Churches Attacked Over Mothers Day For Being Pro-Life

Written By BlabberBuzz | Monday, 09 May 2022 20:30
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As the fallout from this week's leaking of an initial draft opinion that could overturn the U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade continues, A pro-abortion group is threatening and calling for people to disrupt services at Catholic and Evangelical churches this weekend.

Ruth Sent Us, a group self-described as “force accountability using a diversity of tactics” from the “6-3 extremist Supreme Court,” is urging abortion supporters to “stand at or in a local Catholic Church Sun May 8" as a show of support for Supreme Court precedent that has legalized abortion nationwide. A video accompanying a May 3 tweet, including a call to action, shows pro-abortion protesters dressed in Handmaid’s Tale costumes chanting “abortion on demand and without apology” as they walk through a Catholic Church with organ music playing in the background.

“Whether you’re a ‘Catholic for Choice,’ ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe,” the group warned as it broadcasted the hashtag #MothersDayStrike. The push for protests at Catholic masses comes after Politico published a leaked draft opinion regarding the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. According to the leaked initial draft, five of the nine Supreme Court justices voted to uphold a Mississippi law banning abortion after the 15-week point in a pregnancy.


The initial draft opinion for Dobbs, which is not final and could still be altered, did not acquire the support of “six extremist Catholics.” While opinion author, Justice Samuel Alito, is Catholic and Catholic Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas also advocated for the draft opinion, the fifth justice who supported the draft opinion, Neil Gorsuch, is Episcopalian.


While Chief Justice John Roberts is Catholic and part of what Ruth Sent Us depicts as the “6-3 extremist Supreme Court,” he did not sign onto the draft opinion.

An additional video published Tuesday by Ruth Sent Us featured protesters dressed in Handmaid’s Tale outfits declaring: “For 2000 years, the Catholic Church has been an institution for the enslavement of women.” In the tweet, the group proclaimed: “This is what Mother’s Day should look like” in “Catholic and Evangelical Churches nationwide.” The Catholic Church is among the most outspoken critics of abortion, as the Catechism of the Catholic Church deems abortion “gravely contrary to the moral law.”


The group CatholicVote is urging Catholic parishes across the U.S. to take the threat of disruption seriously. In a statement, CatholicVote Communications Director Joshua Mercer noted that the organization "might have blown off the words of these activists at empty threats" in previous years.

“But given the recent rash of very real attacks on Catholic statues and churches, it makes sense to be cautious,” he noted. Mercer alleged a pattern of anti-Catholicism among the Ruth Sent Us activists. “If they wanted, they could have just focused on the issue of abortion,” he said, recalling their characterization of several Supreme Court justices as “extremist Catholics.” “Instead they chose to highlight the Catholic faith of some of the pro-life justices.”


He warned Catholic churches to “keep your eyes open," dubbing the activists “ruthless people" who are "looking for a confrontation.” As a cause for concern, Mercer cited a TikTok post documenting a video of activists “marching toward the doors of a Catholic Church” accompanied by the caption, “Sometimes a******s need a beating." The pro-abortion activism of Ruth Sent Us extends beyond their call for a #MothersDayStrike. Next Wednesday, the group plans to hold an event titled “Walk-by Wednesday” outside “the homes of the six extremist justices” to pressure them to reverse their opinion before the final ruling is published.