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AOC Among Lawmakers Arrested at Supreme Court Rally

AOC Among Lawmakers Arrested at Supreme Court Rally

More than a dozen US lawmakers, most from the Democratic Women’s Caucus, were arrested by Capitol police during an abortion-rights rally in front of the Supreme Court.
New York Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Carolyn Maloney and Nydia Velazquez were among those who were arrested, as were Representatives Cori Bush, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar.

The US Capital Police said they arrested 34 people, including 16 members of Congress, for obstructing traffic. The demonstration underscored Democrats’ ire over the June Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that dismantled the constitutional right to an abortion set by Roe v. Wade.

More than a dozen US lawmakers, most from the Democratic Women’s Caucus, were arrested by US Capitol police on Tuesday during an abortion-rights rally in front of the US Supreme Court.

The demonstration underscored Democrats’ ire over the June Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that dismantled the constitutional right to an abortion set by Roe v. Wade.

States that have historically been hostile to abortion rights had been lying in wait with trigger bans and other restrictions regarding abortion care. Some 33 million women live in states with so-called trigger bans on the books that sought to immediately ban abortion. Many of those have since gone into effect. Experts warn that the shock waves of such restrictions will likely jeopardize care for those in states protecting abortion rights as well.
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general butler 71 days ago
This is fake news. She was NOT arrested. It was a publicity stunt.

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