Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized women’s constitutional right to an abortion, tensions spiked over the weekend.
Several famous people expressed their opinions about the contentious decision on social media, while others took part in the numerous Pro Choice demonstrations that were held across the nation. Jodie Sweetin, a well-known women’s rights activist and former Full House and Fuller House star, attended a rally in Los Angeles. A video from that event has gone viral, showing the actress being tossed to the ground by police.
Jodie Sweetin is seen in the video speaking through a megaphone on the side of a freeway where the protest was taking place, and police can be seen slamming her to the ground after pushing her back into the road. Check it out for yourself after viewing the video of the incident:
The actress from Fuller House needed some time to gather herself after being lifted off the ground, so she put her cap back on before joining in with the crowd’s chant of “No justice, no peace.” Jodie Sweetin “was trying to guide a group of nonviolent protestors away from the freeway” at the time of the incident, according to Michael Ade, who posted the footage.
.The Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement (per People) that it is aware of what happened and is looking into the officers’ use of force:
Following the demonstration, Jodie Sweetin issued a statement on her own. Instead of addressing the matter with the officers, she expressed pride in the protesters and vowed to keep advocating for women’s rights. She uttered:
Jodie Sweetin gained notoriety as Stephanie Tanner on the cherished sitcom Full House in the 1980s and 1990s. In the Netflix remake of Fuller House, she played the same part once more alongside former cast members Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber, the late Bob Saget, John Stamos, and others. Both programs can be streamed using a Netflix membership.
Federal abortion safeguards were eliminated by the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, leaving it up to the individual states to adopt laws supporting or opposing abortion. After the decision was reversed, several states swiftly passed laws outlawing abortion. In the upcoming weeks and months, be prepared to learn more about protests and court disputes.