North Carolina Congresswoman Alma Adams was arrested on July 19, 2022 in Washington D.C. Congresswoman Adams was protesting in favor of abortion rights at the Supreme Court. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was also arrested during the protest.
Capital police arrested Adams and took her to jail, charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding. 16 members of congress were arrested during the protest, they were all contesting the Supreme Courts decision to overturn Roe vs Wade, which allowed abortion.
Congresswoman Adams released this statement:
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“Today I was arrested by Capitol Police in front of the Supreme Court building as part of a march and civil disobedience action involving some of my fellow Democratic Women in the House.
“I took part in this protest today for all of the people who feel unheard after the decision in the Dobbs case. The Supreme Court’s decision was fundamentally wrong, so I will continue to put my body on the line - and record my votes in House - in defense of abortion rights.
“We deserve nothing less than our bodily autonomy and our freedom to access care.”