Shock, anger, and disbelief—this is how many Americans and people all over the world feel after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and ended the constitutional right to abortions. What this means is that states can decide, individually, whether or not to permit abortions and what restrictions to impose.

Some people see this landmark decision by the Supreme Court as taking away the right to bodily autonomy, putting people’s health in danger, and even view it as a ‘war on women’ and going back in time as far as women’s rights are concerned. Many celebrities, public figures, and average Americans have expressed their outrage and have condemned the decision, and we’ve collected some of their most powerful reactions to show you just how deeply the injustice runs.

From actors Danny DeVito and Halle Berry to singer Taylor Swift and far more, stars are loud and clear about the fact that they will not stay silent on such an important issue. Meanwhile, powerful figures such as former First Lady Michelle Obama and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders have also shared their thoughts about the decision.

Bored Panda got in touch with celebrity expert Mike Sington, who explained the importance of stars and public figures denouncing the Supreme Court's decision and the impact this might have. "Celebrities and public figures speaking out against Roe v. Wade being overturned has been very important, especially for young people. Freedom of choice has been a right granted to Americans for 50 years, so younger people don’t know what a world is like without that freedom," he told us.

The US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Here's a map showing which states have banned abortions and which ones plan to do so soon

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Lunar Rat
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1 month ago

Powerful!

Grace Barclay
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1 month ago

Absolutely gut wrenching and sickening all in one. The people who are happy to call themselves christians! Lunar Rat i so wish i could upvote you 5 million times. Take care and stay safe.

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L.V
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1 month ago

As I've read before: people are not pro -life, they are pro -birth... As soon as the child is born, they don't care what happened anymore.

Bee she/her
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1 month ago

They are anti choice

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Sathe Wesker
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1 month ago

Jesus… this is the first one and hit so hard. Just wow. I agree with everything. But damn, I probably should have waited until after work to read that. If anyone needs help in this matter, contact me. I’m Canadian and we and my friends DO have the resources. Dead serious.

Tiny Dancer
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1 month ago

A fellow Canadian friend of mine on Facebook has hijacked the meme making the rounds offering to take people "camping" if they live in a non-camping state and made it about poutine. Hey, some people enjoy poutine and some people don't, that's your choice. But, if you want to have some poutine, I'll take you, wait while you eat, and offer up a sofa if you need to rest after all that poutine, no questions asked. Safer than saying the real words, so whatever works. I also firmly believe you need to vet these folks (or use a safer method than random strangers on the net) if you take them up on the offer. Not everyone has good intentions. Stay safe out there!

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Ray Heap
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1 month ago

America, you disgust me.

Rebecca O’Donnell
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1 month ago

Ray Heap, please don’t generalize your disgust. The majority of U.S. citizens are heartbroken and in disbelief at what has happened. The repercussions are going to be horrific. We need your compassion, not your derision.

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Nikki Sevven
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1 month ago

This is just one example of how many? It's heartbreaking and utterly unnecessary. US federal law defines "human being" as a baby at any stage of development that has been "born alive." The Bible, which so many of these forced birthers love to quote, specifically says that you are neither alive nor ensouled until you take your first breath, the breath of life given to you by God. These people are not concerned for fetuses; they're just misogynists who think women should be controlled.

Tamra
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1 month ago

Yep. Welcome to f*****g Gilead.

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Hydra (she/her)
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1 month ago

These stories are so important and I’m glad OP shared.

Mistiekim
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1 month ago (edited)

Were these so called Justices forced to watch videos of babies addicted to crack? Of babies who were beaten to death? Of babies in toilets, or in a trash can? Did they review all the cases of women who were prosecuted for these types of crimes? Maybe they should be sent some pictures to remind them of what they’ve done.

Tamra
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1 month ago

No, these justices live privileged lives. Should any of their daughters or mistresses require an abortion, I assure you they'd receive the best of care. This disgusting overturning of Roe V. Wade is what happens when conservatives have power.

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Smiler
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1 month ago

bro someone scream this to those old white men

Fraxinus excelsior
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1 month ago

Unfortunately Smiler, thousands of people have, but those old white men still wear blinkers and have very selective hearing in their ivory towers.

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Charlie does cartwheels
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1 month ago

This is gut wrenching.

Carol Emory
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1 month ago

This needs to be way up higher!

Freya the Wanderer
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1 month ago

It's #1 right now.

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Andrew Pugg
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1 month ago

THIS NEEDS TO BE ON BILLBOARDS, FLYERS, POSTERS, NEWS PAPERS. THEN MAYBE JUST MAYBE PEOPLE WILL UNDERSRAND

MarWol
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1 month ago

I fear that people who have yet to understand wouldn't take the time reading this :(

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HarriMissesScotland
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1 month ago

Thank you for doing one of the most difficult jobs in the country. As your post shows, it isn't just a physically demanding, it is an emotionally devastating one. You are so eloquent and I believe that his post needs to be sent to every government official and the Supreme Court. Kristin, please accept my gratitude, and a *virtual coat* for you. Please take care of yourself.

Sue User
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1 month ago

This should be published in every newspaper in america. Oh wait, media is mostly controlled by 5 corporations who only care about the bottom line. Oanda, lets spread this ourselves. Repost this everywhere.

HarriMissesScotland
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1 month ago

I mentioned this above, but it needs to be sent to the Supreme Court and every government official!

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savannah burrows
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1 month ago

powerful and absolutely heartbreaking

LeighAnne Brown-Pedersen
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1 month ago

This!

Autumn
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1 month ago

This is f*****g devastating

Christopher Doke
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1 month ago

Honestly I have been on the fence about how I feel about this recent decision by the supreme court, Not because I dont think women have the right to choose but because It is such a difficult subject. After reading this message I have a better understanding of this side of the subject. Thank you for the powerful message.

Lyop
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1 month ago

.....and that, my people, is the type of rant that I can stand by!!

frederick clause
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1 month ago

That's because people are only pro birth, not pro life.

Daniel
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1 month ago

These are powerful words and need to be heard by more people. Women should have the right to choose. End of.

Genny McD
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1 month ago

I wish someone in the Supreme Court would read this!

Pepper Pots
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1 month ago

WOW

kjorn
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1 month ago

it's always the same moronic states...

Tara Raay
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1 month ago

This just breaks my heart. The children will suffer the MOST!! The C***S who pretend to care about them in the womb will throw more hurdles in their way and judge them for being broken. It’s almost like they want to create more pain and suffering.

James G. Currie
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1 month ago

From what I've seen, something like over 70% of the people protesting on the Pro-Life side care about the zygote until it is born...then they couldn't give two you-know whats...nor will they donate to orphanages, because … tres gauche! -- The most vocal on the anti-abortion front are *men*...but condoms are just a no, and vasectomy? Heck, no...no one is taking a knife to MY pride! -- Then there is the biggest question...what changed in the text of the US Constitution from 1973 to 2022? The Courts already adjudicated the Constitutionality of abortion. Given the current Political Climate in the US, I think the legality of the ERA and 14th Amendment are about to be overturned too.

gma
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1 month ago

for you to continue to be in child protective services after all that you have experienced is nothing short of a miracle. I hope you live long and prosper. Your an amazing person and i wish every "right to lifers" would read your statement and truly know what it means to be human.

Katherine Forest
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1 month ago

I can't believe this....this is so raw and so truthful...i'm crying, i'm crying...

Rebecca Broscombe-Adams
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1 month ago

Oh. My. God. Wow.

Lara
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1 month ago

Damn - that was deep! You should be a speaker! I'd support you!

Sandra Morison
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1 month ago

This is so sad, you sound like an amazing person so please do not put any of that blame on yourself. Your country has it's priorities SO WRONG....banning abortions but not GUNS. All these pro lifers are not there to take care of those unwanted children so why do they get a say

Panda Who Mumbles, Constantly
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1 month ago

This is so heartbreaking. And yet, it is the reality some people have to live through. 😢

Demi Coro
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1 month ago

So heartbreaking.

Bonnie Siefkes
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1 month ago

This…. Thank you for posting.

Cammy Cat
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1 month ago

When I see/hear someone that is anti-abortion, I always want to ask them how many foster kids they've taken in and how many adopted kids they have. None? Oh! Well, how much time do u volunteer or how much money have u donated to help these causes u r rallying behind so much? None? Oh! So u r just a gigantic hypocrite that's never been in a position where u actually had contemplate this situation. Got it.

