Omaar, in a tweet, said, “Today I was arrested while participating in a civil disobedience action with my fellow Members of Congress outside the Supreme Court. I will continue to do everything in my power to raise the alarm about the assault on our reproductive rights!” Omar is a representative from Minnesota.
Earlier this month, US President Joe Biden also signed an executive order to protect women’s access to abortion and contraception. Protests erupted across the US against the Supreme Court verdict to strike down the landmark ruling in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case. After the SC judgment, Democrats are putting pressure on Biden to take action on the subject.
Last month, the US Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade judgment in a 6-3 ruling powered by its conservative majority. It upheld a Republican-backed Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks. Notably, The vote was 5-4 to overturn Roe. However, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote separately to say he would have upheld the Mississippi law but did not take the additional step of erasing the precedent altogether.