Hollywood Cheers After Pro-Life Amendment Fails
Hollywood celebrated today as voters in Kansas rejected a pro-life amendment. Stars like director Michael Moore, actor Jon Favreau cheered as the “Value Them Both” amendment lost, blocking the state from removing a right to abortion in the state constitution.
Moore took to Instagram, referencing the overturning of Roe vs. Wade and the November midterms, writing: “ROEVEMBER — HERE WE COME! WE ARE ON FIRE! THE MAJORITY OF AMERICA IS WITH US! NONVIOLENTLY CRUSH THE ENEMIES OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS, DEMOCRACY AND SAVING THE PLANET!”
“We have just three months until Roevember,” he added. “There are no guarantees. Victory will require each and every one of us to stand up, fight and be fearless. Democrats and [Joe] Biden – don’t mess this up! You must pledge to the world you will make Roe v Wade the law of the land and you will eliminate the filibuster. If you can’t do that, then get out of the way. We have had it. THANK YOU KANSAS FOR SHOWING US THE WAY TONIGHT”
“OMG! We are not in Kansas anymore. And neither is Kansas!” the filmmaker told his followers. “Just a few hours ago, the unthinkable happened — the citizens of the State of Kansas, one of our reddest and most Republican states, voted in an overwhelming landslide by nearly 20 points to keep abortion legal and available to all women! Let this be the word and the warning that goes out to all who seek to take any rights away from women: YOU will not succeed, and you will be defeated in this fall’s election.”
Favreau took to Twitter, writing, “Republican politicians’ extremism is now way out of step with the electorate, even in a red state like Kansas. Democracy is a full-time job for all of us,” he added. “We have to push, persuade, and organize to get the country we want.”