Protests Held at Brett Kavanaugh's Home Over Texas Abortion Bill Decision

Dozens of left-wing protesters demonstrated at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's Maryland home in the wake of the passing of a restrictive abortion bill in Texas.

Kavanaugh was one of five conservative judges who allowed the banning of all abortions in the state if a fetal heartbeat can be detected—something which can happen after only six weeks—after voting to deny an emergency appeal brought by abortion rights advocates to block its enforcement.

The Shut Down DC protest group previously described in a Facebook event that they would be targeting one of Donald Trump's picks for the Supreme Court over the decision which has been met with outrage from Democrats and women's rights advocates.

"Make no mistake, what's happening to reproductive justice and abortion rights is far bigger than one person. But Kavanaugh is playing a key role, and so far he's been protected from any backlash," Shut Down DC wrote. "No more."

Around 50 to 60 people gathered outside Kavanaugh's home in Chevy Chase, holding placards demanding that he resign and protesting against the new restrictive abortion law he allowed to pass.

.⁦@KristinMink_⁩ of ⁦@CPDAction⁩ speaking about her abortion in front of Brett Kavanaugh’s house #bansoffourbodies pic.twitter.com/jsCIqpMDJT

— ShutDownDC (@ShutDown_DC) September 13, 2021

Some neighbors are applauding the pro-choice protesters as they make their way to Justice Kavanaugh’s house pic.twitter.com/9zr9GCmPSV

— Jane Recker (@janerecker) September 13, 2021

#NOW: In the streets of Chevy Chase, a Washington suburb. Protesters are marching on Justice Kavanaugh’s house with banners and a sound system after his refusal to block Texas’ near-total abortion ban along with four of his colleagues. pic.twitter.com/YnBlzrMxjm

— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) September 13, 2021

The demonstration was largely peaceful and no arrests were made, reported WTOP. There were a number of police officers present outside Kavanaugh's home during the protest.

The crowd could be heard chanting "my body, my voice" during the protest on Monday night.

The group also played Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" from a loudspeaker while walking away from the street towards the park where the march started from.

"I believe that currently the Supreme Court is infringing on our rights and Brett Kavanaugh is a big part of that," 18-year-old demonstrator Sophia Geiger told the AFP news agency.

"We've had multiple women's marches... and clearly, they have not gotten the message," Geiger added. "So now we want to inconvenience him."

Nadine Bloch, a member of the Shut Down DC group who organized the event, said they planned to demonstrate outside Kavanaugh's home "to make our voices heard."

"We're starting with Brett—we haven't said we're not going to go to any others," Bloch added.

It is unclear if Kavanaugh was at home during the demonstration. The Supreme Court and Kavanaugh have been contacted for comment.

Shut Down DC previously held a candlelight vigil outside the home of Missouri Senator Josh Hawley over his "undemocratic and unacceptable" plans to challenge the 2020 election results.

Hawley described the demonstrators as "antifa scumbags" who threatened his family while he wasn't there.

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Abortion rights activists protest outside the house of US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in Chevy Chase Maryland, on September 13, 2021, following the court's decision to uphold a stringent abortion law in Texas. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images