Serious incidents of vandalism at pro-life centers, and harassment at the homes of Supreme Court Justices were reported.
Catholics around the nation prepared for the worst, after an abortion rights group on social media called for demonstrations within churches during Mass on Mother’s Day. The call was in response to the leaked draft opinion indicating that the Supreme Court is prepared to reverse Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling that legalized abortion.
At the end of the day, there were several demonstrations and acts of vandalism, but far fewer than had been expected.
As Aleteia reported, the Twitter account @RuthSentUs, prompted dioceses around the country to beef up security after it tweeted:
“Whether you’re a ‘Catholic for Choice,’ ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe. Stand at or in a local Catholic Church Sun May 8. #WarOnWomen #MothersDayStrike”
That rallying cry, was followed by a more ominous one that called for destruction of the Blessed Sacrament: