Second protester interrupts Sotomayor hearing

The confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was interrupted for a second time Monday morning by the outburst of an anti-abortion-rights protester.

“Abortion is murder!” yelled a protester, who was pulled quickly from the hearing room by U.S. Capitol Police.

“The officer will remove the person! The officer will remove the person!” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahySenate panel delays email privacy vote amid concerns Senate amendments could sink email privacy compromise Overnight Tech: Senate panel poised to advance email privacy bill MORE (D-Vt.) declared into his microphone, speaking over the protester and banging his gavel.

The outburst interrupted the opening statement of Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinSenate panel passes 4.5B defense bill Reid: 'Lay off' Sanders criticism Senators tout 4.5B defense spending bill that sticks to budget MORE (D-Ill.). Another protester had interrupted the statement of Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinClinton’s email troubles deepen Top Dem: CIA officials thought spying on Senate ‘was flat out wrong’ Senate panel advances spy policy bill, after House approves its own version MORE (D-Calif.) earlier in the session.