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Celebs lash out at Texas abortion legislation

Actress and activist Eva Longoria Baston was among those speaking out towards the “fetal heartbeat” monthly bill that bans nearly all abortions in Texas

Hollywood actors, musicians and stars hit out Thursday at a new law in Texas that bans approximately all abortions in the conservative US state.

Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria Baston and P!nk were amongst those people criticizing the “fetal heartbeat” monthly bill, which outlaws abortions beyond about six weeks — right before lots of females even know they are expecting.

“But amongst (Texas’s) severe abortion ban & states passing a document selection of abortion limitations this 12 months, we have to combat for everyone’s reproductive liberty.”

Singer P!nk reported: “I stand in solidarity with persons in (Texas) who, as of today, deal with an severe 6-week abortion ban. 

The celeb reactions were being amid a flood of responses after the United States Supreme Court docket declined to block the invoice at the eleventh hour.

When equivalent legislation have handed in a dozen Republican-led conservative states, all experienced been stymied in the courts.

“The Supreme Court’s ruling overnight is an unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional rights less than Roe v. Wade, which has been the legislation of the land for nearly fifty a long time,” President Joe Biden mentioned in a statement.

Abortion is a touchstone concern in the United States, provoking potent responses on both equally sides.

The appointment to the Supreme Court of 3 judges by previous president Donald Trump has emboldened individuals on the proper — particularly evangelical Christians — who see a chance to reverse a ruling they hold as counter to the will of God.