Whoopi Goldberg didn’t hold back while reacting to a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion set to overturn the historic 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. If the verdict in Roe V. Wade is overturned, women can say goodbye to Abortion rights in the United States. Among other celebrities, Goldberg has also joined in the protest.
On Tuesday’s episode of The View, Goldberg gave a powerful monologue in response to the news. She spoke about the implications of such a change years after detailing her own teenage abortion experience in an essay for The Choices We Made.
Goldberg began her speech with, “Women, when they decide something is not right for them, they’ll take it into their own hands,” She asserted that, “Well, we got tired over tripping over women in bathrooms — public bathrooms — who were giving themselves abortions because there was nowhere safe, nowhere clean, nowhere to go.” She also said that the “law came about because people wanted people to have somewhere safe and somewhere clean.”
“And if you don’t have the wherewithal to understand that, to start this conversation with, ‘I know how hard this must be for you,’ if you’re starting it by telling me, I’m ‘gonna burn in hell,’ then you’re not looking out for me as a human being whether I subscribe to your religion or not and that is not OK,”
Goldberg declared, “This is not a religious issue, this is a human issue.” The Sister Act star reiterated that it’s never an “easy” decision to make, or one that women take “lightly.” Co-host Joy Behar also went off over the potential ruling, expressing concerns that it could lead to a domino effect and be the beginning of “fascism.”
After the draft made headlines, the court confirmed that it was “authentic,” with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. calling the leak an “egregious breach” of trust and privacy. It was noted the draft does not represent the final opinion of any member or the full court. Meanwhile, stay tuned to Thirsty for future updates.
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