Television actors are speaking out on social media after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday morning. The ruling marks an end to the federal protection of abortion rights, and many U.S. states are expected criminalize abortion as a result.
In the wake of the decision, stars including Seth MacFarlane, Busy Philipps, Patricia Arquette, and more are making their opinions known. Arquette wrote on Twitter, "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."
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
GET YOUR FICTIONAL HATEFUL BIBLE STORIES AND YOUR FAKE FICTIONAL RELIGIOUS BULLSHIT OUT OF OUR FUCKING LIVES. FUCK YOU.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) June 24, 2022
“Women can’t decide what to do with your bodies anymore and we watched The Purge and felt that’s a great way to handle gun control” - the supreme dumbass court— Chris Redd (@Reddsaidit) June 24, 2022
I hope the 53% of white women who just couldn’t stomach voting for @HillaryClinton are happy that they’ve just ensured that their daughters grow up in #Gilead.— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) June 24, 2022
A woman’s right to choose is a HEALTH decision.
A PERSONAL health decision.
I’m a Christian and know that.
I’m devastated.— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) June 24, 2022
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
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
On Thursday night, Samantha Bee called the impending decision to overturn Roe v. Wade "devastating" and added, "I feel hopeless. I feel rage that every woman in America has been left to make a plan for how to take care of themselves in a country that values a zygote more than them."
Shonda Rhimes also tweeted out a link with a map of events listing actions and protests around the country.
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