(PresidentialInsider.com)- On Monday night, a heckler howled toward the stage during an event with Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
During a dialogue concerning Barrett’s nomination process, the individual was overheard calling her an “enslaver of women.”
Barrett took it in stride. After things simmered down, she quipped that as a mother of seven, she is used to distractions. Sometimes, she added, even outbursts.
Luna Hernandez, a volunteer with RiseUp4AbortionRights’ Los Angeles branch, was identified as the heckler. Hernandez said her disturbance was in response to concerns that the Supreme Court would overturn or weaken Roe v. Wade, the historic abortion access decision.
“Only the people can stop this by getting into the streets, by rising up for abortion rights!” the activist bellowed.
Hernandez said that she wasn’t having a childish outburst when she argued that forced childbearing constituted female slavery; she was simply turning up the siren about the current crisis in abortion rights.
Hernandez mentioned The Handmaid’s Tale, a streaming sci-fi series about subjugated women in a patriarchal society often invoked to paint the right as leading women into a dystopian nightmare.
Demonstrators at Barrett’s confirmation hearing in October 2020 gathered in front of the Supreme Court building wearing crimson cloaks similar to those shown in The Handmaid’s Tale,
Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court by former President Donald Trump and details from her personal life were discussed at the hour-long dinner event held by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.
Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court in October 2020 to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died in 2016.
According to the supreme court justice, the step into being a public figure was one of the difficult things she faced for which she wasn’t fully prepared.
“Security is much different now. We all have security details, and that’s different,” she explained.
She said that It all just occurred very quickly, and it didn’t allow her or her husband a lot of time to make a judgment about whether they wanted to do it.
Hecklers were probably not a part of her daily life and something she never considered.