Abortion Rights Activists Dressed In Bloody Clothing Gather Outside Justice Barrett's Home - Video
12:59 GMT 20.06.2022 (Updated: 13:29 GMT 06.08.2022)
In May, dozens of demonstrators gathered near the homes of conservative justices after a document was leaked from the Supreme Court, suggesting the high court would reverse their 1973 Roe v Wade ruling and enable the US states to decide whether will allow abortion or not.
On Saturday, abortion-rights activists gathered outside the house of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett wearing what appear to be blood-soaked clothes and holding dolls.
“This is what Amy’s America looks like,” a protester and member of the group Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights, said in a video that the group posted. “Children will be forced to give birth to children. Women will be silenced. Women will be invalidated."
Some activists carried signs that read, "Abortion on demand and without apology".
According to one of the protesters, she was depicting America's future should Roe v Wade be overturned.
"This is the terrifying visual of what America is going to look like ... that children are giving birth to children. They're being forced to against their will," the activist said, as quoted by CBN News.
Pro-choice advocates and activists have been protesting
at the homes of various justices and in front of the Supreme Court since the media published a leaked document from the US Supreme Court - a draft majority opinion by Justice Samuel Alito - revealing that the high court is poised to vote 5-4 to overrule its 1973 decision in the Roe v Wade case.
Republicans who support scuttling the landmark legislation have been calling for increased protection for the judges.
The House voted on 14 June for a Bill that provides round-the-clock security protection for families of Supreme Court justices. The importance of this measure is illustrated by a recent incident of a California man who threatened to kill Justice Brett Kavanaugh and was arrested near his house armed with a firearm, knife and zip ties.
The Supreme Court is set to announce whether it will overturn the landmark abortion case this week.
In the absence of any federal laws, it is the 1973 ruling in the landmark Supreme Court case known as Roe v Wade that guarantees a woman's right to an abortion in the US.
About 13 Republican-ruled states are poised to ban or severely restrict access to legal abortions.
Republicans are outraged not by the content of the "leaked" document, but by the fact that the intentions of the supreme court judges became known to the public too early.