KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Dozens gathered in downtown Knoxville to protest a day after a leaked draft opinion appeared to show the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.

In response to this leaked draft, people gathered at the Howard H. Baker Jr. U.S. Courthouse in a rally to defend women’s choices. The rally was called Knoxville Rally to Defend Roe v. Wade.

Both women and men flooded the street in front of the courthouse. Many brought signs and chanted as speakers lined up to talk. Multiple speakers talked to the crowd and received shouts of agreement. When the speakers finished the crowd marched from the courthouse around market square and back while chanting and waving their signs. 

“I am out here because this is so important. I have been a social worker for 30 years, and I have seen the poverty in this state. Women who are going to be forced to give birth, is not going to be a good future for Tennessee. If they can’t trust a woman with this important of a decision, how can they trust her to be a mother?” Speaker Kim Spoon said.

The document was shared by Politico Monday evening and Chief Justice Robert confirmed its authenticity Tuesday. It was written by Justice Samuel Alito. In this opinion, Alito concludes Roe v Wade and the 1992 decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey have no grounding in the Constitution.

The leak shocked people on both sides of the aisle and Roberts has ordered an investigation to find out where the leak came from.

While Roberts confirmed the authenticity of a leaked draft opinion, he emphasized in a statement that it does not represent the court’s final opinion. “Although the document described in yesterday’s reports is authentic, it does not represent a decision by the Court or the final position of any member on the issues in the case.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated with additional information.