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I just happen to be at the Supreme Court when the Roe decision came down here



The Supreme Court has struck down Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 precedent that protected abortion rights at the federal level, in a Friday decision to uphold a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The ruling leaves the legality of abortion up to states. More than 20 states have abortion restrictions in place that may now go into effect. It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives, Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the opinion for the 63 conservative majority. A video shared by Chris Abraham shows crowds of protesters gathering outside the court on Friday. Knowing this moment would come does not make it any less devastating, Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Alexis McGill Johnson said in a statement. Make no mistake if they can take away the right to abortion, a right we’ve held for nearly 50 years, they won’t stop here: All of our freedoms are on the line.