Pro-choice abortion activists are calling on Americans to storm Catholic churches on Mother’s Day to protest the potential overturning of landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade.
A pro-choice group called Ruth Sent Us, named after late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is urging followers on Twitter to “rise up against a corrupt and illegitimate” Supreme Court in the wake of Monday’s bombshell leak of a draft opinion that could end nationwide abortion rights.
“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 group tweeted Tuesday. “Stand at or in a local Catholic Church Sun May 8. #WarOnWomen #MothersDayStrike.”
The tweet also featured a video of activists in “The Handmaid’s Tale” outfits — likening the looming potential abortion ban to Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel where women are treated as property of the state.
“Without this basic right, women can’t be free!” they chanted. “Abortion on demand and without apology!”
The group also challenged others to follow in their footsteps.
“Do you dare to chant in your local churches?” a message in the footage read. “Comment below, we’ll send you safety tips.”
The group’s website urges people to sign up to “rise up” against the “extremist” Supreme Court and shockingly posted the private home addresses of the six conservative justices.
In response to the Monday night leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, a leftist group called Ruth Sent Us posted what it claims are the home addresses of the Court’s six conservative justices online in preparation for an organized “walk-by protest” set to take place outside the justices’ homes next week.
Footnote: the priest who leads our local deanery sent out an email this morning, alerting all clergy to this story and noting:
Please remind those distributing the Eucharist (Clergy, EMHC’s etc.) that those presenting themselves for the Sacrament who do not seem to know what to do should not be given the host…The protection of the sacrament is of the utmost importance.