Fox News host Jesse Watters predicted Monday that pro-abortion advocates would not stop with raucous protests in private neighborhoods or even with Molotov cocktails, arguing that to those on the Left, the fight to preserve abortion rights is “a religious war.”
Watters and his co-hosts on the network’s juggernaut panel show “The Five” discussed the explosion of protests in private neighborhoods following the leaked early decision draft indicating the Supreme Court might be preparing to strike down landmark abortion rulings Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Watters began his commentary by acknowledging his own past as a reporter who occasionally ambushed people on the street to get comments — but he argued that the protests outside the homes of Supreme Court justices were a different animal entirely.
“I know what people are gonna say,” Watters said. “‘Watters, you went to people’s homes.’ 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.”
He went on to argue that Democrats had no choice but to make abortion the central issue heading into November’s fast-approaching midterm elections, saying that President Joe Biden and the Democrat-controlled House and Senate had not been able to accomplish anything worth running on.
But then he predicted that because of how important the abortion issue is to the political Left, protesters were likely to get angrier and more violent as time passed.
“Abortion is sacred to the Left. What that means is this is a religious situation. This is a religious war to the Left,” Watters continued. “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.”
In addition to staging protests outside the homes of sitting Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts, evidence suggests that pro-abortion activists may be responsible for a rash of vandalism at pro-life pregnancy centers and pro-life organizations that have occurred in the days since the draft was leaked.
While the White House has said that protesters should remain peaceful, Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to condemn pro-abortion activists who circulated maps drawing would-be protesters to justices’ homes.