Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears said on Sunday that she was upset and saddened to see young teen girls taking part in graphic pro-abortion protests in front of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s home over the weekend.
The teens were part of the pro-abortion group Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights who protested outside Barrett’s home Saturday in anticipation of the high court overturning the landmark 1973 abortion ruling Roe v. Wade that made the procedure legal throughout the country. The case, Dobbs v. Women’s Health Organization, centers around a Mississippi law that bans nearly all abortions in the state after 15 weeks.
Coney Barrett along with three of the court’s other conservatives — Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh — signed onto a draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito in February overturning Roe and sending the issue back to individual states to decide. That decision was leaked in an unprecedented manner in early May to POLITICO, and pro-abortion groups and most Democratic lawmakers have been outraged ever since.
The official ruling was expected earlier this month but, for some reason, Chief Justice John Roberts appears to have delayed it, according to some reports.
Nevertheless, it was the young teen girls — most of whom held small baby dolls and appeared to be smeared in a red substance resembling blood — protesting in front of Coney Barrett’s home that disturbed Sears.
Just arrived at Amy Coney Barrett’s house, dropping off babies, re-enacting the American nightmare of forcing girls to give birth against their will. Headed to the Supreme Court, meet us there. #RiseUp4AbortionRight pic.twitter.com/fgt42HNnmU
— Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights (@riseup4abortion) June 18, 2022
“I have no words when I see these grotesque images,” Sears told Fox & Friends on Sunday. “I wonder what country am I living in? And what is the mindset that would cause this to happen?”
Sears also questioned what role the parents of the teen girls are playing in their lives, noting they are only able to even have a viewpoint about the issue of abortion because their mothers chose to have them.
“It must be that their parents feel the same and think the same as they do, and don’t they realize the irony of this? The reason why you are here is because at some point, your mother was pro-choice. And that’s why you, my dears, are here. Otherwise, you would not be,” Sears said. “I’m telling you, our country is confused, and it’s grotesque.”
She went on to rip what she describes as society’s abandonment of valuing family and religion as primary causes for the confused points of view.
“We’ve left God behind, plain and simple,” Sears said. “And I don’t know what we’re going to do because we keep calling on Him only when there is a crisis, and he’s probably saying, ‘Don’t you know me at any other time?’”
“Fathers are important. We know that, but we have emasculated our men,” Sears continued. “We have said fathers are not important, and we have government programs that remove fathers from the home, and this is one of the reasons why our black community has been destroyed.”
“Everybody knows that the family is the bedrock of any society because it is in the family that the child learns how to be, how to be cultivated, how to be mannerly, how to have values,” she added. “And if we don’t have that, then things go awry. And you see, our society, our children, are looking for meaning.”