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A pro-abortion group is claiming they've been 'permanently banned' from TikTok, saying that it happened after they posted a video excoriating the Catholic Church for what it calls 'enslavement of women.'
Ruth Sent Us has caused controversy several times, protesting at churches and at the homes of the current Supreme Court justices, even drawing condemnation from White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki after they doxxed the Washington, D.C.-area addresses of the six conservative Supreme Court Justices and organized 'walk-bys' of their residences this week to protest the impending opinion that will overturn Roe v. Wade.
'Your account permanently banned due to multiple violations of our Community Guidelines,' a screenshot posted Saturday by the 'backup' account called Ruth Sent U says.
A recent TikTok video showed activists in the red capes similar to the characters in Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale in front of a Catholic church, eventually walking in and disrupting services.
A pro-abortion group is claiming they've been 'permanently banned' from TikTok, saying that it happened after they posted a video excoriating the Catholic Church for what it calls 'enslavement of women'
The group Ruth Sent Us - in reference to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - announced the ban on a backup TikTok account Saturday
The group posted videos of protesters in Handmaids Tale outfits disrupting a Catholic mass, calling on followers to take similar action and post videos
'For 2,000 years the Catholic Church has been an institution for the enslavement of women,' one of the protesters says in the video said.
They also called for protests of the church between May 8 and May 14 and promised to burn the Eucharist served at Catholic mass.
TikTok has yet to respond to requests for comment.
Of the nine-member court's six conservative members, five reportedly back the bombshell move to rescind abortion protections: Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas.
Gorsuch is Episcopalian, though he was raised Catholic. The other four are Catholic, as is Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative whose position on the opinion has not been reported.
A draft opinion leaked to Politico on Monday revealed five out of the six, Justices Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch, were planning to vote to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision. Chief Justice John Roberts remaining undecided
The group, Ruth Sent Us, released a map last week on their website revealing the alleged addresses of the judges' homes as they urge activists to show up and protest for 'Walk-by Wednesday.'
It comes after the draft opinion was leaked to Politico two weeks ago revealing five judges - Justices Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch - were planning to vote to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision. Chief Justice John Roberts remained undecided.
Protests continue around the country, with some planned this