Pro-abortion protesters were caught handing out the home address outside the Supreme Court of Justice Clarence Thomas, encouraging people to assemble outside of house after he voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Luke Mosiman, the chair of the Maricopa County Young Republicans, was outside of the Supreme Court following the release of the monumental decision on Friday that sent the issue of abortion back to the states, and saw a pro-choice protester going round a group of supporters handing out the address of Justice Thomas.
Confronting the individual, Mosiman asked them why they were planning on going to the house of a SCOTUS Justice to protest. “That goes against the republic and the system,” Mosiman said. “Why would you do such a thing? I would never do that if I disagreed with a case!”
“All I can say is that you know, we go out there, the police are out there, if it was an issue they’d probably arrest us, so,” the protester responded, with Mosiman saying that they should be arrested “for even suggesting such a thing,” declaring their planned actions to be “an assault on our democracy.”
“Well I understand that, and we’ve had people come and ask the police to arrest us, and so far they haven’t,” they continued. “I hope you get arrested tonight,” Mosiman concluded. “What else can I say?”
BREAKING— Abortion activists are handing out the PERSONAL ADDRESS of Justice Clarence Thomas’ home to threaten the Supreme Court Justice pic.twitter.com/92gl80CmrZ
— Luke Mosiman (@Luke_Mosiman) June 24, 2022
“I am disgusted and ashamed that a fellow American would try to disrupt our rule of law by gathering outside of a Supreme Court Justice’s home to threaten and intimidate,” Mosiman told Valiant News in a statement.
Justice Thomas, known as the most conservative member of the court, joined the majority opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito that overturned Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives,” Alito wrote. “That is what the Constitution and the rule of law demand.”
Thomas added a further concurring opinion, and argued that the Due Process Clause, which Roe is based upon, does not “forbid the government to infringe certain ‘fundamental’ liberty interests,” and as such, the Court should, in future, reconsider other major rulings based on the same logic.
These include Griswold v. Connecticut, the right for married people to obtain contraceptives, Lawrence v. Texas, which protects homosexual relationships, and Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalised gay marriage across the country.
Protesters previously gathered outside the homes of Justices Brett Kavanaugh, and Chief Justice John Roberts, after a draft opinion was leaked. Alito allegedly had to be removed from his home due to threats. Jen Psaki, then Biden’s Press Secretary encouraged peaceful protests at their homes, before an assassin attempted to kill Kavanaugh.