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Small groups of protesters arrived at the Northern Virginia homes of several Supreme Court justices Saturday evening, capping a day of rallies for Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that granted legal protection for most abortions.
Since a leak of a draft opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Womens Health, some pro-choice activist groups have encouraged crowds to protest in front of the homes of justices and a few answered the call Saturday evening.
At the homes of Justices Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barret, Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts, small clutches of protesters held signs, chanted and marched through the suburban neighborhoods for a few minutes, then left.
"Alito, we can't sleep and neither should you!" said a group of six protesters picketing near Alito's house around 8 p.m.
If the overturn of Roe v. Wade goes through, "we're gonna lose gay marriage, we're going to lose a lot of laws that protect trans folks," one protester told Fox News Digital.
A draft opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization was leaked earlier this month, indicating that the Supreme Court has the votes to undo Roe as well as Planned Parenthood v. Casey, another decision that reinforced judicial precedence for abortion access.
The draft opinion, which was confirmed as genuine by the court but does not represent the final decision, effectively would return abortion restrictions to states to decide.
"States' rights… led us to the Civil War," the protester said. "Is that where we want to go, back to the days before the Civil War? That's what states' rights are about."
Another group of six protesters marched around a quiet culdesac near Barrett's home — where several Fairfax County Police officers were standing guard — chanted common protest slogans like "keep abortion safe and legal," and "our bodies, our lives, our rights to decide." The group left after ... (Read more)