Today, the US Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that have been in place for nearly 50 years, meaning that individual states now have the power to make their own laws regarding the termination of pregnancy.
Stars including Viola Davis, Kendall Jenner, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama have expressed outrage over the move, which will affect millions of people across the country.
Taking to Twitter, he tweeted a blank quote from the space on the former first lady’s lengthy statement about her ‘heartbreak’ in connection with the decision.
“I am so horrified that this is where we are – after so many decades of fighting for women’s rights in their bodies, today’s decision stripped us of that,” Taylor added.
Michelle posted her official response to the coup via her social media pages, where she shared her grief for those who will influence the decision.
“I feel sad today,” she began. I feel sad for people across this country who have just lost the basic right to make informed decisions about their bodies.
“I feel sad that we may now be destined to learn the painful lessons sometime before Rowe became the law of the land – at a time when women risk losing their lives to illegal abortions.
At a time when the government denied women control over their reproductive functions, forced them to go through pregnancies they didn’t want, and then abandoned them once their children were born.
This is what our mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers lived through, and how we got there again.
‘So yes, I’m sad – for the teenage girl, so full of energy and promise, who won’t be able to finish school or live the life she wants because her state controls her reproductive decisions; For a mother who is carrying a non-viable pregnancy and who is now forced to terminate that pregnancy; For parents who watch their child’s future evaporate before their eyes; For healthcare workers who can no longer help them without risking imprisonment.
Michelle went on to share the “devastating consequences” of the “terrifying decision,” urging people to fight to make their voices heard.
This moment is difficult, but our story does not end here. We may not feel like we can do much at the moment, but we can. And we must, the former First Lady continued.
Our hearts may be broken today, but tomorrow, we must rise up and find the courage to continue working to create a more just America that we all deserve.
“We don’t have much left to push for, to rally for, to talk about — and I know we can do it together.”
Olivia Wilde, Kim Kardashian, and Kris Evans are just a few who have reposted Michelle’s statement on their social media platforms.
Roe’s coup was made possible thanks to three conservative justices appointed by former President Donald Trump.
The controversial decision means that individual states are responsible for deciding how to regulate abortions, with some leaders already practicing this.
The ad sparked protests in front of the US Supreme Court.
Currently, 13 states have so-called arousal laws in place that take effect immediately, prohibiting or severely restricting access to abortion, and another half-dozen have near-full ranges after six weeks of pregnancy.
Instead, 16 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws protecting the right to abortion even without Roe.
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