Chris Liu
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1 month ago

This hit hard😭😭😭😭

Mad Dog
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1 month ago

Wow. That is the reality though. And people may not read this story, but they will be hearing more just like it in the years to come. I don't think people realize what a nightmare this decision is going to be IRL. And it will be worse than what we can imagine.

MarieTDr
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1 month ago

I, too, have seen the evil side of forced pregnancy. Your statements was true, real, powerful.

MY
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1 month ago

Thank you so much for writing this. I am pro-choice and even though I am a cis gay man maybe 1 day if I'm grown up enough I'd like to adopt and bring them into my family but it isn't right yet I would be an awful parent to be honest. My friend had an abortion she told the then boyfriend she was pregnant and he left her over night she wasn't ready either. Had to see 3 doctors all made her feel like c**p for the decision 1 of them even asked her how does it feel to be a murderer? (In a country where it was legal). Then years later she was trying and continually having miscarriages because of the drugs (met a really lovely man she's still with still) called me up crying because she was worried the drugs had permanently affected her fertility. Also used to work in a city where medical abortion was illegal but surgical was legal. Was talking to a girl who got raped and I always thought "not much difference" right.. no they literally suck it out with an instrument and she was awake through

MY
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1 month ago

All of it. It traumatised her. I can only imagine the guilt a mother must go through to make a decision like that! I hate the fact that men can decide these things for women. Powerful men with a Christian imperative. Women who are rape victims etc. It makes me feel nausea. So glad the 1st girl finally managed to have a beautiful healthy girl with a wonderful dad who I adore and she calls me uncle

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Jackie Ransom
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1 month ago

Bravo, well said.

Lesley Christie
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1 month ago

Amen

BusLady
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1 month ago

Pro life messages typically show photos of precious healthy looking WHITE babies. Their own children were wanted and born into a loving middle class home without the drama that comes with poverty and abuse. They assume that all women seeking abortions are recklessly promiscuous and having unprotected sex. Then, when they discover they are pregnant, it's "Oh, sh*t, how did this happen? I need to get rid of it." It's easy to sit back and be judgemental when you know nothing about the situation.

Dave Forster
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1 month ago

I created an account just to upvote this...more people need to see this, I'm leaving work early today so I can go home and hug my daughter.

Peter H
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1 month ago

The “pro-life” crowd don’t care even a tiny bit about the 46 dead migrants found in San Antonio today. They just don’t.

Mojca Tomsic
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1 month ago

Sooo agree on everything! Super well said!

Alma Muminovic
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1 month ago (edited)

Im just going to place this here.. https://www.change.org/p/defend-roe-pass-legislation-to-protect-abortion-access And this.. https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-united-states-impeach-scotus The only thing that will make us feel better about this is to undo it.

Freya the Wanderer
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1 month ago

Thank you for promoting those petitions! I will share them with my extensive network of progressive activists.

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Tofu
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1 month ago

😭😭😭

SelkieBlackfysh
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1 month ago

Just... Wow. This for sure deserves top of the list.

Emma Starr
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1 month ago

All of this! Thank you!

Leslie Burleson
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1 month ago

This ! This is what I've been telling people . People don't realize that children die literally every day from child abuse . Or they're stolen and trafficked because they live in poverty and there is nobody to watch out for them. Rich white people made this decision. Rich white people who have no idea what life is really like in a lot of places in our country . They're picturing a teenage cheerleader not wanting a baby because she wants to go to college . They think if she's forced to she'll realize she can do it with the help of her family. They're not thinking of real life because our law makers have never lived a real life, only lives of privilege . That's not internet political speak , it's just the truth

Yarabiia
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1 month ago

Please tell this all to my, polish, disgusting politics

A-c Van Binsbergen
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1 month ago

This is very very powerful!

Karen Gladden
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1 month ago

I am so confused about why the "land of the free and home of the brave" is so far behind in so many areas and even more confused about why things are moving backwards.

Debby B
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1 month ago

Well said. Bravo! 🙏👏

Kimikazi
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1 month ago

This is truly sad and powerful story. A lot of folks are just blinded by religion. A woman doesn't even need an excuse to do anything she wants with her body. Let it be known that a woman's body is just not a mere incubator her body being 'God's temple' has nothing to do with it.

