Roe v. Wade, overturned: Scenes of despair and joy after a historic decision

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Video: See rallies and hear from protesters on both sides of the abortion rights issue in Austin, Houston and San Antonio on June 24, 2022, the day the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending federal protections for abortion. Credit: The Texas Tribune

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right for women to have abortions. Demonstrations quickly sprang up across Texas, and thousands of people took to the streets to grieve or celebrate the high court’s decision. Below are images from Texas Tribune photojournalists in the nation’s capital, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, McAllen and Dallas.

Abortion rights demonstrators protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court after the court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision, in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2022.

Abortion-rights demonstrators protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court after the court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision, in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2022. Credit: Jason Garza for The Texas Tribune

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Abortion-rights protesters react to the overturning of Roe v. Wade in Washington, D.C. Credit: Jason Garza for The Texas Tribune

Demonstrators show up outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2022. Credit: Jason Garza for The Texas Tribune

Hundreds of protestors gathered around the Federal Courthouse in San Antonio in favor of abortion rights after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022. The protest was organized by the Mujeres Marcharán Coalition.

Hundreds of protesters chanted outside the federal courthouse in San Antonio on Friday. Credit: Alejandra Sol Casas for The Texas Tribune

Protesters marched from the federal courthouse to the state Capitol in opposition of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade in downtown Austin on June 24, 2022.

In Austin, protesters marched through the street downtown in opposition of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Credit: Evan L'Roy/The Texas Tribune

Protesters chant on Congress Ave. in front of the Texas State Capitol building at a pro-choice rally Friday, June 24, 2022 in Austin, TX. The Supreme Court overturned Roe V Wade Friday leading to national protests in response from pro abortion advocates. The announcement of the overturning would trigger an immediate ban on abortions in several states, including Texas. Sergio Flores for The Texas Tribune

A woman cries out during a march near the Texas Capitol on Friday. Credit: Sergio Flores for The Texas Tribune

Protesters gather in downtown Austin at a pro-choice rally on June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, leading to national protests in response from pro-choice advocates. The announcement of the overturning would trigger an immediate ban on abortions in several states, including Texas.

Demonstrators gather in downtown Austin on Friday after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Credit: Sergio Flores for The Texas Tribune

Protesters march toward the state capitol building at a pro-choice rally Friday, June 24, 2022 in Austin, TX. The Supreme Court overturned Roe V Wade Friday leading to national protests in response from pro abortion advocates. The announcement of the overturning would trigger an immediate ban on abortions in several states, including Texas. Sergio Flores for The Texas Tribune

Protesters march toward the state capitol in Austin. Credit: Sergio Flores for The Texas Tribune

Addison Kardos, 15, walks with thousands of people in a pro-abortion protest after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in San Antonio on June 24, 2022.

Addison Kardos, 15, walks with thousands of people in a protest for abortion rights in San Antonio. Credit: Kaylee Greenlee Beal for The Texas Tribune

A man carries his daughter during a pro-abortion protest outside the Federal Courthouse in San Antonio on June 24, 2022.

A man carries his daughter during a rally for abortion rights outside the federal courthouse in San Antonio. Credit: Kaylee Greenlee Beal for The Texas Tribune

Brock Acres, the board president of Houston Coalition for Life, speaks at a rally in support of the Supreme Court’s decision in front of Planned Parenthood’s offices Friday, June 24, 2022, in Houston. (Justin Rex for The Texas Tribune)

Brock Akers, the board president of Houston Coalition for Life, speaks at a rally in support of the Supreme Court’s decision outside the Planned Parenthood office in Houston. Credit: Justin Rex for The Texas Tribune

Vienne Crook holds a sign supporting the Supreme Court’s design to overturn Roe v. Wade at a rally in support of the court’s decision in front of Planned Parenthood’s offices Friday, June 24, 2022, in Houston. (Justin Rex for The Texas Tribune)

Vienne Crook smiles at a rally in Houston supporting the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Credit: Justin Rex for The Texas Tribune

Bikers ride past the Whole Woman’s Health abortion clinic in McAllen on June 24, 2022. The clinic was the only one providing abortions in the Rio Grande Valley. South Texans for Reproductive Justice and Planned Parenthood South Texas organized the event hours after the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The landmark decision ultimately ended abortion rights at the federal level.

