Busy Philipps: Getting arrested to protest for abortion rights was ‘no-brainer’

Busy Philipps won’t back down when it comes to fighting for reproductive rights.

The “Freaks and Geeks” actress has spoken openly about her own abortion at age 15, and in the wake of Roe v. Wade’s reversal in June, she was arrested while protesting for abortion rights outside the Supreme Court — a tradeoff she tells Page Six Style was “kind of a no-brainer.”

“It was an act of civil disobedience, and it was the first time that Planned Parenthood has had a planned act of civil disobedience in their history,” Philipps says.

“And part of the reason why, obviously, is because of the Dobbs decision and what is now happening, what’s on the line. And just to keep people paying attention; you have to show up and demand that people continue to pay attention.”

Praising Planned Parenthood President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson, the “Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best” podcaster adds, “I would do anything for her and for keeping reproductive rights and abortion safe for all people, regardless of where they happen to live.”

On Tuesday, Philipps spent her National Voter Registration Day at Argent and Supermajority’s “Voting Suits You” pop-up store in Soho, helping New Yorkers get registered to vote this November.

And in Argent’s viral pink pantsuit — the one that popped up on countless stars, sold out in under 24 hours in 2020 and is now back in stock, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Supermajority — she was definitely dressed for the occasion.

Busy Philipps suit pins
Philipps accessorized her suit with a slew of statement-making pins.
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“Every election is important … and where we are currently in our country has a lot to do with participation in local and state elections. It’s not just [about] showing up every four years and voting in a presidential election; these other races matter,” Phillips says.

“The rolling back of women’s reproductive rights via TRAP [targeted regulation of abortion providers] laws has happened on the state level. Gerrymandering of districts happens on the state and local level. After the Dobbs decision, people seem to be really paying attention as to how we’ve gotten here. And voting is one of the ways that we can get out.”

Located at 27 Mercer Street in Soho, the Voting Suits You pop-up will be open from Tuesday, Sept. 20 through Monday, Sept. 26.

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