Amy Schumer, Michelle Obama, and Amy Schumer lead the outraged public condemnation of today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold Roe V. Wade. Former First Lady lashed the move as ‘horrifying’ and warned that it could have devastating consequences for women all across America.
In a long statement, the 58-year old posted on Instagram slamming Friday’s decision. She described herself as heartbroken and criticized the Supreme Court for denying women their fundamental right to inform themselves about their bodies.
She said, “I feel heartbroken at the possibility that we will now have to learn the hard lessons of a past before Roe was made law of this land – a times when women were in danger of losing their lives if they had illegal abortions.”
“A period when women were denied control of their reproductive function, forcing them to proceed with unplanned pregnancies, then abandoning them after their children were born.
“That’s what our grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and mothers lived through. Now we’re here again.”
Amy Schumer and Michelle Obama led furious criticisms of SCOTUS’ decision to repeal Roe v. Wade Friday
Obama called Obama’s decision “horrifying”, warning it would have ‘devastating implications for women in the US’
Before highlighting The United State of Women and Planned Parenthood, she urged supporters of pro-choice to “channel their frustrations and anger into action and getting involved.”
Obama was among dozens high-profile individuals to protest the decision. Schumer, 41, accused the Supreme Court that it decided women’s right by following the ‘intentions a bunch slave-owning and rapists who are dead for hundreds years’.
After that, she seemed to be taking aim at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. He was indicted for sexual assault in 2018, 2019 by several women.
Schumer and Obama urged supporters of pro-choice to act by challenging the decision. The former President Barack Obama’s wife encouraged her followers to channel their anger into action, by supporting groups like Planned Parenthood (The United State of Women) and Planned Parenthood.
The mother-of-2 said, “This moment may be difficult but we have a long story to tell.” Although it may seem impossible right now to accomplish much, we have the ability. We must.
If you feel like me and are looking to take action, you can do so by turning your frustrations and anger into actions. There are many resources available to you, including those from Planned Parenthood or The United State of Women.
“Our hearts might be broken, but tomorrow we have to rise and fight for the America that we deserve. It is still so much we have to do, to stand for, and to advocate for. And I am certain that it will all be possible together.
Schumer is also a mother to one. She encouraged her friends to join Bans Off Our Bodies. It’s a “national campaign led abortion rights supporters” that mobilizes people against the bans on abortion.
Also, she provided information on a Friday evening rally called “All out for abortion rights”, which will be held in New York City’s Washington Square Park.
The comic then emphasized the stark contrast in gun control laws and abortion rights. He wrote an Instagram post stating that ‘late term abortions via schools shootings are still availabe’ while reposting a tweet referring to SCOTUS’s elimination of the constitutional right to abort.
Schumer claimed that the decision would have SCOTUS determining women’s rights by “interpreting the intentions of some slave-owning criminal rapists who’ve died for hundreds of years”
British actress Jameela Jamil – who is now based in the US – also drew comparisons between abortion rights and gun control laws, while branding the Supreme Court Justices who voted in favor of overruling Roe v. Wade ‘f***ing evil bastards’ and accusing pro-life supporters of using dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale as a ‘manifesto’.
‘Oh my god. Roe V. Wade is over. My heart is broken. Was this the end of America? In an Instagram picture, she added the caption “The past six-years have been terrifying and keep getting worse.” These f***ing evil bastards know that this never ends abortion, it only ends safe abortion. It is time to vote. They are banning Handmaid’s Tale from Texas. They are using it as a manifesto…
‘PRO LIFE, but only saying abortion has to be decided state by state, but gun laws are protected nationwide… f***ing hundreds of mass shootings this year and it’s only June.’
In her second post she addressed the economic consequences of this decision and asked who would ‘pay for all those unwanted babies.’
“Who gives free healthcare to women who are forced to continue with pregnancies?” Continued she. She continued, “Who’s going to cover the cost of food, shelter, education, or housing for these forced children?” Or for the care of victims of rape and those forced to give birth to pregnancies?
‘Can’t even f***ing feed, treat or shelter the people already here. AmeriCAN’T. These f***ing dinosaurs will be dead before they see the devastating impact on our society.’
Hailey Bieber (25), described the historic decision as “really scary” in her post. She wrote: “Wow… I’m speechless. This is a horrible loss. It is truly frightening.
Busy Philipps, an actress and television host, joined Schumer to encourage her followers attend Washington Square rally. She shared a flyer on Instagram while also writing, ‘I haven’t got words. This is total chaos. See you tonight New York and I hope you show the f**k up wherever you live.’
She added on Twitter: ‘It doesn’t end here. F**k this sham. F**k these people. If you’re a single issue voter and your issue is your taxes, f**k you too. The Supreme Court will be watching you.
Jameela Jamil, a British actress who lives in America now, raised concerns about the economic implications of this decision. She asked: “Who will pay for all these unborn babies?”
Hailey Bieber was 25 years old and said she was speechless over the decision. She described it as “really really frightening”.
Busy Philipps called on her followers to join a New York protest Friday while furiously attacking the Supreme Court. She added, “I have not words.” It is complete devastation.
Cynthia Nixon, an actress and ex-politician, called out the “devastating” timing of the announcement during Pride Month. This is especially because the Supreme Court ruling cast doubts on the future of legislation that protects rights for members of the LGBTQ community.
