The protesters were said to have stopped traffic, and received several warnings before being arrested, congressional police reported.
A total of 35 people were arrested.
“The number includes 17 members of Congress,” the congressional police wrote. Twitter.
The demonstration is a reaction to the fact that the US Supreme Court ruled this three weeks ago Women no longer have the federal right to have an abortion.
This means that it is up to the individual state to decide on this issue, and that many girls and women will be forced to have children.
Abortion doctor takes up the fight
In Ohio, a law passed in late June would ban all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
So, a 10-year-old girl who was a victim of sexual assault traveled to Indiana, where she had an abortion by gynecologist Caitlin Bernard.
The gynecologist is now under investigation. Indiana Attorney General Todd Rocketta accused her of failing to report abortion and abuse of a minor to authorities.
“We have an abortion activist pretending to be a doctor who hasn’t reported it over and over again,” Rokita told Fox News.
On the other hand, the Star newspaper found the documents that the doctor reported to the health authorities about abortion and child abuse.
Caitlin Bernard has now decided to file a defamation lawsuit against the attorney general.
Protect LGBT rights
The House of Representatives has passed a law to federally protect the right to marry, Reuters reports.
The majority in the House was 267 to 157, with all Democrats and 47 Republicans voting in favour.
However, it is uncertain whether this law will also pass in the Senate, so that it is actually in effect.
Same-sex people have had the federal right to marry each other since 2015, when the US Supreme Court issued a ruling that upheld it.
There is now concern that the Supreme Court will change this law, in the same way that the abortion law has been changed.
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