PHOTOS: Protests continue at Supreme Court over Roe v. Wade - WTOP News (2023)

June 25, 2022

Anti-abortion and abortion rights demonstrators confront each other in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on June 25, 2022, a day after the Supreme Court released a decision on Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization, striking down the right to abortion. - Abortion rights supporters prepared to fan out across America Saturday for a second day of protest against the Supreme Court's thunderbolt ruling, as state after conservative state moved swiftly to ban the procedure. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP) (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

June 25, 2022, 10:40 PM

The Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. The decision allows states to ban abortion.

Over the weekend following the decision, crowds gathered at the Supreme Court, which has been fenced off for weeks after a draft decision wasleaked. See photos of the reaction to the Supreme Court decision.

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Anti-abortion and abortion rights demonstrators confront each other in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on June 25, 2022, a day after the Supreme Court released a decision on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, striking down the right to abortion. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

Anti-abortion and abortion rights demonstrators confront each other in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on June 25, 2022, a day after the Supreme Court released a decision on Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization, striking down the right to abortion. - Abortion rights supporters prepared to fan out across America Saturday for a second day of protest against the Supreme Court's thunderbolt ruling, as state after conservative state moved swiftly to ban the procedure. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP) (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

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Erin Connelly of the District, who is 37 weeks pregnant, came out to SCOTUS Saturday in support of abortion rights.

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WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 25: Guido Reichstader protests the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade from on top of the Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge on June 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. Reichstader spent the night on the bridge in protest saying the rights of the population have been “egregiously attacked and rolled back.”. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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Protests continued Saturday at the U.S. Supreme Court in D.C. over the court’s reversal of the landmark 1973 ruling, Roe v. Wade, which legalized access to abortion across the United States.

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Protests continued Saturday at the U.S. Supreme Court in D.C. over the court’s reversal of the landmark 1973 ruling, Roe v. Wade, which legalized access to abortion across the United States.

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WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 25: Police have the roadway blocked off as Guido Reichstader protests the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade from on top of the Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge on June 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. Reichstader spent the night on the bridge in protest saying the rights of the population have been “egregiously attacked and rolled back.”. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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An abortion rights demonstrator raises their fist, painted in red, in the air while yelling during a rally in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on June 25, 2022, a day after the Supreme Court released a decision on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, striking down the right to abortion. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 25: Abortion rights activists yell during a protest in the wake of the decision overturning Roe v. Wade outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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Protests continued Saturday at the U.S. Supreme Court in D.C. over the court’s reversal of the landmark 1973 ruling, Roe v. Wade, which legalized access to abortion across the United States.

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Nadine Seiler attends a rally in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on June 25, 2022, a day after the Supreme Court released a decision on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, striking down the right to abortion. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 25: Abortion rights activists yell during a protest in the wake of the decision overturning Roe v. Wade outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health overturned the landmark 50-year-old Roe v Wade case and erased a federal right to an abortion. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 25: Abortion rights activists yell during a protest in the wake of the decision overturning Roe v. Wade outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health overturned the landmark 50-year-old Roe v Wade case and erased a federal right to an abortion. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 25: Abortion rights activists yell during a protest in the wake of the decision overturning Roe v. Wade outside the U.S. Supreme Court Building on June 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 25: Abortion rights and anti abortion rights activists fill the street in front of the U.S. Supreme Court during a protest in the wake of the decision overturning Roe v. Wade outside on June 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court’s landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Abortion rights opponents celebrated outside the Supreme Court following the opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade.

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Some cheered outside the Supreme Court Friday morning. One woman carries a sign that says “Roe is Dead.”

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Moments after a Supreme Court ruling on abortion was passed down, some abortion rights supporters cry.

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Abortion rights supporters chant outside of the Supreme Court handling green signs that read “OVERTURN ROE? HELL NO!”

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Crowds of protestors carry signs outside the Supreme Court.

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People cheer, looking to the sky outside the Supreme Court after a ruling said abortion is not a constitutional right.

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An abortion rights opponent holds up a sign that says “Abortion is Murder.”

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(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A celebration outside the Supreme Court, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court’s landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

A tear rolls down an abortion-rights activist’s cheek as they speak outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022.TheSupreme Courthas ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturnRoe v. Wade.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

An abortion-rights activist reacts outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022.TheSupreme Courthas ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturnRoe v. Wade.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

People celebrate outside the Supreme Court, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court’s landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court’s landmark abortion cases.(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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Pro-life activists react to the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling which overturns the landmark abortion Roe v. Wade case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A celebration outside the Supreme Court, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court’s landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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People protest about abortion, Friday, June 24, 2022, outside the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

People protest about abortion, Friday, June 24, 2022, outside the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court’s landmark abortion cases.

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Demonstrators protest about abortion outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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