Jessica Chastain has mourned the loss of her reproductive rights for the past several years Deer vs Wade Verdict in an Instagram post on Monday July 4th.
Last month, the super-conservative Majority Court ruled in favor of a Mississippi law criminalizing 15-week abortions while overturning important precedents set by the 1973 decision Deer vs Wade.
Since then, the controversial ruling stripping American women of the constitutional right to safe abortions has been widely denounced across the country and around the world.
July 4th, celebrated as Independence Day in the United States, Eyes of Tammy Faye The Oscar winner shared a picture of herself holding up both middle fingers to defy the Supreme Court.
She captioned the photo, “Happy ‘Independence Day’ from me and my reproductive rights.”
Chastain has also previously spoken out about abortion rights and Planned Parenthood, the American nonprofit that provides access to sexual and reproductive health care.
In a 2017 speech, Chastain described the organization as “vital and essential,” adding, “We need Planned Parenthood.”
She said: “As the daughter of a single mother in a low-income household, I owe a debt of gratitude to the organization. As I grew up, they made it financially possible and accessible for me to continue my education and make decisions about my health and my future.”
Many celebrities have spoken out against the coup Deer vs Wadeincluding Anne Hathaway, Hilarie Burton, Halsey, Maya Hawke, Sophia Bush, Padma Lakshmi, Jane Fonda and Selena Gomez.
A number of musicians in Glastonbury also used their platform to speak out against the decision: Kendrick Lamar said “thank god for women’s rights” and Phoebe Bridgers led chants of “Fuck the Supreme Court”.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/jessica-chastain-instagram-roe-v-wade-b2115802.html Roe v Wade: Jessica Chastain mourns the loss of “my reproductive rights” in scathing July 4 post