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AOC Pretends to Be Handcuffed as She and Other Dems Arrested in Abortion Protest at Supreme Court

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Over a dozen liberal House members were arrested outside of the Supreme Court Tuesday.

The House members were arrested as part of a protest over abortion rights in the wake of the High Courts' decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. 

Seventeen members were arrested in the planned demonstration. 

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Many of the House Democrats posted videos and statements to their Twitter accounts with some being led away from the Court by Capitol Police.

Some even pretended to be handcuffed to enhance the drama. Watch this clip of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as she holds her hands behind her back as if cuffed, but then raises one fist defiantly while walking away, before putting her arm back in the pretend handcuff position.

Along with AOC, House member Rep. Cori Bush (D - MO) also tweeted about the incident, saying "The Supreme Court will not stop us. Even though they arrested us, we won't stop our organizing, agitating, and legislating for justice."

The protests come as pro-choice and pro-life members of Congress continue to debate the post-Roe issue on Capitol Hill. 

The House passed two bills, one codifying abortion rights and the other protecting pregnant women who travel for abortion services, largely along party lines last week. 

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Matt Galka serves as a Capitol Hill Correspondent and Senior Washington Correspondent for CBN News. He joined CBN in March of 2022 after most recently reporting in Phoenix, AZ. In Phoenix, Matt covered multiple stories that had national implications, including reports on the southern border and in-depth coverage of Arizona's election audit. Before Phoenix, Matt was in Tallahassee, FL, reporting on state government at the Florida Capitol and serving as a general assignment reporter. Matt's stories in Arizona earned him multiple Emmy awards and nominations. The Florida Associated Press