On Saturday, pro-abortion activists dressed in blood-soaked outfits while carrying dolls protested outside the personal home of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, expressing anger over the potential ruling that could overturn Roe v. Wade.
Members of the activist group Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights congregated right outside Barrett’s home in Falls Church, Virginia. The protestors were waving signs calling on the Court to protect women’s abortion “rights,” which they claim are federally protected.
Youth procession with @riseup4abortion to Amy Coney Barrett’s home. What’s the big deal about forcing women and girls to have children against their will when they can just drop the baby off, she asked.
No! Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights NOW! Come to DC: https://t.co/RYsnABLLrj pic.twitter.com/z6pfEjRJW9
— Sunsara Taylor (@SunsaraTaylor) June 18, 2022
Protestors wore white clothing decorated with blood stains around the crotch. Members of the group said their outfits and the dolls represented the pending surge in the number of “forced births” that would take place should the court strike down Roe v. Wade.
Saturday’s protest is the latest in a string of demonstrations outside the homes of Supreme Court Justices following Politico’s leak last month that showed the conservative majority’s willingness to overturn the landmark abortion ruling.
In the last two weeks, those protests have continued to increase, with a recent attempted assassination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh near his home in Maryland.
Washington continues to refuse any condemnation of protests that continue to occur outside of the private homes of the Justices.
Democratic Senator Chris Coons recently refused to condemn the protests. Such refusals have raised concern following the assassination attempt at Justice Kavanaugh’s home.
Democrat Senator Chris Coons won't say if he thinks those illegally protesting outside the homes of Supreme Court justices should be arrested.
"As an elected official, I've certainly had protests out front of my house." pic.twitter.com/3AlTNPuhbS
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 12, 2022
Federal law already includes a provision prohibiting demonstrations outside the homes of Justices by protestors who intend to obstruct or influence the judicial process.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said last Monday that the Biden administration has no official opinion on whether abortion rights activists should protest at the homes of Supreme Court justices.
In early May, just after the draft opinion on Roe was leaked, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden understands and shares the outrage over the news.
“The president, for all those women, men, others who feel outraged, who feel scared, who feel concerned, he hears them, he shares that concern and that horror that he saw in that draft opinion,” Psaki said.
Biden’s message directly to anyone feeling outraged “is participating in peaceful protest,” Psaki said. “Ensure it’s peaceful. Have your voice heard peacefully. We should not be resorting to violence in any way, shape or form.”