‘A Direct Assault On Freedom’ – Politicians, Entertainers& Businesses Strongly React To ‘Leaked’ Opinion Draft Overturning Roe v. Wade

News broke that the majority of the Supreme Court had privately voted to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion right ruling after a draft opinion leaked online. The leaked document has been a confirmed, causing disarray in the Supreme Court and STRONG social media backlash from politicians, entertainers, influencers and more. Deets inside…

Breaking news about the future of women’s rights broke right in the middle of the Met Gala festivities.

On Monday, a leaked document revealed the majority of the Supreme Court privately voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling, leaving the legalization of abortion up to individual states to decide and in what circumstances. The 1973 landmark ruling ensured a woman had a choice in terminating a pregnancy in the first trimester.

Politico obtained the draft opinion, marking an unprecedented moment in the court’s modern history. The court confirmed the authenticity of the leaked draft and Chief Justice John Roberts said he had ordered an investigation into what he called an "egregious breach of trust."

“Until now, a leak of this kind would have been unthinkable,” said Peter G. Verniero, a former justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. “The protocol of our highest court has been seriously ruptured. The leaking itself reflects another sad step toward casting the court as a political body, which, whatever your preferred jurisprudence, is most unhealthy for the rule of law.”

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, there will no longer be a nationwide constitutional right to legally have an abortion and it’s predicted at least 26 states are “certain or likely” to ban abortion. Women living in states where abortions are banned will have to travel to a state to have the procedure done IF they can afford to do so. And if laws in their home state are not passed that penalize women who do this.

It’s important to note, an actual opinion isn’t due on any case at this time. This could be a draft being formulated for a “what if” situation, and being worked on in advance with law clerks in his office.

It’s also important to note, if you are a person who is vehemently against the striking down of Roe v. Wade (which secures women’s right to choose and women’s right to privacy – not just including abortion but for ALL medical and some non medical situations), but believe Supreme Court appointments are insignificant, here is the proof to prove you wrong. Throughout history, The US Supreme Court can and has struck down entire federal laws – with the stroke of a pen – affecting the lives of specific groups of Americans. From slavery to Jim Crow to voting rights. It is why those who understand politics know that the Supreme Court is arguably the most powerful branch of government.

President Joe Biden blasted the draft opinion and warned that same-sex marriage and birth control are at risk if the court follows through.

Madame Vice President Kamala Harris called the private draft "a direct assault on freedom" in a tweet:

 

If the court overturns Roe v. Wade, it will be a direct assault on freedom.

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) May 4, 2022

 

Forever President Barack Obama & Forever First Lady Michelle Obama said the ruling “would be a blow not just to women, but to all of us who believe that in a free society, there are limits to how much the government can encroach on our personal lives," in a statement.

 

Here’s my statement with Michelle on the draft Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. pic.twitter.com/xBJJkLYGlQ

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 3, 2022

 

We’ve rounded up more strong reactions from politicians, celebs and more below:

 

If you are upset that #RoeVWade is about to be overturned by the Supreme Court but you didn’t vote in 2016 or you voted for Trump because you didn’t like the smart lady, YOU did this w/your apathy or your decision to choose an imp for President. YOU gave him THREE SCOTUS seats.

— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) May 3, 2022

 

 

Abolish the filibuster. Codify Roe. Expand the Supreme Court. Protect abortion rights by any means necessary.

We need all of the above. This is an emergency.

— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) May 3, 2022

 

 

If there is one thing you read about Roe v Wade being overturned, make it this. https://t.co/n9dA5Jslwo

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 4, 2022

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Folks on here saying this will energize “women” voters are blatantly ignoring that majority of Black, Latina, Asian and Indigenous women voted against Republicans, and majority of white women voted for despite Rs explicit promise to end Roe. So, what are you really saying?

— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) May 3, 2022

 

 

‘I am angry:’ Senator Elizabeth Warren reacts outside the U.S. Supreme Court hours after the leak of a draft opinion from the court that would overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision pic.twitter.com/dhSa2ENrv7

— Reuters (@Reuters) May 4, 2022

 

 

I was shocked to wake up to the news this morning. A reversal of Roe v. Wade would set us back 50 years and disproportionately impact the most vulnerable women in society.

I support a woman’s right to make their own decisions about their health care.

— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 3, 2022

 

 

Not surprising. But still outrageous.

This decision is a direct assault on the dignity, rights, & lives of women, not to mention decades of settled law. It will kill and subjugate women even as a vast majority of Americans think abortion should be legal. What an utter disgrace. https://t.co/TNo1IX3Tl4

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 3, 2022

 

 

Women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights.

An extreme wing of the Supreme Court may seek to deny that fundamental truth.

They may try to force their views on a country where 70% of people want Roe upheld.

We will not be quiet and we will not go back.

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 3, 2022

 

 

It is a fundamental right for a woman to make her own health decisions. We must protect the right to choose and codify Roe v Wade into law.

— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) May 3, 2022

 

 

I’m in the membership office as Dominique is contacting NAN women leaders across the country about the Roe v. Wade leak that was released. NAN supports women’s rights to choose. pic.twitter.com/1AEuJE6nUn

— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) May 4, 2022

 

 

 

 
 

 

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”The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg shared a strong reaction to the Supreme Court draft, speaking about her own teenage abortion experience in an essay for The Choices We Made.

”Women, when they decide something is not right for them, they’ll take it into their own hands," she began. "Well, we got tired over tripping over women in bathrooms — public bathrooms — who were giving themselves abortions because there was nowhere safe, nowhere clean, nowhere to go. This law came about because people wanted people to have somewhere safe and somewhere clean." 

She declared, “This is not a religious issue, this is a human issue."

Peep the clip below:

Several companies have come forward to help staff in red states bypass abortion bans, including Amazon, Citigroup, Yelp, Uber and Lyft.

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Charlamagne Responds To Joe Biden’s Cringy ‘You Ain’t Black’ Comment As Joe Reveals Plans For Black America + Symone Sanders Pops Off On MSNBC Host In Biden’s Defense

Charlamagne tha God responds to Joe Biden’s apology after he made that super cringy “You ain’t black” if you don’t vote for me comment. Find out what he said, plus video of Symone Sanders defending Biden inside…

After months of not accepting TBC’s invitation, former Vice President Joe Biden finally sat down for an interview with Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club” radio host Charlamagne tha God. And the interview served up a viral moment. During the final moments of the interview, presidential hopeful Joe Biden made some super cringy comments about the black vote that he now wishes he never uttered.

“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Joe Biden said to Charlamagne during the interview.

Yes, he really said this. And here are the receipts:

 

For all those people wondering if they were black or not, Joe Biden clarifies that for you: If you dont vote for him you aint black pic.twitter.com/KATTwmh5LZ

— ESSENTIAL Julia Song (@realjuliasong) May 22, 2020

 

Charlamagne conducted a good interview with Joe, asking him some hard questions (grilling him about the 1994 crime bill), but that "you ain’t black" clip is what went viral. If you listen to "The Breakfast Club," then you know Charlamagne has been itching to talk to Joe about his black agenda.

In case you missed, check out their fill discussion below:

While most of us are in agreement that our vote should not be treated as a guarantee with zero recipricoation for what’s in it for us, we’re less than 6 months from Election Day.  If we continue to harp on bad etiquette and a white man telling a black man how black he is, it will honestly get Trump re-elected.  If Trump is not your candidate, act accordingly.

If you care so much about who the Democratic nominee or third party nominee is, the time to ACT, be vocal, campaign, interview, yell at the top of your lungs about, support said candidates you are actually here for is the 3+ years before a presidential election.  That is when you mke your demands and potential candidates would make their choice to listen or not.  Then you make yours.  If your choice doesn’t make it on the ballot, you did your part and you now shoud vote for who aligns with your best interest most closely.  Not PERFECTLY. These are the rules of the game in a two-party political system.  Rinse and repeat.

*off our soapbox*

Following the backlash, Joe Biden then apologized for the comment, saying:

“Perhaps I was much too cavalier,” Biden told the US Black Chamber of Commerce during a call hours after the interview aired. “I know the comments have come off like I was taking the African vote for granted, but nothing could be further from the truth," he said. "I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy."

Now, Charlamage is responding.

"I don’t even care about the words and the lip service. The apology is cool but the best apology is actually a black agenda. You know, they got to make some real policy commitments to black people," Charlamagne told MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Sunday.

"We need substance and significance over symbolism, and he’s already committed to putting a black woman on the Supreme Court," he continued. "So, I just want him and the Democratic Party to know that it’s time to give back to the black community in a very tangible way."

Peep the clip above.

We guess Joe heard him, because he unveiled his plan for Black America today.  You can read it in full here HERE.

Charla also responded to Joe’s apology on CNN:

Shortly after the interview went viral…

Biden’s senior campaign adviser Symone Sanders came to his defense on Twitter. She said the comments were made in "jest" and that he has been a longtime fighter for the black community:

 

The comments made at the end of the Breakfast Club interview were in jest, but let’s be clear about what the VP was saying: he was making the distinction that he would put his record with the African American community up against Trump’s any day. Period.

— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) May 22, 2020

And Symone’s defense for Biden continued when she spoke to MSNBC’s Chuck Todd.

“Symone, let me put the question to you this way,” Todd said,” I know you have Joe Biden’s record. And you have a long list of when he goes off the cuff he seems to speak with sort of an older generation stereotype at times in some of this stuff. When you’ve been around him, what would be your explanation to someone who might ask ‘Why does this happen?’”

“Chuck, I’m not going to do this: I’m not going to do this," she responded. She then delivered a lengthy response, where she tried to put Biden’s comment controversy in perspective.

Check it:

Thoughts?

 

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