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Protesters Rally at Home of Justice Samuel Alito, Who Drafted Opinion Overturning Roe v. Wade

HeadlineMay 10, 2022

About 150 protesters marched to the Washington, D.C.-area home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Monday evening, after a leaked draft opinion showed Alito and the court’s conservative majority are poised to strike down Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide. Monday’s protest followed weekend demonstrations outside the homes of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts.

In Texas, Republican lawmakers say they’re preparing to focus on preventing women from leaving the state to seek abortions elsewhere, if the Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade. Republican state Representative Briscoe Cain said, “We’ll continue to do our best to make abortion not just outlawed, but unthinkable.”

On Capitol Hill, Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is calling on her colleagues to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, which aims to codify Roe v. Wade. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has scheduled a roll call vote on the bill for Wednesday, but the measure appears doomed since it lacks the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican-led filibuster.

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