Washington [US], July 4 (ANI): American comedian Jon Stewart has publicly denounced the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the historical case of Roe v. Wade that made abortion a constitutional right in the United States.
On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the US abolished abortion rights while overturning the constitutional right granted to women in a historical 1973 ruling called Roe vs Wade. Through this abortion was legalized across the states.
The Supreme Court has struck down Roe vs Wade, eliminating the nearly 50-year-old constitutional right to abortion and ruled that states may regulate the practice of it, according to a media report.
As per Deadline, the comedian, on his show 'The Problem with Jon Stewart,' stated that the Supreme Court is "the Fox News of justice." He continued, "I mean, there is no consistency. States can't regulate guns, but they can regulate [uteruses], you know?"
The ruling reverses 50 years of precedent since the landmark 1973 case that gave women in the United States the right under federal law to terminate a pregnancy and a subsequent 1992 decision, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, who largely retained the right. The verdict sparked protests across the country.
"It is a cynical pursuit in the same way that Fox News would come out with 'we're fair and balanced' under the patina of what would be a high-status pursuit to the betterment of society, journalism. They are a cynical political arm," he said.
He also criticized the confirmation process calling it 'kabuki theater,' as per Deadline.
"When you look at the ridiculous kabuki theater now of justice confirmation, where they can just go out there and just f****** lie, like if this were about debate, then they would've understood what perjury meant," Stewart added. (ANI)