UPDATE 5/18/22 8:52 p.m. EST Just two days after receiving its “permanent ban” from TikTok, pro-abortion group Ruth Sent Us announced that the social media platform had reinstated its account.
“GREAT NEWS: our TikTok @ruthsent which was ‘permanently banned’ due to mass reporting is back up due to mass appeals! There’s more of us than them. Take that, haters!” the group tweeted.
According to Catholic News Agency, TikTok has given no explanation regarding the quick reversal of its previous decision.
5/18/22 4:40 p.m. (National Review) Leftist pro-abortion group Ruth Sent Us has had its TikTok account “permanently banned” after publishing what it claimed were the home addresses of the Supreme Court’s six conservative justices online as part of an organized “walk-by protest” earlier this month.
Ruth Sent Us had posted videos on TikTok advertising multiple coordinated demonstrations in front of the justices’ homes in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C, encouraging participants to wear costumes from Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale. While the grassroots group had hosted marches before, the early March leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that legalized abortion nationally, triggered a new wave of radical activism.
“Your account permanently banned due to multiple violations of our Community Guidelines,” reads a screenshot posted Saturday by the Ruth Sent Us “backup” TikTok account, Fox News first reported. After the original account was suspended, the group appears to have rebranded itself as Ruth Sent U.
While TikTok did not specify what content posted by Ruth Sent Us was deemed inadmissible, the group has faced intense backlash this month for using intimidation tactics to pressure the justices to uphold Roe, potentially jeopardizing their safety and the integrity of the Court.
For example, in one video, in which the location was pinned in Falls Church, Va., protestors dressed in red robes and white bonnets depicted in Atwood’s book appear to walk by Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s home. A subtitle in the video reads, “Walking up to Jesse Barrett & Amy Barrett’s home.”
“We’ve been mass-reported since last week on all social media, suffered death threats, doxxing, and a SWAT attempt,” Ruth Sent Us claimed on May 12.
Ruth Sent Us has also come under fire for targeting Catholic churches in the DMV, barging into and disrupting Sunday mass in the same red garb while parishioners were worshipping. Some churches, such as St. Joe’s Catholic Church on Capitol Hill, requested extra police presence in the event that pro-abortion protestors crashed Mother’s Day mass.
In a Twitter post last week, the group wrote, “Stuff your rosaries and your weaponized prayer. We will remain outraged after this weekend, so keep praying. We’ll be burning the Eucharist to show our disgust for the abuse Catholic Churches have condoned for centuries.”
On Sunday, protestors congregated in cities nationwide for the annual Women’s March, which is notoriously pro-abortion. The Women’s March tweeted Sunday, “Our Summer of Rage is officially beginning. We’re prepared to rage for Roe all summer, culminating in a Women’s Convention in Houston, Texas. We won’t rest until abortion rights are protected.”
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published at National Review and is reprinted here with permission.
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