Abortion

Kimberly Elise Gets Pro-Life Boots Smoked On Twitter Over IG Post

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Tommaso Boddi / Getty Kimberly Elise an actress some might remember from the bank heist classic Set It Off apparently set Twitter off due to a recent Instagram post. Elise shared a message on her account praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and folks on Twitter are not happy. Elise, 55, shared a post on Tuesday (June 28) that featured an image of a sleeping baby with the caption reading, “Millions of babies will be saved from death by abortion due to the overturning of Roe V. Wade. Hallelujah! #allglorybetoGod.” Given the reactions already sparked by the decision rendered by the nation’s highest court, Elise became the target of vicious and seemingly relentless criticism by many on Twitter. One user reminded Elise of a ...

Barbra Streisand Calls Supreme Court “American Taliban” Following Roe v. Wade Overruling

Barbra Streisand has joined a chorus of voices speaking out against the US Supreme Court’s overruling of Roe v. Wade, calling the court “the American Taliban” in a tweet. “The Court uses religious dogma to overturn the constitutional right to abortion,” Streisand said on June 24th. “This Court is the American Taliban.” The tweet came after Justice Samuel Alito wrote, “The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision,” effectively returning the decision whether to allow the procedure back to the states. As such, eight states have already prohibited abortion altogether, while several others are expected to either ban or restrict it in the near future. Advertisement Related Video In another tweet, Streisand shared an ar...

Billie Joe Armstrong Has Had It With American Idiots: “I’m Renouncing My Citizenship”

Billie Joe Armstrong has had it with the American Idiots sitting on the US Supreme Court. During Green Day’s concert in London on Friday, the band’s frontman expressed his disgust over the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and restrict women’s access to a safe abortion. “Fuck America, I’m fucking renouncing my citizenship. I’m fucking coming here,” Armstrong declared. “There’s just too much fucking stupid in the world to go back to that miserable fucking excuse for a country.” Related Video “Oh, I’m not kidding,” Armstrong insisted. “You’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days.” Advertisement Armstrong was even more explicit during Green Day’s concert on Saturday. Prior to performing “American Idiot,” he shouted, “Fuck the Supreme Court of America,” and referred to th...

Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen Dedicate “Fuck You” Performance to Supreme Court Justices: Watch

Olivia Rodrigo was the latest Glastonbury performer to use her massive platform over the weekend to rebuke the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and end access to safe abortions. In doing so, she was joined by fellow pop singer, Lily Allen, to perform a rendition of the latter’s classic track, “Fuck You.” “I’m devastated and terrified. So many women and so many girls are going to die because of this,” Rodrigo stated. “I wanted to dedicate this next song to the five members of the Supreme Court who have showed us that at the end of the day, they truly don’t give a shit about freedom.” Rodrigo proceeded to name off the five justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh. “We hate you!” she declared, a...

Roe v. Wade: States Rush To Ban Abortion In Wake Of Supreme Court Ruling

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: MANDEL NGAN / Getty The United States Supreme Court ruled on Friday (June 24) to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, effectively allowing some states to ban abortion. With immediacy, states are rushing to implement abortion bans with three states gaining instant bans due to existing laws. As reported by The Washington Post at great length, 13 states in total have so-called “trigger bans” in place. Reports are still pouring in from across the nation but three states, Kentucky, Louisiana, and South Carolina, had their bans go into effect immediately with at least five other states following suit. The remaining states with antiabortion laws that were previously blocked by the high court will continue to move on their promises for bans. The Post notes...

Disney, Netflix, Amazon, Paramount, More Reimburse Travel Expenses for Employees Seeking Abortion

As the nation reels from the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a constitutional right to safe abortion, some of the entertainment industry’s largest companies have announced that they will reimburse travel expenses for employees seeking that procedure. Following the ruling today, June 24th, Paramount sent their employees a memo emphasizing the option, while Amazon announced a similar policy last month, and Puck News reports Disney, Netflix, Comcast, Sony, and Warner Bros. Discovery have all made promises along those lines. “Across the country, we have entered a moment of profound uncertainty — from a legal and a policy perspective, as states pursue different paths regarding reproductive rights, but also on a personal level, as we try to understand what services will be accessible, when,...

