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The scene outside the Supreme Court after Roe v. Wade was overturned

The decision in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is a stunning ruling that leaves states free to drastically reduce or even outlaw abortion.

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June 24 | Washington

Savannah Craven, center, and other antiabortion advocates celebrate outside the Supreme Court building.

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June 24 | Washington

An antiabortion rights advocate prays with a group near the Supreme Court.

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June 24 | Washington

Antiabortion advocates celebrate.

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Matt McClain/The Washington Post

June 24

Abortion rights supporters, from left to right, Joan Batista, Courage Universe and Nikki Enfield react outside the Supreme Court.

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June 24 | Washington

An abortion rights advocate cries outside the Supreme Court building in D.C.

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June 24 | Washington

An abortion rights advocate leads a chant near the Supreme Court.

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Demetrius Martinez, an abortion rights advocate and Philip Miedzinski, who is antiabortion, argue outside the Supreme Court after the court overturned Roe v. Wade.

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June 24 | Washington

Police personnel assemble outside the Supreme Court.

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June 24 | Washington

A demonstrator holds the American flag outside the Supreme Court.

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June 24 | Washington

A crowd dominated by abortion rights advocates gather outside the Supreme Court after it overturned Roe v. Wade.

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June 24 | Washington

A woman reacts to the opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization near the Supreme Court.

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June 24 | Washington

Antiabortion advocates chant and celebrate.

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June 24 | Washington

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) walks near the Supreme Court after the court announced its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

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June 24

Abortion rights advocates protest outside Union Station, a few blocks from the Supreme Court.

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June 24

An antiabortion protestor, center, confronts abortion rights advocates.

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June 24 | Washington

Abortion rights advocates react outside the Supreme Court.

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Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters

June 24 | Washington

An abortion rights advocate wears tape reading “2nd Class Citizen” on their mouth as they protest outside the Supreme Court.

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Jacquelyn Martin/AP

June 24 | Washington

Abortion rights advocates Maddie and Rifal listen to protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court after the court overturned Roe v. Wade.

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June 24 | Washington

An abortion rights advocate argues with antiabortion advocates near the Supreme Court.

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June 24

Scotney Young protests outside the Supreme Court after the abortion ruling.

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