Protesters stood in front of a banner that read “We are taking abortion pills forever” outside the Supreme Court Tuesday while chanting “abortion pills forever.”
The protesters also swallowed pills from a box labeled “abortion pills.” Shout Your Abortion, the organization purportedly behind the protest, tweeted that they were taking Mifepristone, an abortion pill.
ABORTION PILLS ARE IN OUR HANDS & WE WON’T STOP 🖤. Taking Mifepristone at the Supreme Court today. #AbortionPillsForever pic.twitter.com/NI0twbRjpN
— Shout Your Abortion (@ShoutYrAbortion) December 1, 2021
The Supreme Court is hearing Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization which involves Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks. (RELATED: GERBER: The Supreme Court’s Latest Abortion Case Could Have Major Consequences For A Longstanding Legal Principle)
Pro and anti-abortion protesters were also seen separated by police barricades.
Here on west side of Supreme Court, hundreds of pro-choice and pro-life activists.
Police have barricades splitting into two sections.
North side pro-choice activists (flanked on their west by prolifers with big banners) and South side pro-lifers. pic.twitter.com/GzkzqvJ6Ce
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) December 1, 2021
The Mississippi law was blocked by a federal court in May and is seen as a challenge to the right to abortion as established by Roe V. Wade.