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Guest Column: Why Individual Stories Get Lost in the Fight for Abortion Rights

I spent three years filming in abortion clinics [while making 2016 doc Trapped], spending time in Mississippi, Alabama and Texas. Nothing that I knew before traveling to these places prepared me for what I would see. If you’ve spent time in the South, you’ll know what I mean when I say there are few things […]

Billy Porter Bashes Supreme Court, Calls for New Political Messaging: “The Change Has Already Happened, and We Ain’t Going Back”

Billy Porter, who was honored with the Outfest Achievement Award on Thursday as part of the LGBTQ+ festival’s opening night, used his onstage time for “a soapbox moment,” taking on the Supreme Court and Republican politicians. “Fuck SCOTUS,” Porter declared from the front of downtown L.A.’s Orpheum Theatre, following the Court’s recent strike down of […]

Guest Column: Having More Women in Power Could Have Raised Urgency of Protecting Roe

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s June 30 swearing-in as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court was historic and inspiring. While her ascendance just six days after the court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade struck many as ironic and dispiriting, it should also serve as a powerful reminder that in Washington, D.C., as well as in […]

Ketanji Brown Jackson Sworn In, Becomes First Black Woman on Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn in to the Supreme Court, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court. The 51-year-old Jackson is the court’s 116th justice and she took the place Thursday of the justice she once worked for. Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement took effect at noon. Moments […]

‘Stranger Things’ Star Maya Hawke Says “F*** the Supreme Court” After Jimmy Fallon Encourages Her

Maya Hawke didn’t hold back while visiting The Tonight Show as she discussed her family history with abortion in light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The Stranger Things star, whose parents are Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, joined host Jimmy Fallon on the NBC late night show Tuesday and […]

BET Awards: Janelle Monae Holds Up Middle Finger, Says “F*** You, Supreme Court” During Live Telecast

The stars at the BET Awards wasted no time in criticizing the Supreme Court after its decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that legalized abortion nationwide. Janelle Monáe, the first presenter of the night, put up a middle finger and said, “Fuck you, Supreme Court,” from the stage during the live […]

Pink Addresses Supporters of Overturning Roe v. Wade: “Never F***ing Listen to My Music Again”

Pink has a very clear message for anyone who supports the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that protected one’s choice to have an abortion: Don’t listen to her music. The message, which she tweeted Saturday, was also aimed at racist followers, and those threatening marriage equality. “Let’s be clear: if you […]

Samuel L. Jackson Calls Out “Uncle Clarence” Thomas After Roe v. Wade Ruling

Samuel L. Jackson took to social media to send an apparent message to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Numerous public figures have voiced criticism of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn the 1973 case that legalized abortion nationwide. In a solo concurring opinion, Thomas wrote that […]

Olivia Rodrigo Dedicates Lily Allen’s ‘F— You’ to the Supreme Court at Glastonbury

Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen joined forces to bring “F— You” to Glastonbury, with a performance dedicated to the U.S. Supreme Court justices who overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that protected a woman’s choice to have an abortion. The “Drivers License” hitmaker introduced Allen to the stage with love on Saturday (June 25), just before hurling […]

Hollywood Unions Sound Off on Roe v. Wade Decision: “The Supreme Court Is Wrong”

Hollywood unions sharply rebuked the Supreme Court on Friday in the wake of news that the nation’s highest court had overturned Roe v. Wade, with a few labor groups pledging to take steps to combat the decision’s effect. Directors union the Directors Guild of America, actors union SAG-AFTRA, writers unions the Writers Guild of America […]

President Biden Calls Supreme Court Abortion Ruling a “Sad Day for the Court and the Country”

President Joe Biden said Friday that “it’s a sad day for the court and the country” after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. “Now with Roe gone, let’s be very clear, the health and life of women across this nation are now at risk,” he said […]

Supreme Court Expands Gun Rights, Strikes Down New York Law

In a major expansion of gun rights after a series of mass shootings, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, a ruling likely to lead to more people legally armed. The decision came out as Congress and states debate gun-control legislation. About one-quarter of the […]