UPDATE: Yesterday Deadline reported that Politico revealed a draft Supreme Court opinion that is aimed to overturn Roe v. Wade which gives the states power to ban abortion. In hearing this news, celebrities reacted with rage, concern, and fear. Today, even more celebrities have chimed in on the matter via social media.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus posted to social media that she was donating to abortion funds, “I’m really angry. How about you? I’m matching $10K in donations to 80+ abortion funds that help arrange & pay for people to get the abortion care they need.”
Actress Susan Sarandon also posted to Twitter directly addressing politicians, “@RepSwalwell please explain how exactly voting blue “preserved and protected” #RoeVWade in 2012 when Obama had control of Congress, promised to codify Roe v. Wade, and then didn’t. Since you’re asking voters to #VoteBlueIn2022, show them the receipts. What’s your plan?”
Howard Stern used his talk show on SiriusXM radio show as a platform to express his disdain for the anti-abortion draft.
“How did we get to this point?” Stern says. “How much more are we going to take? How much more of this bullshit that some hillbilly in South Dakota gets a more important vote cause he lives in South Dakota. Let me tell you something. Here’s what I say. All the unwanted children should be allowed to live at the Supreme Court building with those Justices and they should raise every one of those babies. That crackpot Clarence Thomas and that wife and all of them. They can raise those babies that they want.”
Former President Barack Obama posted a two page statement from him and Michelle Obama to his Twitter timeline.
Sarah Silverman had this to say and posted via her Twitter page.
“The idea of wearing masks to protect others or get a vaccine was met with My Body My Choice. But when it comes to people with uteruses having autonomy over their bodies… I both can’t and can believe this is happening. They’ve been leading up to this for years. More on Thurs pod.”
Comedian Amy Schumer took to Instagram to voice her frustrations and put out a call to action to take to the street and march.”Hope you have a great day @susancollinsforsenate remember when you chose your career over womens being tested as humans and all the other assholes who caused this. This is why I got arrested to oppose that frat fucks confirmation. Give us our dignity or we will take it. This is why we fight. See you out there ladies. Foley square at 5.”
Lena Dunham had a lot to say about the issue and expressed it via her Instagram page.
Scroll down to see what other celebrities had to say about the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Here’s my statement with Michelle on the draft Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. pic.twitter.com/xBJJkLYGlQ
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 3, 2022
The idea of wearing masks to protect others or get a vaccine was met with My Body My Choice. But when it comes to people with uteruses having autonomy over their bodies… I both can’t and can believe this is happening. They’ve been leading up to this for years. More on Thurs pod
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) May 3, 2022
.@RepSwalwell please explain how exactly voting blue “preserved and protected” #RoeVWade in 2012 when Obama had control of Congress, promised to codify Roe v. Wade, and then didn’t.
Since you’re asking voters to #VoteBlueIn2022, show them the receipts. What’s your plan? https://t.co/h1LlzjGiLS pic.twitter.com/ZYqmSrpwwc
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) May 4, 2022
It’s amazing how horrified Republicans are at the leaking of a Supreme Court opinion yet have nothing to say on an actual organized assault on our Capitol, that their own party had a hand in, where actual people were murdered, and that their president organized. Sickening.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) May 3, 2022
Forced birth & illegal abortions across state lines is backwards & cruel. The Supreme Court has BECOME the division. Thanks to Alito & his ilk of RW radicals, who are toxic to the Court’s impartiality. Based on his arguments, the Supreme Court is strictly political now. https://t.co/0PTmxcVovG
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 3, 2022
I hear some on the news saying that women are panicking and scared. I don’t like the word panicking, it sounds hysterical. What we are is pissed off and angry, but also focused and committed. The majority of the country did not want this.
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) May 3, 2022
Rep. Alexandra Ocasio Cortez, D-NY, was among the first to respond, retweeting a post detailing how the opinion could impact gay rights and writing, “As we’ve warned, SCOTUS isn’t just coming for abortion – they’re coming for the right to privacy Roe rests on, which includes gay marriage + civil rights.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-VT, said in a post, “Congress must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade as the law of the land in this country NOW.”
