The Cut: Women Dressed As Handmaids Are Protesting the Kavanaugh Hearing

 

As senators prepare to spend the next few days grilling Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court justice, protesters lined the halls outside the hearing room in full Handmaid’s Tale garb — a chilling reminder of what the future could look like in the hands of someone who ruled against an undocumented teenager in a detention facility seeking the right to access an abortion (among other things).

The protesters come from Demand Justice, an advocacy group attempting to block the confirmation. In a statement, they said, “Brett Kavanaugh is an extremist ideologue who, if confirmed to the Supreme Court, will take away women’s basic rights.”

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