Megan The Viking Traveler
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1 month ago

This.

Nitka Tsar
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1 month ago

wow

Amber.exe (She/They)
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1 month ago

I oh my god this is really upsetting

Nikole
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1 month ago

I don't even know what to say... This was/is so important.

Alessa Gillespie
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1 month ago

Devastating... And sadly very true

bruh JJ’s
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1 month ago

I’m so sad about every single part of that story…but almost ,ore sad that the people who need to understand this will refuse to hear it. They fight for one life….this is an example of how multiple lives are destroyed.

Sportsgal
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1 month ago

My best friend is a CPS worker and unfortunately, this is VERY accurate.

Brenda
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1 month ago

They haven't gotten rid of abortions, only SAFE abortions

Karen Gladden
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1 month ago

^^THIS.

Elvira Melvina
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1 month ago

Very powerful. I personally have long made a choice, with my husband, that no matter what the situation, we would never terminate a pregnancy, even and unexpected or unhealthy one, due to our personal moral and religious beliefs. We doubled down on that commitment just today. As he 51 is now disabled from covid-vaccine-related heart failure (cardiomyopathy), and I at 42 am too old, and too obese, and fighting severe hypertension which may also be vaccine related, to expect a surprise pregnancy would ever produce a healthy child, or result in such a child having healthy living parents to raise it through adulthood. And that is my choice. I would choose life for my child regardless of the outcome. So this recent ruling, it shouldn’t effect me right? Ah, but those of you whom agree it doesn’t affect me…didn’t read carefully. I said I would birth any pregnancy that befell me…because it is my CHOICE to do so. I personally object to being told it is NOT my choice to carry

Creature Cargeaux
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1 month ago

I'd love to see what these idiots have to say about this s**t. Because this has ALWAYS been at the front of my mind when I think of not allowing women to have abortions. I have always been drawn to true crime cases that involve children . Not because i like to hear about kids dying. But because I want to know how it could have been prevented... & how, if I am ever in a position to witness something.. how can I help.. how can I see the signs.. how can I be the person so save a life.... & everytime I hear about these cases it always comes back to "this baby should never have been born to begin with...." & that might sound cruel. But better to get rid of a cluster of cells... than let those cells turn into a child.. give birth to that child & allow that child to only know pain & suffering. Atleast a cluster of cells doesn't know pain... but nope! Conservatives want all the "babies" to be born... but they don't wanna do a damn thing to help them when they aren't wanted or loved

S. Mi
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1 month ago

This. I work in early childhood prevention. Even families who choose to keep their babies don't have access to enough support. Forcing women to keep their babies is not going to help that.

Helen Geary
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1 month ago

These "self righteous" people are happy to screech about anti abortion ... but not gun laws...and how about sterilising men?

Miocha
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1 month ago

This is so heartbreaking.

DDmaybeandor
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1 month ago

Completely off topic but this is what makes me mad about people hating cops. This OP was a cop and you have no freakin clue about what they see and the weight they carry on their shoulders. Thank you OP for the good you have done in serving and protecting others.

Elton Thomas
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1 month ago

The OP worked for child protective services. They are a social worker, not a cop.

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Moezzzz
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1 month ago

This brought me to tears. Every single word is the truth

Aroace tiger (she/they/he)
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1 month ago

That's terrible

Karolina Strachota
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1 month ago

Amen sister.

A.
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1 month ago

Just. Wow.

Mateo Buysse
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1 month ago

from where is the original text ?

TheReader19
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1 month ago

Sermon on the mount

Harlan Bleiler
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1 month ago

Damn!

JERRY NO YOU DON’T supports Ukraine
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1 month ago

Holy s**t...

Heather Lambie
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1 month ago

😳 WOW!

OLIVI YAY (she/her)‍
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1 month ago

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I can feel the powerful energy, but i kind of dont get the story

HarriMissesScotland
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1 month ago

It in response to the US Supreme Court taking away the rights of women to control their own bodies. They overturned Roe v. Wade which allowed women to get abortions. No more.

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John Russo
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Take responsibility for your action. Choice is before sex. Responsibility come after.

Fraxinus excelsior
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1 month ago

Tell that to the rapists, I'm sure they all wear protection.

