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Over 180 Arrested Protesting for Abortion Rights Outside Supreme Court 

HeadlineJul 01, 2022

Outside the Supreme Court, police arrested more than 180 reproductive rights protesters Thursday as they peacefully blocked an intersection in a massive show of nonviolent civil disobedience. The protest took place just six days after the court’s conservative majority voted 6 to 3 to strike down Roe v. Wade. Among those arrested were Rev. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson and Democratic U.S. Congressmember Judy Chu of California. Melanie D’Arrigo, a progressive Democrat running for Congress in Long Island, New York, said after her arrest, “I was let go after a couple of hours—but for millions of people in states where abortion, a critical health procedure, is now criminalized, their arrests will be far longer and far more severe.”

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