Zendaya among celebs to react to US Supreme Court ending constitutional right to abortion

Famous US actress Zendaya is amongst the celebrities to react to the US Supreme Court ending the constitutional right to abortion.

The decision overturned the Roe v Wade decision made in 1992 that effectively legalised abortion across the US.

The ruling that was announced today means that individual states now have the power to set their own laws when it comes to abortion.

There was a huge protest outside the court today after the ruling was announced.

Zendaya joined a host of celebrities including Michelle Obama, Kendall Jenner, Viola Davis, Olivia Wilde and Hilary Clinton in damning the new ruling.

There was a huge protest outside the court today after the ruling was announced.

Zendaya joined a host of celebrities including Michelle Obama, Kendall Jenner, Viola Davis, Olivia Wilde and Hilary Clinton in damning the ruling.

Whilst she was perhaps not quite as vocal as her aforementioned peers, Zendaya, who starred in musical drama film The Greatest Showman, reposted an article from Vanity Fair to her Instagram Stories which read that a ‘sledgehammer was taken to reproductive healthcare’ in America.

The official text read: "The Supreme Court Officially Strikes Down Roe v. Wade.

"The court's conservative majority took a sledgehammer to reproductive healthcare in America, formally voting down federal abortion protections."

The official text read: "The Supreme Court Officially Strikes Down Roe v. Wade.

"The court's conservative majority took a sledgehammer to reproductive healthcare in America, formally voting down federal abortion protections."

Meanwhile, former First Lady Michelle Obama penned a lengthy statement, which read: "I am heartbroken today. I am heartbroken for people around this country who just lost the fundamental right to make informed decisions about their own bodies.


"I am heartbroken that we may now be destined to learn the painful lessons of a time before Roe was made law of the land – a time when women risked losing their lives getting illegal abortions.

"A time when the government denied women control over their reproductive functions, forced them to move forward with pregnancies they didn’t want and then abandoned them once their babies were born.

"That is what our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers lived through, and how we are here again."


The mother-of-two continued: "So yes, I am heartbroken – for the teenage girl, full of zest and promise, who won’t be able to finish school or live the life she wants because her state controls her reproductive decisions; for the mother of a nonviable pregnancy who is now forced to bring that pregnancy to term; for the parents watching their child’s future evaporate before their very eyes; for the health care workers who can no longer help them without risking jail time."

Model and reality star Kendall Jenner also shared a post from The New York times which read: "The decision, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion after almost 50 years, will lead to all but total bans on the procedure in about half of US states."

Alongside the post, 26 year old Kendall wrote: "disturbing….disappointing….devastating".

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