While the Supreme Court heard arguments this week on a case involving a Pro-Life Louisiana law, the fury of the abortion mob was on full display on the steps outside. The case has implications for Pro-Life laws across the nation, including Texas, and could potentially contribute to the building movement to overturn Roe v. Wade. The abortion mob is well aware of the possible watershed effects of June Medical Services v. Russo currently being considered by the court.
Nowhere was this clearer than in the pandemonium taking place on the steps of the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Led by anti-Life Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York), a mob outside demanded that the justices maintain the abortion status quo and reject all protections for preborn babies and the health and safety of their mothers. At the podium, Schumer escalated his rhetoric to making outright threats against Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, both of whom were appointed by Pro-Life President Donald Trump and are expected to recognize the constitutionality of the Pro-Life provisions.
Schumer shouted, “I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price!” Not stopping there, Schumer continued, “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
Chief Justice John Roberts was swift in issuing a rare rebuke of Schumer’s comments. In a statement on official Supreme Court letterhead, Roberts wrote, “Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous. All Members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell condemned Schumer’s remarks on the Senate floor on Thursday calling on Schumer to apologize. “If any American had these words shouted at them from a sidewalk outside their office, they would hear these threats as personal,” McConnell said.
Like so many pro-abortion bullies, Schumer refused to rescind his remarks and fully apologize. “I shouldn’t have used the words I used,” Schumer said. He attempted to claim that he was not threatening the justices, though he addressed them directly by name, and said he was instead forewarning Senate Republicans of supposed election losses following a Pro-Life ruling from the Supreme Court. Schumer claimed, “They [my words]didn’t come out the way I intended to, my point was there would be political consequences. Political consequences for President Trump and Senate Republicans.”
Schumer even went so far as saying, “I’m from Brooklyn. We use strong language.” No matter where a politician is from, “strong language” is not an excuse for making public threats. McConnell did not accept Schumer’s poor excuse, saying, “But if he cannot even admit to saying what he said, we certainly cannot know what he meant. At the very best his comments were astonishingly reckless and extremely irresponsible.”
At a town hall event on Thursday, President Trump noted that anti-Life Democrats have failed to condemn Schumer’s comments and much of the pro-abortion mainstream media has given Schumer a pass. “If a Republican did what Schumer did, they would be in jail right now,” Trump said.
We should not be surprised by the increasing hostility and incivility of the abortion mob in America. With the growing Pro-Life movement, more people are recognizing the injustice of elective abortion and working for change. The anti-Life movement, which works actively to defend the killing of innocent and defenseless human beings, is one animated by violence. The fact that their public rhetoric finally reflects this should not shock us.
The ire that Schumer and his allies unleashed on the steps of the Supreme Court this week is reminiscent of the vicious and unjust attacks launched against Justice Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing. The Pro-Life movement must remain vigilant, but we can be assured that progress is being made by how scared and hostile the other side is becoming in the public square. Schumer and his pro-abortion colleagues are in the pocket of the abortion industry and will stop at nothing to try to force taxpayer-funded elective abortion without restrictions on Pro-Life Americans.