The Supreme Court of the United States voted to overturn Roe v. Wade Friday.
Celebrities reacted to the decision via social media with Alyssa Milano saying it will have “deadly consequences” and Elizabeth Banks calling it “devastating news.”
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling overturning #RoeVsWade will have deadly consequences, with the harm falling hardest on people of color who already face disproportionate discrimination in our country and grapple with a severe maternal mortality crisis,” Milano wrote.
“Banning abortion will disproportionately impact people of color, LGBTQ+ communities, people struggling to make ends meet, young people, and those living in rural areas.”
Banning abortion will disproportionately impact people of color, LGBTQ+ communities, people struggling to make ends meet, young people, and those living in rural areas.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 24, 2022
Banks wrote, “This is devastating news for families — Men and women — who believe the government should not decide when and with whom they become parents. This is not the end of this fight for human rights.”
She added, “Everybody gets a gun but nobody gets bodily autonomy. America.”
The decision effectively ended recognition of a constitutional right to abortion and gives individual states the power to allow, limit or ban the practice altogether.
This is devastating news for families – Men and women – who believe the government should not decide when and with whom they become parents. This is not the end of this fight for human rights. https://t.co/spFusnvwbF
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) June 24, 2022
Barbara Streisand labeled the Supreme Court the “American Taliban” in a tweet, writing, “The Court uses religious dogma to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. This Court is the American Taliban.”
Ron Perlman wrote, “To all the women in this country that demand personal autonomy and not some Isis-like group of dried up old men dictating at them, I am  with you. However far you take this fight, I am with you.”
Taylor Swift also weighed in, saying she is “terrified” by the decision.