Pro-abortion celebrities reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt Monday striking down Texas’s HB2 as unconstitutional.
Female Hollywood luminaries were elated after the 5-3 SCOTUS ruling, which struck down restrictions on abortion in Texas. Female stars including actresses Olivia Wilde, Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Elizabeth Banks and singer Cher, among others, all took to Twitter and Instagram to announce their excitement.
Vinyl star Olivia Wilde called Monday’s ruling a “crucial step forward for reproductive rights.”
Crucial step forward for reproductive rights. 👏 https://t.co/VKAwIWm2o2
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) June 27, 2016
The Mindy Project star Mindy Kaling and The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks saw the ruling as a sign that Monday would be a “fun day.”
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) June 27, 2016
Girls creator and feminist activist Lena Dunham thanked the SCOTUS for “sending a booming message that our bodies belong to US!”
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GO SCOTUS! BLESS! Thank you for protecting the women of Texas and the people who love them! Thank you for sending a booming message that our bodies belong to US! (And yes I did Google "coven of witches dancing" to find a proper image for this moment.) Love to all you fighters who made your voices known!!!
Cher tweeted, “SUPREME COURT SMACK DOWN Of BS TEXAS ABORTION LAW,IS VICTORY 4WOMENS RIGHT 2CHOOSE.”
SUPREME COURT SMACK DOWN Of BS TEXAS ABORTION LAW,IS VICTORY 4WOMENS RIGHT 2CHOOSE,PRO-CHOICE DOESNT MEAN“PRO”ABORTION‼️#HERBODYHERCHOICE
— Cher (@cher) June 27, 2016
— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) June 27, 2016
Hollywood women weren’t the only pro-choice celebrities praising today’s news.
Filmaker Michael Moore chimed in, tweeting “Supreme Court just threw out Texas’ right wing abortion law w/ a 5-3 vote. Blocking Obama’s replacement for Scalia is sure working out well!”
Supreme Court just threw out Texas' right wing abortion law w/ a 5-3 vote. Blocking Obama's replacement for Scalia is sure working out well!
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 27, 2016
Gay right activist and singer Clay Aiken had this to say:
You gotta wonder if Justice Kennedy ever wants to just say "How many times do I have to tell you people!?!?" – https://t.co/YVIv53DNhg
— Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) June 27, 2016
Media mogul Russell Simmons had just two words to say, “Good news.”
Good news. https://t.co/I6u1laZHbM
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) June 27, 2016
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