A pro-choice protester dressed in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is justified to rally outside Amy Coney Barrett’s home, says Supreme Court justice doesn’t understand what it’s like to be “pregnant to term” — — even though she has biologically given birth to five children.
Video obtained by Fox News Digital shows six protesters in red overalls and white hats marching Wednesday outside Barrett’s home in Falls Church, West Virginia, among the unidentified protesters.
Protesters initially argued that Barrett, one of the justices expected to overturn the nation’s abortion rights enshrined in Roe v. Wade, was biased against her devout Catholicism and hindered her decision to “write reasonable laws.” ability.
“The fact that she is an adoptive mother may also affect her feeling of not being able to see the pregnancy to full term,” argues the protesters who head the group.
The reporter who interviewed her immediately pointed out that, in addition to her two adopted children, Barrett, 50, had “five children” biologically.
“Not everyone wants five kids or four kids or one kid,” the protester said, completely ignoring the apparent inconsistency of her earlier arguments.
She also distanced herself from other pro-choice groups that have called on supporters to target Catholic services as part of protests against the expected overthrow of Roy.
“Not all Catholics are against choice, so there is no point in protesting the whole religion,” she said.
Another protester in the same “Handmaid’s Tale” costume – inspired by Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel in which women are forced to give birth against their will – held a sign that read It read: “Don’t keep your rosary away from my ovaries.”
Still, she insisted that the group “has no problem with Catholicism”, instead emphasizing the importance of “separation of church and state”.
“So someone’s religious beliefs, whatever that may be, cannot determine how they perform their duties as public officials,” said the second protester.
Fox News Digital noted that plans to bring protests directly to the homes of Supreme Court justices — even posting their addresses online — sparked widespread outrage, including among Barrett’s neighbors.
A neighbor who has lived there for 22 years said the Barrets were “terrified and they wanted to pray.”
“The whole community is behind this,” said the neighbor, who gave only his first name, Julie.
Despite the outrage, the White House defended the protests, with outgoing press secretary Jen Psaki saying they “certainly believe in peaceful protests.”