Abortion rights protesters interrupt Joel Osteen’s church service

Beneath their clothes, the women wore white sports bras with green handprints on the breasts.

The activists, who were part of the group Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights, were protesting the possibility of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and allows states to set their own abortion policies.

Politico last month released what appeared to be a first draft majority opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito suggesting the Supreme Court would overturn the landmark 1973 ruling.

The women continued their protest outside after being escorted out of the church to cheers and applause from the congregation, The New York Post reported.

One of the protesters told Houston TV station KPRC-2 that they felt justified in staging the protest on private church property because people “have no qualms about approaching to women in private spaces such as doctors’ offices and medical clinics to harass and call them”. murderers. »

Lakewood Church did not respond to the protest.

Lakewood, a nondenominational evangelical Christian church headed by Osteen, is one of the largest congregations in the United States, with an average weekly attendance of tens of thousands.

Anne Stych is a freelance writer, editor, proofreader and content manager covering science, technology, retail and more. She writes for American City Business Journals’ BizWomen. This story originally appeared on MinistryWatch.