Pro-abortion protests continue to pop up nationwide in the wake of the leaked majority opinion on Roe v. Wade. On Sunday morning, protestors crashed a Los Angeles cathedral during mass dressed in red garb a la Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
Yannina Diaz, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, spoke to Fox News about the event.
“Demonstrations had been anticipated across the country,” Diaz said. “The incident was handled accordingly by cathedral security ensuring limited disruption of Mass. We continue to join our prayers as an Archdiocese in solidarity with the US Catholic Bishops to pray for change in our laws to help all women in need in our communities.”
From Fox News…
According to video of the incident that circulated widely on social media, parishioners and security rush to intercept the red-clad protesters as they make their way through the full sanctuary yelling during the service.
“You are not attacking anybody,” a man says in one video. “You’re attacking me, right now,” a woman says in response.
Another man tells the women to get out. “Respect us,” one man says. “You guys want respect? We want respect, too.”
“I understand,” the man says. “We are with you but please, let us worship.”
Security eventually moved the protesters toward the exit while some of them continued to scream.
Watch the clip above.
Videos posted to social media seemed to indicate the demonstrators at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels were protesting against the U.S. Supreme Court’s expected overturning of Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide.https://t.co/lyYM5bsbxZ
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