Abortion Rights Supporters Protest Outside Supreme Court Justices' Homes
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Abortion rights supporters are moving their protests from the Supreme Court to the homes of Supreme Court Justices.
“If we don’t get it shut it down,” yelled the group of protesters.
In a quiet neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia, abortion rights supporters are making their voices heard.
“No rights for us, no peace for you,” yelled the protesters.
“People just want to express their anger, their devastation of the overturn of Roe v. Wade,” said Sadie Kuhns, an abortions rights supporter.
The Roe ruling ignited protests from coast to coast and now abortion rights supporters are taking the protest from the Supreme Court to the homes of Supreme Court Justices. At one protest outside of Justice Samuel Alito’s home, the protesters kept marching up and down the street, passing Alito’s home several times.
Other than this march, protesters plan to march in front of the homes of four Justices who agreed with Alito in overturning Roe, which include: Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett.
“No privacy for us, no peace for you,” yelled the protesters walking by Alito’s home.
After the Roe draft decision was leaked back in May and a man was charged for attempted murder of Justice Kavanaugh, Congress voted to increase security at their homes. At this protest, law enforcement officials lined up outside. Protesters said they think it’s right for them to protest outside Justice’s homes.
“Taking direct action is more than just standing in front of the Supreme Court,” said Kuhns. “I think protests are meaningful no matter what form of protest you choose. I highly encourage you to take ways whether that’d be direct action like going to Senate office buildings, going to Congress, or to the White House.“
A couple of Alito’s neighbors, who didn’t want to go on camera, said they support the march. Another neighbor who also said they support the abortion rights protest, said they just don’t like some of the foul language used in some chants, including on some signs because there’s kids in the neighborhood.
“What do we want,” yelled the protesters. “Abortions rights. When do we want it? Now.”
Despite the ruling overturning Roe, protesters said they’ll continue fighting for abortion rights.