Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) was one of the more than 100 people that were arrested by Capitol Police on Thursday at a pro-abortion rights protest near the Supreme Court, according to Politico.
The protest was organized by Planned Parenthood Action Fund and the Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund a week after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.
Protesters wore green bandanas and marched to a sit-in, briefly shutting down traffic at an intersection near the Supreme Court and Senate office buildings.
Chu is the lead sponsor of the ‘Women’s Health Protection Act’ that passed in the House but is stalled in the Senate.
“I am ramping up my calls to abolish the Senate filibuster — and actively exploring every option to ensure we pass my bill, the Women’s Health Protection Act, which establishes a federal right to abortion care, and have it signed into law. Lives are at stake and this fight is far from over,” Chu said in a statement.