These Six Famous Black People Do Not Support Abortion, In View Of The Roe V. Wade Ruling

These Six Famous Black People Do Not Support Abortion, In View Of The Roe V. Wade Ruling

Following a landmark decision in the Roe v. Wade case, abortion became legal in the entire United States about 50 years ago. The Roe v. Wade decision has now been reversed by the US Supreme Court, eliminating the constitutional protections for abortion.

The Supreme Court upheld Mississippi’s prohibition on abortions beyond 15 weeks on Friday, effectively ending American women’s constitutional right to an abortion. According to the verdict, individual states may once again prohibit abortion. The majority of states in the US are expected to enact new abortion restrictions, and 13 have already done so by passing “trigger legislation” that will instantly criminalize abortion in the event that the Supreme Court rules against it.

Experts are worried about the health of many Black women who may require abortions in the wake of the verdict. The Seattle Medium had a conversation with Janette Robinson Flint, the executive director of Black Women for Wellness.

“…The repeal of Roe v. Wade is not supported by 78% of Black women. 85% of Black women said they would support a loved one having an abortion. Roe v. Wade was overturned, which puts women in the middle of the country at risk. They won’t be able to get an abortion, and if they do, it will cost them money to go to another state. And it’s bad because every woman, especially Black women, should have freedom of choice, self-determination, and authority over their own lives. It is an inherent human right. You have the choice of whether or not to become pregnant.”

According to a recent Duke University study, a restriction on abortions would result in a 33 percent rise in maternal fatalities among Black women, compared to a 21 percent increase among all women.

As a result, more Black individuals, including celebrities, support Planned Parenthood and are pro-choice, but some well-known Black people are pro-life or opposed to abortion. Six of them are as follows:

Kimberly Elise

The actress is pleased that Roe v. Wade has been reversed, but her position has drawn criticism on social media.

Kimberly Elise
Kimberly Elise

The “For Colored Girls” actress, who is vehemently opposed to abortion, posted the following on Instagram on Tuesday in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling:

“Millions of babies will be saved from death by abortion due to the overturning of Roe V. Wade. Hallelujah! #allglorybetoGod.” 

Since her post, she has gained traction on social media. Someone commented:  “Kimberly Elise YOU’RE DONE!!! And since thousands of babies will be saved, how about your rich ass come and adopt some of the kids. “It takes a village to raise a child”. You have enough white man’s money to buy a village for these babies.”

Kanye West

In 2020, the rapper became more outspoken about his opinions on abortion. He admitted to being pro-life in an interview with Forbes magazine, saying, “I am pro-life because I’m following the word of the bible,” and stated that white supremacists who run Planned Parenthood are “doing the devil’s work.”

Kanye West
Kanye West

He also discussed the value of family with Nick Cannon in his YouTube show.

The world is only accessible through family, period. From our close friends and family to our coworkers and family, our city and family, our state and family, our country and family, and finally, our globe,” West concluded.

“The culture of humanity needs to be family. The design of our cities, the design of our schools, there’s a lot of things designed for us to not promote family, they’re designed to create separation.”

Nick Cannon

Cannon’s father James revealed last year that his son was expecting his seventh child with a fourth woman in part due to his anti-abortion beliefs. In 2005, the artist debuted a contentious music video for Can I Live? that featured his teen mother leaving a clinic after deciding not to terminate him.

Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon

Years later, in an interview, Cannon said that Planned Parenthood was involved in “actual genocide” and population control. The rapper charged Donald Trump with collaborating with Planned Parenthood to coerce Black people into getting abortions. “Consider all the things they did with Planned Parenthood and other things of that nature. That kind of behavior is intended to destroy our neighborhood; forget gentrification; it’s been happening for years.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas 

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas 
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, Thomas stated that the court’s decisions establishing homosexual rights and the right to contraception should also be reexamined now that the country’s constitutional right to an abortion has been eliminated.

These actions, according to Thomas, “were demonstrably erroneous decisions.”

Benjamin Watson

The former NFL star tweeted “ROE is DONE” on June 24 to mark the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Benjamin Watson
Benjamin Watson

A post-Roe America “provides a chance for individuals who are dedicated to protecting human dignity from womb to tomb to enter the conflict with a message of respect for human dignity and service for human needs,” he continued in his post.

The documentary DIVIDED HEARTS OF AMERICA, which examines the abortion debate in the US, was created by Watson.

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks, the “American Idol” champion, is one of many pro-life celebrities who has taken part in pro-life activities and frequently discusses her Christian religion. 2013 saw Jordin share her perspective on abortion in a post on MySpace. After receiving criticism for the article, she later addressed it, telling the tabloid Metro: “I don’t regret it. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and I won’t argue with anyone about it.


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