BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — People with pro-life beliefs are happy with Friday’s verdict while others with pro-choice beliefs say this battle isn’t over.

With a 6 to 3 vote, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a nearly 50-year precedent.

Coordinator for 10,000 Women Angela Adkins has been fighting for women’s reproductive rights for many years. Roe V. Wade happened when she was 12 years old, now she’s 60.

“This is a terrible decision, for everybody,” said Adkins.

She said that it’s sad to know that her three granddaughters have fewer rights as women than she did. The decision to make abortion illegal has many women and members of the LGBT+ community on guard.

“Women are confused, they are angry, they didn’t believe that this could happen,” said Adkins.

Pro-life activists have used the words “thrilled” and “finally” to describe the moment. Senator Bill Cassidy said himself, “As a pro-life person, I’m very pleased with it.”

However, someone like Angela Adkins who has fought for the right to move forward is afraid that things have “fallen backwards.”

“And now what are we going back to? You know? What options are pregnant people going to have in Louisiana?” asked Adkins.

Meanwhile, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision.

“The opportunity today is for other states to take Louisiana as a template in order to protect the unborn,” said Landry.

Louisiana is one of three states where trigger laws are immediately taken into effect against abortion. Women will have to travel hundreds to have proper abortion care. The state’s three abortion clinics, Delta Clinic of Baton Rouge, Women’s Health Care Center in New Orleans, and Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, are closed. 

“Compared to the three abortion facilities in the state, we have 35 pregnancy centers, as well as an adoption agency, social services that we’re going to be directing into,” said Communications Director Right to Life Sarah Zagorski.

Zagorski said once a sperm and egg meet each other, a child is there, and it’s the weakest member of the family and must be protected.

After the verdict, the Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom gathered at the Unitarian Church for a peaceful protest to celebrate the verdict. They held speeches to discuss what happened, and how to move forward.

“They’re going to continue to roll back everything and if we don’t take a stand right now,” said Adkins. “Where are we going to end up as a country?”

Organizers of Friday’s rally said this is just the beginning of their fight.

“Suit up, you’re in for a rough fight,” said Landry.

If you’re looking for help with unplanned pregnancies, Louisiana Right to Life has a list of services.