Pro-choice activists interrupted Pastor Joel Osteen’s speech Sunday church service in Houston, Texas, stripping naked and shouting “my body, my choice!”
“My body, my fucking choice,” a Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights activist is heard shouting in the church as she stripped off her dress, leaving her wearing nothing but underwear, according to a video posted on Sunday on social networks.
“Turn Roe back, hell no,” another activist shouts as she strips off her clothes. A total of three women took part in the protest by stripping naked in church on Sunday and shouting, according to Chron.
The women were escorted out of the church, allowing Osteen to continue preaching, which drew cheers and applause from congregants.
Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen stands with his wife, Victoria Osteen, as he leads a service at his church on September 3, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Outside, however, activists continued their protest and were joined by other supporters, according to the outlet.
The activists are part of Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights, which has condemned the possibility of the Supreme Court overturning Roe. v. Wade following a leaked draft decision last month.
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“I know it sounds very outrageous to do it in a church in a private space,” said activist Julianne D’Eredita. CPRC 2 of the protest. “However, those enforcing these laws do not hesitate to approach women in private spaces such as doctors’ offices and medical clinics to harass them and call them murderers.”
Video of the disruption has since gained thousands of views. A representative of Osteen’s Lakewood Church did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
Lakewood Church in Houston, where Pastor Joel Osteen preaches to some 25,000 people each week. (Timothy Fadek/Corbis via Getty Images)
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“Joel Osteen has an international following and silence is violence when it comes to things like this,” D’Eredita added. “We have a very short and unprecedented window of time to get the attention we need to bring millions of people to the streets, millions of people doing actions like we did today.”
The The Supreme Court handed down a series of decisions Monday morning but has not issued a decision in the case that could overturn Roe.
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