Busy Philipps says she ‘woke up crying’ on birthday after Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade


Busy Philipps reveals she ‘woke up crying’ on her birthday after Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade

Busy Philipps took to her Instagram story Saturday to encourage fans to keep fighting for abortion rights after Roe v. Wade was overturned the day before. 

The 43-year-old actress shared a video of herself working out with an emotional caption. 

‘I couldn’t do it yesterday but it’s my birthday so even though I woke up crying, I’m making myself move,’ she wrote. ‘Because I won’t stop. We can’t stop.’ 

Still moving: Busy Philipps took to her Instagram story Saturday to encourage fans to keep fighting for abortion rights after Roe v. Wade was overturned the day before (pictured May 2022)

Still moving: Busy Philipps took to her Instagram story Saturday to encourage fans to keep fighting for abortion rights after Roe v. Wade was overturned the day before (pictured May 2022)

Busy’s Instagram post is one of many she fired off in the past 24 hours about her opposition to the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision. 

She shared a post that gave people information on a protest in Washington Square Park in New York City on Friday. 

I have no words,’ she wrote in the caption. ‘This is total devastation. See you tonight New York and I hope you show the fuck up wherever you live. #abortionisahumanright #abortion #f*ckthesupremecourt.’

Emotional: The 43-year-old actress shared an emotional video of herself working out while reflecting on Roe v. Wade getting overturned

Emotional: The 43-year-old actress shared an emotional video of herself working out while reflecting on Roe v. Wade getting overturned

'I couldn't do it yesterday but it's my birthday so even though I woke up crying, I'm making myself move,' she wrote. 'Because I won't stop. We can't stop'

‘I couldn’t do it yesterday but it’s my birthday so even though I woke up crying, I’m making myself move,’ she wrote. ‘Because I won’t stop. We can’t stop’

Protest: She shared a post that gave people information on a protest in Washington Square Park in New York City on Friday

Protest: She shared a post that gave people information on a protest in Washington Square Park in New York City on Friday

Philipps has publicly supported a woman’s right to choose for years. Back in 2019, she even revealed she had an abortion. 

‘I have a thing that I would like to say,’ she said on her talk show Busy Tonight. ‘I hope that whatever it is that you believe personally that maybe you’ll be open to hearing what I’m saying.’

She continued, ‘I know that people feel very strongly about abortion, but let me just say this. Women and their doctors are in the best position to make informed decisions about what is best for them. Nobody else. Nobody.

‘Here is the reality. No bill that criminalizes abortion will stop anyone from making this incredibly personal choice, but these laws will put more women at risk. Every woman deserves compassion and care, not judgment and interference when it comes to their own bodies.’

Personal story: Philipps has publicly supported a woman's right to choose for years. Back in 2019, she even revealed she had an abortion

Personal story: Philipps has publicly supported a woman’s right to choose for years. Back in 2019, she even revealed she had an abortion

End of an era: The Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion that have been in place for nearly 50 years by deciding to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade

End of an era: The Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion that have been in place for nearly 50 years by deciding to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade

She then talked more about her personal experience, saying she had an abortion when she was 15 years old. 

‘I’m telling you this because I’m genuinely really scared for women and girls all over the country,’ she said. 

‘Is that a hard left turn? Yeah, it is. Is it kind of jarring? Yes, it is also kind of jarring. But, guess what? That’s what being a f—ing woman is. Having a regular Tuesday and then suddenly being reminded that people are trying to police your body. And then you just have to go back to work.’

At the time, Busy’s segment was in response to Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp created a law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.

The Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion that have been in place for nearly 50 years by deciding to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling and hand back power to individual states to decide whether or not to permit the procedure.

Protestors: Protestors took to the streets over the weekend to show their displeasure with the Court's decision

Protestors: Protestors took to the streets over the weekend to show their displeasure with the Court’s decision

Less options: The decision means that women with unwanted pregnancies in large swathes of America will now face the choice of traveling to another state where the procedure remains legal and available, buying abortion pills online or having a potentially dangerous illegal abortion

Less options: The decision means that women with unwanted pregnancies in large swathes of America will now face the choice of traveling to another state where the procedure remains legal and available, buying abortion pills online or having a potentially dangerous illegal abortion

The justices held that the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that allowed abortions performed before a fetus would be viable outside the womb – between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy – was wrongly decided because the U.S. Constitution makes no specific mention of abortion rights.

The ruling means that individual states now have the power to decide on whether to ban abortion. The Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research group, has said that 26 states are ‘certain or likely’ to ban abortion now.

The decision means that women with unwanted pregnancies in large swathes of America will now face the choice of traveling to another state where the procedure remains legal and available, buying abortion pills online or having a potentially dangerous illegal abortion. 

In an address at the White House, President Joe Biden said it was ‘a sad day for the court and the country’ and called the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade – and making terminations illegal for millions of American women – ‘wrong, extreme and out of touch’.

Accusing the court of ‘expressly taking away a constitution right that is so fundamental to so many Americans’, Biden vowed the fight over abortion rights ‘is not over’ and said his administration will do everything in its power to combat efforts to restrict women from traveling to other states to obtain abortions. 

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