'I am heartbroken': Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton join fury to SCOTUS overruling Roe v Wade

'I am heartbroken': Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton join fury to SCOTUS overruling Roe v Wade
(L-R) Michelle Obama, President Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton react to SCOTUS overruling Roe v Wade (Photo: Chuck Kennedy The White House/Drew Angerer/Ian Forsyth/Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

In breaking news, SCOTUS overruled Roe v Wade almost after 50 years and that has sent a wave of anger throughout the Internet. The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision overturned the landmark on Friday, June 24. This ruling provides individual states the power to set their abortion rights by allowing or denying the procedure. Justice Samuel Alito wrote, “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision."

Justice Alito also added, "That provision has been held to guarantee some rights that are not mentioned in the Constitution, but any such right must be ‘deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition’ and ’implicit in the concept of ordered liberty. It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.” It must be noted that three judges were against this decision - Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan who weren't comfortable with the decision saying, "The majority would allow States to ban abortion from conception onward because it does not think forced childbirth at all implicates a woman’s rights to equality and freedom. A State can force her to bring a pregnancy to term, even at the steepest personal and familial costs"


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The judges strongly opposed the decision in their joint dissent, "With sorrow – for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection – we dissent.” According to the reports, the US Supreme Court is dominated by conservative judges. Of course, people leaning towards their side rejoiced in this decision. But there are many celebrities and former politicians who were beyond upset with this decision. 

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen on September 02, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court voted 5-4 not to stop a Texas law that prohibits most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

'Attacking the essential freedoms' says Barack Obama about SCOTUS decision

Barack Obama took to this Twitter and said, "Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues—attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans." His wife, Michelle Obama posted a note on her Instagram and Twitter saying, "I am heartbroken that we may now be destined to learn the painful lessons of a time before Roe was made law of the land - a time when women risked losing their lives getting illegal abortions. A time when the government denied women control over their reproductive functions, forced them to move forward with pregnancies they didn't want, and then abandoned them once their babies were born. That is what our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers lived through, and now we are here again."



President Biden decided to shed some lights on the fact about this new abortion ruling, explaining that you can travel to other states that allow abortion. He tweeted, "While today's Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade puts at risk the health and lives of women across America, most states in this country still recognize a woman's right to choose. Here’s what you should know." Mayor Kate Gallego of Phoenix, Arizona, tweeted, "I am deeply disappointed by today’s Supreme Court decision. Phoenix is a pro-choice city. A majority of the city council and I have no interest in using city resources to prevent women from accessing health care."



Hillary Clinton joined the club and tweeted, "Most Americans believe the decision to have a child is one of the most sacred decisions there is, and that such decisions should remain between patients and their doctors. Today’s Supreme Court opinion will live in infamy as a step backward for women's rights and human rights." Representative for Ohio’s Eleventh Congressional District Shontel Brown tweeted, "Let me get this straight: The Supreme Court says states cannot decide how to regulate guns—yet only the states can decide how to regulate a woman’s body."



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