Celebrities and activists spoke out versus the law, which was passed without the Supreme Court did nothing to prevent it from happening.
Alyssa Milano was one of many celebrities to voice her outrage at Texas’ new termination law, which went into effect on Wednesday September 1. The law prevents women from getting abortions, if they are over six weeks pregnant, equal to NBC News. The law moreover allows people to sue termination providers, if they’re discovered to offer services to women over six weeks pregnant. The Insatiable actress directed fans to a donation link to help Planned Parenthood.
Unsurprisingly, the law was challenged by termination providers, and it got as far as the Supreme Court, but the Republican-majority SCOTUS did nothing, which unliable the law to go into effect on Wednesday, via CNN. Due to the inaction, many people have wondered what the new Texas law could midpoint for the landmark Supreme Court visualization Roe v. Wade, which made a woman’s right to an termination a federal law. University of Texas Law School professor Steve Vladeck told CNN that the justices “have let the tightest termination restriction since Roe v. Wade be enforced for at least some period of time,” by not acting.
Alyssa tabbed on followers to protract to fight for reproductive health, and she moreover shared a link for fans to donate to Planned Parenthood. “The time to fight for our reproductive health & rights is now,” she wrote. Emmy Rossum shared the same tweet as Alyssa. While on the subject, Planned Parenthood (and Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas) moreover condemned the new law in a pair of tweets. “We aren’t valuables lanugo and are still fighting. Everyone deserves wangle to abortion,” the organization wrote, withal with the hashtag #BanOffOur Bodies. “This ban is ridiculous and it’s part of a RECORD number of termination restrictions passed this year. We’ve supposed today a Day of Whoopee — considering it’s on all of us to step up and fight for reproductive freedom. “
Many people voiced their wrongness at the Texas legislators that passed the new termination law. Spotting the national importance, Jameela Jamil tweeted that national news should be tent the law. “Why is the mainstream media not FRANTICALLY tent what is happening in Texas tonight regarding #RoeVWade?” she asked. The Good Place actress moreover retweeted posts from the American Civil Liberties Union and The Nation justice correspondent Elie Mystal. Surpassing the law went into effect, Will & Grace star Debra Messing moreover showed her wrongness with a series of emojis directed at Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins. Gabrielle Union quote-tweeted Mother Jones editor Clara Jeffrey who mocked the irony of Republicans who will refuse to wear masks in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is a health crisis, but moreover try to dictate what women will do with their bodies. Tennis great Martina Navratilova moreover shared numerous tweets well-nigh the law, including threads with increasingly information. Shortly without the law went into effect, she tabbed it “The white men’s Sharia Law.”
Other stars spoke well-nigh the new law from a personal point-of-view, and some plane volunteered help to those who might need it. Westworld actress Shannon Woodward, 36, moreover tweeted her stodge at the new law, and noted that her roots were in Texas. “It is not unscratched to be a woman in Texas. I come from a long, long line of Texas women. This is tragic,” she wrote. One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton Morgan moreover warned well-nigh the implications that the law could have. “They’re coming for you if you have a miscarriage. All it takes is a neighbor ‘reporting’ you,” she wrote. Comedian and radio personality Dana Goldberg also wrote that she’d happily help any ladies in the Lone Star state who needed a ride to California to receive treatment.
Naturally, politicians and journalists were some of the most vocal in discussing the law’s implications. MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow described the law as a “bizarre, dystopian vigilante system for hunting women in Texas who seek abortions,” on her show on Wednesday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized the Supreme Court for not blocking the “radical law” and tabbed it “an all out effort to erase the rights and protections of Roe v Wade.” Former New York Mayoral candidate Maya Wiley referenced the termination legislature as well as new voter restriction laws Texas has passed, and tabbed them both ” the real war versus freedom.” New York Congressman Mondaire Jones pointed to the court’s inaction and tabbed for the Supreme Court to be expanded. “By refusing to take whoopee surpassing the clock struck midnight, the far-right Supreme Court powerfully overturned Roe V. Wade,” he wrote. “This isn’t hypothetical — our fundamental rights are stuff snatched yonder from under us.”