Stars speak out as Supreme court overturns Roe V. Wade: Complete story here!
On June 24, Sunday, the supreme court overruled the Roe V. Wade, a 1973 landmark decision that legalized women's right to abortion, overturning decades of dissent and hard work that led to the building up of that moment. As the world gasps in dismay and assumes the alarming malfunction likely resulting from the reversal, several A-listers took to social media to opine on the major setback.
"So yes, I am heartbroken – for the teenage girl, full of zest and promise," wrote the former first lady, Michelle Obama.She continues, "who won't be able to finish school or live the life she wants because her state controls her reproductive decisions. "For the parents watching their child's future evaporate before their very eyes; for the health care workers who can no longer help them without risking jail time."
"I am heartbroken," writes the former first lady. Photo Source: Instagram
The strike down of Roe, written by lawyer and jurist Samuel Alito,reads, "Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives." The long-awaited, previously leaked deliberation favors Mississippi's ban on abortion after 15 weeks, which will give states the power to decide whether to ban or allow abortion.
President Joe Biden calls the strike down a terrible decision. "The health and life of women of our nation are now at risk," Biden said in his statement, adding, "Make no mistake. This decision is the culmination of a deliberate effort over decades to upset the balance of our law." Biden urges pro-choice Americans to elect politicians who support abortion rights and asserts hope that he will do everything in his power to protect women in the states that may implement the ban. "This fall, Roe is on the ballot. Personal freedoms are on the ballot. The right to privacy, liberty, equality, they're all on the ballot," Biden adds.
The overturning will give states the power to ban or allow abortion. Photo Source: Instagram
Among the host of celebs who voiced their sadness on the reversal was singer Harry Styles, who tweets, "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." Model Hailey Bieber deems the ruling scary. "What an extreme loss and disappointment. This is really really scary," writes Justin Bieber's wife.
President Biden calls the overruling a terrible decision. Source: ET
Singer Lizzo pledges to do her bit in the protection of reproductive rights. The Truth Hurts hitmaker tweets, "I'm pledging $500k from my upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Rights. Live Nation agreed to match— to make it 1 MILLION dollars."Grammy-winning singer Billie Eilish took her rant up a notch by expressing her frustration at the world's sweeping interest in Johnny Depp Vs. Amber Heard's trial, instead of the long-running Roe V. Wade case.
The 20-year-old said, "I was in this state of depression, losing my own rights to my own body, and then I'd go on the internet and it would be people giving their take on this trial." The singer continues, "Women are losing rights for their bodies, so why are we talking about celebrities' divorce trials? Who gives a (expletive)? Let them figure it out on their own. The internet bothers the shit out of me sometimes."