After a small number of pro-abortion types descended on the home of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Wednesday for a protest, one of her neighbors was quick to condemn them.
In a statement to The Daily Signal’s Doug Blair, the neighbor said: “They shouldn’t be doing this.” He then told the protesters: “Go home and get a family!”
“They shouldn’t be doing this,” he told The Daily Signal’s Doug Blair, before telling the protestors: “Go home and get a family.”
“It’s none of their business, why are they are here?” he asked. The neighbor went on to say that he thinks it is “of course” inappropriate for the protestors, all of whom were dressed up in red-and-white “Handmaid’s Tale” garb, to demonstrate in the justice’s neighborhood.
“They have the right to protest but not in front of someone’s house,” he said. “They live here, this is where she lives.”
Spoke with one of Justice Barrett’s neighbors. He says the protestors should “Go home and get a family.” pic.twitter.com/wBWLWOJfAt
— Douglas Blair (@DouglasKBlair) May 11, 2022
The Daily Wire adds:
The demonstration in front of Barrett’s home follows much larger protests at the homes of Justices Brett Kavanaugh, John Roberts, and Samuel Alito over the past week since the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion showing that the court is likely preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Protests also took place outside the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in Los Angeles (where protestors violently clashed with police) and in New York City.
Blair, along with The Daily Signal’s Virginia Allen, captured footage of around seven protestors traipsing around Barrett’s neighborhood Wednesday.
“The protest was quiet, only seven people, but the message was clear and direct from the pro-abortion protesters,” Allen told The Daily Wire. “They believe that if Roe v. Wade is overturned, America will become like ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’”
“A few of the protestors were willing to talk to press, but they seemed annoyed that it was mainly conservative press covering the protest,” she added. “The male protester was more willing to talk to me than the other protesters. I asked him when he thinks life begins. He would not answer my question.”
Handmaid's Tale is at Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s home. pic.twitter.com/mCQrrgo4Lt
— Virginia Allen (@Virginia_Allen5) May 11, 2022
I asked this pro-abortion protester at Justice Barrett’s house when life begins. He would not answer my question. pic.twitter.com/YlGWtxJ0V3
— Virginia Allen (@Virginia_Allen5) May 12, 2022
Following the leak of the draft decision, which was an unprecedented violation of the institute of the Supreme Court, a report by the Washington Post, citing “conservative sources” close to SCOTUS said that the five justices who signed on to the ruling — Barrett, along with Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh — which was authored by Justice Samuel Alito in February, had not changed their minds.
The report also noted, however, that the court’s other nominal conservative, the George W. Bush-appointed chief justice, John Roberts, continues to oppose the outright reversal of Roe and instead favors supporting the Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks, which was the case under consideration.
Also, the Post said that Roberts is attempting to persuade Kavanaugh and Coney Barrett to agree with him and take the same “incremental approach.”
Fox News reports:
The leaked draft majority opinion penned by Alito is dated Feb. 10 and has almost certainly changed multiple times in the almost three months since it was written, but three conservative sources close to the court say that the votes supporting the decision remain unchanged, according to reporting from the Washington Post.
Chief Justice John Roberts, who has at times sided with the liberal wing of the court, still appears set to oppose the decision, with the report noting that Roberts was still attempting to persuade Coney Barrett and Kavanaugh to take a more incremental approach to allow abortion restrictions.
The court’s three liberals — Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan — are expected to vehemently oppose the ruling. It’s not clear if Roberts is attempting to persuade them to his incremental view.