(JustPatriots.com)- Democratic Representative Judy Chu was arrested by Capitol Police last week after her and 181 abortion activists were blocking First Street and Constitution Avenue outside the Senate office building.
Capitol Police kept the public informed after the activists were blocking the intersection, leading up to the arrests.
UPDATE: We arrested 181 people for Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding (DC Code § 22–1307) for blocking the intersection of Constitution Avenue, NE and First Street, NE.
The intersection reopened at approximately 1:20 p.m.
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) June 30, 2022
The protests come after the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that abortion was not a constitutional right, effectively overturning Roe. V. Wade. The landmark decision gives the issue of abortion back to the states. After Democrats had half a century to codify Roe into law, they did not and are now calling the Court’s ruling undemocratic.
Talking to The Hill, Rep. Chu repeated the same Democratic lies on who abortion would affect, saying that rape and ectopic pregnancy would not be protected in states that prohibit abortion. She also said that this is why she is calling to abolish the Senate filibuster—to jam through her legislation that would make abortion a federal right.
“So, when I think of all these women—and more—the decision to join in a peaceful demonstration to make clear we will not allow the clock to be rolled back on abortion rights was easy,” Chu said. “We are in this together and we will not back down or be silenced. I am ramping up my calls to abolish the Senate filibuster—and actively exploring every option to ensure we pass my bill, the Women’s Health Protection Act, which establishes a federal right to abortion care, and have it signed into law. Lives are at stake and this fight is far from over.”
By ending the filibuster, Democrats can avoid any opposition to their bills before the midterms, when they are projected to lose control of Congress. 34 seats are up for election this November and the GOP is currently leading Democrats in the Generic Congressional Ballot by 5 points, according to Rasmussen.
President Biden’s disapproval rating has also increased to 58% in June, two points higher than it had been in May.