We knew it was coming, but not exactly when. Crowds kept building up each day that the Supreme Court was announcing decisions, and by Friday the police were a constant presence keeping the factions safely separated.
At 10:10 on Friday, the Court announced the decision on its website, and pro-life advocates started immediately celebrating.
The pro-choice demonstrators reacted in distress and resolve.
Starting later on Friday and throughout the weekend, large crowds showed up in front of the Court, most of them in despair at the end of Roe.
There were also some heated arguments between pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators.
On Sunday night, a Candlelight Vigil for Reproductive Freedom was held in front of the Court.
By Monday morning, when a few of the remaining Supreme Court decisions were announced, there were several small groups of pro-life celebrants but no pro-choice protestors.
Wishing every woman, and the men who care about them, all the best as they navigate a world that has suddenly reversed fifty years of reproductive choices for women. We are also concerned for women who have medical complications with their pregnancies, who may now face delays or barriers to treatment.
We don’t yet know all the ways people will mobilize in reaction to the end of Roe, but here’s what we saw at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally called in reaction to the leak of the draft opinion two months ago.