Celebrities and high-profile women from around the world have expressed their outrage and disgust at it Supreme Court decision, Roe v. pick up calf.
The landmark abortion rule, in effect since 1973, was officially repealed Friday, meaning individual states in America now have the right to ban women from having legal abortions.
Famous men and women alike have gotten used to it social media to mourn the loss of basic women’s rights in the United States.
Australian model Robyn Lawley took to Instagram with an attention-grabbing photo of her torso with the message, “My body, my choice.”
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In the caption, Lawley said she still struggles to understand how US lawmakers have stripped women of their physical autonomy.
She also shared her own maternity journey and personal experience with abortion.
“I am still so shocked and disgusted by yesterday’s decision – just know this is the start of your rights! After my daughter was born I was extremely ill – I had 2 strokes due to Lupus and APS,” she wrote.
Lawley continued, “I’ve lived with lupus for years – I always intended to be a mom with many children, but I knew my body couldn’t support one more. I was also told that I could have another stroke and I had seizures.
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“I got pregnant and had to choose to have an abortion — it was an awfully hard decision, but I knew my body couldn’t take another one.”
The plus-size model told followers that the difficult decision to have an abortion is a woman’s and woman’s only.
“That decision is for mothers to make, and while mine was a medical decision, that should count as well if you’re not ready to become a mother,” she wrote.
“Becoming a mother is a very big step in a person’s life and we should want it, not force it.”
pop star Taylor Swift responded to the decision early on June 25, retweeting a statement from the former First Lady MichelleObamawho said she was “heartbroken” by the verdict.
“I’m absolutely horrified that we’re here — that after so many decades of people fighting for women’s rights to their own bodies, today’s decision took that away from us,” wrote Swift, an outspoken advocate for women’s rights.
reality star Kim Kardashian had some thoughts on the abortion ruling. She published several headlines about the decision, lamenting the fact that repealing abortion laws took precedence over stricter gun restrictions.
“In America, guns have more rights than women,” Kardashian wrote on Instagram.
Kardashian also shared Obama’s lengthy statement calling the Supreme Court’s decision “terrible.”
“I am heartbroken that we are now destined to learn the painful lessons of a time before Roe became the law of the country – a time when women risked their lives to have illegal abortions,” Obama wrote.
“That’s what our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers went through, and now here we are again.”
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Hillary Clinton echoed Obama’s sentiments in a statement saying the reversal of Roe v. Wade is “a step backwards”.
“Most Americans believe that the decision to have a child is one of the most sacred decisions there is, and that such decisions should remain between patients and their doctors,” Clinton said.
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling will live in shame as a step backwards for women’s rights and human rights.”
Instagram was teeming with young celebrities expressing their dismay at the rapid upheaval in women’s rights in America.
Hailey Bieber shared a message on her personal Instagram and on the profile of her new beauty brand, Rhode.
“Wow… I’m speechless. What an extreme loss and disappointment,” she wrote. It’s really very scary.”
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Meanwhile, Mariah Carey said the decision affected her as a mother.
“It’s really unfathomable and disheartening to have to explain to my 11-year-old daughter why we live in a world where women’s rights are crumbling before our eyes,” she said wrote on Twitter.
Other celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Bette Midler, Halsey, Barbra Streisand and Elizabeth Banks wrote messages of outrage and support for fellow wives on Twitter.
It wasn’t just well-known women who shared their anger on social media.
Harry Styles admitted he was “absolutely devastated” by the decision between Roe and Wade on his Instagram Story.
“I’m absolutely devastated for the people of America today,” he said. “Check on your friends. Take care of each other. We’re all stuck together and the fight is just beginning. A really dark day for America.”
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On Friday, the Supreme Court overturned the landmark case of Roe v. Wade, pending since 1973.
Roe v. Wade granted women in the United States the constitutional right to have an abortion.
Whether a woman has the right to an abortion must now be decided by the individual states.
More than 20 states are expected to introduce legislation to restrict or ban access to abortion as a result of the decision.
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