Busy Philipps has had a brush with the law in her fight for reproductive rights. The Cougar Town alum, 43, was arrested on Thursday for blocking traffic outside the United States Supreme Court with a group of Planned Parenthood leaders and activists.

Philipps said in one of the Instagram Stories she took during her protest at the Supreme Court on Thursday, “I’m doing this for you guys. I’m doing this for my kids.” Busy, 43, donned a t-shirt bearing the words “I WILL AID AND ABET ABORTION” while she and others protested the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

As Busy was being taken away, Vice News was on hand to capture the action. When questioned, Busy said she was protesting for “equality.” Afterwards, Busy posted an IG Story of her running. She said in the post, “Processed. Released. Running to catch a train,” She also said that her experience would be available on her new Substack, A Bear On a Wire. Busy also shared a video of her arrest on her Instagram with a lengthy post.

In 2019, after Georgia passed a ban on abortions after six weeks (less than two months) into a pregnancy, Busy revealed that she had an abortion when she was 15. According to Yahoo, she said, “I’m telling you this because I am genuinely really scared for women and girls all over this country,” during an episode of her show, Busy Tonight. She also added, “And I think that we all need to be talking more and sharing our stories more.”


The widespread protests come a week after a 6-to-3 ruling that reversed nearly 50 years of precedent. It gave states the power to pass their own laws around abortion. Since the decision, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri and South Dakota have already banned abortion in their states. Meanwhile, you can check out Busy’s video of the arrest below.

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