrett received baby dolls from the youth procession. We are not demonstrating in order to persuade bigoted women-haters to reconsider. We urge you, the pro-choice majority, and YOU to take action and stop #SCOTUS from overturning Roe by going into the streets,” according to a tweet by Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights.
“Women forced to give birth to children! Women will be reduced! ALL OF YOU WHO ARE FOR PRO CHOICE, COME TO DC AND STAY!” One protestor declared in another post by the group.
On Monday, a gunman opened fire at the Judicial Building in Maryland, injuring three people. The incident took place just two days after President Joe Biden signed a bill to safeguard Supreme Court justices and their family members.
On Tuesday, the House passed the bill 396-27, with all 27 votes opposed by members of the Democratic party. In the Senate, the legislation was unanimously approved.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced the bill following the publication of a Supreme Court decision from Justice Samuel Alito in May, which suggested that the court might be prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade and return matters regarding abortion laws to individual states.
The June 9 demonstration at Coney Barrett’s house was held just one day after an attempted murder suspect was arrested near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home.
According to an affidavit, “U.S. Deputy Marshals saw a person in black clothing, carrying a backpack and suitcase get out of a cab that had stopped in front of a current justice’s house at around 1:05 a.m.,” CBS News reported.
Following the leak, demonstrations have erupted outside the homes of other conservative justices. In addition, pro-life centers and houses of worship have been ransacked and assaulted following the leak, with many of the incidents blamed on a pro-abortion organization called Jane’s Revenge.
“We will never cease, back down, or retreat. We did not ask for it; but now that it has come upon us, we must face it squarely. We exist in harmony and togetherness with all others in the common struggle for total freedom,” members of Jane’s Revenge stated in a letter last week.
“We must now defend ourselves and establish robust, caring communities of mutual aid in order to heal ourselves without the need of the medical industry or any other intermediary. We get pleasure, courage, and reveal the veneer of invincibility worn by these violent systems by attacking,” the letter added.