Dozens of left-wing protestors gathered in front of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home to protest his recent decision to reject a challenge to Texas‘ controversial abortion law.
On Monday protestors with signs that read ‘Kava Nope’, ‘my p*ssy, my rules’ and ‘Repro freedom for all’ gathered in front of Justice Kavanaugh’s home in protest of his recent decision to reject a challenge to Texas’ new law allowing private citizens to sue providers that perform abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, Yahoo.com reported.
Dubbed by president Biden as an ‘unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional rights under Roe v. Wade’ five conservative justices, including Kavanaugh, backed the law known as the ‘Texas Heartbeat Act’ that bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is normally after six weeks and before many women even know they are pregnant.
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On Monday protestors gathered in front of Kavanaugh’s home in protest of his recent decision to reject a challenge to Texas’ new abortion law
Protestors held up a sign that read ‘repro freedom for all!’ in front of Justice Kavanaugh’s home in Maryland on Monday
Protestors gathered outside of Justice Kavanaugh’s home with signs to protest his recent rejection of a challenge to the Texas abortion law
Conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh (pictured) was one of the five justices that voted in favor of the Texas abortion ban
It makes no exceptions for rape or incest and allows Texans to report people, including Uber drivers, who help or take women to get abortions. The only exemption is if there is a danger to the woman’s health.
The law has prompted outrage among women’s rights activists and Democrats.
The ‘Abortion rights rally and speakout at Kavanaugh’s house’ event was organized by the left-wing group ShutDownDC on Facebook.
Kavanaugh (pictured) rejected the challenge to the law that allows allowed private citizens to sue providers that perform abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected
Dozens of protestors marched outside Justice Kavanaugh’s home on Monday
A protestor holds up a sign that reads ‘Kava Nope’ as she marches outside the conservative Justice’s home
Signs from protestors marching outside his home call on Kavanaugh to resign or be impeached
Officers watch as abortion rights protestors gather near the house of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Monday
Police officers were in attendance securing Kavanaugh’s home as dozens of protestors marched in protest of the Justice’s decision to pass the restrictive Texas abortion law
Protestors marched the short distance from the Chevy Chase Park in Maryland to Kavanaugh’s home, where the lights were on but no one appeared to be home, Yahoo.com reported.
On Facebook, organizers said they were going to make sure their voices would be heard and called for the justice to resign.
‘Brett Kavanaugh: You’re going to hear from us directly,’ the organizers wrote. ‘Last week we came to the Supreme Court. But you weren’t there; the justices continue to work remotely. So we’re coming to your house to tell you to keep your oppressive ideology out of our bodies (and) demand you RESIGN immediately.’
Video of the protest show people taking turns at the microphone and chanting as they walk up and down the block in front of the Justice’s home.
Police were in attendance securing Kavanaugh’s home.
On Thursday, the Biden administration sued to block the ban.
Attorney General Merrick Garland branded it as ‘clearly unconstitutional’ for violating Supreme Court precedents protecting a woman’s right to an abortion.
A protestor writes ‘resign Kavanaugh’ in chalk outside the Justice’s home on Monday
Protestors marched the short distance from the Chevy Chase Park in Maryland to Kavanaugh’s home, where the lights were on but no one appeared to be home
A protestor carries a sign that reads ‘RIP Roe V Wade’ in response to the Texas abortion law that Justice Kavanaugh voted for
Garland blasted the new law, SB 8, at a press conference at the Justice Department, where he said the US was seeking a preliminary and a permanent injunction to prevent state officials from enforcing the new law.
He slammed what he called an ‘unprecedented scheme to in the chief justice’s words “insulate the state from responsibility” – and singled out provisions that allow individuals under the new statute to sue abortion providers or those who aid or abet a woman who gets an abortion. State residents can seek up to $10,000 from such individuals who assist an abortion after a fetus reaches six weeks, in a mechanism lawmakers used to get around potential legal hurdles.
He was referencing a dissent by Chief Justice John Roberts, who called out the provision. ‘The statute deputizes all private citizens without any showing of personal connection or injury to serve as bounty hunters,’ Garland added.
His attacks on the law came after the Supreme Court last week allowed the to go into effect with a late night 5-4 decision denying an emergency appeal while its most controversial provisions get litigated – without issuing a stay that would stall enforcement. The majority wrote that it was not purporting to issue a ruling on the substance of the law.