Rep. Ocasio-Cortez arrested during protest outside Supreme Court
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was among several members of Congress who were arrested Tuesday during an abortion rights rally outside the United States Supreme Court.
The congresswoman and others were protesting the court’s decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision, which had stated the right to have an abortion was protected under the Constitution.
Democrats in the House of Representatives passed legislation on Friday to protect a person’s right to choose to have an abortion.
Ocasio-Cortez has been outspoken about her opposition to the Supreme Court’s decision. On June 24, she spoke on the House floor saying that it undermines Americans’ right to privacy and makes women less safe.