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Pro-abortion and anti-abortion advocates in Columbus react to the overturning of Roe v. Wade

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Tyler Thompson
Women Have Option's setup a tent at ComFest in Goodale Park to meet with the public. To the right is board chair Jordyn Close.

The right to an abortion is no longer a constitutional right as the U.S Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade Friday morning.

The ruling had been in place for almost 50 years. Mike Gonidakis is the president of Ohio Right to Life, an anti-abortion advocacy group. Gonidakis called it a historic day.

“A day of gratitude towards the court and the men and women that have put all their work into this and for the court to recognize what we've been advocating for for the past 50 years," he said.

Women Have Option's board chair Jordyn Close said the news is devastating.

"We knew that this was going to happen eventually," Close said. "We are prepared to be there for the people of Ohio, in the Midwest, and make sure that we are getting them the care that they deserve."

Attorney General Dave Yost filed a motion Friday to remove a federal injunction blocking the heartbeat bill in Ohio that prevents abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Tyler Thompson as a reporter and on-air host for 89.7 NPR News. Thompson, originally from northeast Ohio, has spent the last three years working as a Morning Edition host and reporter at NPR member station KDLG Public Radio and reporter at the Bristol Bay Times Newspaper in Dillingham, Alaska.