Lawmakers, pro-abortion rights protesters arrested outside Supreme Court
Thirty-five people were arrested for overcrowding, obstruction or obstruction, a DC code often cited when detaining protesters during peaceful, planned and coordinated civil disobedience actions like Tuesday’s demonstration. Those arrested were ticketed and released on the spot, as is customary with events like this, Capitol Police spokesman Tim Barber said.
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Among those arrested were members of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, including Deputy Speaker of the House Katherine M. Clark (Mass.) and Reps. Bush, Omar, Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Barbara Lee (California), Jackie Speier (California). and Carolyn B Maloney (NY), after their offices.
In the weeks following the Supreme Court decision, confusion surrounding new abortion laws has seen patients being denied much-needed maternal health care.
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At the time of the decision to overthrow roe, 13 states had “trigger bans” set to take effect within 30 days of the ruling to ban abortions. At least eight states banned the trial on the day the verdict was published.
Now common complications, including incomplete miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies, have been investigated, delayed and even denied, according to reports from doctors in several states where new laws have come into force.
Pro-abortion protesters marched from the US Capitol onto the street in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, holding a large orange banner that read “Our Bodies. Our dishes. Our democracy,” reads a live stream of the protest from the Center for Popular Democracy Action, a collective of liberal groups.
Once there, they stayed on the street despite warnings from authorities to disperse or risk arrest. Some sat in the street as the group chanted, “We’re not going back!”
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