Abortion Rights Protesters March in Austin After Supreme Court Draft Leaks

Protesters gathered in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, May 3, after the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion indicating a majority of the court is willing to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade decision. These videos posted on Twitter by Stop The Sweeps ATX show protesters championing abortion rights in Austin and ignoring police orders to clear the way. The draft opinion, written by Judge Samuel Alito in February, was obtained by Politico. According to the document, the court had voted to repeal the decision, which has guaranteed federal abortion protection since 1973, and would end the “guarantee of federal constitutional protections for abortion rights and let each state decide whether to allow abortion,” Politico said. reported on May 2. Protests were held in other major cities, including outside the Supreme Court in Washington, on May 2. Credit: Stop The Sweeps ATX via storyful

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