We have been outside the Supreme Court nonstop defending the rights of the unborn since the draft Dobbs decision was leaked.
Yesterday our team went out again to counter-protest a pro-abortion "Mother's Day" demonstration.
Moments after we arrived and started chanting, a pro-abortion demonstrator approached my friend Kristin and began getting very aggressive in her face. Because I was worried things were about to get violent, I placed myself between them.
The activist did not like that!
The police immediately stepped in to intervene and separated them from the pro-lifers. They went back to their people for a moment and then... they came back with a full bottle of a vegan protein shake and dumped it all over me.
The police officers also definitely got hit by the shake.
Despite this, our team continued on for a few hours — singing and chanting to both be a voice for the unborn but also the represent the MILLIONS of pro-life Americans who have been hoping, working, praying, and voting for 50 years to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Attacks on pro-life demonstrators have been increasing since the leak of the draft Dobbs opinion last Monday.
I have seen firsthand my fellow pro-lifers get shoved, punched, pushed/pulled to the ground, had our signs stolen out of our hands and used as weapons against us, and more.
Just within the past week we've seen multiple sexual assaults with pro-abortion demonstrators intentionally groping the breasts and genitals of (in particular, our female and gender nonconforming) pro-life activists, including even minors in Indiana.
While we have been greatly saddened (and some of us, actually traumatized or re-traumatized as a result of past experiences) by these pro-abortion attacks — we are not really surprised.
Of course some of the people who are fighting for the "right" to commit violence against innocent children would be willing to commit violence against those who disagree with them.
Despite all of this, we are going to continue to boldly defend our unborn brothers and sisters at this crucial moment in history.
We know that the pro-abortion lobby is actively attempting to manufacture the appearance of enough public pressure to intimidate the justices into changing their mind.
They're threatening them online, at rallies, and now even outside their homes.
We cannot allow these extremist radicals to control the narrative.
The reality is that most Americans support reasonable restrictions on abortion that Roe prevents legislators from passing.
Pro-lifers must be out in our communities defending our life-affirming values.
While pro-life activists may face attacks, we must remember that we are not the true victims here. The unborn children who are routinely killed and their parents who are exploited by the abortion industrial complex are the victims.
The annoyance of getting a chocolate protein shake thrown in my face is nothing compared to the violence that an unborn child experiences when a physician takes a pair of forceps and rips off their limbs and crushes their skull.
The inconvenience of trying to get the chocolate stain out of my shirt is nothing compared to the lifelong emotional anguish that many of the women I know who have chosen abortion (almost always a result of coercion and/or financial pressure) face every day.
I am not the victim. I am just a person with a voice who will not stop fighting for justice until I no longer can.
To pro-lifers: I urge you not to be discouraged. We are going to win this.
Get involved and get connected with other people in your community to fight for life.
To our supporters: thank you for standing with us at this time! If you can, please consider donating today so that we can continue to do this work and afford to replace the signs, megaphones, and other materials that have been destroyed and stolen by pro-abortion activists.