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What utter bullshale. First of all, SCOTUS did not ban abortion, they returned the decision on the limits to abortion to the States and their Representatives... you know, as in a Constitutional Republic? And can we please stop with intellectually-dishonest "Constitutional right" argument? RBG herself, understood just how flimsily Roe was decided on an interpretation of the Right to Privacy. And try to remember that SCOTUS can and should reverse itself (in this case partially) or did you all forget (though I doubt you knew it) that SCOTUS found it perfectly "legal" to deny women the right to vote and that owning people as slaves was just fine too? And stop with the hyperbolic "crack babies" or "abandoned" defense. Amongst the "not aborted" are: Jack Nicholson, Steve Jobs, highly and not so highly-educated and productive Generals, Entertainers, Athletes and everyday folks... half of whom are women, two of whom are my adopted daughters. Your cheap, dishonest and deadly argument is lame.

RedMarbles
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1 month ago

That was established legal precedent, though, and was supposed to have been respected under the fundamental legal principle of stare decisis, which is what all the justices said in their confirmation hearings they would do. The reason they said that was because they knew they'd be rightfully called out as not following constitutional law and they would not have been confirmed due to being unable to properly follow the law irrespective of their personal feelings. The reasoning Alito ultimately used is, legally speaking, very weak and will be shocking law students for decades to come. I get that the outcome is one you strongly agree with, but it isn't soundly based in the law and it's it isn't intellectually dishonest to say so, however one feels about the result. Yes, the Supreme Court has reversed itself in the past. It considers changing societal norms. Given that a majority of Americans did not want the ruling overturned, this case is different from prior reversals.

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I think Hitler shared your thought process.

Elton Thomas
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1 month ago

It's always a dude...smh

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This is advocating eugenics and is disgusting. But abortion isn’t outlawed, it was just sent back to the states where it belongs. For those states that will keep it legal, it is their right to do so. No state will disallow medical care when the mother’s life is at risk. The blue states like California are pushing for abortion up to right before birth and even 2 weeks beyond. Far outside what is allowed in almost every other country. But if you live in the US, and this is important to you, 1/2 the country is going to be okay with it- you have plenty of options.

madbakes
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1 month ago

This is one of those times that you're such a f*****g idiot in every sentence that it's pointless to try to educate you.

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According to pop culture and entertainment expert Mike, stars we know and respect can have a major impact when it comes to sensitive, polarizing issues.

"I think it’s the sensitive issues like this that celebrities have the most impact on because it tells the public they are not alone in the feeling of despair they are having by a fundamental right being taken away," he told Bored Panda.

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Angela Turrall
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1 month ago

Don’t forget Clarence Thomas and Amy Coney Barrett, two utterly despicable pieces of trash who aren’t old white men.

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Tomas Holicka
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What a convenient way of showing where the bigots live.

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Realistically speaking, it's very unlikely that the Supreme Court or influential politicians will change their minds about Roe v. Wade. However, this doesn't mean that speaking up against the court's decision isn't important. Quite the opposite. This might galvanize Americans to head to the polls this Fall and vote in order to protect their rights and interests.

"The impact celebrities have will not be on the Supreme Court itself, and I don’t expect it to change the opinions of politicians either. What celebrities can do is drive people to the polls this November to actually change who the politicians are representing them," Mike said.

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Carol Emory
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1 month ago

I support camping too. I would like to see more people support camping.

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Tomas Holicka
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That is a potent argument, but I think to them it's more about "letting nature do its thing". Except glasses, medicines, fattening meals, warm clothing, transportation machines and similar things. Those, apparently, do not count.

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J. F.
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1 month ago (edited)

Or basic sexual education as well in most places

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"Other rights granted by the Supreme Court are now in jeopardy, so it will be important to have political representatives in place that can turn those rights into laws," celebrity expert Mike pointed out why it's essential to vote.

Bored Panda also wanted to get Mike's take on how social media has reacted to Roe v. Wade being overturned. "I’m on Twitter a lot, and I’ve seen nothing but widespread condemnation of the Court’s opinion. Polling confirms what I’m seeing on Twitter. The vast majority of Americans support a woman’s right to choose."

