In a landmark ruling on Friday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that there is no right to abortion in the Constitution.
Some figures call for violence
They included singer and actress Barbra Streisand, who compared conservative justices to the Islamic fundamentalist regime which rules Afghanistan.
“The Court uses religious dogma to overturn the constitutional right to abortion,” Streisand tweeted, adding, “This Court is the American Taliban.”
Musician Taylor Swift expressed a similar view, tweeting, “I’m absolutely terrified that this is where we are — that after so many decades of people fighting for women’s rights to their own bodies, today’s decision has stripped us of that.”
Meanwhile, actor Ron Pearlman also voiced outrage in a tweet that compared the Supreme Court to ISIS.
To all the women in this country that demand personal autonomy and not some Isis-like group of dried up old men dictating at them, I am 💯 with you. However far you take this fight, I am with you.
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) June 24, 2022
Other verified Twitter users went further and openly called for violence. Among them was author and online personality Carlos Maza.
Fascists literally do not care how hard you vote. They are not trying to win elections. Violence is the only language they understand, and it’s time we start speaking it.
— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) June 24, 2022
Firebombing campaign aimed at pro-life groups
What’s more, others demanded rioting and arson, with author Brandon Taylor tweeting, “Stay safe out there tonight, everybody. Also, burn it down.”
Fox News reported earlier this month that offices belonging to the pro-life Wisconsin Family Action were torched. Later, the campaign office of Michigan’s Republican Rep. Tim Walberg was attacked by vandals who left broken windows and pro-abortion graffiti.