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Scenes of despair and joy after a historic decision

Video: Watch rallies and hear protesters on both sides over the issue of abortion rights in Austin, Houston and San Antonio on June 24, 2022, the day the US Supreme Court overturned Rowe against Wade, ending federal abortion protection. Credit: The Texas Tribune

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The US Supreme Court on Friday decided to overturn Rowe against Wade, ending women’s constitutional right to abortion. Demonstrations quickly erupted in Texas, and thousands took to the streets to mourn or celebrate the Supreme Court ruling. Below are photos from Texas Tribune photojournalists in the nation’s capital, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, McAllen and Dallas.

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Abortion protesters are protesting in front of the US Supreme Court after a court overturned Rowe’s remarkable abortion decision against Wade in Washington, DC, on June 24, 2022. Credit: Jason Garza for The Texas Tribune

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Abortion protesters react to Roe’s repeal of Wade in Washington, DC Credit: Jason Garza for The Texas Tribune

Demonstrators appeared before the US Supreme Court on June 24, 2022. Credit: Jason Garza for The Texas Tribune

Hundreds of protesters gathered around the Federal Court building in San Antonio in support of abortion rights after the Supreme Court overturned Rowe v. Wade on June 24, 2022. The protest was organized by the Mujeres Marcharán coalition.

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

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Protesters marched from the federal courthouse to the state capitol in defiance of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Rowe against Wade in downtown Austin on June 24, 2022.

In Austin, protesters marched down a downtown street in defiance of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Rowe against Wade. Credit: Evan L’Roy / The Texas Tribune

Protesters chanted at Congress Ave. in front of the Texas State Capitol building at an election rally on Friday, June 24, 2022 in Austin, Texas. The Supreme Court overturned Roe V Wade on Friday, sparking national protests in response to abortion advocates. The announcement of the repeal will result in an immediate ban on abortion in several states, including Texas. Sergio Flores for The Texas Tribune

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

Protesters gathered in downtown Austin for an election rally on June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court overturned Rowe against Wade, leading to national protests in response to election defenders. The announcement of the repeal will result in an immediate ban on abortion in several states, including Texas.

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

Protesters marched to the State Capitol building for a rally on Friday, June 24, 2022 in Austin, Texas. The Supreme Court overturned Roe V Wade on Friday, sparking national protests in response to abortion advocates. The announcement of the repeal will result in an immediate ban on abortion in several states, including Texas. Sergio Flores for The Texas Tribune

Protesters march to the state capital, Austin. Credit: Sergio Flores for The Texas Tribune

Addison Cardos, 15, is walking with thousands in protest of abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Rowe against Wade in San Antonio on June 24, 2022.

Addison Cardos, 15, is walking with thousands of people to protest abortion rights in San Antonio. Credit: Kaylee Greenley Beale for The Texas Tribune

A man carries his daughter during a protest against abortion in front of the Federal Court building in San Antonio on June 24, 2022.

A man carries his daughter during an abortion rally in front of a federal court building in San Antonio. Credit: Kaylee Greenley Beale for The Texas Tribune

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Brock Ackers, president of the Houston Coalition for Life, spoke at a rally in support of the Supreme Court ruling in front of Planned Parenthood offices on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Houston. (Justin Rex for The Texas Tribune)

Brock Akers, president of the Houston Coalition for Life, spoke at a rally in support of the Supreme Court ruling in front of the Planned Parenthood Office in Houston. Credit: Associate

Vienna Crook holds a sign in support of the Supreme Court's plan to overturn Rowe v. Wade at a rally in support of the court's ruling in front of Planned Parenthood offices on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Houston. (Justin Rex for The Texas Tribune)

Vienna Crook smiles at a rally in Houston in support of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Rowe against Wade. Credit: Associate

Motorcyclists pass the Whole Woman's Health abortion clinic in McAllen on June 24, 2022. The clinic is the only one providing abortions in the Rio Grande Valley. South Texas for Reproductive Justice and Planned Parenthood South Texas hosted the event hours after the United States Supreme Court overturned Rowe against Wade. The landmark decision eventually put an end to abortion rights at the federal level.