Cyclists ride past the Whole Woman’s Health abortion clinic in McAllen, which was effectively shut down after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday. Credit: Michael Gonzalez for The Texas Tribune

From left: Vienne Crook, Tara Beulah and Xavier Heim listen as Pastor Laurence White reads a prayer at a rally in support of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in front of Planned Parenthood’s offices in Houston on June 24, 2022.

Anti-abortion demonstrators listen to a prayer at a Houston rally in support of the high court’s decision. Credit: Justin Rex for The Texas Tribune

Demonstrators gather in front of the Federal Courthouse to listen to speakers during a protest hours after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Houston, Texas.

Demonstrators gather outside the federal courthouse in Houston hours after the Supreme Court announced its ruling. Credit: Briana Vargas for The Texas Tribune

A demonstrator speaks passionately to protestors gathered in front of the Federal Courthouse following the Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Houston, Texas.

A demonstrator speaks passionately to protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Houston. Credit: Briana Vargas for The Texas Tribune

A cross lays on the ground next to a tree dressed in rosaries outside of the Southwestern Women’s Surgery Clinic in Dallas, TX on June 24, 2022.

A cross lays on the ground next to a tree hung with rosaries outside of the Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center in Dallas. Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune

Demonstrators march against the overturning of Roe v. Wade, which virtually bans abortion in the state of Texas, on June 24, 2022.

Demonstrators march through the streets of downtown Dallas. Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune

Demonstrators march against the overturning of Roe v. Wade, which virtually bans abortion in the state of Texas, on June 24, 2022.

People march in Dallas in protest of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune

Attendees hold up their fists after a march against the overturning of Roe v. Wade, which virtually bans abortion in the state of Texas, on June 24, 2022.

Demonstration attendees hold up their fists in protest of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade in downtown Dallas. Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune

A demonstrator flips off counter protestors before a march against the overturning of Roe v. Wade, which virtually bans abortion in the state of Texas, on June 24, 2022.

A demonstrator flips off counter protesters in Dallas. Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune

People place flowers on a makeshift memorial at a protest in support of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in front of Planned Parenthood’s offices Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Houston.

Anti-abortion demonstrators place flowers on a makeshift memorial outside the Planned Parenthood offices in Houston. Credit: Justin Rex for The Texas Tribune

Lily Kate Cole speaks at a protest in support of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in front of Planned Parenthood’s offices Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Houston. (Justin Rex for The Texas Tribune)

Lily Kate Cole speaks in support of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade out of the Planned Parenthood in Houston. Credit: Justin Rex for The Texas Tribune

Activists make signs in preparation for an abortion rights rally with Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Beto O’Rourke in East Austin on Jun. 26, 2022.

Activists make signs in preparation for an abortion-rights rally in East Austin on Sunday. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Police form a line to prevent protestors from walking down 3rd street at a rally for abortion rights in East Austin on Jun. 26, 2022.

Police form a line to prevent protesters from walking down 3rd street at a rally for abortion rights in Austin. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Abortion rights activists march through East Austin following a rally in East Austin on Jun. 26, 2022.

Abortion-rights activists march through Austin on Sunday. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

A pro-life activists and an abortion rights activist argue at a rally for abortion rights in East Austin on Jun. 26, 2022.

A pro-life activists and an abortion rights activist argue at a rally for abortion rights in East Austin on Jun. 26, 2022. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Attendees hold signs at a rally for abortion rights in East Austin on Jun. 26, 2022.

Attendees hold signs at a rally for abortion rights in East Austin on Jun. 26, 2022. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Abortion rights activists march through East Austin following a rally in East Austin on Jun. 26, 2022.

Abortion rights activists march through East Austin following a rally in East Austin on Jun. 26, 2022. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

An abortion rights activist holds a sign at a rally for abortion rights in East Austin on Jun. 26, 2022.

An abortion rights activist holds a sign at a rally for abortion rights in East Austin on Jun. 26, 2022. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Protesters attend a rally for abortion rights in East Austin on Sunday. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune


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