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Protests and celebrations as Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Protests and celebrations as Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

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As states began to enact abortion bans and clinics stopped offering the procedure, large crowds gathered in cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta.

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Protests continued in cities across the country Saturday after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that had guaranteed the right to abortion in the United States.

As states began to enact abortion bans and clinics stopped offering the procedure, large crowds gathered in cities including New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta, some jubilant, others dismayed at the decision that stripped away women’s constitutional right to abortion.

Both sides predicted the fight over abortion would continue.

Key highlights:

  • President Joe Biden called it a “sad day” for the U.S. and said it would be up to voters in November to select candidates who would protect a host of rights — not just abortion but also marriage equality and the right to contraception.
  • Centrist Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, suggested they were misled by Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, two key votes in the decision to overturn Roe.

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