Who Are the Abortion Extremists? by Robert Royal

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*Image: Madonna del Parto by Piero della, after 1457 [Francesca Musei Civici Madonna del Parto, Monterchi, Italy]. As the museum explains, this is “a very young pregnant woman, as any other, waiting for her baby who is about to change her life; though, at the same time, she is also the one God has chosen to give redemption to mankind.”

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing, May 9, 2022

Robert Royal is editor-in-chief of The Catholic Thing and president of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington, D.C. His most recent books are Columbus and the Crisis of the West and A Deeper Vision: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition in the Twentieth Century.

Robert RoyalThe protests – and outright threats – against the six “extremist Catholic” justices of the Supreme Court now considering revoking Roe, including noisy demonstrations at their homes (one lives two streets over from me), were only to be expected. And that’s precisely the problem.

Intimidating members of the judiciary, who are supposed to be protected from the pressures of partisan politics, is the kind of thing you expect – and condemn – when you see it in the news, usually in some banana republic – or a Mafia trial. That these kinds of pressure tactics have invaded every nook and cranny of our public space – mobs outside the homes of mayors, police chiefs, judges, and now even Supreme Court justices – is not good for our constitutional order. Or American life in general. …