Abortion rights protesters briefly disrupted arguments Wednesday at the Supreme Court, urging women to vote in the aftermath of the court’s decision to overrule Roe v. Wade.
Three people, identified by authorities as Emily Archer Paterson, Rolande Dianne Baker and Nicole Elizabeth Enfield, stood up in the courtroom within the first few minutes of Wednesday’s session, The Hill reported.
“Our right to choose will not be taken away,” one protester said. “Women, vote for our right to choose.”
The protesters were charged with making a “harangue” in the court and barring interference with justice, according to court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe.
Wednesday’s incident was the first disruption since 2015, when opponents of the court’s Citizens United decision about political contribution limits entered the courtroom.
In high court in a ruling June, struck down Roe v. Wade, which for roughly 40 years gave women the constitutional right to abortion.