According to Taylor Swift, we’re “stripped” of the rights to our bodies as a result of the Roe v. Wade ruling
On Friday, June 24, Taylor Swift joined a lengthy list of A-listers who expressed their fury over the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The “Carolina” singer, 32, criticized the decision on Twitter after Judge Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett joined the majority opinion, which overturned the 1973 landmark ruling and eliminated the constitutional right to abortion worldwide.
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. https://t.co/mwK561oxxl
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 24, 2022
Taylor tweeted Michelle Obama’s emotional response to the Supreme Court’s ruling, writing, “I’m truly afraid that this is where we are—that after so many decades of working for women’s rights to their own bodies, today’s judgment has robbed us of that.”
Taylor’s public criticism of the Supreme Court’s decision is in line with that of many of her celebrity peers, including Sophie Turner, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Pedro Pascal, Andy Cohen, and others.
People like these and others said on social media that states should be able to make their own abortion laws in response to the decision.
The Grammy winner is no stranger to expressing her opinions on divisive issues. She has been a fierce advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, gun control legislation, and the # MeToo movement.
In a statement supporting Tennessee Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections, Taylor stated, “I always have and always will cast my vote depending on which candidate would safeguard and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this nation.”
I support the battle for LGBTQ rights and think it is wrong for anyone to be treated differently because of their sexual orientation or gender. I think that systemic racism toward people of color is horrifying, repugnant, and pervasive in this country.
The ruling was met with dissent from Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. The decision opens the door to overturning same-sex marriage, contraception, and other rights.
The justices added in their comments that “no one should be certain that this majority is done with its work.”
In a separate opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts said that he would not have overturned Roe v. Wade, but he would have upheld the law in Mississippi that says abortions after 15 weeks are illegal.