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Scenes across the country after Supreme Court overturns constitutional right to abortion

Activists against and supporting abortion rights both demonstrated outside the Supreme Court on Friday after the justices announced their expected decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case that guaranteed a person's constitutional right to an abortion for the past 50 years. Others across the country reacted as well, as states moved quickly to ban or restrict abortion on the state level.

Abortion-rights activists react after the Supreme Court released its decision Friday morning to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Abortion-rights activists react after the Supreme Court released its decision Friday morning to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Abortion-rights protesters express themselves after the Supreme Court announced its decision Friday morning to overturn Roe v. Wade. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)
Abortion-rights protesters express themselves after the Supreme Court announced its decision in Washington D.C. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)
An abortion-rights activist wears tape reading "2nd Class Citizen" on their mouth as they protest outside the Supreme Court on Friday. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
An abortion-rights activist wears tape reading "2nd Class Citizen" on their mouth outside the Supreme Court on Friday. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
An abortion-rights protester, and an anti-abortion protester face off ahead of the Supreme Court's announcement of its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)
An abortion-rights protester and an anti-abortion protester face off ahead of the Supreme Court's announcement of its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)
Anti-abortion protesters celebrate following Supreme Court's decision. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)
Anti-abortion protesters celebrate following Supreme Court's decision. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)
Anti-abortion protesters hug after the news that the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade outside of the court in D.C. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)
Anti-abortion protesters hug after the news is announced outside the Supreme Court in D.C. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)
An abortion-rights protester with tape over their mouth that reads "2nd Class Citizen." (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)
An abortion-rights protester with tape over their mouth that reads "2nd Class Citizen." (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)
Anti-abortion activists react to the ruling in front of the Supreme Court. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Anti-abortion activists react to the ruling in front of the Supreme Court. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Abortion-rights protesters regroup and protest following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, federally protected right to abortion, in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)
Abortion-rights protesters regroup and protest following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)
U.S. President Joe Biden addresses the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
U.S. President Joe Biden addresses the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Abortion-rights advocate Eleanor Wells, 34, wipes her tears in Los Angeles on Friday. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
Abortion-rights advocate Eleanor Wells, 34, wipes her tears in Los Angeles on Friday. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
Abortion-rights activists gather for a protest following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade at Washington Square Park in New York City. (Yuki Iwamura/AP)
Abortion-rights activists gather for a protest following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade at Washington Square Park in New York City. (Yuki Iwamura/AP)
Veteran Pink House defender Derenda Hancock reacts to anti-abortion activist Coleman Boyd's protesting outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Mississippi moments before the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade was issued Friday morning. The clinic is the only facility that performs abortions in the state. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)
Veteran Pink House defender Derenda Hancock outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, moments before the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade was issued Friday morning. The clinic is the only facility that performs abortions in the state. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)
Protesters Kendal Underwood and Brittany Nickens gather outside Planned Parenthood Friday in St. Louis. Most abortions are now illegal in Missouri following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that ended a constitutional protection for abortion. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Kendal Underwood and Brittany Nickens sit outside Planned Parenthood Friday in St. Louis. Most abortions are now illegal in Missouri following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that ended a constitutional protection for abortion. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

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