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Levi’s Argues for Abortion Rights; Crowds Gather: Protest Update

Demonstrators during a protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on May 3. 

Demonstrators during a protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on May 3. 

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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A day after the leak of a draft majority U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, people in more than a dozen cities rallied for abortion rights. Protests scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. quickly grew from hundreds into the thousands, with the biggest gatherings outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., and at Foley Square in New York. 

Many of the protests were led by the Women’s March, which started in Washington, D.C. after President Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017, and were held at courthouses across the U.S.