One day forward, 50 years back
June 24, 2022 marked a momentous day in reproductive rights history. In a 5-4 vote, Roe v. Wade was overturned, removing the national protection for the right to abortion. Decades of progress for pro-choice advocates unwound in a single day and protests immediately erupted across the nation. The site of the vote itself, the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., was active for many days following as people gathered at its gates demanding justice. In an outburst of every emotion possible, people screamed, cried, danced, sat in silence, made music, and mourned for the lives of women affected by the vote.