Protesters Gather Outside US Supreme Court Following Leak of Abortion Bill

Protesters gathered outside the US Supreme Court on Tuesday, May 3, following the leak Monday night of a draft opinion indicating the court’s majority is prepared to overturn the landmark Roe decision. v Wade. The draft opinion, written by Judge Samuel Alito in February, was obtained by Politico. The document indicated that the court had voted to reverse the decision, which had guaranteed federal protection against abortion since 1973, and would end the “guarantee of the federal constitutional protection of the right to abortion and would allow each state to decide whether to restrict or prohibit abortion.” abortion,” Politico said. On Monday, Planned Parenthood said, “This is a draft opinion. It’s shocking, it’s unprecedented, but it’s not definitive.” This footage, shot by a reporter for The Washington Examiner, shows scenes outside court on Tuesday. Credit: The Washington Examiner via Storyful

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