Pro­test­ers arrest­ed out­side Supreme Court as jus­tices weigh future of abor­tion pill

Protesters arrested outside Supreme Court as justices weigh future of abortion pill

Sev­er­al pro­test­ers have been arrest­ed out­side the Supreme Court, as jus­tices are sched­uled to hear argu­ments in a case over the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the abor­tion pill mifepri­s­tone.
A group of 13 peo­ple were arrest­ed for block­ing a road­way after receiv­ing a warn­ing, U.S. Capi­tol Police con­firmed to the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er.
“A group of about 13 peo­ple has been mov­ing around Capi­tol Grounds – ille­gal­ly block­ing roads and then a walk­way. Our offi­cers warned the group to stop block­ing the walk­way or they would be arrest­ed,” a U.S. Capi­tol Police spokesper­son told the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er. “They refused, so our offi­cers arrest­ed them for D.C. Code § 22–1307 – Crowd­ing, Obstruct­ing, or Incom­mod­ing.”

Abor­tion-rights activists ral­ly out­side of the Supreme Court, Tues­day, March 26, 2024, in Wash­ing­ton. The Supreme Court is hear­ing argu­ments in its first abor­tion case since con­ser­v­a­tive jus­tices over­turned the con­sti­tu­tion­al right to an abor­tion two years ago. At …