Our Favorite Signs From Abortion Activations on the Second Dobbs Anniversary

Monday, June 24, marked two years since the Trump-stacked Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade; since then, 14 U.S. states have total bans on abortion, while 27 states have bans based on gestational duration.

In cities and rural areas across the U.S., activists marched and rallied across the country to mark the second anniversary of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the landmark decision that revoked the constitutional right to abortion.

The mobilization comes as abortion access has become increasingly under attack since Roe‘s fall:

  • In 2023, more than 171,000 women traveled out of their home states for abortion care.
  • The rate of maternal mortality in the U.S. falls is more than three times the rate of other high-income countries.
  • States without total abortion bans experienced a 25 percent increase in abortions 2023 compared to 2020.

Just three days after activists took to the streets, the Supreme Court dismissed both Idaho v. United States and Moyle v. United States. This ruling temporarily uphold the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act‘s preemption of Idaho’s abortion law—for now. The decision is more of a delay than a win for abortion rights supporters as the Court has refused to decide on the essential question: Do pregnant women deserve the same life-saving medical treatment awarded to everyone else?

The Idaho and Moyle decisions are just one example of how abortion access has become increasingly threatened in the two years since the Dobbs decision.

From across the U.S., here are some of our favorite signs expressing dissatisfaction with the current attacks against abortion in a post-Roe world.





Protesters in downtown Boise, Idaho. (Boise Weekly / Twitter)


New Hampshire

A Bans Off Our Bodies mobilization in Concord, N.H. (Erin Swauger / Twitter)

New York

North Carolina


Protesters outside the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City. (Johnathon Hayes KFOR / Twitter)




Washington, D.C.

Protester in Washington, D.C. (Instagram)

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Ayanna Lovelady is an editorial intern at Ms. and is completing her undergraduate degree in Digital Media & Marketing and Public Relations at Tulane University. She is passionate about feminist journalism, with a focus on intersectional reproductive healthcare and public policy. They have roots in New Orleans, Louisiana. If you have an upcoming event to feature, email me at alovelady@msmagazine.com.
Livia Follet is an editorial intern for Ms. and a recent graduate from The University of Colorado Boulder where she earned bachelor's degrees in English literature and women and gender studies. Raised in rural Colorado, her interests include environmental justice movements, Indigenous feminisms and reproductive justice.