Pro-abortion activists flocked to Washington, DC on Monday, in anticipation of a potential release of the Supreme Court verdict on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, which could spell the end of federally protected abortion rights and revert the matter back to the states. The protest, dubbed ShutdownDC, was an attempt to do just that.
The Post Millennial's Hannah Nightingale shot footage of activists chanting against abortion confronting those who were in favor of the practice.
The two groups ended up in a shouting match. The groups offered competing chants and megaphone blasted messages.
They made their way to the Capitol complex, where pro-abortion activists blocked the intersection of First and Constitution by the Supreme Court.
They were surrounded by police. Chants of "protection at conception" were met with a man who shouted that "it's not a baby until it's motherf*cking born out of the f*cking p*ssy."
On activist claimed to be assaulted by an officer after that officer repeatedly told him to back up, then moved the megaphone out of his face.
Activists with Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights slept outside the Supreme Court on Sunday night to be ready for their day of action. Security fencing surrounds the court.
A draft decision on the Dobbs case was leaked by an unknown source in May. That draft indicated that a ruling had been made that would see the reversal of the 1973 Roe v Wade decision that made abortion access legal across the country.
Many states in recent months have issued laws banning abortion in all but the early weeks of pregnancy. Other states have "trigger laws" that would ban abortion once the ruling drops, while other states, such as New York, California, New Jersey, Connecticut and Colorado have stated their intention to become "sanctuary states" for abortion.
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