The US Supreme Court has overruled a historic ruling which recognised a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.
It means individual states now have the power to decide whether to allow, limit or ban access to the procedure.
The decision's expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half of all US states.
The US Supreme Court has overturned the constitutional right of American women to have abortions.
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Former US President Barack Obama has said that the ruling not only reversed 50 years of precedent but leaves the most personal decision up to the "whims of politicians and ideologues".
He said overturning Roe v Wade is "attacking essential freedoms of millions of Americans".
Protests will be held in Dublin on Sunday against the ruling.
ROSA demonstrators will assemble at Stephen's Green at 2pm and will march to the US Embassy in Ballsbridge.
Labour is holding a protest at the embassy in solidarity with those who will be impacted in the US.