Jodie Sweetin speaks after a video of her being thrown to the ground during an abortion rights protest by LAPD officers on Saturday circulated on social media.
In a video captured by photographer Michael Ade, Ade describes Sweetin as she was trying to drive a group of peaceful protesters off the freeway when she was pushed by police, who were wearing riot gear. While he was thrown several feet, full house The actress stood up seconds later and continued to protest for a man’s right to a safe abortion – something that has been discussed in several states across the country in the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade’s reversal was made illegal.
“C/w police violence. I’m sorry to see @JodieSweetin thrown to the ground by LAPD members as she was trying to lead a group of peaceful protesters off the freeway… SMH @LAPDHQ you What’s everyone doing?” Ed wrote before noting that the 40-year-old actress was fine despite the forceful fall.
“The couple is the definition of a real one and luckily she’s fine!” Ed continued. “But to the others protesting today proceed with caution and keep your head on the swivel. It’s going to be a very long summer. 🙏🏾 #roevwade #abortionrights #losangeles.”
In a statement shared with ET, Sweetin said she would not deviate from Saturday’s incident and would instead continue to fight for her rights.
“I am extremely proud of the hundreds of people who showed up yesterday to exercise their First Amendment rights and take immediate action to peacefully protest the colossal injustice done to our Supreme Court,” the statement said. “Our activism will continue until our voices are heard and action is taken. It will not stop us, we will continue to fight for our rights. We are not free until we are all free.”
On Friday, the Supreme Court reversed its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade that established the right to abortion. The ruling marks a seismic shift in abortion law and will introduce new rules that limit or restrict access to the procedure in half the states, with some places immediately following.
The decision came in a case involving a Mississippi law that banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, and the court reversed a decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which blocked the measure.
The decision undoes nearly 50 years of precedent and will have huge implications for women, trans men and non-binary people across the country as abortion rights are curtailed, particularly in GOP-led states in the South and Midwest. in, and leads to a patchwork of laws. Among the thirteen states deprived of constitutional protection, the so-called “Trigger Law” On the books, with Roe reversing that abortion would be swiftly outlawed in most cases.
While Sweetin is the latest celeb to speak up and protest for abortion rights, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Lizzo, former First Lady Michelle Obama and others have all reacted to the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday, with many calling for action. asked to call. That those who need an abortion can continue to have safe access to an abortion.
See more on the Supreme Court’s decision below.
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