Lauren Boebert 'Genocide Squad' Abortion Comments 'Disgraceful': Dershowitz

Constitutional law expert Alan Dershowitz has called comments about abortion by Representative Lauren Boebert "disgraceful" live on Fox News, just moments after she appeared on the network.

Dershowitz, emeritus professor at Harvard Law School, was interviewed by Fox News' Gregg Jarrett immediately after he spoke to the Republican congresswoman on Friday.

"Leftists, who now make up the genocide squad, want abortion anytime, anywhere, including babies who are already born," Boebert said. "But that's not going to happen."

Jarrett continued to speak with Boebert about President Joe Biden's recent actions aiming to protect abortion access before signing off with her.

He then turned to the recent protest at a restaurant where Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh was eating with his family. Dershowitz and Fox News contributor Charlie Hurt joined the conversation.

Dershowitz said that the way Kavanaugh was treated was "absolutely disgraceful," but he also responded to Boebert's remarks.

"Look, I oppose the reversal of Roe v. Wade," Dershowitz said. "I think, by the way, what Congresswoman Boebert said—calling people on my side of the issue the 'genocide squad' and saying that we are prepared for babies already born to be killed—is even more disgraceful than anything that happened to the justice.

"And I just want to condemn those remarks in the strongest terms."

Dershowitz went on: "I support a woman's right to choose, but I do not support anybody protesting Justice Kavanaugh eating a meal in peace, being at home in his house, or not having to fear an assassin walking on his lawn."

He was referring to an armed man who was recently arrested outside Kavanaugh's home and has pleaded not guilty to attempting to kill the justice.

"Americans have the right to protest, but they should protest in the right place in the right manner," Dershowitz said.

The U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn the landmark 1973 precedent Roe v. Wade in an opinion issued on June 24. Five of the justices joined an opinion written by Associate Justice Samuel Alito, while Chief Justice John Roberts wrote a concurring opinion.

The Court's decision has been celebrated by those opposed to abortion, including many elected Republicans, but those who favor abortion rights are concerned that women may no longer be able to access abortion services in large parts of the country.

President Biden signed an executive order on Friday aimed at protecting abortion rights and instructing Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra to take or consider actions that would protect access as well as patients' privacy and access to information about abortion, among other matters.

Newsweek has asked Boebert's office for comment.

Lauren Boebert Addresses a Press Conference
U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) speaks at a House Second Amendment Caucus press conference at the U.S. Capitol on June 08, 2022 in Washington, DC. Alan Dershowitz has criticized Boebert's remarks about abortion. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images