Fox News host Jesse Watters predicted Monday that violent pro-abortion protests will continue, asserting those who want to protect and enshrine abortion as a constitutional right are fighting “a religious war.”
“Abortion is sacred to the left,” he said on “The Five.” “What that means is this is a religious situation. This is a religious war to the left. Nothing means more to them than this abortion situation. So, if you think a molotov cocktail or graffiti or surrounding some justice’s home is a big deal, that’s nothing. Wait until the thing drops this summer, it is going to get so much worse.”
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The Fox News personality’s verbiage is accurate. Last week, following the leak of the U.S. Supreme Court’s draft opinion on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democrat, called abortion access “sacred” and Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), a minister, has repeatedly referred to himself as a “pro-choice pastor.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared to be on the verge of tears when she spoke to reporters following the release of the draft opinion, which, if made official, would undo the precedent established in 1973 by Roe v. Wade, which granted nationwide legal cover to abortion.
Watters’ comments echo those made late last week by pro-life activist Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director. While she is happy to see the high court seemingly poised to overturn Roe, she fears the left’s fight to protect and expand abortion will “get exponentially worse” before it gets better.
“I say that just to present some reality [for] the pro-life movement,” she said on her podcast, “Politely Rude,” later explaining, “It means that abortion goes back to the states, and it should have always been a state issue. Because states should have the ability to make a decision based on the will of their people … many states have always had a vested interest in protecting the pre-born.”
As a result of the anticipated ruling, some states will become even more conservative, perhaps outlawing abortion altogether, while Democrat-led states will expand and codify abortion as a right enshrined in their respective constitutions.
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For his part, Watters did acknowledge he made a name for himself by ambushing political leaders on the street, but argued protesting in front of Supreme Court justices’ private homes — which pro-abortion activists have done at Justice Samuel Alito’s residence in Northern Virginia — is entirely different.
“I know what people are gonna say: ‘Watters, you went to people’s homes,'” he said. “I did. But there’s a difference. I went to elucidate, not to intimidate. There’s one guy with a microphone, shows up, asks a polite question, and then leaves — is a lot different than having a mob of angry radical activists screaming at the top of their lungs at nighttime while the kids are home.”
Radical abortion supporters did not simply target Alito’s home, as CBN News reported. They also protested outside the houses of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts and attacked a slew of churches during Sunday morning services.
Aside from saying she wanted the protests to be “peaceful,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki last Friday refused to condemn those who doxxed the justices by sharing the addresses to their private residences and urging people to show up at their homes.
In a tweet published after a rash of violence and vandalism by pro-abortion activists, Psaki wrote President Joe Biden “strongly believes in the constitutional right to protest” but added such demonstrations “should never include violence, threats, or vandalism.”
“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.
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