Cyclists walk past the Whole Woman’s Health abortion clinic in McAllen, which was effectively closed after the Supreme Court overturned Rowe against Wade on Friday. Credit: Michael Gonzalez for The Texas Tribune

Left: Wien Crook, Tara Beula and Xavier Heim listen as Pastor Lawrence White reads a prayer at a rally in support of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Rowe v. Wade at Planned Parenthood offices in Houston on June 24, 2022.

Anti-abortion protesters are hearing a prayer at a rally in Houston in support of the Supreme Court ruling. Credit: Justin Rex for The Texas Tribune

Demonstrators gathered in front of the Federal Court building to listen to speakers during a protest hours after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Rowe against Wade on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Houston, Texas.

Demonstrators gathered in front of the federal court building in Houston hours after the Supreme Court announced its decision. Credit: Briana Vargas for The Texas Tribune

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A protester spoke passionately to protesters gathered in front of the Federal Court building following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Rowe against Wade on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Houston, Texas.

A demonstrator spoke passionately in front of protesters gathered in front of the federal court building in Houston. Credit: Briana Vargas for The Texas Tribune

A cross lies on the ground next to a tree clad in rosaries, outside the Southwest Clinic for Women's Surgery in Dallas, Texas on June 24, 2022.

A cross lies on the ground next to a tree hanging with rosaries outside the Southwest Center for Female Surgery in Dallas. Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune

Protesters protested Roe's repeal of Wade, who effectively banned abortions in Texas on June 24, 2022.

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

Protesters protested Roe's repeal of Wade, who effectively banned abortions in Texas on June 24, 2022.

People are demonstrating in Dallas in protest of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Rowe against Wade. Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune

Participants raised their fists after a march against Roe's repeal against Wade, who effectively banned abortions in the state of Texas, on June 24, 2022.

Demonstrators raised their fists in protest of the Supreme Court, which overturned Rowe against Wade in downtown Dallas. Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune

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A demonstrator repulsed protesters before a rally against Rowe's repeal of Wade, who effectively banned abortions in the state of Texas, on June 24, 2022.

A demonstrator repulses protesters in Dallas. Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune

People are laying flowers at a makeshift memorial in support of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Rowe against Wade in front of Planned Parenthood offices on Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Houston.

Anti-abortion protesters are laying flowers at a makeshift memorial outside Planned Parenthood’s Houston offices. Credit: Justin Rex for The Texas Tribune

Lily Kate Cole spoke in protest in support of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Rowe against Wade in front of Planned Parenthood offices on Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Houston. (Justin Rex for The Texas Tribune)

Lily Kate Cole spoke in support of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Rowe v. Wade from Planned Parenthood in Houston. Credit: Associate

Activists signal in preparation for an abortion rights rally with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke in East Austin on June 26, 2022.

Activists are making signs in preparation for a rally on abortion rights in East Austin on Sunday. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Police in riot gear stormed a rally on June 26, 2022, at a protest rally against abortion rights in East Austin.

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

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Abortion activists marched through East Austin after a rally in East Austin on June 26, 2022.

Abortion activists marched through Austin on Sunday. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Life activists and abortion rights activists argue at an abortion rights rally in East Austin on June 26, 2022.

Life activists and abortion rights activists argue at an abortion rights rally in East Austin on June 26, 2022. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Attendees held signs of an abortion rights rally in East Austin on June 26, 2022.

Attendees held signs of an abortion rights rally in East Austin on June 26, 2022. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Abortion activists marched through East Austin after a rally in East Austin on June 26, 2022.

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

An abortion rights activist held a sign for an abortion rights rally in East Austin on June 26, 2022.

An abortion rights activist held a sign for an abortion rights rally in East Austin on June 26, 2022. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

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


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