Supreme Court arguments interrupted by women opposed to abortion ruling

Supreme Court arguments interrupted by women opposed to abortion ruling
  • Three women interrupted arguments at the Supreme Court to protest the abortion ruling.
  • The women were removed from the courtroom by security and arguments continued.

WASHINGTON – Three women who indicated they were opposed to the Supreme Court’s major abortion ruling earlier this year briefly interrupted oral arguments in another case on Wednesday. 

“Our right to choose will not be taken away,” one of the women said minutes into the court’s proceedings before she was whisked away by court security. “Women vote for the right to choose.” 

“We will restore our freedom to choose,” another woman said a few minutes later.  

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The high court was hearing arguments in an unrelated case dealing with the Bank Secrecy Act. Neither the justices nor the attorney arguing reacted to the three consecutive interruptions. 

The protests were in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned its landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade and ended a constitutional right to abortion. That Dobbs decision, handed down in June, prompted protests across the country. 

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