Pro-abortion protesters carrying baby dolls and wearing clothes stained with what appeared to be fake blood demonstrated outside Supreme Court justice Amy Coney Barrett’s home on Saturday.
Activists from Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights proceeded to Barrett’s home to protest the potential reversal of the 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. A video posted to Twitter by the group shows protesters with their hands taped to baby dolls and their crotches covered in what appears to be fake blood.
We aren't incubators! Youth procession delivered baby dolls to Amy Coney Barrett. We aren’t protesting to change the minds of women-hating fascists.We're calling on the pro-choice majority, on YOU, to get in the streets to STOP #SCOTUS from overturning Roehttps://t.co/Y0oCPlHcsr pic.twitter.com/nkHT7iamHO
— Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights (@riseup4abortion) June 18, 2022
Some held signs with slogans including “abortion on demand and without apology,” according to Fox News, while one sign had a picture of a coat hanger and the words “not going back,” the New York Post reported.
“Children will be forced to give birth to children. Women will be silenced. Women will be invalidated. Women will be told they are ‘less-than.’ Women will be told they are inferior,” one protester says in a video posted to Twitter. “We cannot let that happen. So all of you who say you are pro-choice, get up and say it out loud.”
Protesters with RiseUp4AbortionRights carried dolls representing forced births to the home of Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Saturday.
The court is expected to announce a decision on Roe in June, prompting protests and increased security at the justices' homes.
— Nathan Howard (@SmileItsNathan) June 18, 2022
Virginia lieutenant governor Winsome Sears lamented the demonstration in an appearance on Fox & Friends Weekend on Sunday.
“I have no words. I have no words when I see these grotesque images that these young, young girls are carrying,” Sears said. “And I wonder, what country am I living in? And what is the mindset, what is the mindset that would cause this to happen?”
The latest protest comes weeks after the leak of a draft opinion indicating the Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade. A separate group of protesters gathered outside the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh on June 8, less than a day after authorities charged a man with attempted murder after he appeared near Kavanaugh’s home with a handgun.
President Biden signed a bill on Thursday that allows families of Supreme Court justices to receive security, if approved by the Marshal of the Supreme Court. The House passed the bill on Wednesday after weeks of delays.