By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
“[President Joe Biden] strongly believes in the Constitutional right to protest. But that should never include violence, threats, or vandalism,” wrote Jen Psaki, the outgoing White House press secretary. “Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society. And they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety,” she added on the social networking site Twitter.
Her comments came after furious pro-abortion activists targeted churches and the homes of conservative Christian justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, with children reportedly inside.
Authorities also confirmed that two Molotov cocktails were used to firebomb the offices of a Christian Wisconsin anti-abortion center that supports pregnant women and girls.
The violence in recent days was sparked by last week’s leaked Supreme Court draft opinion showing most justices favor overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. That ruling established a constitutional right to abortion.
In one of the worst incidents, the offices of a Wisconsin anti-abortion lobbying group were seriously damaged by fire bombs over the weekend, police said.
During the attack, vandals also spray-painted the walls with the warning: ‘If abortions aren’t safe, you aren’t either.’
The attack was discovered when someone driving to Madison’s nearby airport saw flames coming from the office building housing the Wisconsin Family Action, said Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes.
No one was detained, and there were no suspects in custody yet following the fire that was discovered early Sunday morning, police confirmed. Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Boulder, Colorado, was vandalized with pro-choice graffiti last week.
Elsewhere, dozens of outraged protesters demonstrated Saturday outside the homes of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. Critics expressed their worries about the justices and family members, with police doing little to intervene.
Christian worshipers were targeted too at several locations in the United States over the weekend. For instance, protesters dressed in red costumes from “The Handmaid’s Tale” interrupted Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.
A handful of costumed women held up a large green banner in the aisle and were ushered out after a brief scuffle with apparently church security and parishioners, footage showed.
One protester accused ushers of attacking her as they sought to remove the activists carefully. Another yelled, “I have a right,” as she was herded out of the sanctuary, while a man shouted back, “Get out of here!” Several parishioners pleaded, “Respect us!”
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles confirmed the incident saying that it “was handled accordingly by Cathedral Security, ensuring limited disruption of Mass. We continue to join our prayers as an Archdiocese in solidarity with the U.S. Catholic Bishops to pray for change in our laws to help all women in need in our communities.”
Tensions also ran high in New York City, where scores of pro-abortion activists disrupted prayers and cheered Christians in front of a Catholic Church. The protest in the Soho neighborhood included a woman dressed in a one-piece bathing suit walking up to praying men and screaming in their faces.
She waved around a plastic baby doll with a pink cloth tied around its neck. Using a sexually explicit, she said, “I’m killing the mother….baby,” strangling the doll.
The woman later smashed the doll’s head on the ground in between her legs, video footage showed. She yelled at the demonstrators while pro-abortion activists laugh. “If God murdered his Son, why can’t I?” she cried.
“Why the f….is the priest terrorizing my mother f….uterus?” she shouted. Pro-abortion activists were also heard singing, “thank God for abortion.” Amid the uproar, Christian anti-abortion protestors tried to maintain their calm as they continued to pray peacefully.
While the White House has condemned the violence and threats Republican Party critics said it was too little too late. “A little late, don’t you think – now that leftists are firebombing prolifers and threatening the safety of Supreme Court Justices and their families,” Missouri Senator Josh Hawley tweeted Monday. President “Joe Biden could have condemned this violence and harassment and instead encouraged it,” he added.
Hawley stressed that President Biden “should be held responsible” for the actions of those involved in attacks and violence in the name of the pro-choice movement.
“The White House is playing word games,” noted Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton in response to the White House statement urging peaceful protests. “Biden needs to clearly condemn the mob for showing up at private homes at night (with kids present) to intimidate the Justices” of the Supreme Court, he said.
“This intimidation is unlawful and unamerican.”
South Carolina Republican Representative Ralph Norman agreed. “It should not have taken this long to condemn the vicious harassment of churches and our Supreme Court justices by radical pro-abortionists.”
Devoted Christians brace for more attacks with police pressed to step up security around churches and Christian groups across the nation.
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