Hollywood Outraged as Supreme Court Reverses Roe v. Wade, Ending Constitutional Right to Abortion

After nearly 50 years, the constitutional right to abortion in the United States has been overturned.

On Friday, the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade, ruling that its up to the states now whether or not they outlaw abortion.

“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any Constitutional provision,” said Justice Samuel Alito — the conservative justice who has sat on the Court since 2006. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

The case was trigged by a Mississippi law that banned abortions after 15 weeks, something which the justices upheld with its decision. Previously, under Roe v. Wade, states could regulate but not ban abortions until the fetus became viable, usually around the 24-28 week mark.

13 states already had trigger laws that outlawed abortions either as soon as the decision was made or within the next 30 days.

Immediately, those in Hollywood shared their outrage over the decision.

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