Wednesday, August 10

Democratic congresswomen arrested during pro-abortion protest in the US

Several Democratic legislators, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have been arrested this Tuesday during a protest in favor of the right to abortion that has been held in front of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ocasio-Cortez has been handcuffed and detained by Capitol Police officers in Washington DC for blocking traffic in front of the Supreme Court, according to EFE.

The US media have pointed out that other Democratic legislators who have participated in the protest are Nydia Velázquez, Carolyn Maloney, Jackie Speier and Bonnie Watson Coleman.

Last Friday, the US House of Representatives, controlled by Democrats, approved two bills to protect access to abortion in the country. One of these initiatives supports access to voluntary termination of pregnancy by enshrining that right as federal law, and the other protects travel between states in the country to receive this intervention in places where it is permitted.

On June 24, Supreme overturned the historic decision of 1973 Roe v. Wade that consecrated abortion as a right. Although it does not make abortion illegal in the US, it assumes that each state will be free to regulate it as they wish.



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