Catholic Vote is calling on President Joe Biden to “publicly condemn any effort to disrupt Catholic Masses” by pro-abortion rights protestors who are also attempting to “doxx Supreme Court justices and their families.”
“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,” Catholic Vote President Brian Burch said in a statement.
“President Biden must immediately and forcibly condemn these domestic terrorist threats,” he continued. “Anti-Catholic zealots are plotting to intimidate and harass Catholics across the country, along with justices and their families.”
We’re calling on President Joe Biden and other leaders in Washington to publicly condemn any effort to disrupt Catholic Masses or to doxx Supreme Court justices and their families.
— CatholicVote.org (@CatholicVote) May 5, 2022
The Catholic Vote president is referring to calls from leftist organizations for abortion supporters to demonstrate at the homes of the conservative Supreme Court justices. One of these groups, Ruth Sent Us, is also calling for protestors to “stand at or in a local Catholic Church” on Sunday, Mother’s Day.
“Whether you’re a ‘Catholic for Choice’, ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe,” Ruth Sent Us tweeted. “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
Burch emphasized that the United States was built on “freedom of speech and freedom of religion,” calling on Biden to “stand up for both.”
The president and his administration repeatedly tout his Catholic faith, referring to him as a “devout Catholic” even in abortion contexts, though the Catholic Church teaches that abortion is a crime against human life.
“These threats follow a record number of attacks on Catholic churches, shrines, and symbols over the past two years,” Burch added. “Just this week another Catholic church in Boulder, CO was desecrated by pro-abortion activists.”
“We call on responsible leaders in Washington to unequivocally condemn these dangerous threats before they lead to violence, or worse.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Daily Wire.
Ruth Sent Us also announced “walk-by Wednesday,” urging protestors to come to “the homes of the six extremist justices, three in Virginia and three in Maryland” on May 11.
“The radical Left and their dark money funders have one goal, which is to intimidate the Court,” Judicial Crisis Network President Carrie Severino told The Daily Wire on Wednesday evening. “Showing up at the justices’ homes to harass them is absolutely beyond the pale and shows the lengths to which they are willing to go in order to undermine the Court’s independence.”
On its website, Ruth Sent Us listed the street names where each justice supposedly lives with their families: Amy Coney Barrett, John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, and Neil Gorsuch.
The protestors are reacting to a leaked draft 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.
ShutDownDC is also advertising a Saturday evening “Candlelight Vigil for Roe v. Wade,” calling for abortion supporters to “join us in a march to Justices Kavanaugh and Roberts’ homes to protest for reproductive freedom!!”
In a Tuesday editorial, the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board expressed concerns that an “abortion fanatic” might “commit an act of violence” in an effort to subvert the court’s expected decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“One question is how fast the Court should now move to publish its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization,” the board said. “There’s an argument for getting it out fast to make it a fait accompli.”
“Politico said the Alito draft was circulated in February, so the Justices have had ample time to absorb it and respond,” it continued. “We hate to say this, but some abortion fanatic could decide to commit an act of violence to stop a 5-4 ruling. It’s an awful thought, but we live in fanatical times.”