Abortion activists stormed Pastor Joel Osteen’s church service on last weekend in Houston, Texas, by stripping off their clothes and shouting “my body, my choice!”
“My body, my f—ing choice,” one activist with Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights is heard chanting in the church as she removed her dress, leaving on her underwear.
“Overturn Roe, hell no,” another activist yells as she removes her clothing. Three women joined in the protest by stripping down to their undergarments.
MORE OF THIS 👏👏👏@tx4abortion disrupted @joelosteen earlier. EVERYONE who is applauding these young women needs to join this movement. YES YOU. Donate, put up posters & saturate w stickers, share posts, organize protests, or do something bold like this! Have an idea? DM Us! pic.twitter.com/yrv1lVQUWr
— Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights (@riseup4abortion) June 6, 2022
The activists are members of Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights, a group that has spoken out against the potential of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade after a leaked draft judgment last month.
“I know it seems very outrageous to do it in a church in a private space,” one activist said of the protest. “However, the people that are enforcing these laws have no qualms coming up to women in private spaces such as doctors’ offices and medical clinics to harass them and call them murderers.”
The video of the protest has already gained thousands of views.
“Joel Osteen has an international audience and silence is violence when it comes to things like these,” the activist said. “We have a very unprecedented and very short amount of time to garner the attention that we need to get millions of people on the streets, millions of people doing actions like we were today.”
The Supreme Court released several decisions this week but there was no mention of the case that could overturn Roe.