Protests against the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade broke out over the weekend not just in the United States but also around the world. It’s not a surprise that many people are shocked at the court’s decision: it overturned a nearly-50-year-old precedent that had made abortion legal in the US. 

Roe v. Wade refers to a case that started in 1969 when a 25-year-old woman, Norma McCorvey, using the pseudonym ‘Jane Roe’ challenged the criminal abortion laws in Texas, which, at the time, made abortions illegal except when the mother’s life was in danger. The district attorney for Dallas County, Henry Wade, defended the anti-abortion law.

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Charlie does cartwheels
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1 month ago

It shouldn’t come to this, but thank goodness for this bit of light in such a dark space in America’s history.

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Vicky Z
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1 month ago

However when we have to decide about the woman carrying the "person" then the woman stops being a person and becomes a reproductive machine!😡😡😡😡😡😡

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Carol Emory
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1 month ago

I had endometriosis and suffered for decades with the consequences. I was over 30 and requested a hysterectomy to stop the symptoms. The doctors refused saying I may change my mind and want more kids. I said "That's not your choice, it's mine and I don't want any more kids." They still refused. Years later when my endo hit it's peak and I was in my forties, I still got refused. How does any of this make sense. My body, my choice. What are you saving my uterus for?

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In 1973, the woman’s appeal made it to the US Supreme Court and it was then decided that abortion laws ran counter to the constitution because they infringed on a woman’s right to privacy. In short, the court ruled that governments could not prohibit abortions and that the constitution protected women’s rights to terminate their pregnancy.

Fast forward to today and it becomes clear why so many Americans are up in arms against the overturning of this decision. Something that was a constitutionally-protected right has now become vulnerable to decisions made at the state level. Some feel as though half a century’s progress has become undone.

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Vicky Z
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1 month ago

The fact that one of the dinosaurs that is responsible for this decision said that we should rethink also contraception and gay marriage proves exactly that point!

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Vicky Z
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Yes because a child HAS to be born but it's okay if they die a few years later because of a gun shooting at school!

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MikeWheelerFan
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1 month ago (edited)

When as*hole was elected, my mom knew this was going to happen. But my dad called her “hysterical”. And now he’s at a loss for words, because even though he’s very Conservative, he supports basic human rights, and never though this would happen.

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And some states are already taking steps to ban abortions there. Around half of the states are likely to introduce new restrictions or bans. Meanwhile, 13 states have already passed laws that trigger automatically to outlaw the termination of pregnancies after the Supreme Court’s ruling.

What this means in practice is that many women in the US will have to travel out-of-state for abortions or might be forced to resort to medically unsafe procedures. The cost of travel alone means that there’s a greater financial burden placed on them.

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1 month ago

Preach Reverend

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1 month ago

Medically we're considered braindead once all higher brain function has stopped too, so I'd argue that we aren't alive until we have higher brain function either.

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General Anaesthesia
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1 month ago

They are not conservative, they are regressive, yearning for the days when women, like slaves, were chattel.

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The Guttmacher Institute states that around 40 million women who can have children live in states where abortion rights will be restricted. The Institute’s research shows that around 860,000 abortions were performed in the US in 2019, while the Center for Disease Control (aka the CDC) puts the number at a slightly lower 630,000.

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omgskr Report

Suzanne Tilson
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1 month ago

Dang that's my summer body too

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Jack
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1 month ago

Even if they did this, it needs to be in criminal court. Civil court makes it too hard for someone to get what is owed to them.

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censor
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1 month ago

welcome to dumbfuckistan.

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According to the CDC, nearly 93% of abortions are performed during the first trimester and most women who get them are unmarried. Most women who terminate unwanted pregnancies in the US are in their 20s while 1 in 10 are teenagers.

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Suzanne Tilson
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1 month ago (edited)

Yeah, all those suffragettes didn't sacrifice so much and die just to see this s**t from heaven

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Suzanne Tilson
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1 month ago

New rule: if you aint a woman, don't make laws on women's reproductive health, got it world

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#21

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Vicky Z
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1 month ago

It's unbelievable that women in America have now less rights than their grandmothers!

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Whatever certain states might decide, some major companies with a lot of clout have already come out in support of women’s rights. Companies like Disney, JP Morgan, and Meta (which owns Facebook), have expressed their intent to support their staff and fund their travel expenses for abortions via health insurance plans.

