LIVE UPDATES: Supreme Court to hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
LIVE UPDATES: Supreme Court to hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
1st December 2021
LIVE UPDATES: Supreme Court to hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
LIVE UPDATES: Supreme Court to hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
1st December 2021
LIVE UPDATES: Supreme Court to hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

Groups gathered outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec. 1, ahead of oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. / Katie Yoder

Washington D.C., Dec 1, 2021 / 07:15 am (CNA).

This post will be continuously updated.

As the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, activists both opposed and in favor of abortion rights gathered outside the court in the early morning hours on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

CNA is outside the court and will be providing on-the-ground updates. (All times EST.)

9:02 a.m. This is Marion, from Mississippi. She told CNA that she remembers Roe v. Wade, and says that her generation allowed it to happen. That’s why, she said, her generation must also work to reverse it.

The Supreme Court first heard arguments in Roe v. Wade on Dec. 13, 1971, almost exactly 50 years ago. The case was then re-argued in front of the court on Oct. 11, 1972, and the court announced their decision in the case on Jan. 22, 1973.

8:00 a.m.: It’s a chilly 36 degrees, but people have assembled in front of the Supreme Court. A fence serves as a physical barrier between the two opposing groups.