Taylor Swift: Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision Strips “Women’s Rights to Their Own Bodies”

Taylor Swift has lambasted the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which withdraws the constitutional right to a safe abortion. “I’m absolutely terrified that this is where we are,” Swift wrote on June 24th, “That after so many decades of people fighting for women’s rights to their own bodies, today’s decision has stripped us of that.” Her post included a re-tweet of Michelle Obama’s statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling. The former First Lady wrote, “I am heartbroken for people around the country who just lost the fundamental right to make informed decisions about their own bodies… heartbroken – for the teenage girl, full of zest and promise, who won’t be able to finish school or live the life she wants because her state controls her reproductive decisions; for t...

Lizzo and Live Nation Pledge $1 Million to Planned Parenthood

Lizzo and Live Nation have announced a $1 million donation to Planned Parenthood in light of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and end the constitutional right to a safe abortion. “I’m pledging $500k from my upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Rights. Live Nation agreed to match— to make it 1 MILLION dollars,” Lizzo wrote in an Instagram post on Friday (June 24th). “The most important thing is action & loud voices. @plannedparenthood @abortionfunds & organizations like them— will need funding to continue offering services to people who are most harmed by this ban,” Lizzo added. “Black women & women of color have historically had disproportionately less access to family planning resources— this is a great loss but not a new one.” Advertisement Rel...

Billie Eilish Calls Supreme Court’s Repeal of Abortion Rights “A Really Really Dark Day for Women”

While becoming the youngest ever solo headliner at Glastonbury Festival on June 24th, Billie Eilish used her platform — as she has done many times before — to speak up about abortion rights in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Prior to performing “Your Power,” Eilish told the crowd that the song is “about the concept of power and how we always need to remember not to abuse it.” “Today is a really really dark day for women in the US,” she added. “And I’m just going to say that because I can’t bear to think about it anymore in this moment.” Advertisement Related Video Eilish has weighed in on abortion rights several times in the past. During a June gig in Manchester, the pop star debuted a new song called “TV,” in which she sings, “The internet’s gone wild ...

Jack White Blasts Trump for “All the Abortions You Secretly Paid For” After Roe v. Wade Overturned

Like many of us, Jack White is incensed at the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and strip people of their constitutional right to safe abortions. In a lengthy Instagram post, the rocker expressed his frustration at the court itself, the two-party system, and especially former President Donald Trump, a “clown” who selected “THREE conservative supreme court justices, THREE.” White complained that the two-party system “allows the chance for one of the parties to promote a professional wrestler of a ‘politician’ with absolutely no experience in govt., who cares only about his own ego, who uses Christianity (of which he isn’t one) to propel his career at the expense of those Christians (and the rest of us all), who uses patriotism as a dog whistle for racism and fear etc., and a...

Here Are Ways You Can Support Reproductive Rights Now That Roe V. Wade Is Overturned

On Friday, June 24th, the Supreme Court overturned the landmark case of Roe v. Wade in a 6-3 ruling, rolling back nearly half a century of precedent that says access to an abortion is a fundamental cornerstone of reproductive health. Now, that decision is being handed back to the discretion of individual states, just one day after the court handed down another controversial ruling that the right to carry a concealed weapon in public couldn’t be left up to the states. The about-face has left millions of people across the country angry, upset, and worried about the reproductive health of women everywhere, particularly in the 22 states where getting an abortion will immediately be criminalized. On Friday afternoon, President Joe Biden pledged to take steps to protect abortion rights, saying, ...

Phoebe Bridgers Leads Glastonbury Crowd in Chant of, “Fuck the Supreme Court!”: Watch

Following the US Supreme Court’s June 24th ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and ended the constitutional right to a safe abortion, Phoebe Bridgers took the stage at Glastonbury Festival 2022 and led the crowd in a chant of, “Fuck the Supreme Court!” Earlier in the day, Bridgers posted her initial thoughts on the decision, which were brief and to the point: “fucking evil.” In that same thread, she also shared a link to the Mariposa Fund, which provides undocumented immigrants with reproductive services including abortion. Less than an hour later she appeared in front of the crowd at the UK’s largest music fest. Cell phone footage captured her addressing her fans: “In all honesty it’s, like, super surreal and fun, but I am having the shittiest day. Are there any Americans here?” ...

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