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July 19, 2022

Rep. Ayanna Pressley Arrested at Non-Violent Civil Disobedience to Protect Abortion Rights

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) was arrested today outside the Supreme Court during a non-violent civil disobedience in support of abortion rights. A spokesperson from her office released the following statement:

“Today, Congresswoman Pressley joined her colleagues and grassroots advocates for a non-violent civil disobedience to protest the Supreme Court’s cruel and callous decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and strip away abortion rights for everyone who calls America home,” said Pressley spokesperson Ricardo A. Sánchez. “She, along with several of her colleagues, was arrested as part of the peaceful demonstration and is currently in custody of the U.S. Capitol Police. We will share more information as soon as it becomes available.”