The landmark Roe v. Wade ruling sparked a rash of protesting across the country, with pro-choice advocates spilling out into the streets to complain about the Supreme Court’s historic decision.
Even some Democrat leaders participated in the protesting, which has led to more than a few arrests in the past week or so. Usually, though, politicians avoid the actual handcuffs and charges.
But one California liberal leader isn’t getting off so easy — Capitol Police weren’t about to let this slide.
On Wednesday, a throng of protesters descended on the intersection of First Street and Constitution Avenue next to the Capitol and Supreme Court buildings. By legal standards, it was an unlawful assembly.
Capitol Police warned the gathering that this was the case but as usual, that wasn’t enough to break up the protest.
That’s when the authorities decided to put all 181 protesters under arrest, and this included a high-ranking Democrat from clear across the country. She didn’t avoid the handcuffs, or the charges.
From Fox News:
U.S. Capitol Police arrested Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., on Thursday during a pro-choice protest for crowding, obstruction or incommoding.
This was just one of many demonstrations in the D.C. area in the days following the SCOTUS ruling.
Activists have been making their voices heard and in some cases, the protesting has escalated into rioting. Authorities have had their hands full dealing with vocal advocates from both sides of the issue.
As for Rep. Chu, she doesn’t regret the decision to protest, despite the arrest. In a tweet following the incident, the Democrat tweeted:
— Judy Chu (@RepJudyChu) June 30, 2022
Rep. Chu later added that she was thinking about “a young girl who is a survivor of rape” as well as “an expecting mother with ectopic pregnancy whose life is in danger because she cannot have an abortion.”
The pro-choice fans can protest all they wish but with abortion going back to the states, new laws are springing up all across the nation.
Currently, there are 13 states that are ready to ban abortion outright, with medical emergency exceptions. For example, Chu mentioned ectopic pregnancies and rape, and many states will still allow abortion in these cases.
On the other hand, heavy blue states are passing all sorts of pro-choice-related laws.
This includes California, where taxpayers are funding abortion services for non-citizens, a report that ruffled plenty of right-wing feathers. Many U.S. citizens are now pondering moves to states that side with their views on the subject.
No matter what happens, though, expect this to remain a hot-button issue for a very long time.
- California Democrat Rep. Judy Chu was arrested in Washington D.C.
- She was one of 181 that were arrested for protesting, and Chu was charged with obstruction.
- Rep. Chu doesn’t regret the demonstration, and claims she was thinking of rape victims, women with ectopic pregnancies, etc.
Source: Fox News