#22

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Voodoops_13
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1 month ago

The fact that men don't have to think about or consider these things underlines Male Privilege. We're not anti-men when we point this out. It's supposed to make men more aware and get them to help us to achieve/maintain the same rights and privileges they enjoy.

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Jack
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1 month ago

I’m so worried for young women these days. I hope they survive physically and mentally through this b******t.

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#24

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The lesbian knitting panda
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1 month ago (edited)

Danny DeVito for president everyone

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For instance, Disney has said that it’s committed to giving employees “comprehensive access” to affordable healthcare, which includes family planning and reproductive care, no matter where the workers live. This kind of support will have a very real impact. The company employs roughly 80,000 people at its Florida resort. Meanwhile, the state’s governor has signed a ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy which will take effect in just a few days, on July 1.

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Jo Johannsen
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1 month ago

But in Texas, you can supplement your income by turning in people you suspect of having or performing abortions.

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#26

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Vicky Z
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1 month ago

Just right now there is a case of a pregnant woman in Malta that carries a child with the placenta detached! The baby cannot be saved and her life is in danger! However until the baby's heart stop beating or she goes in sepsis, the doctors cannot do anything because it's illegal!!! All of you that support this decision just think of this story cause this is the future in America now!!! A fetus that will die anyway is more important than the woman carrying it!!!! The doctors are waiting for her to go in sepsis!!! They are literally watching her die because it's illegal to help her!!! That's the reality we are facing!!

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#27

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Charlie does cartwheels
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1 month ago (edited)

🇨🇦 Thankful to be a Canadian/Australian. Body autonomy, good healthcare systems, decent minimum wage and gun control. We often take these things for granted because it all just seems so obvious… daily snippets of news from the US seem totally impossible to believe. We aren’t without our own faults or issues but the heartache for those with an ounce of intelligence and compassion over there must be so hard to cope with every single day. It’s horrifying to just even imagine, I can’t fathom actually living it.

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JP Morgan also plans to cover travel expenses for medical services which include “legal abortions.” Goldman Sachs plans to do the same. While Meta will reimburse travel expenses for those employees who travel out-of-state for abortions.

#28

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PadmaLakshmi Report

The lesbian knitting panda
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1 month ago

which will cause people to die, people will DIE

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Jack
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1 month ago

Oh please tell me someone can confirm this. Wtf?

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Suzanne Tilson
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1 month ago

And penises as " meat socialism" that'll get the republicans

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Some other companies that have expressed similar support for their employees include publisher Conde Nast, jeans brand Levi Straus, and ride-hailing companies Lyft and Uber. Meanwhile, Amazon, Yelp, and Citigroup stated that they would reimburse employees for their travel expenses.

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Jack
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1 month ago

I have a son who flat out has no respect for this decision. I told him to bring home any baby he creates so I can care for them. And when he leaves a girl, I will bill him for 18 years. He needs to have consequences too, it takes two. If he gets a girl pregnant, it’s his responsibility too. If he thinks she needs to have it, it’s his responsibility too. If you make the girl have a child she’s not ready for, you will take care of it when it’s born!

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Suzanne Tilson
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1 month ago

The only governments that attack freedoms are dictatorships. We must rebel

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#33

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rspanther
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1 month ago

And the people who are cheering on the supreme court will say that it is god's will.

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#34

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MartiGCummings Report

Suzanne Tilson
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1 month ago

Ancient Greeks: I thought we explained democracy very clearly for them

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#35

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Mixed Reality Portal
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1 month ago

This! As a cyber tech I can't emphasize this enough. If you're of child bearing age and your state doesn't support abortion, then please get yourself a burner phone and tell no one. I can't stress enough how much your internet and mobile use will and can be used against you :-(

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#36

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madbakes
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1 month ago

YES YES YES

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#37

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Cori
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1 month ago

Michelle for President!

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#38

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AOC Report

Just_a_gay_cat
Community Member
1 month ago

I love to see how many people stand with the women of America. It's just horrible that people have to be supporting them in the first place and offering safe havens because they can't get a safe abortion.

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Jill Pulcifer
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1 month ago

I have never been so proud to be a New Yorker!

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