Taylor Swift, Halsey, Pearl Jam slam SCOTUS' decision to overturn Roe v Wade

'Today's decision impacts everyone and it will particularly affect poor women who can’t afford to travel to access health care,' Pearl Jam said


                            Taylor Swift, Halsey, Pearl Jam slam SCOTUS' decision to overturn Roe v Wade
Musicians like Taylor Swift, Halsey reacted to US Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade (Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris/Kevin Dietsch/Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
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Some of the top global musicians and singers expressed their valuable opinion on Twitter after the US Supreme Court reversed the landmark Roe v Wade ruling on Friday, June 24. The 1973 ruling had set in stone the woman's right to an abortion. However, in a 6-3 decision, the US Supreme Court made it legal for states to ban abortions. It will allow individual states to permit or limit the procedure.
 
The court said, “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled, and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.” In the ruling, the court added, “The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision.” Musicians like Taylor Swift, Halsey, Billie Eilish’s brother Finneas and veteran rocker Pearl Jam among others took to the micro-blogging site to speak on the court ruling.
 
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Pro-choice and anti-abortion demonstrators rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on November 01, 2021 in Washington, DC. On Monday, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a challenge to the controversial Texas abortion law which bans abortions after 6 weeks. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish spoke against the overturning of Roe v. Wade during her Glastonbury headline set. “It’s about the concept of power and how we always need to remember not to abuse it,” said Eilish. She added, "Today is a really really dark day for women in the US. And I’m just going to say that because I can’t bear to think about it anymore in this moment.”


 
 
 
 
 
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Pearl Jam

“No one, not the government, not politicians, not the Supreme Court should prevent access to abortion, birth control, and contraceptives. People should have the FREEDOM to choose.” He added, “Today's decision impacts everyone and it will particularly affect poor women who can’t afford to travel to access health care. We will stay active, we will not back down and we will never give up. Elections have consequences, please join us. Text CHOICE to 855-812-VOTE.”

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Halsey

Singer and songwriter Halsey on Twitter posted, “I have been advocating for abortion, reproductive rights, and bodily integrity for as long as I’ve had a platform and I’m running out of ways to word and frame the severity of the impact that fundamentalism has on our country”. She added, “I know some of you look to my page for information or guidance but I need a little bit of time to speak to some people with more authority and experience than me and gather my thoughts. I don’t want to just contribute to antagonistic noise. I’m just defeated at the moment.”

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Taylor Swift

Pop Queen shared Michelle Obama’s heartbreaking letter and told her fan army, “I’m absolutely terrified that this is where we are - that after so many decades of people fighting for women’s rights to their own bodies, today’s decision has stripped us of that.”

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey too took to Twitter and said, “It is truly unfathomable and disheartening to have to try to explain to my 11-year-old daughter why we live in a world where women’s rights are disintegrating in front of our eyes.”


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'Don't even know what to say other than absolutely f**k this'

Musician Maggie Rogers too logged into Twitter saying, “Abortion is healthcare. bodily autonomy is a human right.” Finneas chimed in on the controversial ruling posting, “I don’t even know what to say other than absolutely f**k this.” Singer-songwriter and guitarist Jason Isbell too shared his views on the matter. “If you’re gonna talk about how divided we are as a nation, you’ll want to mention SCOTUS decisions like this one, handing power to state reps in crazy-ass gerrymandered districts and completely ignoring the will of the majority of US citizens. This is not what the people want”, said the 43-year-old musician. 

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Mandy Patinkin added, “Incredibly sad day for this country. Join us in turning some of your sadness and anger into donations for national network of abortion funds. Give what you can and keep giving. Share this far and wide.” She further tweeted, “Today’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade affects us all, but the impact is unequal. BIPOC, LGBTQ, youth, rural communities, & those with low incomes will bear the greatest burden of harm. Make no mistake, this decision is about protecting power & privilege, not life.”

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