ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A group of Western Albemarle High School students walked out of school Monday afternoon to peacefully demonstrate being in favor of abortion rights.

This comes a week after the leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that could possibly overturn Roe v. Wade.

A number of students chanted and held signs for less than 15 minutes on the school's front lawn.

"I'm out here right now because I want freedom and I don't need old white men dictating what I do,” sophomore Mika Chaturvedi said.

Student Ollie Nacey says she and her peers are passionate and want their voices to be heard.

"We're all angry at the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned, and we all need to protect our right to get a safe abortion,” she said. "It is completely unfair to take that away from us because it is completely necessary, and it is dangerous to take it away and putting people at risk."

Eli Hughes, the lead organizer of the walkout, says abortion rights could impact even young women who are around the same age as her.

"A lot of the time, we think abortion impacts just adults, impacts people older than us when in reality it doesn't. It impacts teenagers too,” Hughes said.

Sophomore Bree Palmer says she anticipated a big turnout for this event.

"It makes me feel really excited to see our generation speaking up for those who can't necessarily do that, and it's really cool to see everyone out here participating to make the world a better place,” Palmer said.

The court is expected to release an official decision in June in the case concerning a law in Mississippi.