WASHINGTON ( Associated Press) – Protesters protesting a US Supreme Court decision on abortion rights temporarily interrupted hearings on Wednesday and urged women to vote in next week’s election.
It was the first such protest since June, when the court, nearly half a century later, in Roe v. Lowered.
Three men stood in the courtroom in the opening minutes of Wednesday’s session to condemn the decision, which responded to a case in Mississippi, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
“They will not take away our right to choose,” said one of the protesters. “Women, vote for our right to make decisions.”
The judge remained impassioned during the interruption, and the demonstrators did not protest when the police removed him from the room.
He said the protesters, identified as Emily Archer Paterson, Roland Diane Baker and Nicole Elizabeth Enfield, have been accused of violating a law that prohibits “harassment” in the Supreme Court building and The second which prohibits interference in the administration of justice, he said. McCabe in an email.
Arguments were heard in Wednesday’s hearing in a case related to the Bank Secrecy Act. The court was opened to the public in October after a 19-month shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The last time a hearing was interrupted was in 2015, to oppose a ruling in the case that removed the money limit for political campaigns. On that occasion the protesters were successful in installing a camera on the premises.