An international computer hacking collective that calls itself “Anonymous” threatened the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, saying if the court strikes down the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, it should be ready to “get burned.”
On Twitter, Anonymous said the Supreme Court and Republicans themselves should expect retaliation.
“Repealing Roe v Wade isn’t going to go the way SCOTUS or the GOP thinks it’s going to go. Play with fire, get burned. Don’t say we didn’t warn you,” the hacking group wrote. “Expect us.”
On Monday, a draft of the decision by the Supreme Court to roll back Roe v. Wade and send the authority back to the states to govern abortion was made public to Politico, a news website. Since then, abortion news has dominated the news cycle, with some people upset about the reversal, others elated, and many concerned that the lead of the document was intended to foment social unrest in advance of the midterm elections.