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North Carolina congresswoman Alma Adams has been arrested Tuesday while protesting for abortion rights, according to her staff.
Adams was outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. when she was taken into custody.
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According to U.S. Capitol police, a total of 35 people were arrested for crowding, obstructing or incommoding. Those arrested include 17 members of Congress.
Full statement from Adams:
“Today I was arrested by Capitol Police in front of the Supreme Court building as part of a march and civil disobedience action involving some of my fellow Democratic Women in the House.
“I took part in this protest today for all of the people who feel unheard after the decision in the Dobbs case. The Supreme Court’s decision was fundamentally wrong, so I will continue to put my body on the line - and record my votes in House - in defense of abortion rights.
“We deserve nothing less than our bodily autonomy and our freedom to access care.”
This is a developing story. Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.
(WATCH BELOW: White House: Hospitals must provide abortions in emergencies despite state law bans)