Pro-abortion activists are reportedly planning rallies at Catholic churches on Mother’s Day.
The planned protests come after a leak of Supreme Court documents showing a draft of an opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade.
According to Fox News, protestors have already been organizing in front of the Supreme Court building, and police have had to put up a fence for protection. Fox News also reports that the Supreme Court justices have increased police presence and security at their respective homes.
“Whether you’re a ‘Catholic for Choice,’ ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe," the pro-abortion organizing group Ruth Sent Us posted on Twitter. "Stand at or in a local Catholic Church Sun May 8."
Whether you’re a “Catholic for Choice”, ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe. Stand at or in a local Catholic Church Sun May 8. #WarOnWomen #MothersDayStrike pic.twitter.com/v2vtpd12Gp— Ruth Sent Us 🪧 (@RuthSentUs) May 3, 2022
The organization Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights has organized a "week of action" that starts on Mother’s Day.
"This action is called for by a collective of Spanish speaking women’s rights groups + activists across the country, including from Bride’s March, Dominican Women’s Development Center, Ni Una Menus, and Las 17," according to the event schedule. "Several cities will be hosting protests outside of prominent churches in their towns, these can look like a group of people holding signs wearing Handmaids Tale outfits, passing out flyers outside to churchgoers or doing a die-in."
The group was referring to “The Handmaid’s Tale” novel by Margaret Atwood, in which women in a dystopian society are forced to bear children.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed Tuesday that Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization was real. Still, he also noted that the draft was from a February meeting and was not current or final.
The drafted opinion reversed Roe v. Wade and would allow states to make their own laws on abortion.
“President Biden must immediately and forcibly condemn these domestic terrorist threats," said Brian Burch, president of the Catholic advocacy organization Catholic Vote. "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."
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