An organization known as “ShutDownDC” is planning a protest outside Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home in Maryland over his vote with the majority declining to block a Texas law banning most abortions in a 5-4 decision.
“The #SupremeCourt approving Texas’ #abortionban? That’s gonna be a no from us. Tell Brett Kavanaugh what you think in person, at his house. Monday 9/13, meet at 6:30 PM at Chevy Chase Local Park,” the group said on Twitter and on a Facebook event page.
All three Trump appointees – Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett – voted with the majority Wednesday. Chief Justice John Roberts and the court’s three liberal justices, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented in the late Wednesday move (Newsmax).
The bill prohibits doctors from performing or inducing abortions if they have detected a fetal heartbeat for the unborn child, except in medical emergencies. It also empowers individuals to sue abortion providers or anyone who “aids or abets” the procedures. The lawsuits can yield at least $10,000 in statutory damages per abortion.
ShutDownDC drew national scrutiny earlier this year when Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., dubbed the group “Antifa scumbags” following a tense encounter outside his Washington, D.C., home. Hawley said members of the group vandalized his property and made threats against his family (DonaldJTrumpPolls).
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