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‘Keep Your Hobbies Off My Ovaries’ and Nine Other Protest Signs Outside the Supreme Court Today

While lawyers made their case inside the Court, demonstrators shouted theirs outside in the snow.

March 25, 2014, 12:09 p.m.

When there’s a ma­jor case be­fore the Su­preme Court, signs from demon­strat­ors out­side al­ways fol­low.

That was the case again Tues­day dur­ing or­al ar­gu­ments for Se­beli­us v. Hobby Lobby, the rul­ing from which could change the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion’s con­tra­cep­tion man­date. Hobby Lobby and oth­er com­pan­ies ar­gue that small, fam­ily-run com­pan­ies should be able to opt out of provid­ing con­tra­cep­tion cov­er­age to its em­ploy­ees be­cause of re­li­gious be­liefs.

An­ti­abor­tion act­iv­ists and wo­men’s rights act­iv­ists stood out in the snow to show their sup­port. Here are some of their signs. Warn­ing: Some signs are graph­ic.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: Margot Riphagen of New Orleans dresses as a birth control pill pack while dancing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. The court heard from lawyers on both sides of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, a case that may determine whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 allows a for-profit corporation to deny its employees the health coverage of contraceptives to which the employees are otherwise entitled by federal law, based on the religious objections of the corporation's owners. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) National Journal
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