Multiple pro-abortion groups have announced planned protests targeting Catholic churches on Mother’s Day. The move comes in response to news of a draft opinion indicating the landmark Roe v. Wade decision may be overturned by the Supreme Court.
Fox News reports that a pair of abortion rights organizations – Ruth Sent Us and Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights – have revealed their respective calls to action.
Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights has an announcement posted on their website called “Actions Outside of Churches” in cities that will host “protests outside of prominent churches.”
These protests will consist of varying actions including dress-up time as Handmaid’s Tale characters, passing out fliers to churchgoers, or even conducting the ever-popular die-in – especially ironic when you’re protesting something that results in dead babies.
Ruth Sent Us, meanwhile, posted a social media call for protests against “extremist Catholics” on the Supreme Court on Mother’s Day.
Their tweet includes video of a group of people in their Handmaid cosplay outfits inside a church chanting about “abortion on demand and without apology.”
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
Pro-Abortion Protests Planned at Churches
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The above video from Ruth Sent Us is encouraging a far more aggressive approach to protesting, actually showing pro-abortion advocates interrupting church services and risking an escalatory response from people trying to enjoy a quiet Mother’s Day service.
Their behavior indicates they do not care about how these actions affect other people, however.
“Whether you’re a ‘Catholic for Choice,’ ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe,” they write.
“Stand at or in a local Catholic Church Sun May 8.”
Targeting Mother’s Day, irony aside, is yet another example that these people only support some women. Targeting churches? Well, you know who else targets churches?
Church Vandalized in Colorado
The Ruth Sent Us organization may sound familiar to readers of The Political Insider. We reported on the group earlier this week allegedly publishing the home addresses of six conservative Supreme Court Justices and calling for protests at those locations.
They later claimed the pinned addresses weren’t exact locations of their homes.
The White House refused to condemn the harassment.
When Fox News reporter Peter Doocy pressed White House press secretary Jen Psaki on whether President Biden cares that protesters are planning to gather outside the homes of Supreme Court justices, she dodged.
“I don’t have an official U.S. government position on where people protest,” she replied.
DOOCY: “These activists posted a map with the home addresses of the Supreme Court justices. Is that kind of thing this president wants…?”
PSAKI: “The reason people are protesting is because women across the country are worried about their fundamental rights.” pic.twitter.com/TCpXCOwfQR
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) May 5, 2022
“Do you think the progressive activists that are now planning protests outside some of the justices’ houses are extreme?” Doocy pressed.
“Peaceful protest?” Psaki replied. “No. Peaceful protest is not extreme.”
She went on to suggest that the protests aren’t the point – the anger is.
“The reason people are protesting is because women across the country are worried about their fundamental rights that have been law for 50 years,” she said defending these groups.
“Their rights to make choices about their own bodies and their own healthcare are at risk,” she added. “That’s why people are protesting. They’re unhappy. They’re scared.”
And in her view, that justifies targeted harassment at people’s private family homes.
Psaki was also asked about a church in Boulder, Colorado that fell victim to vandalism from pro-abortion extremists who reportedly spraypainted “my body, my choice” across the church doors.
The vandals reportedly smashed windows and defaced sculptures in what the church says amounts to thousands of dollars in damages.
Psaki initially denied hearing about the reports regarding the vandalized church.
“What would you say to those vandals going after — targeting Catholic churches, especially when it involves Roe?” a reporter asked anyway.
“We don’t condone vandalism,” Psaki replied, devoid of any true conviction. “We condone peaceful protest.”
President Biden earlier this week was trying to ratchet up the rhetoric on the subject of abortion by claiming MAGA (Make America Great Again) Republicans are “the most extreme political organization in American history.”
Biden, saying over 70 million Americans are domestic terrorists: “What are the next things that are going to be attacked? Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history — in recent American history.” pic.twitter.com/cl5YyorX9K
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) May 4, 2022
Republicans, you see, are the real extremists in Biden’s view. Not people targeting the homes and families of Supreme Court Justices. Not those conducting pro-abortion protests and targeting churches. Republicans.
And certainly not a President who claims to be a devout Catholic but can’t get his spokesperson to state definitely whether or not he supports abortion up until birth.
“Does the President support abortion up until the moment of birth?” Doocy asked.
“I would refer you to his own comments about abortion and a woman’s right to choose and make decisions about her body with her doctor, which is what any of those women would do,” Psaki replied.
This, despite recently stating that the life inside a womb is indeed a “child.”
“Can choose to abort a child”
Intentionally or not, at least Biden is no longer using euphemisms. pic.twitter.com/si4UwewhO3
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) May 4, 2022
“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,” a statement from Brian Burch, president of the Catholic advocacy organization Catholic Vote reads.
“President Biden must immediately and forcibly condemn these domestic terrorist threats.”
Biden will almost assuredly be celebrating – not condemning – these pro-abortion church protests come this Mother’s Day.