On Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision of 1973 which allowed women the right to get an abortion.
The ruling was reversed after a vote of 6-to-3 with 50 years of legal precedent. This is a huge decision which will hugely impact women and take away their body autonomy as women no longer get to have a say in getting an abortion. The decision is in the hands of individual 50 states who will make the decision for them.
The entire country is in an uproar as the law will be in effect in the upcoming months. A number of celebrities belonging to all ages and races have come out to heavily criticize the ruling, and express their anger at the Supreme Court for allowing such a thing to happen.
Celebrities’ Reaction to this Decision
The celebrity reaction has been far from pleasant. With every single one expressing their disdain with the Supreme Court decision.
Padma Lakshmi shared a three-part tweet:
“People will still get abortions. These procedures won’t stop just because Roe v. Wade is overturned. This will only prevent safe, legal abortions from taking place.”
She also said:
“People who have the money, time, and resources will still find avenues for their procedures. But the most vulnerable of our community? What choices are those individuals, who are mostly BIPOC, left with? This is the catalyst for a public health crisis.”
And wrapped up with:
“The right to decide when to start a family or not is a choice every individual should be able to make on their terms when the time is right for them. This freedom and dignity is something we should all fight to preserve.”
Oscar-winner Viola Davis told her fans how she’s “GUTTED” over the decision and told them that “now more than ever we have to use our voice and power! WE the people.”
Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria said the decision was an “attack on women’s freedom.”
Josh Gad mentioned his feelings in a concise manner:
“You don’t need 280 characters today. Just one word: Rage.”
Much like others Andy Cohen pointed out that the judicial system was more interested in controlling people’s lives rather than establishing safer gun laws.
“What a sad day for this country. Guns for everybody and no reproductive rights. Twisted. Twisted.”
Valerie Bertinelli said:
“The majority of Americans want stricter gun laws and more access to healthcare. The minority of white Christian nationalists run our country and are not Christian in any sense of the word. We are NOT the greatest country in the world.”
Amy Schumer presented her sentiments on the topic by sarcastically saying:
“Late term abortions via school shootings are still available.”
Sophie Turner also voiced her disappointment through a video tweet:
“If anyone cared about saving lives, then after any of the mass shootings that have happened here in the United States, we would have gun control,” she argued. “It’s not about saving lives, it’s about controlling a woman’s body and controlling a woman’s right to choose. And it’s absolutely f–king disgusting.”
Keke Palmer shared her sentiments:
“I’m past disgusted w/ my country and their constant inability to protect one another’s right & keep their word. How u overturning the wrong things?” she tweeted. “So many things to overturn that make sense. But this is what you chose??”
Ireland Baldwin in her Instagram story said:
“F–k this absolutely disgusting country,” and admitted she was “ashamed to be an American.”
Bette Midler went on to do a whole discussion on her Twitter feed:
“Some bitch on TV saying, ‘have your baby and then give it up for adoption; adoption is a beautiful and noble thing to do.’ She’s delusional. Many babies are never adopted but are shunted from foster home to foster home where they are abused & used as slaves until they age out,” she tweeted.
“This is so short-sighted and selfish of the right wing,” she argued. “1) it’s none of your goddamned business what I do with my body! 2) the country will soon be littered with orphans that no one wants; are they going to raise every unwanted child to adulthood? No f–king way! They won’t even pay for teachers and decent schools! They won’t pay for child care! They want more white people and don’t care how they get them or what shape they’re in when they are grown.”
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The “One Tree Hill” actress Sophia Bush tweeted:
They will never end abortion.
Only safe abortion.
This is not about life. It’s about control.
Those motherfuckers. https://t.co/m9eAebqQcW
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) June 24, 2022
The former First Lady Michelle Obama wrote a letter on her Twitter:
My thoughts on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. pic.twitter.com/9ALSbapHDY
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) June 24, 2022
The “22” singer Taylor Swift retweeted the former First Lady’s tweet and said she was ‘absolutely terrified’:
I’m absolutely terrified that this is where we are – that after so many decades of people fighting for women’s rights to their own bodies, today’s decision has stripped us of that. https://t.co/mwK561oxxl
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 24, 2022
The first African-American president Barack Obama shared his thoughts:
Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues—attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 24, 2022
Former US Secretary of States Hillary Clinton said:
Most Americans believe the decision to have a child is one of the most sacred decisions there is, and that such decisions should remain between patients and their doctors.
Today’s Supreme Court opinion will live in infamy as a step backward for women's rights and human rights.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 24, 2022
“Ted” actor Seth MacFarlane expressed his disappointment:
Not too long ago, this would have been dystopian sci-fi. But the legacy of the 2016 election and the indelible mark of the GOP is printed here in black and white. How much farther this will go once again depends on American voters. Blame extremism or apathy, but this is America: pic.twitter.com/WefAworLlW
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 24, 2022
Journalist Maria Shriver the decision was “devastating”
This decision rocks my world. This decision is devastating. It makes me feel like we women are unprotected in every way. This court has just lit a fire, started a revolution.
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) June 24, 2022
Actress from ‘Girl5eva’ Busy Philipps shared a strong-worded tweet to express her anger:
It doesn’t end here. Fuck this sham. Fuck these people. If you’re a single issue voter and your issue is your taxes, fuck you too. This Supreme Court is on you.
— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) June 24, 2022
Songwriter and singer Finneas O’Connell summed up his emotions in a single sentence:
I don’t even know what to say other than absolutely fuck this
— FINNEAS☮️ (@finneas) June 24, 2022
Actress Jameela Jamil was absolutely enraged with the decision:
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comfort to every human being who feels afraid right now. i feel afraid too. it is okay to feel afraid and tender now. soon, the anger returns and we fight like bloody hell. first the pain, then the mother fucking rising.
— Glennon Doyle (@GlennonDoyle) June 24, 2022
Everybody gets a gun but nobody gets bodily autonomy. America.
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) June 24, 2022
This Supreme Court is an absolute disaster. From giving people the right to carry guns to taking away Womens rights of autonomy over their own bodies. We weren’t being reactive we saw it coming.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) June 24, 2022
The celebrities are quite enraged with the Roe v. Wade reversal. They believe the Supreme Court didn’t do justice in the least. It threw 50 years of advancement for the country down the drain with a single decision. Many have coined the day to be a “dark day in the history of the USA.”