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‘She-Hulk’ star Jameela Jamil opens up about her abortion amid GOP’s proposed national ban

  • British actor Jameela Jamil recently commented on the bill introduced by politician Lindsey Graham (R, SC) on Tuesday that seeks to ban abortions following 15 weeks of pregnancy nationwide.
  • Speaking on “The View,” Jamil, 36, said she was “horrified by it,” adding, “I'm deeply saddened. It's such a personal thing."
  • She also opened up about a previous abortion during her appearance on the show, explaining that she needed to have one after the condom she was using broke.
  • “I took the morning after pill within six hours, which is way before the end of when you're supposed to take it,” Jamil explained. “And because I was over 175 pounds, it didn't work on me. And the pharmacist didn't tell me that. That's not general knowledge: if you're over a certain weight, it's less effective."

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” star Jameela Jamil recently opened up about a previous abortion and commented on politician Lindsey Graham (R, SC) introducing a bill that seeks to ban abortions following 15 weeks of pregnancy nationwide.

Speaking on “The View” on Wednesday, Jamil, 36, commented on the Republican Party’s latest efforts to establish a nationwide abortion ban, mainly Graham’s bill introduced on Tuesday that bans abortion in the U.S. except for cases of incest and rape, among others.

Minnesota GOP lawmaker compares Democratic support for abortion to ‘Chinese genocide bill’

  • Rep. Tom Emmer (R, MN-6) slammed Democrats who voted to support reproductive rights.
  • During an interview with Fox News on Sunday,  host Mike Emmanuel mentioned that some Republicans running for office in November decided to remove references to abortion from their campaign website after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.
  • “I trust our candidates to know their districts and know how they’re going to appeal to their voters, to the voters that are going to turn out in November and elect them to the next Congress,” Emmer responded.
  • “If Democrats want to make abortion the main issue when every poll we have seen says that the economy and the cost of living is the No. 1 issue, good luck to them trying to defend their extreme position,” he continued.
  • “Every one of them voted for what I call the 'Chinese genocide bill,' which would allow abortion up to moments before a child takes its first breath. I think our candidates know how to message that and they'll be just fine in the midterms."

Rep. Tom Emmer (R, MN-6) has recently criticized Democrats for voting to support reproductive rights, calling it the “Chinese genocide bill.”

Emmer made his comment during an interview with Fox News host Mike Emmanuel on Sunday. During the interview, Emmanuel mentioned that some Republicans running for office in November decided to remove references to abortion from their campaign website after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.

Singapore says those ‘engaging in gay sex’ will not be prosecuted despite archaic law that bans it

  • Singapore Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam said in an interview on BBC’s “Hardtalk” that their government will not prosecute citizens under its colonial-era law against consensual same-sex sexual relations.
  • Section 377A of Singapore’s penal code criminalizes acts of “gross indecency” between men, or the procurement or attempted procurement thereof, with a penalty of up to two years of imprisonment.
  • Shanmugam explained that while “attitudes are shifting somewhat,” the controversial law remains because a “significant proportion of our population, the middle ground as it were, don’t want that law repealed.”
  • During the interview, Shanmugam also highlighted Justice Clarence Thomas’ position that the U.S. Supreme Court must reconsider its rulings in the Obergefell and Lawrence cases, which extended marriage equality to same-sex couples and the right to private, consensual sex.

Singapore will not prosecute citizens under its colonial-era law against consensual same-sex sexual relations, a local government official has claimed. 

During an interview on BBC’s “Hardtalk” on June 29, 2022, Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam said, “People engaging in gay sex will not be prosecuted, even though there is this old piece of law which makes gay sex among males an offense.”

Olivia Rodrigo has choice words for SCOTUS overturning of Roe v. Wade at Glastonbury performance

  • Olivia Rodrigo paused during her Glastonbury Festival performance on Saturday to address the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • “I’m devastated and terrified that so many women and so many girls are going to die because of this,” Rodrigo expressed.
  • After identifying the five justices that voted to overturn the precedent by name, Rodrigo declared, “I hate you” before performing “F*ck You” with Lily Allen.
  • Olivia Rodrigo has joined the many AAPI celebrities and lawmakers who have condemned the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
  • The ruling to overturn the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade decision makes abortion no longer a constitution right, allowing states to make individual decisions on reproductive healthcare.

Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen dedicated “F*ck You” to the U.S. Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Olivia Rodrigo paused during her Glastonbury Festival performance on Saturday to address the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court of the United States with Lily Allen by her side.

‘Those motherf*****s really did it’: Asian American celebs condemn SCOTUS overturning of Roe v. Wade

  • Several Asian American celebrities reacted to Friday’s historic Supreme Court overturning of Roe v. Wade, with some condemning it as “devastating” and “backwards.”
  • With the ruling, access to abortions is no longer considered a constitutional right, meaning the individual states now dictate reproductive healthcare.
  • Actors and athletes took to social media to express their contempt at the overturning of half a century’s precedent on reproductive rights.
  • In a back to back Instagram post, journalist Lisa Ling wrote that “guns have more rights than women in America,” also adding that it was “time to rise up.”
  • The news was expected by many considering a leaked draft of the decision was widely circulated previously in early May.

