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On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down proposed abortion clinic regulations in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt with a 5-3 decision.

This was the most impactful abortion case since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision of 1973. Despite media buzz and fanfare around the event, one element of the day was less acknowledged: the number of young Americans who showed up to the Supreme Court.

According to a 2015 Pew Research poll, Millennials have expressed the lowest interest in politics compared to Baby Boomers and Generation X’ers. The scene in front of the Supreme Court Monday, however, defied this sense of apathy toward the political system.

Reagan Barklage of St. Louis, center, and other anti-abortion activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 27, 2016, as the justices struck down the strict Texas anti-abortion restriction law known as HB2. The justices voted 5-3 in favor of Texas clinics that had argued the regulations were a thinly veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get an abortion in the nation's second-most populous state. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Washington, DC, June 27, 2016, USA-Pr0-Life and Pro-Choice advocates protest at the Supreme Court in Washington DC in after the Supreme Court 's 5-3 ruling in favor of free access to abortion. Credit: Patsy Lynch/MediaPunch/IPXCredit: Patsy Lynch/MediaPunch/IPX

Many of these Millennials choose to camp overnight or got ready to protest as early as 5 a.m. to respond to the largest abortion case of their lifetime. Both the pro-choice and pro-life sides demonstrated dedication to civic duty and political involvement Monday.

Activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 27, 2016, as the justices close out the term with decisions on abortion, guns, and public corruption are expected. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Renee Bracey Sherman of Chicago, Ill. celebrates at the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 27, 2016, after the court struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics .The justices voted 5-3 in favor of Texas clinics that had argued the regulations were a thinly veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get an abortion in the nation's second-most populous state. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
AP Photo/Evan Vucci

(Pictures courtesy of Associated Press, All Above All’s Facebook page, and Students for Life of America’s Facebook page)

Disclosure: The author of this story was in attendance with Students for Life of America

Zuri Davis |