Pro-abortion activists release addresses of SCOTUS justices, WH refuses to condemn

by Chris Lange

Chris Lange, FISM News


Pro-abortion activists have published the home addresses of six Supreme Court justices to encourage protests at their homes over a leaked opinion which could lead to the overturning of  Roe v. Wade, The New York Post reports. The group behind the public doxxing, Ruth Sent Us, is encouraging protesters to gather at “the homes of the six extremist justices,” sparking serious concern for the safety of the justices and their families. 

A variety of news outlets have reported threats of violence toward the conservative justices deemed likely to support the February.  Justice Samuel Alito, who drafted the opinion, was forced to cancel two appearances this week amid the threats.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to condemn the planned demonstrations at the personal homes of members of the nation’s highest court at Wednesday’s press briefing, some of whom one reporter noted have small children. 

Asked if she considered the harassment and intimidation campaign “extreme,” Psaki replied, “Peaceful protest? No. Peaceful protest is not extreme.” 

Psaki was then pressed on whether President Biden intends to discourage protesters from carrying out the demonstrations in residential neighborhoods. 

“I don’t have an official U.S. government position on where people protest.  I want it — we want it, of course, to be peaceful. And certainly, the president would want people’s privacy to be respected,” she responded, adding that Biden “shares” the “horror” of those who “feel outraged” or “scared” over the leaked draft opinion. 

Concern for the safety of the justices and their families prompted Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn to introduce a measure Wednesday that would provide increased security protections for the justices and their families, according to a  TownHall report. 

The “Supreme Court Police Parity Act” would enhance security protections for justices that would also be extended to their families. The measure would also give the Supreme Court Police the authority to arrest anyone who attempts to interfere with its official duties and create a new criminal penalty for anyone who tries to obstruct the court from carrying out its duties. 

“The events of the past week have intensified the focus on Supreme Court justices’ families, who are unfortunately facing threats to their safety in today’s increasingly polarized political climate,” Cornyn said at a briefing about the bill. “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,” he added. 

Capitol police erected eight-foot-tall riot fencing around the Supreme Court late Wednesday in response to the gathering of an angry mob of over 1,000 protesters assembled outside the building.

In addition to threatening Supreme Court justices, pro-abortion activists are also encouraging their followers to target churches with Mother’s Day protests Sunday, citing the Catholic faith of some of the conservative justices.

“Whether you’re a ‘Catholic for Choice’, ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe,” Ruth Sent Us posted on Twitter, along with a video of activists appearing to disrupt a church service. “Stand at or in a local Catholic Church Sun May 8,” the tweet encouraged.

The organization Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights has organized a “week of action” beginning on May 8 with “Actions Outside of Churches” that include harassing church members as they enter places of worship.

Meanwhile, pro-abortion vandals targeted a church in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday, spray-painting “bans off our bodies” and “my body my choice” on the building.

Brian Burch, president of the Catholic advocacy organization Catholic Vote called on President Biden to condemn what Burch called “domestic terrorist threats.” Biden has been criticized for calling himself a “good” Catholic while supporting the killing of unwanted, preborn babies.

“In the wake of the shameless leak of a draft opinion of the Supreme Court, pro-abortion groups are now threatening to disrupt Catholic churches and to protest outside the homes of Supreme Court justices this Sunday,” Burch said in a statement Thursday.

“President Biden must immediately and forcibly condemn these domestic terrorist threats,” he continued. “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.”

Burch referenced numerous incidents of vandalism at Catholic churches that have occurred over the past two years, citing the Boulder vandalism as an example.

Catholic Vote has urged the Department of Justice to investigate the growing trend of anti-Catholic vandalism, citing at least 120 instances since May 2020.