Even if it results in a legal run-in, Busy Philipps has chosen to stand her ground. The Girls5eva star documented herself participating in a protest in Washington, D.C. in pictures and videos posted to her Instagram account on Thursday before being detained.
“For you folks, I’m doing this. For my kids, I’m taking this action. In honour of my mother, “Throughout the protest, she was enumerated in a video posted to her Instagram Story. Obviously, I’m doing this for my grandfather as well as my grandmother.
The actress can be seen in the video holding up the peace sign and grinning while sitting on the ground while a police officer places something on her wrist and then walks her away. She is wearing a T-shirt that reads, “I will help and abet abortion.” Philipps claimed in a different VICE News film that her decision to come out and be arrested was motivated by “equality.” Police and Philipps’ agent have been contacted by ET for comment.
Following her protest, the celebrity posted a lengthy statement on Instagram. Roe v. Wade was just overruled by the Supreme Court, terminating the constitutional right to an abortion.
“This new Supreme Court, whose personal beliefs are NOT held by the vast majority of Americans, tore away from us on Friday the right to make decisions about our own bodies and lives, a privilege we’ve had for almost 50 years. One of those Americans is me “wrote the mother of two. “I was proud to participate in today’s peaceful civil disobedience action with Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the Working Family Party, Reverend Barber, and the Poor People’s Campaign, Catholics for Choice, The National Council of Jewish Women, mi Familia Vota, the Center For Popular Democracy Action, and NARAL to let lawmakers know that we will not back down and we will not concede. This is especially important for the people who will be most impacted by this outrageous decision.
The message that bodily autonomy IS a human right since it is EXACTLY the same as the promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, cannot be emphasized enough, in my opinion. This is how I would like to use my privilege and voice.” She inspired, “It must be applicable to each and every one of us. You guys are in for the battle of a lifetime. It won’t be quick, simple, or without obstacles. But we MUST MUST MUST continue to be present and to act. You have to. I’ll do it, I swear.”
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The actress closed her lengthy statement with, “With great emphasis,” “Enough already. I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF BEING HUMILIATED BY PEOPLE WHO CAN NOT GIVE A F*CK ABOUT YOU OR ME. ALL OF US MUST SHOW THE F**K UP. We need to show the f**k up right now, but I’m not sure who needs to hear this.”
The actress has already talked about her own adolescent abortion experience. She described having an abortion in Arizona when she was 15 to Amanda Hirsch of Not Skinny But Not Fat. “That abortion today would be, like, practically difficult I think for me to get — let’s be serious,” she said.