Celebrities react to the cancellation of Roe v. Wade: “How dare they?”

On Friday, the Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 decision, Roe v. Wade.

For nearly 50 years, Roe has guaranteed a person’s constitutional right to an abortion. Overthrowing Roe v. Wade, SCOTUS handed over power to individual states, allowing state legislatures to determine their own abortion laws. According to CNBC, almost half of the country should now ban or severely restrict abortion.

Speaking from the White House hours after the decision was announced, President Joe Biden said it was a “sad day for the country”. The decision prompted other American political leaders and celebrities to share the public’s responses.

In a post shared on her Twitter page, Taylor Swift expressed her disappointment with the Supreme Court’s decision. “I am absolutely terrified that we have come to this – that after so many decades of fighting for women’s rights to their own bodies, today’s ruling has stripped us of that.”

Swift, who has become more vocal with her political views beginning in the 2018 Tennessee Senate race, retweeted former First Lady Michelle Obama’s statement, in which she described feeling “heartbroken” by the decision.

“It’s what our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers went through, and here we are again,” Obama wrote. “This horrific decision will have devastating consequences, and it should be a wake-up call, especially for young people who will bear the brunt of it.”

Former President Barack Obama issued its own statementqualifying this decision as an attack on “essential freedoms”.

Joining Swift were other famous artists expressing their reactions using strong emotion.

“And so on… Emptied,” actor Viola Davis tweeted in reaction to Friday’s decision. “Now more than ever, we must use our voice and our power!” Actor Keke Palmer wrote on Twitter that she was “disgusted” with her country.

In a series of tweets and retweets, actress and “Girls5Eva” activist Busy Philips, who testified before Congress on abortion rights in 2019, also shared her frustration. “It doesn’t end there,” she wrote.

Actor Bette Midler wrote about SCOTUS on Twitter, “How dare they?” Midler called the Supreme Court “deaf to the will and even the real needs of the American people.” The percentage of Americans who identify as pro-choice is 55%, the highest percentage since 1995, according to a Gallup poll released in 2022.

In a series of tweetJonathan Van Ness of “Queer Eye” called the decision “heartbreaking” and wrote, “It’s about controlling bodies and keeping people in systemic poverty for generations.”

Comedian and writer Seth MacFarlane, who explored abortion rights on his show “Family Guy,” expressed dismay at the Supreme Court’s decision.

“Not so long ago this would have been dystopian science fiction. But the legacy of the 2016 election and the indelible mark of the GOP are printed here in black and white. How far it will go again depends on American voters. Blame extremism or apathy, but it’s America,” he said in a Twitter post.

Lynda Carter, known for playing Wonder Woman, spoke of a future in which reproductive freedom is “enshrined in federal law.”

Pop star Mariah Carey posted that she spoke to her 11-year-old daughter about the decision.

“It’s truly unfathomable and heartbreaking to have to try to explain to my 11-year-old daughter why we live in a world where women’s rights are falling apart before our eyes,” she added. wrote.

People across the political aisle are voicing their support for the Supreme Court’s recent decision.

TV host and former New York State judge and prosecutor Jeanine Pirro spoke out in favor of the decision in a Tweet. “The Supreme Court did not take away the so-called ‘right’ to abortion,” Pirro wrote. “They left it up to the states and the people to decide. Isn’t that democracy?

Earlier this year, Pirro drew attention for falsely claiming that there are 63 million abortions a year in the United States.

Donald Trump Jr., the eldest child of former President Donald Trump, wrote on Twitter he was “proud” of his father, who served from 2017 to 2021, for “what he achieved today”.

Trump told Fox News the decision “will work for everyone.”

“It’s following the Constitution and giving back rights when they should have been granted a long time ago,” Trump told Fox News. “It brings everything back to the states where it always belonged.”


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