As liberal rage continues to boil over the leaked opinion suggesting the imminent reversal of Roe v. Wade, activists on the far left are reportedly plotting protests at the homes of the Supreme Court justices they deem responsible, even going so far as to publish the home addresses of the panel’s six conservative jurists, including that of Amy Coney Barrett, herself the mother to seven children, as Fox News reports.
Behind the planned demonstrations is a group called Ruth Sent Us, and according to its website, a “walk-by” event will take place on May 11 “at the homes of the six extremist justices, three in Virginia and three in Maryland,” according to National Review.
The statement added, “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,” and the group created and posted Google Maps renderings showing residential addresses believed to be those of Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and John Roberts.
In response to another call to action from Ruth Sent Us for pro-abortion demonstrators to conduct disruptive protests at Catholic churches this weekend, advocacy group CatholicVote called on President Joe Biden speak out against the escalation.
“President Biden must immediately and forcibly condemn these domestic terrorist threats. Anti-Catholic zealots are plotting to intimidate and harass Catholics across the country, along with justices and their families. This country was built on freedom of speech and freedom of religion. The President of the United States must stand up for both.”
Fox News noted that a beefed-up law enforcement presence had been dispatched to the justices’ homes in the wake of the stunning Monday leak, and the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department has constructed fencing around the Supreme Court complex itself, as demonstrations are expected to gain steam over the weekend.
In response to the threat of unrest following the unauthorized release of the high court’s potentially pivotal draft opinion, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has just introduced legislation that would provide for heightened security resources to be situated at the justices’ homes and for protective details to be assigned to the jurists and their families, as Fox News noted separately.
“We must act to ensure Justices and their families are protected from those who wish to cause them harm by extending Supreme Court police security to family members,” Cornyn explained, calling the uptick in intimidation tactics “a threat to judicial independence.”
Considering that high-profile figures such as former Hillary Clinton aide Brian Fallon just implored abortion activists to demonstrate “the same urgency” as the leaker, and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) notoriously vowed that conservative justices would “pay the price” and would not “know what hit [them]” if they dared overturn Roe, it is clear that such enhanced security measures are indeed necessary and perhaps long overdue.