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Pro-choice activists were tear gassed as they entered the Capitol to protest pro-abortion

Lawmakers in Arizona, one of eight states where abortion clinics have stopped conducting procedures after the court’s decision, say they have been effectively held hostage inside

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Arizona: Tear gas used against pro-choice activists in front of the Capitol building

Pro-Choice activists were tear gassed after breaching the Arizona Capitol after Roe vs Wade was knocked over.

Activists were dispersed by riot police as sentiment flared following the police’s controversial decision US Supreme Court.

Lawmakers in Arizona, one of eight states where abortion clinics have stopped conducting procedures after the court’s decision on Friday, say they were effectively held hostage in the Capitol building.

The SWAT team quickly worked to disperse the crowds that had gathered outside in protest.

Officials opened fire with tear gas when scores of protesters began banging on the building’s glass doors, reports KPHO-TV.

It is currently unclear if anyone was injured or arrested MailOnline says.

Video shared by Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers shows officers opening fire on the crowd, many of whom were carrying placards.







Abortion rights activists protest outside the Arizona State Senate following the US Supreme Court’s decision to set aside the dispute between Roe and Wade
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The footage, which has been viewed over 1.5 million times, shows chaos as frantic protesters scream as they attempt to flee the area.

Democratic Sen. Martin Quezada said lawmakers were sent to the Capitol basement for about 20 minutes.

The nationwide protests came after the Supreme Court ended nearly 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion by overturning the landmark Roe vs. Wade ruling.

It is expected to lead to abortion bans in about half of US states.

In January 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that a woman’s right to have an abortion was a private matter and protected by the US Constitution.

A few years earlier, a 25-year-old single woman, Norma McCorvey, using the name “Jane Roe,” challenged criminal abortion laws in Texas. She successfully challenged Henry Wade, the Dallas County District Attorney.






Riot police fired tear gas to disperse the angry crowd





You could hear the crowd screaming

At the time, abortion was illegal in Texas unless it was performed to save the mother’s life.

It was a crime to have or attempt an abortion in 30 of the 50 states, while abortion was reasonably legal in only four states and permitted in 16 others under certain circumstances.

However, the US Supreme Court has now overturned Roe v Wade and allowed individual states to ban it.

Judge Alito said in the final opinion released Friday that Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the 1992 decision upholding abortion rights was wrong on the day of its decision and must be overturned.







Abortion rights activists protest outside the Arizona State Senate
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President Joe Biden said “it’s a sad day for the court and the country” as pro-election protesters urged his administration to try to overturn the verdict.

After the decision, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey insisted that a law he had previously passed banning abortions after 15 weeks was still valid, but that could only be decided in state courts.

Some die-hard Republicans are already proposing to keep the original ban on all layoffs.

After the verdict, at least 25 people were arrested after demonstrations in New York, and there were also arrests in Los Angeles.

According to that LA timesAuthorities declared an unlawful gathering just after 9 p.m., meaning protesters had to leave or be arrested as thousands protested across Southern California.

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