Left-wing activist groups have reportedly been calling on angry abortion protesters to make moves on the houses of “six extremist” Supreme Court justices because of the rising number of abortion protests across many major cities throughout the country.
Seemingly in reaction to the recently leaked draft opinion showing that the justices of the court may be taking a route that prepares them to overturn Roe v. Wade, and caused supporters of abortion to heavily protest just outside the main United States Supreme Court building on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Additional protests also happened in Los Angeles, where a clash between police forces and the protesters took place, and in New York City.
It now seems that the Supreme Court justices that live in Maryland and Virginia will be marked as the targets of very similar protesting events. One progressive leftist activist group “Ruth Sent Us” officially announced “walk-by Wednesday,” which calls on protestors to make the trip to “the homes of the six extremist justices, three in Virginia and three in Maryland.”
“The radical Left and their dark money funders have one goal, which is to intimidate the Court,” stated Carrie Severino, the President of Judicial Crisis Network, on Wednesday. “Showing up at the justices’ homes to harass them is absolutely beyond the pale and shows the lengths to which they are willing to go in order to undermine the Court’s independence.”
As read on their website, the group posted the street names of the area in which each of the justices supposedly lives along with their families: Amy Coney Barrett, John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, and Neil Gorsuch.
“If you’d like to join or lead a peaceful protest, let us know,” stated the activist group, going on to add another message, “Our 6-3 extremist Supreme Court routinely issues rulings that hurt women, racial minorities, LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights. We must rise up to force accountability using a diversity of tactics.”
Additionally, ShutDownDC is also organizing a Saturday evening “Candlelight Vigil for Roe v. Wade,” calling for the supporters of abortion to “join us in a march to Justices Kavanaugh and Roberts’ homes to protest for reproductive freedom!!”
The Left posted a website with the justices' private addresses. Protestors are being asked to go directly to their homes (some have families and small children). Pray hard for the safety of the 5 justices.
— CatholicVote.org (@CatholicVote) May 4, 2022
ShutDownDC also took steps to lead protesters to the home of Kavanaugh back in September, expressing worries that their ability to readily get abortions would soon be interrupted via a Supreme Court decision on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
It seems that at the time of the protests, Kavanaugh’s family was not at home, though the area was heavily guarded by police forces. The groups of protestors screamed and chanted out of the house, which is located in a quiet Maryland neighborhood, but did not get the chance to commit violence or vandalism of any kind.
Politico first reports on the draft opinion on Monday and stated that the justices are most likely planning to overturn Roe v. Wade. This piece of news kicked off a series of nationwide protests and a mouth-frothing frenzy as left-wing pro-abortion rights supporters have been grappling with the possibility that Roe v. Wade could soon be overturned.
All of the targets marked by “Rush Sent Us” were those that voted alongside Alito, as reported by Politico, except the Chief Justice, as to how he plans to vote still remains a mystery.
Quite a few people have made the suggestion that the draft opinion was most likely leaked in efforts of a progressive Supreme Court clerk to try and strongarm the justices to possibly change their choices.