Abortion Rights Activists Strip in Protest During Texas Megachurch Service

Abortion rights activists stripped to their underwear and shouted slogans interrupting a church service in Houston, Texas, on June 5.

A Sunday service led by pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen at Lakewood Church was interrupted by a female protester who removed her clothing and shouted, “It’s my body, it’s my f***ing choice!” The woman was joined by at least two other protesters who shouted other abortion rights slogans.

The three protesters were escorted out by security and their chanting was drowned out by applause from the crowd.

In 2018, CBS News reported that the Hartford Institute for Religious Research ranked Lakewood Church as the largest church in America with a weekly attendance of 43,500 people. Credit: Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights via Storyful

Video transcript

- This is my Bible. I am what it says I am. I have what it says I have. I can do what it says I can do. Today I will be taught the word of God. I boldly confess, my mind alert, my heart is receptive. I will never be the same. I'm about to receive the incorruptible, indestructible, ever living seed of the word of God. I'll never be the same, never, never, never. I'll never be the same in Jesus's name.

- Amen.

- God bless you.

- It's my body, my [MUTED] choice!

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- It's my body, my choice!

- [INAUDIBLE] chapter 4, and we'll wait just one more minute here.

- Overturn Roe, hell no! My body, my choice! I am who I say I am. I do what I say to do, because I have a choice. I have a choice. I have a choice.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

[APPLAUSE]

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