Democrat Reps Protesting Abortion Rights Arrested Outside SCOTUS

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    The Facts

    • On Tues., 17 lawmakers were arrested outside the Supreme Court while participating in an abortion rights demonstration, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

    • Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives have been vocal since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, calling on pro-choice advocates to take to the streets to protest and accusing the Democratic party of having a weak strategy for combating GOP abortion laws.

    The Spin

    Left narrative

    The US cannot call itself a democracy if women are being denied their basic reproductive rights. Democrats need to continue protesting and pursue codifying abortion as a nationally-protected, basic human right.

    Right narrative

    AOC and her far-left allies staged nothing more than an entertaining publicity stunt. They pretended to be handcuffed while pumping their fists into the air as they were led to a shaded area to hydrate and be processed. Once again, the left's symbolism over substance is on full display.

    Metaculus Prediction

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