Pro-choice protesters gather in front of US Supreme Court against the leaked abortion draft

Updated: May 04, 2022, 01:48 AM(IST)

Anti-abortion campaigners and pro-abortion activists took to the streets of Washington in the United States following rumours that the US Supreme Court may overturn the 1973 landmark Roe v Wade verdict, which legalised abortion nationwide. 

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1973 landmark decision

As per the rumours, the court will determine that the Roe v Wade judgement was incorrectly decided because the country’s constitution provides no particular mention of abortion rights, as per the conservative Justice Samuel Alito’s reasoning.

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Police look out at the protesters

Anti-abortion protesters yelling “hey, hey, ho, ho, Roe v. Wade has got to go” and abortion rights supporters chanting “abortion is healthcare” were fighting outside the courthouse just hours after the rumours broke.

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Abortion is a Right!

Abortion has been of the most controversial subjects in the country’s politics for nearly half a century.

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Keep your laws off my body!

Pro-choice activits prostesting in front oF US Supreme Court carrying signs to show their disagreement regarding the leaked draft, in which it says that the court might overturn the decision of abrotion.

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Joe Biden appeals Americans to oppose possible anti-abortion verdict

US President Joe Biden has urged Americans to defend access to abortion.

"I believe that a woman's right to choose is fundamental," Biden said, referring to the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v Wade that declared abortion a constitutionally protected right.

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