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Angry New Yorkers erupt over what could be the end of Roe v. Wade after Supreme Court leak

Protestors gather outside of the New York County Courthouse to protest the leaked draft of the Supreme Court majority opinion striking down Roe v. Wade in New York City on Tuesday, May 3. Photo by Julia Bonavita

Hundreds of abortion rights supporters gathered in New York City’s Foley Square to protest the Supreme Court’s vote to strike down the Roe v. Wade  which gives women the right to have an abortion.  They were joined by  accompanied by government leaders and celebrities,  including New York State Attorney General Letita James and comedian Amy Schumer.

The leaked draft opinion, obtained and published by Politico, detailed the Court’s majority decision to remove nearly 50 years of federal constitutional protections of reproductive rights set by Roe v. Wade  and upheld by the 1992 decision, Planned Parenthood v. Casey. 

 “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote. “The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision…” 

 If repealed, access to abortion would not undergo a federal ban, but instead would grant individual states the ability to heavily restrict or outlaw the procedure.

New York State Attorney General Letitia James speaks to abortion rights supporters at Foley Square in New York City on Tuesday, May 3. Photo by Julia Bonavita

Abortion rights activists hold signs protesting the leaked draft of the Supreme Court majority opinion striking down Roe v. Wade in New York City on Tuesday, May 3. Photo by Julia Bonavita

Hundreds of abortion rights activists gather in New York City’s Foley Square Abortion to protest the leaked draft of the Supreme Court majority opinion striking down Roe v. Wade on Tuesday, May 3. Photo by Julia Bonavita

Abortion rights activists hold signs protesting the leaked draft of the Supreme Court majority opinion striking down Roe v. Wade in New York City on Tuesday, May 3. Photo by Julia Bonavita

Abortion rights activists hold photos of the Supreme Court Justices that voted to abolish Roe v. Wade in New York City on Tuesday, May 3. Photo by Julia Bonavita

An abortion rights activist holds a sign protesting the leaked draft of the Supreme Court majority opinion striking down Roe v. Wade in New York City on Tuesday, May 3. Photo by Julia Bonavita