Roe v. Wade Protesters Chant 'F*** Alito' Outside Supreme Court

A video of protesters outside the Supreme Court has started to go viral as demonstrators chant "f*** Alito."

This comes after a document, which has not been independently verified, showed that the court is prepared to overrule Roe v. Wade.

A draft opinion that was obtained by Politico showed comments from Justice Samuel Alito on abortion.

"Roe was egregiously wrong from the start," the document said.

"We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled," Alito said, mentioning another landmark ruling. "It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people's elected representatives."

In the video clip, that has so far been viewed over 90,000 times, hundreds of protesters can be heard chanting against Alito while holding up placards.

This is only one of many videos that have begun circulating on social media. Videos have shown demonstrators also chanting "Abortion is health care," with some protesters speaking and encouraging the groups while using megaphones.

An Independent report reflected on his career and what U.S. President George W. Bush, who appointed Alito in 2005, said about him.

He was touted as a "scholarly, fair-minded, and principled" addition to the institution.

"These qualities will serve him well on the highest court in the land," Bush said.

"[His record] reveals a thoughtful judge who considers the legal merits carefully and applies the law in a principled fashion."

Bush also added that Alito had a thorough understanding of the role of judges in American society.

The release of the draft, a 98-page document, is an unprecedented leak in the history of the Supreme Court. But the vote could still change in the next two months, the time it is estimated to take before a final decision by the Supreme Court is announced.

However, if the draft remains mostly unchanged and votes do not shift, the consequences of the court's ruling on the country will be tremendous.

Overturning the landmark ruling would mean that the decision on the right to an abortion would be up to individual states.

While in some states abortions will remain legal, half of all states, mostly in the South and the Midwest, are expected to move immediately to impose broad bans. Twenty-two states already have pre-Roe bans and "trigger laws" in their books that would ban abortions if the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi voiced her concerns on her Twitter account about the implications of the document.

"If the report is accurate, the Supreme Court is poised to inflict the greatest restriction of rights in the past fifty years-not just on women but on all Americans," she wrote in a tweet.

"The Republican-appointed Justices' reported votes to overturn Roe V. Wade would go down as an abomination, one of the worst and most damaging decisions in modern history," she wrote in a follow-up tweet.

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Demonstrators gather outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on May 02, 2022 in Washington, DC. In an initial draft majority opinion obtained by Politico, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito allegedly wrote that the cases Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern v. Casey should be overruled, which would end federal protection of abortion rights across the country. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images