Protesters Dressed in 'Handmaid's Tale' Outfits Disrupt Catholic Mass


Protesters dressed in outfits from Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” entered a Catholic Mass Sunday amid protests for abortion rights.

A man said, “You are not attacking anybody.”

A protester responded, “You’re attacking me, right now.”

Another man chimed in, saying, “You guys want respect? We want respect, too.”

He continued, “I understand. We are with you but please, let us worship.”

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Security ushered the protesters toward the exit.

Some of them went on to shout.

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Yannina Diaz, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, issued a statement after the protests.

“Demonstrations had been anticipated across the country,” Diaz said.

She added, “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.”

Last week, The New York Post reported a pro-choice group called Ruth Sent Us called on followers to enter Catholic churches on Mother’s Day to protest the draft ruling that shows the Supreme Court would overturn Roe v. Wade.

The group is named after late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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“Whether you’re a ‘Catholic for Choice’, ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe. Stand at or in a local Catholic Church Sun May 8,” the group tweeted.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh saw protesters outside of their homes over the weekend, as ABC News reported.

On Monday night, more protesters visited Justice Samuel Alito’s home.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke out against the protests.

“We’ve seen angry crowds assemble at judges’ private family homes. Activists published a map of their addresses. Law enforcement has had to install a security fence around the Supreme Court itself,” McConnell said.

He added, “Trying to scare federal judges into ruling a certain way is far outside the bounds of First Amendment speech or protest.”

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