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Kimberly Elise trended on Twitter after she celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade federal law last week.
The 55-year-old actress is best known for her roles in Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman and the bank heist chick flick Set It Off. But she is not winning any new fans with her stance on the controversial Supreme Court decision.
On Tuesday, Elise posted an animation on Instagram depicting a baby and a Bible quote. In the caption, Elise wrote, "Millions of babies will be saved from death by abortion due to the overturning of Roe V. Wade. Hallelujah!" She used the hashtag #allglorybetoGod.
One upset Twitter user wrote: "Kimberly Elise was literally in For Colored Girls.. need I remind her of the abortion plot point???"
Elise starred in the 2010 film, For Colored Girls, alongside Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg and Janet Jackson.
But others defended the actress.
"Kimberly Elise has an opinion & view that's unique to her...Some people will agree & others will disagree, we don't have the same views on anything. But let's not act like y'all ain't gonna watch Diary of a mad black woman moment it comes on tv again," writer J.C. tweeted.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar made a powerful plea for women's rights as he closed the Glastonbury music festival in England on Sunday.
Kendrick led the crowd in chanting, "They judge you, they judge Christ, Godspeed for women's rights," as blood poured from his crown of thorns.
Stigmata is a term used by Christians to describe the mysterious appearance of bloody wounds, scars and pain in body parts corresponding to the locations where Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross, such as the hands, wrists, and feet. Jesus also wore a crown of thorns.
Kendrick's expensive crown of rose thorns was designed by Tiffany & Co. and covered with over 8,000 diamonds totaling 137 carats. He wore it on the cover of his latest album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.
Kendrick, 35, has said the crown of thorns reminds him that he is "imperfect".
Roe v. Wade was overturned by the US Supreme Court on Friday. The 6-3 decision returned abortion access rights to individual states.
16 states, including California and Washington, DC protect a woman's right to abortion. Florida, Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and South Dakota are states where abortions are banned or restricted.
Abortion rights women are on a sex strike across the country to protest the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade abortion rights law.
Hundreds of women who marched with protesters in New York City and other cities on Friday and Saturday held signs that read "No sex until we have abortion rights."
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Women say they are no longer willing to risk becoming pregnant since their options are severely limited.
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Now women on social media have pledged to keep their legs closed to men - including their own husbands - to avoid unwanted pregnancies until the Supreme Court reverses its decision.
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"Women of America: Take the pledge. Because SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, we cannot take the risk of an unintended pregnancy, therefore, we will not have sex with any man — including our husbands — unless we are trying to become pregnant," one Twitter user wrote.
"I live in New York and I am DOUBLE FURIOUS with the Supreme Court. I want to find people who are coordinating a mass sex strike. That is our power," another woman tweeted. "Women have the power here. No more sex until abortion rights are federal law."
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Sonya Curry shared her personal story about abortion amid the news that the Supreme justices are overturning the abortion rights law.
Sonya, best known as the mother of NBA superstar Steph Curry, said her eldest son wasn't a planned pregnancy.
She first mentioned her decision in her new memoir Fierce Love. In her memoir, Sonya said she considered aborting Steph, but she changed her mind in the abortion clinic.
"There could be no Stephen," she said in a recent podcast interview.
"If I would've gone through that, there would've been no Wardell Stephen Curry the second. You know, God had a plan for that child, and, just the spirit interceding at that moment, in a way that I didn't even know at the moment was happening... just spoke to again the purpose of faith..."
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Steph is the son of Sonya and former NBA star Dell Curry. He was born in Akron, Ohio, while his father was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Ana Navarro is calling out Republicans who are in favor of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade pro-abortion law.
On Monday, Politico.com published a draft of an internal SCOTUS memo suggesting the justices plan to overturn Roe v. Wade in a decision at the end of May or in June.
Democrats expressed their outrage and riots erupted in some U.S. cities as pro-abortion activists voiced their disapproval.
CNN contributor Ana Navarro was a guest on Don Lemon Tonight, where she reminded Republicans in Congress that they have daughters and mistresses who might get pregnant.
"Republicans have daughters, young daughters, and mistresses that get pregnant, too. And how many Republican legislators have we heard about in Congress, some of them, who had to leave their jobs because we learned they wanted their mistresses to get abortions," Navarro said. "So this is one of these causes, one of these issues, where now that they got what they wanted, they may regret it. They may be saying to themselves, 'Oh, holy lord. We got what we wanted, now what?'"
Listeners who called into WSB Radio's "Word On the Street" on Monday were split on the issue of overturning Roe v. Wade.
But the tide turned on Tuesday. "The majority of our listeners that called in on Tuesday are against it," said host Shelley Wynter.
Political analysts say the draft leak was intentional to give Democrats - like gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams - a fighting chance in November.
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The White House reacted with outrage after a memo leaked that suggests the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The memo was obtained by Politico.com and published on Monday, May 2. The memo is an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito.
The Biden administration expressed outrage on Tuesday, saying the White House would be "ready when any ruling is issued" in May or June.
The president also urged voters to elect "more pro-choice senators" during the midterms in November.
"We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled," Justice Alito wrote in his initial draft. He described doctors and nurses who terminate pregnancies as "abortionists."
The president said overturning Roe v. Wade could impact laws such as "who you marry, whether or not you decide to conceive a child or not, whether or not you can have a abortion, a range of other decisions."
"I just got a call saying that it's been announced that it is a real draft but it doesn't represent who's gonna vote for it yet," Biden said. "I hope there are not enough votes for it."
The memo leak was the first of its kind in SCOTUS history. Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed the draft was legit, and it does not "represent a decision by the court or the final position of any member."
He vowed to investigate the leaker and hold that person accountable. A court clerk has been identified on social media as the culprit.
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Democrats reacted with outrage to the Supreme Court declining to block Texas' rigid anti-abortion fetal heartbeat law this week.
The Texas law, passed in May, bans abortions after six weeks or if a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
CNN interviewed liberal author Irin Carmon who noted, "Roe v. Wade said a woman - or pregnant person - has a right to end their pregnancy before viability."
Anti-abortion rights groups cheered the Supreme Court's decision to allow the law which bans abortions after six weeks pf pregnancy.
Texas Right to Life, an anti-abortion group, called the SCOTUS's decision a "massive victory" for the unborn.
Some states have similar fetal heartbeat laws, but the Texas law allows everyday citizens to file lawsuits against anyone who assists women seeking abortions.
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Critics say the law turns common citizens into "bounty hunters" by offering "cash prizes" for citizens who snitch on their neighbors.
They complain that the law is unreasonable because most women don't realize they are pregnant at six weeks.
Pres. Joe Biden called the law an "unprecedented assault" on women. "It unleashes unconstitutional chaos and empowers self-anointed enforcers to have devastating impacts," he said in a statement on Thursday.
He directed federal agencies to see what steps they can take to ensure that women in Texas have access to "safe and legal abortions".
Vice Pres. Kamala Harris condemned the abortion law. She referred to abortions as "health care".
"The Biden-Harris Administration will always fight to protect access to healthcare and defend a woman's right to make decisions about her body and determine her future," she said in a statement.
"This all-out assault on reproductive health effectively bans abortion for the nearly 7 million Texans of reproductive age. Patients in Texas will now be forced to travel out-of-state or carry their pregnancy to term against their will."
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