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The scene at the Supreme Court after a leaked document said justices would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade

Antiabortion and abortion rights advocates converged outside the Supreme Court after a leaked draft opinion indicated Monday that a majority of justices would vote to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

The document, written by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., was obtained by Politico and published Monday night. It reported that a majority signed on to striking down Roe, saying the ruling that for nearly 50 years has guaranteed a constitutional right to abortion was “egregiously wrong from the start.”

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May 3

Abortion rights advocates and antiabortion advocates demonstrate outside the Supreme Court.

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May 3

Abortion rights advocates and antiabortion advocates demonstrate.

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Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post

May 3

Abortion rights advocates and antiabortion advocates demonstrate.

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Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post

May 3

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) speaks in support of abortion rights outside of the court.

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May 3

Jessica Golibart responds in frustration and sadness as abortion rights advocates and antiabortion advocates demonstrate outside the Supreme Court.

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May 3

Officers clear a path as abortion and antiabortion rights advocates demonstrate outside the Supreme Court.

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May 3

Peyton Newsome, 27, of Woodbridge, Va., joins abortion rights advocates in front of the Supreme Court.

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May 3

Abortion rights advocates and antiabortion advocates demonstrate.

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Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post

May 3

Ella Firenzi, 22, and the Rev. Matthew Rader share differing perspectives outside the Supreme Court.

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May 3

People protest in front of the Supreme Court.

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May 3

Abortion rights advocates and antiabortion advocates demonstrate.

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Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post

May 3

A sign language interpreter works as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks outside the Supreme Court.

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May 3

Activists gather at the Supreme Court.

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May 3

Activists gather at the Supreme Court.

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May 2

Antiabortion and abortion rights advocates clash in front of the Supreme Court.

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May 2

A crowd gathers outside the court.

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Anna Johnson/AP

May 2

Antiabortion advocates celebrate and sing.

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May 2

Ashley Patterson-Beaty yells during the demonstrations.

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May 2

Abortion rights advocates rally in front of the court.

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May 2

A couple prays outside the court after hearing the news.

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May 2

A woman sits with a Planned Parenthood sign.

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May 2

People rally outside the court.

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May 2

Abortion rights advocates demonstrate.

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May 2

An abortion rights advocate cries.

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May 2

A woman sits with candles in front of the court.

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May 2

Demonstrators on both sides of the abortion issue gather outside the court.

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