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Here We Go Again….The Fiery (But Mostly Peaceful) Abortion Riots Are Just Getting Warmed Up

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Brace yourselves. The Left is gearing up for another “summer of love” and fiery (but mostly peaceful) protests following this month’s unprecedented leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. The leaked opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, indicates that the Court is planning to overturn the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision — known as Roe v. Wade — that granted abortion rights nationwide. 

 Within “just minutes” of the SCOTUS leak being published, Supreme Court security personnel began erecting barricades around the building. Moments later, hundreds of protesters on both sides of the abortion issue arrived with hastily constructed placards.

Less than two years after the George Floyd riots rocked Minnesota — and cities all over — America is facing another nationwide violent leftist uprising that could be even bigger than the last. Afterall, the identity groups the Left often seeks to enrage — Black lives and women — are disproportionately sized. Black Americans make up less than fifteen percent of the American population while women make up roughly fifty percent of the population.

Blue states (and cities) are readying their autonomous abortion zones. Woke corporations like Amazon, who funded BLM causes to the tune of $10 million after the George Floyd incident, have now pledged to pay the abortion tourism travel costs for employees living in red states. Other woke corporations like Yelp, Uber, Lyft, and Citigroup have made similar assurances.

Many Leftwing journalists are rooting for fires, violence and chaos. Immediately after Alito’s draft opinion leaked (and before any fires had been started), a reporter for Vox praised the “hero” leaker for effectively saying “f— it! Let’s burn this place down.” Now, at least one fire has been started when a violent rioter in Madison, Wisconsin allegedly attempted to burn down a pro-life group’s headquarters with a Molotov cocktail. 

“More of this,” tweeted one leftwing reporter in response to the news of the arson. “May these people never know a moment of peace or safety until they rot in the ground,” the reporter wrote, referring to the pro-life group. 

The violence is ramping up. On Tuesday night in Los Angeles, furious protesters turned into rioters when they took over an intersection en route from a federal courthouse. The rioters vandalized a public walkway, smashed the windows of a local business, and pounded on law enforcement vehicles, breaking at least one police car window. 

In cities on both coasts, pro-abortion rioters have vandalized pro-life women’s pregnancy centers that provide support and encouragement for women who want to keep their babies. 

CareNet of Frederick in Maryland was smashed on Tuesday, and 48 hours later, the same thing happened to First Image’s Southeast Portland Pregnancy Resource Center in Oregon. One Antifa twitter account has compiled a list of Portland area pro-life centers that offer abortion alternatives. 

A pro-abortion group called Ruth Sent Us, which aims to “rise up against a corrupt and illegitimate Supreme Court,” has posted the home addresses of the “six extremist justices” they are blaming for the decision. Over the weekend, rioters set up camp outside the homes of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh (a frightening development that the Biden White House has refused to condemn). 

In addition to doxing and intimidating Supreme Court Justices by organizing protests outside their private homes, the radical Leftwing group has also targeted churches and organized Mother’s Day service uprisings.

“Whether you’re a ‘Catholic for Choice,’ ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe,” Ruth Sent Us tweeted following the leak of the opinion. “Stand at or in a local Catholic Church Sun May 8. #WarOnWomen #MothersDayStrike.”

Attached to the tweet was a video of pro-abortionists dressed up in “The Handmaid’s Tale” costumes. The Handmaid’s Tale, a TV show based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel where women are treated as slaves by a fascist government has become a symbol for many pro-abortion rioters. Dressed in the iconic red handmaid’s cloaks with white bonnets, the protesters shouted, “Without this basic right, women can’t be free!… Abortion on demand and without apology!”

One pastor, Reverend Gurnee of St. Joe’s Catholic Church on Capitol Hill, pleaded with law enforcement to protect his congregation and “be ready to intervene” in the event the agitators disrupt the church service. Rev. Gurnee has urged his congregation “not to engage” with the rioters. 

On social media, many pro-abortionists are very clearly calling for violence. “There’s only one solution to this… It starts with V and ends with E and it’s not Vote,” said one TikTok user insinuating violence was a solution. “If they actually do this, this would be a time that rioting would be ok. I got the pitchforks, you get the gas and the torches,” said another TikTok user. “Do you ever wake up in the morning and think “I just want to burn it all to the ground?” said another.

“You think the global protests around George Floyd were big? You just f—ing wait when you launch an attack on 50% of the American population.”

In my book, Fiery But Mostly Peaceful: The 2020 Riots and the Gaslighting of America, I document in painstaking detail the violent tactics used by the left in the 2020 Black Lives Matter (BLM) riots and set the record straight on one of the most egregious examples of mainstream media gaslighting in recent times. I flew across the United States with my riot gear and put my life at risk to report on the radical left’s violent tactics. 

Now, I will be traveling across the country — from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles — to cover these same violent tactics as they are again rolled out just six months before another consequential national election. I will be interviewing the agitators and the victims and the survivors of their violence. 

At my first stop in Los Angeles over the weekend, I witnessed the same typical leftist behavior that I saw while documenting the 2020 BLM riots. Much like the BLM activists, many pro-abortion activists do not fully understand the complex underlying issues which inevitably lead to these insane reactions. Most of the pro-abortion rioters do not seem to understand that overturning Roe v. Wade does not mean abortions are automatically banned, but will instead be regulated at the state level.

Just like the 2020 BLM riots, when these pro-abortion activists fail to have their demands met, they resort to violence and the abolishment of norms. All too often, their violent reactions make it harder to tackle hot-button issues like justice reform and abortion rights.

I will be following the pro-abortion riots closely. Stay tuned.

Julio Rosas is the author of  Fiery But Mostly Peaceful: The 2020 Riots and the Gaslighting of America, and a Volunteer with the Leadership Institute. You can follow his groundbreaking video coverage of the 2022 pro-abortion riots on twitter @julio_rosas11

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