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27th Jun 2022

What celebrities have said about Roe v Wade’s overturning in America

Ellen Fitzpatrick

They have a lot to say.

The US Supreme Court has overturned the historic Roe v Wade ruling that legalised abortion across America, something that guaranteed women a constitutional right to abortion for decades.

Since it’s been overturned, the power to decide on abortion rights for millions of women will now be determined by each individual state.

The decision is a major win for Republicans and religious conservatives who have long been advocating to limit or ban abortion, but a major loss and push back for Democrats and liberals.

Celebrities, politicians and other notable people have been speaking out about the issues since news broke on Friday, with the vast majority condemning the decision.

When it comes to the comments made on this decision, it seems that, other than Republican politicians, the vast majority of the comments being made are from the pro-choice side of the argument.

Kicking off, the Obamas had a thing or two to say, with Michelle posting a statement to social media whereas her husband and former president Barrack said: “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.

“Across the country, states have already passed bills restricting choice. If you’re looking for ways to respond, @PPFA, @USOWomen, and many other groups have been sounding the alarm on this issue for years—and will continue to be on the front lines of this fight.”

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden tweeted: “For nearly 50 years, women have had the right to make our own decisions about our bodies. Today, that right was stolen from us. And while we may be devastated by this injustice, we will not be silent. We will not sit back as the progress we have already won slips away.

“Tomorrow, we will continue to fight — for our daughters and granddaughters, and for ourselves — until all women can decide our own futures once again.”

Vice President Kamala Harris said in a speech: “This is the first time that a constitutional right has been taken from the people of America.

“The aspiration of our nation has been to expand freedom, but the expansion of freedom is not inevitable… not unless we defend our most fundamental principles.”

President Joe Biden penned: “It’s a sad day for the country. Nearly 50 years ago, Roe vs. Wade was decided. Today, the Supreme Court of the United States expressly took away a constitutional right from the American people. Personal freedoms are on the ballot this fall.”

Former US president Donald Trump however, praised the court for overturning Roe v Wade, calling it the “biggest win for life in a generation.”

Quote tweeting Michelle Obama’s statement, Taylor Swift tweeted: “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.”

Kim Kardashian simply posted: “In America, guns have more rights than women.”

Phoebe Bridgers, who recently revealed she had had an abortion herself, said at a concert: “Who wants to say ‘f**k the Supreme Court’ on three?

“F**k the Supreme Court. F**k that s**t. F**k America. Like, f**k you. All these irrelevant, old motherf**kers trying to tell us what to do with our f**king bodies.”

Speaking at Glastonbury, Billie Eilish told the crowd: “Today is a really, really dark day for women in the U.S. I’m just going to say that because I can’t bear to think about it any longer.”

At the same festival, Olivia Rodrigo brought Lily Allen on stage to sing her hit F**k You, as Olivia introduced her saying: “I’m devastated and terrified. I wanted to dedicate this next song to the five members of the Supreme Court who have showed us that at the end of the day, they truly don’t give a s–t about freedom.”

Avengers actors Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans chimed into the conversation, with Ruffalo saying: “This nation was founded on the separation between church & state. The Supreme Court has now been made illegitimate by destruction of that separation & turned into a political organ of the religious right. We are going to have to fight for the founding principals of our nation,” while Evans shared links to donation pages for abortion services and wrote: “I’ve donated and if you have the means I hope you do too.”

Hailey Bieber has taken to her Instagram story over the weekend to constantly share resources while saying “this is really scary” and “an extreme loss”, and even sharing her husband Justin’s post, where he wrote: “For what it’s worth, I think women should have the choice what to do with their own bodies.”

Dua Lipa wrote: “I’m finding it hard to come to terms with the fact that this has EVERYTHING to do with the war on women and our bodies. We’re regressing backwards at such a high speed it worries me deeply for our future and what consequences we will suffer due to this decision made by f***ing dinosaurs that won’t even be around to live through this devastation.”

Lizzo announced that she was pledging $500k from her upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Rights, with Live Nation agreeing to match it.

Harry Styles wrote: “I’m absolutely devastated for the people of America today. Check on your friends. Look after each other. We’re all in this together, and the fight is just beginning. A truly dark day for America.”

Pink said: “Let’s be clear: if you believe the government belongs in a woman’s uterus, a gay persons business or marriage, or that racism is okay- THEN PLEASE IN THE NAME OF YOUR LORD NEVER F**KING LISTEN TO MY MUSIC AGAIN. AND ALSO F**K RIGHT OFF. We good?”

You can find out how to support women seeking abortions in the US here.