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D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton speaks at Tuesday's press conference outside Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington.
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D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton speaks at Tuesday's press conference outside Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington.

Gray staged Tuesday's press conference -- his first since the arrest -- outside the Metropolitan Washington's Planned Parenthood office in downtown D.C.

Despite Monday's protest, the budget deal includes a rider banning D.C. from spending local dollars on abortions.

"The issue really is not just solely about abortions, or about vouchers, or about needle-exchange or about medical marijuana. It's about the right of the people of D.C. to make those decisions for ourselves, just like everywhere else in America. That's what this issue is about," Gray says.

Gray says he hopes Monday's arrests will serve as a spark for more people to get behind the District's fight for autonomy.

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