She uploaded the concurring judgment of Justice Clarence Thomas in which he stated: ‘For this reason, we should reconsider every Court’s substantive due-process precedents including Griswold Lawrence and Obergefell in future cases.
Nixon tweeted, “This ruling today at Pride Month’s height is especially devastating.” “The same foundation on which Roe was built is what has safeguarded so many rights for LGBTQ+ persons. Clarence Thomas agrees. We’re all in this together.’
Friday’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling was overturned by the Supreme Court. They upheld Mississippi’s 15-week restrictive abortion ban.
The Constitution doesn’t grant abortion rights; Roe, Casey and other laws are overruled. Accordingly to the decision, the Constitution gives the right to regulate abortion to citizens and elected officials.
Tensions about the future of abortion rights have been high ever since Dobbs leaked his draft opinion. This showed that Dobbs, the conservative majority of the court, was ready to force abortion back to the States.
A 6-3 majority of conservative justices agreed with the draft, while liberal justices Sonia Sotomayor Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer and Stephen Breyer dissented. Chief Justice John Roberts also concurred. Concurring opinions were also submitted by Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh, Conservative Justices.
“Guided only by history and tradition, which map out the fundamental components of Nation’s notion of ordered liberty,” the Court ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment does not provide protection for the right to abortion. The decision was made by conservative Justice Samuel Alito.
Near-total bans are in effect for 18 states. Four more state have time limit bands and the rest are most likely to have new bans passed if Roe gets overturned.
Roe v. Wade: This 1973 Supreme Court ruling legalized abortion in America
Norma McCorvey seen in 1983 – ten year after the Supreme Court decision
The 1973 Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court established a woman’s constitutional rights to abortion. This landmark decision, which legalized abortion nationally, divided public opinion and is still under attack.
This case was filed by Norma McCorvey in 1971. She was 22 years old and living in Texas.
State legislation prohibits abortions except when the mother’s health is at danger. She was therefore unable to receive the procedure in a legal, safe, and secure environment.
McCorvey then sued Henry Wade in Dallas, Texas, back in 1970. McCorvey’s privacy was protected by the Supreme Court filing Roe Vs Wade.
Supreme Court Decision
Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that women have the right to make their own medical decisions.
Particularly, the Due Process Clause in the 14th Amendment gives women a fundamental right to privacy that allows them to decide whether they want to have an abortifcation.
This landmark decision saw abortions being made legal in 46 states. However, each state could make their own decisions about the specific circumstances. The states can decide whether abortions should be allowed during the first, second and third trimesters. However, they cannot allow them in the middle of the pregnancy (normally over 28 weeks).
The decision was celebrated by pro-choice advocates as a win that would see fewer women become fatally or seriously ill because of abortions done by unlicensed and unqualified practitioners. The freedom to choose was also a major step towards equality for women throughout the country. Victims in rape and incest will be allowed to terminate their pregnancy without being coerced into becoming mothers.
McCorvey converted to Christianity in 1995, and began advocating for abortion. She died in 2017, as shown in the photo above.
But pro-lifers claimed it was equivalent to murder. They also maintained that each life, no mater how it is conceived, was precious. Although it has not been overturned yet, the impact of anti-abortionists on the law was limited by hundreds of laws in states.
Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, signed by George W. Bush on 2003, was one such. It prohibited a second-trimester procedure.
Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe)
McCorvey, following the ruling, lived a peaceful life up until 1980s when Jane Roe revealed her identity.
McCorvey was a prominent, outspoken advocate for abortion in American discourse. He even worked at a clinic for women where they performed the procedure.
However, in 1995 she made an unexpected U-turn, became a Christian, and traveled the country opposing the procedure.
A motion was filed by her to have the 1973 decision overturned at U.S. federal court Dallas in 2003.
This motion was denied in 2005 by the Supreme Court.
McCorvey, a Texas assisted living facility resident, died in February 2017 at the age of 69.
Shelley Lynn Thornton, Baby Roe
Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe) gave birth to Shelley Lynn Thornton in Dallas in 1970 – a year before the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade case was filed. Shelley was Shelley’s third baby. Shelley was adopted the day she gave birth. She continued to fight for abortion rights after that.
Shelley was made public in January. Shelley waived anonymity and spoke out about the case in numerous interviews.
According to her, Norma only used her as a publicity tool and tried to contact her while she was a teenager for wrong reasons.
It was clear to me very quickly that she only wanted me to be publicized and reached out to her. I didn’t merit to be met by her. It was not something she did in her lifetime to earn that privilege back.
Baby Roe: Shelley Lynn Thornton (51-year-old mother to three) has made her first public appearance on camera. Jane Roe was Jane Roe’s mother. Jane Roe’s landmark Roe vs Wade lawsuit won abortion rights for women in America.
Shelley last year stated that Shelley had never shown genuine sympathy for Shelley or any genuine guilt for saying and doing these things over and again.
Shelley is afraid of being manipulated by the opposing side and has not said whether she supports abortion.
“A lot of people didn’t know that I existed. The law didn’t come about because of me. It’s not me who started this movement. It was not my idea. I was only a tiny bit of nonsense and the circumstances prevailed.
“My thinking is, “oh God everyone is going be mad at me because I made abortion legal.”