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    Busy Philipps Arrested For Protesting Roe v. Wade Decision Outside Supreme Court: “This Is The Fight Of A Lifetime”

    Busy Philipps is among the celebrities who have strongly opposed the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade judgment that gave women the constitutional right to abortion. She was arrested as she joined a protest for reproductive rights on Thursday.

    Philipps and a group of Planned Parenthood leaders and activists were protesting outside the Supreme Court. The ‘Cougar Town’ alum even wore a top that read “I will aid and abet abortion”. When asked what got her arrested, she said: “for equality”.

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    Busy Philipps Arrested At Pro-Choice Protest

    Philipps at a protest against Roe v. Wade reversal

    Busy Philipps sang “We want justice. We want justice. We want it now,” as she marched to the courthouse in Washington, D.C. She was arrested for blocking traffic and showed a peace sign as a cop moved her in a video that she posted on Instagram.

    Upon her release, Philipps shared a lengthy post and wrote, “On Friday, the right to make decisions about our own bodies and lives – a right we’ve had for almost 50 years – was ripped away from us by this new Supreme Court, a Court whose personal belief’s are NOT shared by the vast majority of Americans. I am one of those Americans.”

    She mentioned the organizations she “was proud to stand” with – Working Family’s Party, Poor People’s Campaign, Catholics for Choice, The National Council of Jewish Women, mi Familia Vota, the Center For Popular Democracy Action and NARAL.

    According to the ‘Dawson’s Creek’ star, the demonstration was “an action of peaceful civil disobedience to let lawmakers but more importantly, the people who will be most impacted by this outrageous decision, know that we will not back down, we will not give in and we will not stop fighting until there is equality for all Americans.”

    She added, “I can think of no better way to use my privilege and voice than to amplify the message that bodily autonomy IS a human right, as it is ACTUALLY the exact same thing as the promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” she added. “We must ensure that it applies to all of us. This is the fight of a lifetime, y’all. It’s not gonna be short, easy or without setbacks. But we must MUST MUST keep showing up and taking action. *YOU* must. I promise I will.”

    Philipps Opened Up About Her Abortion At The Age Of 15

    Busy Philipps
    Busy Philipps

    Busy Philipps has been quite frank about her abortion at age of 15. On an episode of ‘Busy Tonight’, she said, “I had an abortion when I was 15 years old and I’m telling you this because I’m genuinely really scared for women and girls all over the country.”

    She added, “Is it kind of jarring? Yes, it is also kind of jarring. But, guess what? That’s what being a f***ing woman is. Having a regular Tuesday and then suddenly being reminded that people are trying to police your body. And then you just have to go back to work.”

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    Rishita Roy Chowdhury
    Rishita Roy Chowdhury
    Rishita Roy Chowdhury is the Chief Editor at First Curiosity. She has always been fascinated with the power of words and the need to follow goings on of the world. She likes to spend most of her time contemplating her existence, and escaping reality by reading, writing, and watching movies and shows. So, she made a career out of it in 2017 when she joined ScoopWhoop and extensively wrote about pop culture. To gain more experience of hardcore news, she moved on to the print arena with The Sunday Guardian newspaper where she interviewed celebrities, musicians, sportsmen, authors, chefs, and more. Her love of all things art and culture also led her to review books, movies, series, and restaurants. She tested and expanded her skills by dabbling in the digital space with India Today’s entertainment team. There, she wrote thousands of articles on the world of glitz and glamour. Now, at First Curiosity, she constantly searches and writes stories that resonate with readers and spark their interest. She also manages a team of dedicated writers who share her vision to remain sane in a crazy world with doses of entertainment.

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