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Videos: Pro-abortion activists blockade streets around Supreme Court

The Supreme Court. (Dreamstime/TNS)
June 13, 2022

Pro-abortion activists descended on Washington, D.C., on Monday and blockaded the streets around the Supreme Court in anticipation of the justices’ decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that challenged Mississippi’s law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. A draft opinion on the case was leaked last month indicating the court’s plan to overturn Roe v. Wade as part of its decision.

In one video shared on Twitter by journalist Julio Rosas, pro-abortion demonstrators can be seen marching to the Supreme Court building while carrying a sign that reads, “Our home is on fire” and shouting, “Whose court? Our court.”

“Pro-abortion protesters are heading towards the Supreme Court to “shut down” the streets nearby,” Rosas tweeted.

Rosas shared another video in a separate tweet showing the same group of protesters “blocking an intersection near the Supreme Court and Senate office buildings.”

In the second video, the demonstrators are yelling, “F—k the court and the legislature, we are not your incubators.”

Documentarian Ford Fischer also posted video on Twitter showing pro-abortion demonstrators chanting in front of the Supreme Court building while surrounded by law enforcement officers on bikes.

“Protests around Supreme Court are spread out, but in front of court, bike cops have a circle around anti-abortion group, while abortion access supporters chant from outside the circle,” he tweeted.

The Post Millennial tweeted multiple videos of the scene on Twitter, including one in which protesters are chanting, “Hey hey, ho ho, abortion bans have got to go” as they block the intersection of Second and East Capitol by the Supreme Court.

A separate video showed pro-life protesters demonstrating in the area. In the video, the protesters are confronted by a pro-abortion demonstrator, who shouts, “A baby is not human.”

According to the Millennial, another pro-abortion protester yells, “It’s not a baby until it’s motherf–king born out of the f–king -ss pu—y.”

Also on Monday morning, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis condemned the pro-abortion protesters who have attempted to intimidate Supreme Court justices by demonstrating outside their private homes and blockading streets outside the court, actions DeSantis said would be considered an “insurrection.”

“I think that we have a rule of law in this country and you don’t get to just have a mob descend on a Supreme Court justice’s house or try to impede the operations of government because there may be a decision you don’t like. That would be considered an insurrection, to stop a court from functioning,” DeSantis said during an appearance on Fox News.

“And yet, they seem to be able to get away with a lot more than if the shoe were on the other foot. So, I think it’s been really problematic to watch the behavior there.”

The Supreme Court demonstrations come after the left-wing organization #ShutdownDC announced its plan to blockade the streets around the court in response to the leaked draft opinion revealing plans to overturn Roe v. Wade. The group advised participants to take action that “stretch[es] the bounds of constitutionally protected speech.”

Last week, an armed man who was arrested in the middle of the night near Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s private home was charged with the attempted murder of a United States Supreme Court Justice, a Department of Justice affidavit revealed.

The man admitted his plans to kill Kavanaugh, telling detectives that “he began thinking about how to give his life a purpose and decided that he would kill the Supreme Court Justice after finding the Justice’s Montgomery County address on the Internet.”

In May, the pro-abortion group Ruth Sent Us published a map with the home addresses of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, and Samuel Alito on its website, the Washington Examiner reported.