Celebrities Voice Outrage Over Threat To Abortion Rights: ‘Show Up. Be Loud’ – HuffPost

Celebrities took to social media en masse to protest the imminent threat to abortion rights in the U.S. following the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft majority opinion in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade.

The draft opinion, published by Politico Monday, indicated the court was poised to overturn the landmark abortion rights decision, which would likely result in bans on the procedure in more than 26 states and could pave the way for Republicans to outlaw abortion nationwide. However, the current version of the opinion is a draft, and justices may still change their votes.

Pro-choice and anti-abortion groups are already scrambling to respond to the development. In Hollywood, the condemnation was swift.

“Show up. Be loud. The person who risked everything to leak that document did so with the knowledge that IT IS NOT YET DONE,” wrote actor Busy Philipps, a vocal abortion access advocate. She said the move had “NOTHING to do with BABIES and EVERYTHING to do with white supremacy and power hungry politicians attempting to keep systems of oppression in place” and urged people to attend protests.

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers revealed on social media that she’d had an abortion last fall and encouraged followers to donate to pro-choice advocacy groups and reproductive health organizations across the U.S.

Comedian Amy Schumer slammed Maine Sen. Susan Collins, a prominent Republican supporter of abortion rights who was the deciding vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Schumer said she would be attending a Planned Parenthood protest in New York City on Tuesday at Foley Square.

“Give us our dignity or we will take it. This is why we fight. See you out there ladies,” she wrote.

Other celebrities to comment on the draft opinion included actors Olivia Munn, Mia Farrow, Bette Midler, Elizabeth Banks, Susan Sarandon, Jameela Jamil, George Takei, Rosanna Arquette, Ashley Nicole Black and Mark Ruffalo; author Jodi Picoult and filmmaker Lena Dunham:

So let me get this right: I don’t get to tell you to wear a mask during a pandemic… but YOU can make me carry a pregnancy I don’t want or that isn’t safe to term (and then of course be solely financially responsible for the baby)? Oh. Cool cool.

— Jodi Picoult (@jodipicoult) May 3, 2022

Forced birth? Not really. I lived through the abortion ban years. The fact is that there wont be fewer abortions Women will continue to get the abortion they need. Except those abortions wont be safe. Many, many women and girls will be mutilated or die.

— Mia Farrow🇺🇦 (@MiaFarrow) 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 organizers of Women’s March are urging people to gather outside federal buildings, town halls, and city centers at 5pm local time across the U.S. to rally for abortion rights.

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— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 3, 2022

Despite what this platform and a vocal minority would have you believe, abortion is not that controversial in everyday America. Most Americans support reproductive rights. Get out the VOTE for it. https://t.co/saE7O8hWlo

— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) May 3, 2022

Dems have the House.

Dems have the Senate.

Dems have the White House.

They can abolish the filibuster and codify #RoeVWade RIGHT NOW!

Maybe some of you vote-shaming keyboard activists should get outside and use your energy to actually hold them accountable.

— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) May 3, 2022

Get your Boots off our wombs

— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) May 3, 2022

There’s a particular slap to the face of being told we can vote for abortion rights, by the court that gutted voting rights.

— Ashley Nicole Black (@ashleyn1cole) 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 can’t believe we are here. Book burning, bans on classroom discussions about race and sexuality, the erosion of voter’s rights aimed at the poor and people of color. It’s literally a right wing crack down on democratic norms. The worst are full of passionate intensity.

— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 3, 2022

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