Amid concerns about the safety of the conservative Supreme Court justices, a former reporter pondered online whether assassinating Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito would save Roe v. Wade.
“Interesting real life trolley problem in America now,” tweeted Simon Gwynn, whose public profiles say that he worked for Haymarket Media Group as a journalist before he reportedly resigned over “unwise” tweets. “If you had the chance to kill Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, the two oldest right wing Supreme Court judges, should you do it while Biden can get his nominees to replace them confirmed?”
“It’s interesting as an abstract question but becomes a real conundrum if, say, you’re terminally ill and have little to lose yourself, but know that it could save many women’s lives in the future,” Gwynn continued.
He has since deleted the tweets, which were preserved by the Washington Examiner’s Jerry Dunleavy, saying that Twitter “is not often a good place for” thought experiments of this kind.
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) May 5, 2022
I've removed my recent two tweets about the US Supreme Court as on reflection they're obviously pretty irresponsible, though I don't think they would be against Twitter's TOS.
FYI I don't endorse murdering anyone, but don't think there's anything wrong with thought experiments.
— Simon Gwynn 🇺🇦 (@SimonGwynn) May 5, 2022
“I’ve removed my recent two tweets about the US Supreme Court as on reflection they’re obviously pretty irresponsible, though I don’t think they would be against Twitter’s TOS,” Gwynn said on Thursday morning. “FYI I don’t endorse murdering anyone, but don’t think there’s anything wrong with thought experiments.”
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Daily Wire.
“I don't endorse murdering anyone, but don't think there's anything wrong with thought experiments” https://t.co/5hrKhGxafM
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) May 5, 2022
The comments come as activist groups direct angry abortion protestors to protest at the homes of “six extremist” Supreme Court justices amid swelling abortion protests in major cities around the country.
The progressive activist group Ruth Sent Us announced “walk-by Wednesday” for May 11, urging protestors to come to “the homes of the six extremist justices, three in Virginia and three in Maryland.”
ShutDownDC is also advertising a Saturday evening “Candlelight Vigil for Roe v. Wade,” calling for abortion supporters to “join us in a march to Justices Kavanaugh and Roberts’ homes to protest for reproductive freedom!!”
Reacting to a leaked draft opinion showing that the court is likely preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade, abortion supporters protested outside the United States Supreme Court on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Protests also took place in Los Angeles (where protestors violently clashed with police) and in New York City.
“The radical Left and their dark money funders have one goal, which is to intimidate the Court,” Judicial Crisis Network President Carrie Severino told The Daily Wire on Wednesday evening. “Showing up at the justices’ homes to harass them is absolutely beyond the pale and shows the lengths to which they are willing to go in order to undermine the Court’s independence.”
In a Tuesday editorial, the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board expressed concerns that an “abortion fanatic” might “commit an act of violence” in an effort to subvert the court’s expected decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“One question is how fast the Court should now move to publish its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization,” the board said. “There’s an argument for getting it out fast to make it a fait accompli.”
“Politico said the Alito draft was circulated in February, so the Justices have had ample time to absorb it and respond,” it continued. “We hate to say this, but some abortion fanatic could decide to commit an act of violence to stop a 5-4 ruling. It’s an awful thought, but we live in fanatical times.”