Photos: Americans react to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision.

June 24, 2022, 5:22 PM
PHOTO: Anti-abortion campaigners celebrate outside the Supreme Court, June 24, 2022.
Anti-abortion campaigners celebrate outside the Supreme Court, June 24, 2022. The conservative-dominated court overturned the landmark 1973 "Roe v Wade" decision that enshrined a woman's right to an abortion and said individual states can permit or restrict the procedure themselves.
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Americans reacted with both protests and celebrations after the U.S. Supreme Court, on June 24, 2022, overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which guaranteed the right to abortion across the country for nearly 50 years. The court voted 5-4, largely along party lines, to overturn Roe and 6-3, in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which involved Mississippi's ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. In doing so, the court has struck down abortion as a constitutional right and leaves abortion access up to state legislatures.

Washington, D.C.

PHOTO: A celebration outside the U.S. Supreme Court, June 24, 2022, in Washington after the court ended constitutional protections for abortion.
A celebration outside the U.S. Supreme Court, June 24, 2022, in Washington after the court ended constitutional protections for abortion.
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PHOTO: An abortion-rights activist wears tape reading "2nd Class Citizen" outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 24, 2022, in reaction to the court ending constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years.
An abortion-rights activist wears tape reading "2nd Class Citizen" outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 24, 2022, in reaction to the court ending constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years.
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PHOTO: Abortion right activists gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years.
Abortion right activists gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years.
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PHOTO:Anti-abortion demonstrators celebrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court as the court rules in the Dobbs v Women's Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision in Washington, June 24, 2022.
Anti-abortion demonstrators celebrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court as the court rules in the Dobbs v Women's Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision in Washington, June 24, 2022.
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PHOTO: Anti-abortion activist Matt Lockett and Kim Lockett, his wife, react following the courts decision on the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling outside the Supreme Court, June 24, 2022.
Anti-abortion activist Matt Lockett and Kim Lockett, his wife, react following the courts decision on the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling outside the Supreme Court, June 24, 2022. The ruling overturned the legalization of abortion in the Roe v. Wade case of 1973.
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PHOTO: Anti-abortion campaigners celebrate outside the Supreme Court, June 24, 2022.
Anti-abortion campaigners celebrate outside the Supreme Court, June 24, 2022. The conservative-dominated court overturned the landmark 1973 "Roe v Wade" decision that enshrined a woman's right to an abortion and said individual states can permit or restrict the procedure themselves.
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New York

PHOTO: People gather at Union Square to protest against the the Supreme Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case, June 24, 2022, in New York.
People gather at Union Square to protest against the the Supreme Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case, June 24, 2022, in New York. The Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case overturns the landmark 50-year-old Roe v Wade case, removing a federal right to an abortion.
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PHOTO: People gather at Union Square to protest against the the Supreme Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case, June 24, 2022, in New York.
People gather at Union Square to protest against the the Supreme Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case, June 24, 2022, in New York. The Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case overturns the landmark 50-year-old Roe v Wade case, removing a federal right to an abortion.
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PHOTO: An abortion rights supporter writes on the ground at Washington Square Park in protest, after the United States Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision, in New York, on June 24, 2022.
An abortion rights supporter writes on the ground at Washington Square Park in protest, after the United States Supreme Court ruled in the Dobbs v Women's Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision, in New York, on June 24, 2022.
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Los Angeles

PHOTO: A billboard reading "Welcome to California where abortion is safe and still legal" stands near the intersection of Highway 111 and Bob Hope Dr. in Rancho Mirage, Calif., June 24, 2022.
A billboard reading "Welcome to California where abortion is safe and still legal" stands near the intersection of Highway 111 and Bob Hope Dr. in Rancho Mirage, Calif., June 24, 2022. Abortion Billboard Rancho Mirage
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PHOTO: Abortion-rights advocate Eleanor Wells, 34, wipes her tears during a protest in Los Angeles, on June 24, 2022.
Abortion-rights advocate Eleanor Wells, 34, wipes her tears during a protest in Los Angeles, on June 24, 2022.
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Missouri

PHOTO: Abortion-rights advocates U.S. Rep. Cori Bush, left, Kendyl Underwood and Brittany Nickens, react outside Planned Parenthood of Missouri after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned abortion protections on June 24, 2022, in St. Louis.
Abortion-rights advocates U.S. Rep. Cori Bush, left, Kendyl Underwood, and Brittany Nickens, right, react outside Planned Parenthood of Missouri after the U.S. Supreme Court announced a decision overturning abortion protections on June 24, 2022, in St. Louis.
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PHOTO: Steve Sallwasser of Arnold debates Brittany Nickens of Maplewood during competing rallies held outside Planned Parenthood of Missouri following the Supreme Court announcement overturning Roe v Wade abortion protection, June 24, 2022, in St. Louis.
Steve Sallwasser of Arnold debates Brittany Nickens of Maplewood during competing rallies held outside Planned Parenthood of Missouri following the Supreme Court announcement overturning Roe v Wade abortion protection, June 24, 2022, in St. Louis.
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Illinois

PHOTO: Grace Miller 11, left, and Leo Miller 5, right, hold signs during a Pro-Life rally at Federal Plaza Friday, June 24, 2022, in Chicago, after the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade.
Grace Miller 11, left, and Leo Miller 5, right, hold signs during a Pro-Life rally at Federal Plaza Friday, June 24, 2022, in Chicago, after the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade.
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Michigan

PHOTO: Rick Rainville bows his head in prayer at a rally of abortion opponents organized by Sidewalk Advocates for Life outside the Power Family Health Center Planned Parenthood  in Ann Arbor, Mich., June 24, 2022.
Rick Rainville bows his head in prayer at a rally of abortion opponents organized by Sidewalk Advocates for Life outside the Power Family Health Center Planned Parenthood in Ann Arbor, Mich., June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years.
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PHOTO: Abortion-rights protesters cheer at a rally following the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, federally protected right to abortion, outside the state capitol in Lansing, Mich., on June 24, 2022.
Abortion-rights protesters cheer at a rally following the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, federally protected right to abortion, outside the state capitol in Lansing, Mich., on June 24, 2022.
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Massachusetts

PHOTO: An abortion rights demonstrator holds a sign after the United States Supreme Court ruled in the Dobbs v. Women's Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision, in Boston, June 24, 2022.
An abortion rights demonstrator holds a sign at the Massachusetts State House after the United States Supreme Court ruled in the Dobbs v. Women's Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision, in Boston, June 24, 2022.
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PHOTO: A woman becomes emotional during a rally to protest the U.S. Supreme Court overturning of Roe Vs. Wade at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, on June 24, 2022.
A woman becomes emotional during a rally to protest the U.S. Supreme Court overturning of Roe Vs. Wade at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, on June 24, 2022.
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Oklahoma

PHOTO: Protestors take part in a "die in" on June 24, 2022, in Norman, Okla., following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Protestors take part in a "die in" on June 24, 2022, in Norman, Okla., following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
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Utah

PHOTO: Maria Rago protests for abortion-rights at the Utah State Capitol, June 24, 2022, in Salt Lake City.
Maria Rago protests for abortion-rights at the Utah State Capitol, June 24, 2022, in Salt Lake City.
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