Activists who support abortion are targeting Catholic churches across the country to protest in front of on Mother's Day, as some protestors cite the Roman Catholic faith of several of the Supreme Court justices who signed on to the leaked draft opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade.
The planned protests follow several days of protests in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. There is currently a fence surrounding the court, likely erected to protect the building and justices inside. There are also reports of significant police presences at the homes of each justice, following the leak.
An abortion rights activist group called Ruth Sent Us, posted a video to Twitter encouraging activists to disrupt church services. "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," said the group.
Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett are Catholics, the sixth judge to whom the group is likely referring – Neil Gorsuch – is Episcopalian. Chief Justice John Roberts and Sonia Sotomayor are Catholic, and justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan are Jewish.