The U.S. Supreme Court formally overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, concluding that the constitutional right to an abortion, upheld for nearly 50 years, is no longer valid.
This has caused many celebrities to speak up against the ruling and calling to boycott. Particularly, actress Natalie Portman has expressed herself against it.
“I think there’s been a war declared on women. And I think that the only bright thing that we can do to make this into a positive thing is for it to be a completely new step in the movement” said the Israeli-born American actress.
According to AP, she also added that “this is only inspiring to us to completely change our tactics, completely change our goals, and completely change our, yeah, our thinking. What we took for granted is not, is not ours to take for granted.”
However, the star of “Thor: Love and Thunder” remains hopeful. “It’s unfortunate. I wish we weren’t here, of course, and I definitely feel despair like so many people do. But I also feel like resolve strengthened and motivated more than ever. So I think this is going to be a real turning point in the movement.”
Other celebrities have joined the boycott
Hollywood is being urged by celebrities like Bradley Whitford and Alyssa Milano to halt productions in states like Alabama and Georgia where abortion restrictions have been enacted.
Alyssa Milano, an actress, warned Georgia’s legislators in an open letter that she and other members of the entertainment industry “cannot in good conscience continue to recommend our industry remain in Georgia if H.B. 481 becomes law.” The letter was signed by more than 50 actors, including Tessa Thompson, Mandy Mooreand Mark Ruffalo.
JJ Abrams and Jordan Peele are two Hollywood figures who have promised to donate every penny from their upcoming films to groups opposed to the enforcement of these laws.