Snapshot: How reproductive health organizations and allies reacted to Roe v. Wade being overturned

The ruling, which comes just over a month after the leaked initial draft majority decision, will end the Constitutional right to abortion after nearly 50 years.

Image of a protest outside the Supreme Court.
Pro-life and pro-choice protesters squared off outside the Supreme Court on Friday. (Photo credit: Getty Images).

WASHINGTON: The Supreme Court has overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, revoking the Constitutional right to have an abortion. 

According to The Washington Post, it was a 6-to-3 vote in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case, favoring the former. Chief Justice John Roberts, however, criticized his colleagues for going a step further in overturning Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. 

The liberal Justices, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, were in dissent.

“With sorrow — for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection — we dissent,” they wrote

The decision, which comes just over a month after the leaked initial draft majority decision, is expected to open the door for half of states to ban or drastically limit abortion

Here’s how major organizations with pro-choice views have already responded. 

Planned Parenthood

— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) June 24, 2022

Public Citizen

Emily's List 

National Abortion Federation

Amnesty International USA

Center for Reproductive Rights

National NOW

NARAL

National Women's Law Center

Abortion Rights UK

Pro-life organizations also reacted to the decision on social media.

National Right to Life

Heartbeat International


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