Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Busy Philipps among stars reacting to SCOTUS leak: 'Be angry. Be loud. Be outraged.'
3rd May 2022

Like the rest of the country, celebrities are reacting to the leaked draft of the Supreme Court court opinion that appears to overturn Roe v. Wade.

On Monday night — as many stars climbed the staircase to attend the star-studded Met Gala in NYC — Politico published the draft of a majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito in which he called the 1973 case, which legalized abortion nationwide, "egregiously wrong" and said it "must be overruled." Reactions to the news were immediate — and voices have only amplified.

Amy Schumer called for people to go "to the streets" to protest — as gatherings are planned across the country at 5 p.m. "Give us our dignity or we will take it," the comedian wrote. This is why we fight. See you out there ladies."

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Lena Dunham wrote that her "mother raised me never to say pro-life, because the people who call themselves pro-life are using faux humanist rhetoric to disguise what they truly are: anti-choice. And make no mistake, if reproductive choice is denied it is not just women and people assigned female at birth who suffer — it’s everyone who has hung their hat on the idea that America is a place where we can pursue freedom in all its forms." She said the "overturning of a constitutional right — may I repeat, *constitutional right* — sets the stage for access to birth control to be denied (and birth control is about so much more than reproduction, as many people are dependent on it for their health), the already limited rights of our trans siblings to be repealed and for the ignorance of white cis men controlling a country they refuse to celebrate for its diversity to continue."

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Busy Philipps also called for people to "show up" and "be loud." The actress said, "This has been in motion for most of my life, this slow crank back in time but I will be damned if I allow it to happen without a fight. Overturning Roe and Casey is against the WILL OF THE PEOPLE. It has NOTHING to do with BABIES and EVERYTHING to do with white supremacy and power hungry politicians attempting to keep systems of oppression in place. (And I don’t have time or energy to explain to you why if you don’t understand- DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH) Be angry. Be loud. Be outraged. But most of all SHOW THE F*** UP."

Sarah Silverman tweeted that she can't believe that, "The idea of wearing masks to protect others or get a vaccine was met with My Body My Choice. But when it comes to people with uteruses having autonomy over their bodies… I both can’t and can believe this is happening. They’ve been leading up to this for years."

The idea of wearing masks to protect others or get a vaccine was met with My Body My Choice. But when it comes to people with uteruses having autonomy over their bodies… I both can’t and can believe this is happening. They’ve been leading up to this for years. More on Thurs pod

— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) May 3, 2022

Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, who attended the Met Gala wearing a dress paying tribute to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg and other American women who have inspired her, called it "not surprising. But still outrageous."

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

Padma Lakshmi called it "deeply upsetting and horrifying."

Whoopi Goldberg gave a fiery speech about human rights on The View, saying if this happens we will go back to when people were "tripping over women in bathrooms" who were "giving themselves abortions."

Olivia Munn shared a circulating meme that says, "We should pass a woman's heartbeat law: If a woman has a heartbeat, you can't tell her what to do with her goddamn body. Ever. Period."

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Here are some more reactions from Elizabeth Banks, Mark Ruffalo, George Takei, Jameela Jamil and others:

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Forced birth & illegal abortions across state lines is backwards & cruel. The Supreme Court has BECOME the division. Thanks to Alito & his ilk of RW radicals, who are toxic to the Court’s impartiality. Based on his arguments, the Supreme Court is strictly political now. https://t.co/0PTmxcVovG

— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 3, 2022

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Those motherf*****s really did it. First they came for Black voters, then they targeted LGBTQ+ families. Now, women of America, they’re overruling Roe v. Wade.

We have to unite and strike back. Take to the streets. Overwhelm them at the ballot box. They have gone too damn far.

— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 3, 2022

I hear some on the news saying that women are panicking and scared. I don’t like the word panicking, it sounds hysterical. What we are is pissed off and angry, but also focused and committed. The majority of the country did not want this.

— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) May 3, 2022

It’s amazing how horrified Republicans are at the leaking of a Supreme Court opinion yet have nothing to say on an actual organized assault on our Capitol, that their own party had a hand in, where actual people were murdered, and that their president organized. Sickening.

— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) May 3, 2022

Forced birth & illegal abortions across state lines is backwards & cruel. The Supreme Court has BECOME the division. Thanks to Alito & his ilk of RW radicals, who are toxic to the Court’s impartiality. Based on his arguments, the Supreme Court is strictly political now. https://t.co/0PTmxcVovG

— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 3, 2022

The opinion leaked on Monday and was confirmed Tuesday when Chief Justice John Roberts called it a "betrayal" that the document was leaked. Roberts noted that the draft ruling does not represent the court’s final decision, and called for an investigation into the source of the leak.

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