Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 5, 2022 / 16:41 pm
Pro-abortion activists disrupted Joel Osteen's sermon at the televangelist's Lakewood Church in Houston on Sunday, stripping down to their undergarments and shouting expletives and pro-abortion slogans before they were escorted out of the building.
The Twitter account TX4ABORTION posted videos of the incident, the latest in a series of pro-abortion demonstrations targeting churches in recent weeks. The demonstrations are in response to a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion last month that suggested a conservative majority on the court is poised to oveturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide.
Julianne D'Eredita, 21, of Austin, Texas, told CNA in an interview Sunday that she led the group of 13 activists on behalf of the Austin-based affiliate of Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights, an activist group that calls for protests against pro-lifers and pro-life laws.
The demonstrators were detained by the police and told they would be charged with a crime if they returned, D'Eredita said.