Actress Amber Tamblyn wrote, “Tonight our highest court declared war on more than half of its citizens— women and birthing people everywhere.”
Crowds Gather Outside Of Supreme Court After Learning Of Draft Opinion Showing Supreme Court Plan To Restrict Abortion Rights
Seth MacFarlane quipped that the vote is one of “the consequences of allowing a small-minded former reality show host to appoint three Supreme Court justices.”
Star Trek actor George Takei was even more strident, ending his post with “They have gone too damn far.”
As we’ve warned, SCOTUS isn’t just coming for abortion – they’re coming for the right to privacy Roe rests on, which includes gay marriage + civil rights.
Manchin is blocking Congress codifying Roe. House has seemingly forgotten about Clarence Thomas. These 2 points must change https://t.co/5Isec0osV0
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 3, 2022
Tonight our highest court declared war on more than half of its citizens— women and birthing people everywhere. The overturning of Roe V Wade is a political act of violence against us and we will not accept it. We will fight and we will not stop. EVER. https://t.co/K0wuVKXxho
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) May 3, 2022
Two Supreme Court seats were stolen by Republicans. One third of the Supreme Court was appointed by a traitor.
— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) May 3, 2022
Congress must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade as the law of the land in this country NOW. And if there aren’t 60 votes in the Senate to do it, and there are not, we must end the filibuster to pass it with 50 votes.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 3, 2022
Our daughters, sisters, mothers, and grandmothers will not be silenced.
The world is about to hear their fury.
California will not sit back. We are going to fight like hell. https://t.co/EhwSWXiZhx
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) May 3, 2022
Those motherf*****s really did it. First they came for Black voters, then they targeted LGBTQ+ families. Now, women of America, they’re overruling Roe v. Wade.
We have to unite and strike back. Take to the streets. Overwhelm them at the ballot box. They have gone too damn far.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 3, 2022
The consequences of allowing a small-minded former reality show host to appoint three Supreme Court justices: https://t.co/grt9nAKgoG
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) May 3, 2022
My ladies. My beloveds.
We must vote.
We must fight.
— kristen johnston (@thekjohnston) May 3, 2022
Honestly, what's going to have to happen is states with legalized abortion will open their doors to women seeking abortions. There will be a network of travel vouchers, plans to arrange/provide abortion services. It's not an even slightly perfect plan. But it'll have to be.
— Jeff Pearlman (@jeffpearlman) May 3, 2022
It is a fundamental right for a woman to make her own health decisions. We must protect the right to choose and codify Roe v Wade into law.
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) May 3, 2022
The draft SCOTUS opinion—allowing laws banning abortion in all cases, including rape—shows a right-wing majority poised to destroy Roe, Casey and the constitutional right to privacy.
Striking down fundamental rights, they seek to usher in an Orban-style “illiberal democracy.”
— Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) May 3, 2022
In light of the reported decision of the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, CO remains a state where freedom is respected and where any person has the ability to live, work, thrive, and raise a family on their own terms. pic.twitter.com/kqz75vEJ8J
— Governor Jared Polis (@GovofCO) May 3, 2022
PSA: if Roe falls, your constitutional right to birth control will also be in jeopardy.
This has never just been about abortion. It’s about controlling & criminalizing our bodies.
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) April 25, 2022
If this report proves true, it means that SCOTUS has stripped women of their rights to equality, autonomy, and reproductive health.
Last year, the House voted to codify Roe v. Wade. The Senate must end the filibuster and pass this legislation immediately. https://t.co/p2xfplJ2eH
— Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) May 3, 2022
REMINDER: The draft opinion leaked to Politico is not an official decision. Abortion is a right and Roe is still the law of the land.
— ACLU (@ACLU) May 3, 2022
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