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Uncle Clarence Thomas Says Aborted Children Used For COVID Vaccines


HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Consolidated News Pictures / Getty A dissenting opinion from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas took on a strange tone as he claimed that COVID-19 vaccines were made with the cells of recently aborted children. On Thursday (June 30th), the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to leave a vaccination mandate in place for healthcare workers in the state of New York, denying the challenge brought to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York by 16 workers who claimed that the mandate lacked a valid religious exemption. The workers who filed the challenge were either fired, lost their hospital privileges, resigned, or elected to receive the vaccine. In the dissenting opinion that was written by Justice Thomas, he claimed that the workers “object ...

Conservatives Lash Out at Disney for Depicting a Trans Man Buying Period Products

Since American conservatives aren’t too worried about the Supreme Court’s disbelief in global warming or dismantling of abortion rights, they have to find some nit-pickier topics to get their panties in a wad — like a man shopping for menstrual products in a children’s television show. This week, infamous right-wing writer Christopher T. Rufo  — aka the guy who drummed up last year’s partisan uproar over critical race theory. — tweeted his outrage over Disney+’s Baymax! for one very brief inclusion of an openly transgender background character, sending much of conservative Twitter into a pathetic tizzy. Baymax!, a spinoff of the film Big Hero 6, is a six-part series in which the titular “personal healthcare companion” extends his helpful deeds to the youths of San Fransokyo....

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...

Everything the Stars Said About Roe v. Wade at the 2022 BET Awards (Updating)

As the 2022 BET Awards celebrated the success and power of Black entertainers on Sunday night (June 26), there was an air of sadness in the room as the ceremony took place two days after the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that protected a woman’s right to have an abortion. States can now dictate whether a woman can have an abortion – and it’s expected that the medical procedure will be illegal in at least 16 states moving forward. At least 21 states have laws or constitutional amendments already in place in an attempt to ban abortions, according to CNN. The vote was 5-4 in favor of overturning Roe. “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his majority opinion. “Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the de...

Billie Eilish Slams Internet for Depp v. Heard Obsession: “Who Fucking Gives a Fuck?”

Billie Eilish is nothing if not outspoken regarding current events, and her new song “TV” kills two birds with one stone by expressing disgust about both the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial and the US Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. In a new interview discussing the track, the artist questioned the Internet’s strange prioritization of one case over the other, asking, “Women are losing rights for their bodies, so why are we talking about celebrities’ divorce trials?” Eilish debuted “TV” at a Manchester show earlier this month, shortly after the court’s plans to overturn Roe were leaked. In the song, she sings the line, “The internet’s gone wild watching movie stars on trial/ While they’re overturning Roe v. Wade.” The young pop star explained the origins of the track in an int...

Rage Against the Machine Pledge $475,000 to Abortion Rights

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Rage Against the Machine have pledged $475,000 to abortion rights. The band announced the donation in a June 24th statement. “We are disgusted by the repeal of Roe v. Wade and the devastating impact it will have on tens of millions of people,” they said. “Over half of the country (26 states) is likely to ban or seriously restrict abortion very soon, if not immediately, which will have a disproportionate impact on poor, working class and undocumented BIPOC communities.” Rage continued, “To date, our fans have raised $475,000 from the sale of our charity tickets at Alpine Valley and the United Center. We are donating that money to reproductive rights organizations in Wisconsin and Illinois.” The charity shows — a July 9th date 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...

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, ...