Celebrities react to Supreme Court decision on abortion | Culture & Leisure

Several celebrities, including Viola Davis, Bette Midler and Stephen King, reacted after the Supreme Court voted on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed women’s constitutional right to abortion.


“They did it. THEY DID IT TO US! #SCOTUS overthrew #RoevWade, enshrined in the Constitution as established law for over 50 years. How dare they? This #SCOTUS is absolutely deaf to the will and even to the real needs of the American people. Bette Midler, via Twitter.

“This Supreme Court is an absolute disaster. Whether it’s giving people the right to bear arms or taking away women’s right to autonomy over their own bodies. saw it coming. Patricia Arquette, on Twitter.

“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 decision has stripped us of that.” — Taylor Swift, via Twitter.

“It’s very hard to be told by your country that your life that you actually live is not as important as some dividing cells.” —Elizabeth Banks, via Instagram.

“This is a dark day in American history. The Supreme Court has destroyed women’s right to choose. The result will shatter women’s lives, impoverish children and families, increase men’s financial burdens and erode the American economy. This is a terrible tragedy for all of us.” Aisha Tyler, via Twitter.

Gutted. Now more than ever, we need to use our voice and our power! WE the people. — Viola Davis, via Twitter.

“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 is imprinted here in black and white. How far it will go again depends on American voters Blame extremism or apathy, but it’s America. Seth MacFarlane, via Twitter.

“Today is difficult, but we are not done here because in this country the conversation and fight for our civil rights will always continue. Equality for all, not just some. Stand in solidarity with those who need our help most at this time. Cyndi Lauper via Twitter.

“What a sad day for this country. Guns for everyone and no reproductive rights. Twisted. Twisted.” — Andy Cohen via Twitter.

“It is the finest Supreme Court the 19th century has ever produced.” — Stephen King, via Twitter.

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling reversing #RoeVsWade will have deadly consequences, with the hurt falling hardest on people of color who already face disproportionate discrimination in our country and grapple with a serious crisis of maternal mortality.” — Alyssa Milano via Twitter r.

“AMERICA, IF you NEVER VOTED, NOVEMBER is YOUR choice.” — Henry Winkler, via Twitter.

“Yeah, NO ONE tells me what I can and can’t do with my body. No one tells me who I should love or marry for that matter. America…you are in for the fight of your life. — Ariana DeBose, via Twitter.

“I wish more people understood that the decision to have an abortion is deeply personal and complex. It is a decision that should be treated with compassion and empathy, not vilified or criminalized. — Padma Lakshmi, via Twitter.

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