Actor Busy Philipps was arrested while protesting in the US Supreme Court.
That Cougar Town Star was filmed being taken away by police while wearing a shirt that read, “I will support and support abortion.”
Philipps had joined a number of Planned Parenthood activists in protesting.
Vice News shared video of the arrest, in which a reporter asks Philipps: “Why are you coming out here today and being arrested?”
“For equality,” she replied.
Philipps later addressed the arrest in a lengthy and explicit Instagram post.
“On Friday, the right to make decisions about our own bodies and lives – a right we have had for almost 50 years – was snatched away from us by this new Supreme Court, a court whose personal convictions are NOT shared by the vast majority the American,” she wrote. “I’m one of those Americans.
The actress said she was “proud” to join a number of organizations in protesting to let lawmakers and “the people who will be most affected by this outrageous decision” know that “we’re not backing down, we will.” don’t back down and we won’t stop fighting until all Americans are equal”.
She continued, “I can’t think of a better way to use my privilege and voice than to amplify the message that physical autonomy IS a human right, as it is ACTUALLY the same as the promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit Happiness . We have to make sure it applies to all of us.”
“This is the fight of your life, all of you. It will not be short, easy, or without setbacks. But we MUST keep showing up and taking action. *You must. I promise I will. These horrible, hateful little people who hide behind ‘the will of God’ and indoctrinate new believers every day reflect NOTHING – not the greatness or compassion of mankind and certainly not God.”
“ENOUGH OF THIS,” Philipps concluded. “ENOUGH BEING BULLED BY PEOPLE WHO DON’T CARE FOR YOU OR ME. WE ALL HAVE TO SHOW THE F***. I DON’T KNOW WHO NEEDS TO HEAR THIS, BUT WE NEED TO SHOW THE F*** UP NOW.”
A number of high-profile celebrities have spoken out against the recent Supreme Court ruling, which was overturned Deer vs Wade and has led to abortion being banned in several US states.
Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam, Elizabeth Banks, Sophia Bush, Monica Lewinsky and Padma Lakshmi were among the first to condemn the verdict.
During his headline at Glastonbury last week, US rapper Kendrick Lamar also delivered a strong message in support of women’s rights.
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