Sophie Turner & More Stars Furious After Supreme Court Overturns Roe V. Wade

Celebrities voiced their outrage after the Supreme Court eliminated the constitutional right to abortions nationwide.

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Sophie Turner and more celebrities reacted with outrage to the news of the United States Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24. After Judge Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett signed onto the majority opinion, striking down the 1973 landmark decision and eliminating the constitutional right to abortions nationwide, the Game of Thrones actress took to her Instagram Stories to call the decision “f**king disgusting.”

“Overturning Roe v. Wade is setting us back 50 years,” Sophie began in the video clip, partially seen above. “This isn’t going to save any lives. This is going to kill and endanger millions of women who end up getting backstreet abortions — dangerous backstreet abortions — and end up dying from it.” She then went on to say the decision is not about saving the lives of unborn children. “If this is actually about saving lives, if anyone cared about saving lives, then after any of the mass shootings that have happened here in the United States, we would have gun control. It’s not about saving lives, it’s about controlling a women’s body and controlling a women’s right to choose. And it’s absolutely f**king disgusting.” She then shared Michelle Obama’s statement on the ruling.

Joining Sophie in her contempt for the court ruling was The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal, who posted the phone number for Planned Parenthood on his Instagram and wrote, “For me, no alternative but to keep fighting with the people in reproductive justice who have been working in anticipation of this moment for a decade or more; to refuse paralysis and commit to never getting used to minority rule; to understand this as another damning reminder of what happens when the rights and lives of poor and marginalized people are not understood as the bedrock of justice and fundamental to our own.”

Sarah Michelle Gellar also let her opinion be known, saying she was “speechless” on Instagram as she referenced yesterday’s ruling that struck down New York’s law restricting the ability to publicly carry handguns. “Maybe someday, women in America will have as many rights as guns do,” the actress posted.

Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD wrote in a statement: “Thomas’ dissent is a blaring red alert for the LGBTQ community and for all Americans. We will never go back to the dark days of being shut out of hospital rooms, left off of death certificates, refused spousal benefits, or any of the other humiliations that took place in the years before Obergefell. And we definitely will not go back to the pre-Lawrence days of being criminalized just because we are LGBTQ. But that’s exactly what Thomas is threatening to do to the country, even as support for marriage equality is at an all-time high of 71 percent and more Americans are coming out as LGBTQ with each generation. Between this threat and today’s reversal of abortion rights, we can no longer trust that the Supreme Court is operating in the interests of the majority of Americans.”

Meanwhile, Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan issued dissenting opinions to the decision to let states decide abortion laws. In their statements, the justices said “no one should be confident that this majority is done with its work,” as the decision opens the door to overturning same-sex marriage, contraception and other rights. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in a concurring opinion that he would not have overturned Roe v. Wade, however, he would have upheld Mississippi’s law banning abortions after 15 weeks.

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