NATION : Protesters Disrupt High Court

From Times Wire Services

Two men and two women briefly disrupted Supreme Court proceedings today as they stood up to denounce a recent high court ruling limiting abortion rights.

"The Supreme Court has declared war on women and I'm here to declare war on the Supreme Court," said one of the women, according to spectators in the courtroom.

"I had an abortion 20 years ago. . . , " said the other woman before she was led from the courtroom by court police.

All four were arrested and charged with disrupting the high court, an offense that carries a 30-day jail sentence and a $100 fine upon conviction.

A group called Refuse & Resist distributed a statement that said the protest was intended to focus attention on the court as "an oppressor of women."

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