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Roe V. Wade

*Continuously Updated* Artists and Entertainment Industry Companies Sound Off On The Supreme Court Overturning Roe. V. Wade

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*Continuously Updated – Newest Information First*

(CelebrityAccess) — On June 24th, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling overturning Roe V. Wade, a historic court case that ensured that abortion rights in the United States were protected by the power of the federal courts. That power has now been sent down to the state level where each state can now set its own rules governing abortion.

As a result, at least 16 states are expected to immediately enact new rules that will dramatically restrict women’s right to choose what happens to their bodies with more expected to join the melee.

More ominously, Justice Clarence Thomas penned a concurrent opinion in which he stated that the Supreme Court should reconsider other opinions that guarantee access to contraceptives and LGBTQ rights.

“In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell,” Thomas wrote.

Following the release of the opinion, numerous artists, performers, and public figures took to social media to express grief and dismay at the situation.

Howard Stern / Robin Quivers

The NY Daily News reports that Stern and Quivers took to the airwaves to roast Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, saying that as a Black man, he might want to rethink his decisions and moving back towards a more conservative time.

“I hope they roll it all the way back to slavery and then slap him on a plantation,” said Quivers, who is also Black.


Fiona Apple and Halsey

Apple shared her own video statement via social media saying, “I’m just one of a lot of women who need to keep on expressing that we do not f*cking accept this.”

Halsey led a chant at her concert in Phoenix saying, “My body, My choice”!

Megan Thee Stallion

During Megan Thee Stallion’s Glastonbury Festival appearance, she told the crowd she was upset at her home state of Texas, saying “I just want to have it on record that the motherf*ckin’ hot girls and hot boys do not support this bullshit.”

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar ended his festival set with a powerful message, “Godspeed for women’s rights; they judge you, they judge Christ,” while wearing a crown of thorns.

Billie Eilish

Eilish, who played at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday (June 24), addressed the ruling from the stage. “Today is a really, really dark day for women in the U.S.,” she said, according to Deadline, before dedicating her song “Your Power”, about older men who abuse their position, to those affected by the Court’s decision.


Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

Armstrong, the frontman for Green Day had a lot to say from the London stage Friday night (June 24) while touring with Fall Out Boy and Weezer on their Hella Mega Tour. His comments follow the decision to overturn Roe Vs. Wade. “F*ck America. I”m f*cking renouncing my citizenship. I’m f*cking coming here. There’s just too much f*cking stupid in the world to go back to that miserable f*cking excuse for a country. Oh, I’m not kidding. You’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days.”

Jack White

 

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P!NK

Taylor Swift

Jason Isbell

Stevie Van Zandt

Pearl Jam

 

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Hayley Williams

 

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Brandi Carlile

Phoebe Bridgers

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Maren Morris

“I chose to try for a baby at 29,” Morris said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “I waited until I was financially secured enough to do so, so my husband and I could provide him with everything he needed. We were lucky and got pregnant three months later.

“As mothers do, I really tried to think of every detail I could before he came into this world to keep him safe; pediatrician, hospital, crib, nursery sound machine, even future school he would someday go to. Every choice, every decision, a thoughtful one.

“Today, I hold my two-year-old son with tears streaming down my face because all my love and planning still wasn’t enough to protect him from being born in a country that could do this to women. Women, the ones who gave each Supreme Court Justice on the bench the right to be here, the dexterity of their pen hand. Tomorrow I will fight, but today I am grieving.”

Lily Allen & Olivia Rodrigo

Harry Styles

FINNEAS

Zara Larsson

Carole King

Bette Midler

VINCINT

In addition to individuals, many of Hollywood’s unions and trade organizations have issued statements on the decision.

SAG-AFTRA

“Anyone who believes in the right of women to make their own healthcare decisions should be outraged with today’s archaic and dangerous ruling. Every American deserves and is entitled to an equal right to healthcare choice. Today, the United States Supreme Court abandoned that principle in a ruling that empowers states to enact draconian restrictions on healthcare choice and destroy lives, if we allow it. We will continue to fight to ensure the overwhelming majority voice of the people is heard in state and federal legislative bodies. We have the collective power to make certain today’s decision does not overcome the will of the people. SAG-AFTRA will fight to protect women’s right to choice and self-determination that has been recognized for decades.”

IATSE

In its outrageous decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, SCOTUS has abandoned a 50-year precedent and the will of 70% of the American people to impose one of the worst contractions of freedoms in modern US history. Make no mistake, this will directly harm the welfare of our union sisters and kin, and therefore we must respond strongly.

We know well the catastrophic consequences that follow when authoritarians legislate control over our wombs, bodies, and lives. Taking away the option to receive compassionate reproductive care in the form of safe, legal abortions will disproportionally harm working-class people, force unwilling parents into poverty, worsen the already unacceptable maternal mortality crisis, imprison innocents for their biological functions (including miscarriages), and cut short far too many bright careers and lives.

If extremist justices will blatantly ignore established legal precedent and lie about it in their confirmation hearings, how far will they go? The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health decision shows the court is prepared to nullify the rights Americans fought and died for.

We stand together as sisters, brothers, and kin to ensure liberty and justice for ALL. Lawmakers at all levels must defend reproductive healthcare and Americans’ fundamental freedoms immediately or face being replaced by those who will.

IATSE Women’s Committee Statement
The IATSE Women’s Committee believes in the right of all persons to make life choices based on the best information they have that impacts their immediate decision.

Having lived in this country as women, many of us know too well the injustices and inequities that we’ll face under this authoritarian move. Not that long ago, we fought for contraceptive insurance coverage, and it’s still not comprehensive. We still fight for equal pay. We still don’t have equal representation in our so-called halls of justice.

Let’s not forget that just a few short months ago we saw many Americans stealing the pro-choice slogan “My Body, My Choice” when it was convenient for them. Our bodies are no less valuable. Our contributions to this country are no less valuable. Our choices are equally significant. This is about controlling women.

The Women’s Committee is primed to take back that slogan and stand with the 70 % of Americans who support choice. We will stand together with our sisters, brothers, and kin to ensure …liberty and justice for ALL.

Joanne Sanders
IATSE VP & Chair of IATSE Womens Committee

IATSE DEI Committee Statement
The DEI Committee is dismayed and outraged by the Dobbs v. Jackson decision overturning Roe vs Wade. All five justices in favor spoke to Roe vs Wade being an established precedent in their confirmation hearings, and now blatantly ignore that precedent. BIPOC and working-class people will bear the brunt of this decision; autonomy and choice will be taken away, with no exceptions in at least 20 states across the USA.

The language of the decision and blatant disregard of established precedent is disturbing and leaves opportunities to repeal established Civil Rights legislation on interracial marriage, marriage equality, equal opportunity and Title IX, and even Brown v. Board of Education. Decades of hard-fought progress on voting rights, equality, humanity, and equity-building are at risk from the stroke of a pen.

We must not let this happen. We will work together to protect choice and our collective Civil Rights.

In Solidarity,
― IATSE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

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I fear Laura Jane Grace said it best – “And yet somehow I fear this year will only get worse.”

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