Phoebe Bridgers, Cher, Halsey & More React To US Supreme Court Bombshell

4 May 2022 | 1:15 pm | Dan Cribb

“One of the most significant events we will witness in our lifetimes."

Artists across the globe are among those outraged and shocked following the leak of a draft opinion that suggests the US Supreme Court could vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark ruling that legalised abortion nationwide.

The Supreme Court is expected to make a decision before the end of June in regard to Mississippi's attempt to make most abortions illegal after 15 weeks of pregnancy, which is about two months earlier than Roe v. Wade allows.

In the lead up to that ruling, a draft by a judge was leaked to US media outlet Politico, which suggests five of the nine judges on the bench will vote to overturn the 49-year-old decision, which has sparked outrage.

Among those posting about the issue is Phoebe Bridgers, who revealed she had an abortion in October of last year while on tour:

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In a lengthy statement, Halsey described it as “one of the most significant events we will witness in our lifetimes”.

“The overturning of Roe V Wade will mark a catastrophic shift in our fundamental rights to bodily autonomy and reproductive health care. We are constituents and we have the right and responsibility to fight this.”

John Butler is among those sharing the ‘Men Shouldn't Be Making Laws About Women's Bodies’ image, captioning his post with, “They are tearing a beautiful country apart.”

Cher, Bette Midler, Garbage, Questlove, Stevie Van Zandt, Margo Price and more are also posting on socials.