Several Asian American celebrities reacted to Friday’s historic Supreme Court overturning of Roe v. Wade, with some criticizing it as “devastating” and “backwards.”

With the ruling, access to abortions is no longer considered a constitutional right, meaning the individual states now dictate reproductive healthcare.

SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade: AAPI Democratic lawmakers speak out on ruling; Republicans silent

  • Asian American Democratic lawmakers condemned the Supreme Court’s official overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday, noting that now is the time for action.
  • With the ruling, access to abortions is no longer guaranteed on a federal level, giving states the right by default to dictate reproductive healthcare.
  • The news did not come as a surprise to some considering a leaked draft of the decision was widely circulated in early May.
  • Vice President Kamala Harris participated in a roundtable yesterday with state attorneys general, posting on her Twitter that “we need every federal, state, and local leader working to protect reproductive health care access.”
  • Other Democratic lawmakers, such as Rep. Grace Meng (D, NY-6) and Rep. Andy Kim (D, NJ-3), echoed similar outrage for the overturning of half a century’s precedent on reproductive rights.

Asian American Democratic lawmakers condemned the Supreme Court’s official overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday, noting that now is the time for action.

With the ruling, access to abortions is no longer guaranteed on a federal level, giving states the right by default to dictate reproductive healthcare. 

Savita Halappanavar’s story takes the spotlight amid intensified debate on Roe v Wade overturning

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  • On Monday, Politico published a leaked draft opinion suggesting that the Supreme Court could overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision protecting rights to abortions.
  • “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the draft. “Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”
  • After the story came out, social media users were reminded of the tragic story of Savita Halappanavar, a dentist in Ireland of Indian origin who died from septicemia (sepsis) in 2012 after being denied an abortion.
  • Savita's death sparked national outrage and helped lead to the eventual legalization of abortion in Ireland.

Following the recent leak of documents suggesting that the Supreme Court could soon overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, putting abortion rights and access at risk, social media users are remembering the story of Savita Halappanavar.

The 1973 decision, in which the Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution protects a pregnant individual’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without government restriction, outlawed many U.S. federal and state abortion laws.

Olivia Rodrigo voices support for abortion rights: ‘Our bodies should never be in the hands of politicians’

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  • In the wake of the recently leaked Supreme Court draft opinion in favor of overturning the 1973 landmark decision on Roe v. Wade, pop star Olivia Rodrigo spoke out in support of abortion rights during her concert in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night.
  • “Our bodies should never be in the hands of politicians,” Rodrigo said. “I hope we can raise our voices to protect our right to have a safe abortion, which is a right that so many people before us have worked so hard to get.”
  • Rodrigo is one of the latest celebrities to use their platform to advocate for abortion rights, following George Takei, Olivia Munn and many others.

Filipino American pop star Olivia Rodrigo spoke out in support of abortion rights during her concert in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night.

In the wake of the recently leaked Supreme Court documents in favor of overturning the 1973 landmark decision on Roe v. Wade, the singer-songwriter took a moment to advocate for the right to legal abortion while on stage for her “Sour” tour on Wednesday night. 

‘How dare they’: VP Harris gives fiery speech on Republican push to overturn abortion rights

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  • At a gala hosted by Emily’s List, a pro-choice political action committee, on Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke out against the Supreme Court’s leaked draft in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade, calling it a “direct assault on freedom.”
  • Harris addressed attendees saying, “Some Republican leaders are trying to weaponize the use of the law against women. How dare they? How dare they tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her own body?”
  • The Supreme Court’s 1973 landmark decision in Roe v. Wade guaranteed the legal right to access abortion nationwide.
  • The pending renouncement of the 1973 decision would overturn nearly half a century’s rulings on reproductive rights.
  • The draft majority opinion was written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote, “‘Roe’ was egregiously wrong from the start … It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

On Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke out against the Supreme Court’s pending decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, calling the leaked decision draft a “direct assault on freedom.”  

At a gala hosted by Emily’s List, a political action committee that raises funds to elect Democratic, pro-choice women into office, Harris responded to the recent news of the leaked Supreme Court documents revealing that the nation’s highest court had voted to strike down the historic Roe v. Wade decision. 

‘We are at that point’: George Takei warns US ‘beginning to spiral’ after SCOTUS abortion opinion leak

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  • In a Twitter thread yesterday that has since gone viral, actor George Takei, 85, warned that the U.S. has reached a point where things are “beginning to spiral.”
  • He urged readers to not “remain complacent” in light of global inflation, an ongoing pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war.
  • Takei also emphasized the importance of voting come November, stating that if we “do not HOLD THE LINE NOW,” the “spiral of chaos” will then continue.
  • Takei ended by warning that “the stakes are too high, the cost too great,” adding, “We must mobilize, and we must defeat this scourge. NOW.”
  • The posts come after a draft of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade, which guarantees Americans constitutional protections to abortion rights, was leaked earlier this week.
  • Takei, a Japanese American and World War II incarceration camp survivor, has historically been outspoken about several political issues, describing his dark childhood as highly influential to his identity.

In a Twitter thread yesterday that has since gone viral, actor George Takei, 85, warned that the U.S. has reached a point where things are “beginning to spiral.” 

The posts come just after a draft of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade, which guarantees Americans constitutional protections to abortion rights, was leaked earlier this week.