Youth activists marched on Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s house over the weekend, and their approach made quite a statement.
The teenage protestors stood outside of Barrett’s Virginia home with bloody clothes, baby dolls, taped wrists, and signs in support of abortion rights.
“This is what Amy’s America looks like,” one protestor said. “Children will be forced to give birth to children. Women will be silenced. Women will be invalidated. Women will be told they are less than. Women will be told they are inferior. And that is not okay.”
The teens are part of a group called Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights, which has a focus on encouraging other pro-choice people across the country to speak out and protest the Supreme Court’s likely upcoming decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Such a decision would lead to abortion immediately becoming illegal in 13 states, with at least 13 others likely to join shortly thereafter. Several states have already enacted extremely restrictive laws that have made it all but impossible to get an abortion for any reason as it is.
“This is what a lot of women are going through. People are actually dying and bleeding out because they can’t get a safe abortion,” another teen said.
The teens’ demonstration is highlighting a divide when it comes to not only abortion rights in the United States, but also protesting rights.
The same group was behind the recent pro-choice protest that took place at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Texas.