RICHMOND, Virginia (LifeSiteNews) – Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares has told Catholics that he will protect their civil right to worship, after pro-abortion activists threatened attacks on Catholic churches in response to the leaked Supreme Court opinion suggesting Roe v. Wade could be about to be overturned.
“The civil rights of Virginia’s worshipers will not be violated by any mobs,” Miyares wrote on social media Friday evening.
“In Virginia, the law reigns supreme and Catholic Virginians’ right to worship in peace will be protected,” added Miyares.
The civil rights of Virginia’s worshipers will not be violated by any mobs.
In Virginia, the law reigns supreme and Catholic Virginians’ right to worship in peace will be protected.
— Jason Miyares (@JasonMiyaresVA) May 6, 2022
Miyares’ vow to protect Catholic Virginias’ right to worship comes after radical pro-abortion groups publicly stated their plan to storm Catholic churches during Mass starting this coming Sunday.
The most notable group, called “Ruth Sent Us,” named after the former pro-abortion Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, took to Twitter last Tuesday to encourage people across the U.S. to storm their local parish starting on Sunday, May 8 – which is Mother’s Day in the U.S. – as a way to protest a possible overturning of Roe v. Wade by six Supreme Court justices, as was revealed in a leak last Monday.
The protests are anticipated to last all week, from May 8 through 14.
“Whether you’re a ‘Catholic for Choice’, ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe,” the group tweeted. “Stand at or in a local Catholic Church Sunday May 8.”
The tweet was accompanied by a video showing members of the group dressed in Handmaid’s Tale costumes and disrupting a Mass in a Catholic church by shouting a pro-abortion chant, demanding “abortion on demand and without apology!”
The same group also published the locations of six pro-life Supreme Court justices’ home addresses on their website last week, encouraging members to attend protests at their private residences.
Acts of violence and vandalism have also multiplied across the U.S. since the leak. On Tuesday, a violent and vulgar protest by pro-abortion activists in Los Angeles resulted in at least one police officer being injured and parts of city being vandalized with obscene graffiti.
The next day, a Catholic church in Boulder, Colorado, was vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti.