Pro-abortion protesters target Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s home
A group of pro-abortion protesters gathered outside the home of conservative Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett in Virginia on Thursday night, chanting swear words and waving signs that read « liar. »
About 20 people were seen walking past the home of Judge Falls Church, shouting « F— you, Barrett. »
The angry crowd also clutched signs reading « Keep your rosaries out of my ovaries », « Reproductive rights are human rights », « Impeach Expand Codify » and « Liar » with a picture of Barrett printed underneath.
Many of the protesters appeared to belong to the activist group Our Rights DC, which staged several protests outside the homes of the six conservative judges who voted to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade.
As a result of the ruling – which returns the issue of abortion to each of the 50 states – a number of states have implemented « trigger laws » that ban or restrict abortion with immediate effect.
Our DC Rights is planned to organize another « resistance march » in the Virginia neighborhood of Judge Clarence Thomas and his wife, Ginni, Friday night.
Protesters gathered just hours after President Biden launched an extraordinary attack on the Supreme Court overseas – undermining the integrity of the nation’s highest court on foreign soil.
« The only thing that has destabilized is the outrageous behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States, » Biden told reporters at the end of this week’s NATO summit in Madrid, Spain.
The president is expected to hold a virtual meeting with governors Friday afternoon on abortion rights.
Biden also stressed during his press conference in Madrid his support for codifying federal abortion rights by any means necessary — even bypassing the filibuster.
“I believe we need to codify Roe v. Wade into law and the way to do that is to make sure Congress votes to do it,” he said. « And if the filibuster gets in the way…we make an exception for that. »
Dozens of pro-choice protesters have swarmed the homes of conservative judges on the court since the June 24 ruling after the pro-abortion group Ruth Sent Us quickly circulated the judges’ addresses after the ruling was released.