Dobbs Protestors Gather at Loudoun Courthouse

Around 100 protestors gathered at the corner of King and Market Streets in front of the Loudoun County courthouse in downtown Leesburg on Friday, June 24, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court reversed decades of precedent on abortion rights by overturning Roe v. Wade.

The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs V. Jackson rolls back almost 50 years of federal protections for abortion rights, returning the authority to outlaw abortions to state governments. In Virginia abortion remains legal; however, Gov. Glenn Youngkin has already said he plans to seek restrictions on abortion access.

Protestors gather in front of the Loudoun County courthouse on Friday, June 24 after the Supreme Court overturned abortion rights protections in Dobbs v. Jackson. [Renss Greene/Loudoun Now]

7 thoughts on “Dobbs Protestors Gather at Loudoun Courthouse

  • 2022-06-27 at 4:42 pm

    People protesting after being handed more democracy and power. Do they have any awareness they’re being totally played?

  • 2022-06-27 at 5:07 pm

    I have mixed emotions about the Dobbs decision. In my humble opinion, the Supreme Court can go pound sand. I don’t put them on a pedestal in the least. They’re nothing more than two-bit politicians. Having said that — I agree with most people that abortion is horrible. It’s not something I’d ever want to be associated with. Pregnant people don’t make that decision lightly. May heaven help us all during these difficult times!

  • 2022-06-27 at 5:28 pm

    Restrictions is not outlawing abortion. The problem has been that the left kept promoting more and more extreme positions such as abortion even during dilation if the woman said it would impact her mental health and two health providers agreed. Even in Virginia there will not be an out and out prohibition and one would hope common ground could be found.

  • 2022-06-27 at 5:46 pm

    Great work by the Supreme Court, babies, God and guns!

  • 2022-06-27 at 8:33 pm

    I think the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. With that said why are they protesting in front of a state court that has nothing to do with the decision. It’s like going to the Capitals’ facility in Arlington to protest the decisions of one Dan Snyder.

  • 2022-06-28 at 7:53 am

    Don’t people have jobs? I don’t understand why they believe protests will do anything. It doesn’t, especially for such high profile issues. The only thing you can do is vote. That is what makes this country great; that you have that power with a vote. If you don’t vote, then you don’t get to complain. If you vote and your choice loses, then you need to accept it and wait for the next election cycle. But you can’t start spewing things such as everything is broken, everything is corrupt, we need to pack the courts, we need to do this or that, only just to get your way. Remember, such changes can come back and bite you later on. Sen. Harry Reid is the one that changed the rules in the Senate from a super majority to a simple majority for supreme court justices. Years later, it backfired on the democrats. You don’t get to complain now and say well we don’t like that rule. Our government is broken, especially the legislative branch. What was once some bi-partisan cooperative for matters such as appointing a justice to the SCOTUS, is now partisan on steroids. Each party is only in it for themselves and their party, not what is best for the country. As a result, our country is divided and becoming a 3rd world nation.

    For me, I am all for pro-choice with certain limitations. As much as I disliked the ruling by the SCOTUS, it’s done. They didn’t ban abortion but pushed it back to the states for the states to make their own decision about the issue by the peoples representatives that they voted in. If you live in a state where the majority voted in are those who are pro-life, then you may not like the outcome. And vice versa. But that is what democracy is.

  • 2022-06-28 at 12:01 pm

    I might be more sympathetic to these protesters if they weren’t advocating for no limits to abortion. The Supreme Court simply concluded that abortion is not a constitutional right, but an issue to be determined by state law.
    It is scientifically conclusive that unborn children have awareness, feel pain and are viable living beings before actual birth.
    I am frankly disgusted that some would deny this reality and sanction the violent destruction of helpless human lives.

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