Anti-abortion protests have erupted in Washington, DC, outside the Supreme Court with videos of the protests starting to go viral.
Protesters took to the streets following a Politico report that said the Supreme Court was ready to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to a first draft majority opinion.
“We feel that Roe and Casey should be canceled,” Alito wrote, according to Politics. “It is time to respect the Constitution and return the question of abortion to the elected representatives of the people.”
The 98-page document is not the last word, and its release during an ongoing case, a legal challenge in Mississippi, was a first in the modern history of the High Court, Politics mentioned.
In 1973, the court found that there was a constitutional right to abortion by a vote of 7 to 2. This decision was again highlighted in 1992 and reaffirmed in the court case of Family planning c. Casey.
A video of protesters outside the Supreme Court has been viewed over 300,000 times. Daily Beast reporter Zachary Petrizzo shared the clip on his Twitter page and captioned it: “Things are getting more and more tense outside of the Supreme Court tonight.
In the video, protesters can be heard chanting “abortion is health” while holding up signs and banners.
Another video, which has over 70,000 views, shows a group of protesters listening to a woman speak through a megaphone during the protest.
Another video showed counter-protesters starting to show up at the protest.
In a video posted by National exam reporter Nate Hochman a man and a woman can be seen trying to yell at each other.