Supreme Court ruling on abortion: Pro-life, pro-choice protesters in tense clashes outside SCOTUS

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Tensions were high on Tuesday morning among pro-life and pro-choice protesters outside the Supreme Court building following a stunning leak on Monday night of a draft notice which said the High Court would issue a final opinion nullifying Roe against Wade.

Protesters on both sides of the abortion issue began to rally late Monday night after the release of a leaked draft opinion from Judge Samuel Alito in early February.

“Hey, hey, ho, ho, abortion now,” chanted some of the pro-choice protesters. A pro-choice protester was seen berating pro-life protesters as they prayed outside the Supreme Court.

PROTESTERS GATHER OUTSIDE THE SUPREME COURT BUILDING FOLLOWING LEAKED DRAFT NOTICE TO VOID ROE V. WADE

A crowd of people gather outside the Supreme Court, Monday night, May 2, 2022, in Washington following reports of a leaked draft opinion by the court quashing Roe v. Wade.
(AP Photo/Anna Johnson)

“Lord God, we take sides today and we pray for peace. We pray for peace not only for the people who are here today, but for the lives of all the children who have been lost in the past 50 years,” a pro-life activist said over a loudspeaker, rivaling the sound of chanting. “We pray for all women who are going through the difficult choice of choosing life and we pray that our students and our nation will be ready to help these women go through their pregnancy and choose life.”

“We pray not only for them, but for peace throughout our nation,” the activist said.

Later that morning, a pro-life supporter grilled Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who was speaking outside the Supreme Court to Roe supporters. c.Wade.

“We don’t want to dismember children in the womb, ma’am,” the guy shouted at Warren. “We are not going to agree to dismember 3,000 children in the womb every day.”

Her comments led to Warren’s supporters telling her to “shut up” and telling Warren’s staff to “get her out of there.”

“Shut up, asshole,” a woman replied.

Congressional Republicans responded to the POLITICO report on the leaked memo by calling for the backer’s lawsuit, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Who called him a ” unlawful act”.

“The same political movement that used a leak to speed up Justice Breyer’s retirement process is trying to use another leak to make the court less safe and less impartial,” he added.

ROE V. WADE DECEIVED: MCCONNELL CALLS FOR PROSECUTION OF SUPREME COURT LEAK

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters after a Republican strategy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters after a Republican strategy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.
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Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, mentioned the “breach of the Court’s deliberative process” is “an appalling affront to a critical institution and should be thoroughly investigated.” Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas mentioned he hopes “whoever is responsible for the leaked draft notice will be fired, prosecuted, and given real jail time.”

Chief Justice John Roberts called the leak “a betrayal of the confidences of the Court” and ordered the Marshal of the Court to investigate.

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“We at the Court are fortunate to have a workforce – permanent employees and paralegals
like-minded – intensely loyal to the institution and dedicated to the rule of law,” Roberts said. “Court employees have an exemplary and important tradition of respecting the confidentiality of the judicial process and maintaining the confidence of the Court. This was a singular and flagrant breach of that trust which is an affront to the Court and to the community of public servants who work
here.”

“Insofar as this betrayal of the Court’s confidences was intended to undermine the
the integrity of our operations, it will not succeed. The work of the Court will not be affected
in any way,” Roberts added.

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer and Anders Hagstrom contributed to this report.



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