DC march gathers at Supreme Court in support of drug used for abortions (includes video story)

Those against the potential ban of mifepristone, the popular drug for medical abortions, attended the Women’s March on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. They headed to the Supreme Court to voice their opinions on the pending FDA v. Alliance of Hippocratic Medicine case.

Thiso case could not only change the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of mifepristone, but the agency’s process in general.

Although the Women’s March website said the protest would be from 10 a.m. until noon, people started rallying as early as 8 a.m. and many remained in the area through the day.

Before the initial protest commenced around 9:50 a.m., protesters blocked the street leading up to the Supreme Court. The Women’s March executive director, Rachel O’Leary Carmona, and creative director, Kim Parker Russel, were arrested for “fighting for abortion access,” according to an Instagram post. The details of the arrest are still vague.

“There’s a lot of resiliency and people coming together to show that we will continue to fight for abortion. So we’ll be out here as long as we need to be. And we will come back when we need to come back,” said protester Tarah Demant, who is against the ban of mifepristone. Demant said that “it’s hard to have confidence in the court.”

Sophia Bolivar is a senior at FIU majoring in digital journalism and focusing her studies on criminal justice. Sharing a love for both writing and photography has led her to pursue a career in journalism.