Justice Alito's Neighbor Plays 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus' to Counter Abortion Protesters

A large group of protestors marched to Justice Samuel Alito's Northern Virginia home Monday to hold a candlelight vigil. (Fox5DC YouTube channel)
One week after Politico published the leaked opinion draft of Dobbs v. Jackson, which strongly indicated a reversal of Roe v. Wade, nearly 200 pro-abortion activists took to the streets — but not the streets of Capitol Hill or downtown Washington, D.C.

A quiet northern Virginia community was disrupted by loud and vulgar chants in angry response to the impending decision that will gut abortion access in the United States.

The crowd met at a local parking lot and marched to the home of Justice Samuel Alito, which garnered a heavy police presence.

En route to Alito's house, chants, which rung more vulgar than at most demonstrations, echoed throughout the upscale suburban community:

"[Expletive] the court and the legislature! We are not your incubator!"

"What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now! If we don't get it ... Shut it down!"

But through the shouts and vulgarities, one neighbor found comfort in the hymn "'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" and wanted others to hear it too. With open windows, the pianist played the age-old hymn on the family's grand piano, which was easily heard from the street.

The neighbor wished to remain anonymous for safety concerns but provided the Standing for Freedom Center with a quote:

"I wanted to do something beautiful and thoughtful to counter the noise, the chaos, the sadness of those protesting life in front of an empty house. There is nothing more steadfast and measured than the joy of worshipping our Savior through precious hymns."

Protestors gathered in front of Alito's house, giving a platform for multiple speakers to advocate for abortion. One woman even claimed that the Bible doesn't condemn abortion.

Following the protest, the editor-in-chief for the Freedom Center, John Wesley Reid, called his mom to update her on the events of the evening. His mom, who has long encouraged him in his pro-life pursuits, said:

"God hears the cries of the babies over the shouts of the crowd, and God recognizes the efforts of His people in combating this great evil." — Gail Reid

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John Wesley Reid is the editor-in-chief at the Standing for Freedom Center. This article first appeared on StandingforFreedom.com. Used with permission.

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