Alyssa Milano speaks up at pro-choice rally and claims the Supreme Court is ‘packed with abusers’
Charmed star Alyssa Milano launched into a furious tirade at the ‘abusers’ she claims make-up the US Supreme Court at a pro-choice rally.
Speaking in Los Angeles Saturday, the activist actress raged: ‘I am tired.
‘ ‘I am tired as a woman. I am so tired of having to continually prove that my body is my own… I am so tired of needing to have a say in my own reproductive health.
‘And I’m really f***ing tired of anyone else having a say in it.
I’m so tired of Greg Abbott, Brian Kemp and Ron DeSantis and f**king Brett Kavanaugh having a single word to say about anyone’s uterus.
‘Brett Kavanaugh has no business anywhere near my reproductive rights.
‘I can’t believe how f**ked up America is right now.
‘And I can’t believe how a handful of men are successfully taking 50 years of rights away from women,’ she added.
And how a Supreme Court packed with abusers is just gonna sit by and let it all f***ing happen.’
Milano did not directly accuse any of the men she mentioned of abuse. But Kavanaugh faced claims he’d sexually assaulted college pal Christine Blasey Ford after being nominated by former President Donald Trump in 2018.
He was asked about the allegations during a fiery confirmation hearing in September 2018, denied them, and was later confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice by a Senate vote.
Another Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas, was also accused of sexually harassing Anita Hill during his confirmation hearing in 1992, but refuted those claims, and was also confirmed.
Milano also slammed male Republican governors such as Brian Kemp of Georgia, Ron DeSantis of Florida, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott, whose new ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill sparked the protest in the first place.
The actress was one of many celebrities that took part in the rally among thousands of other men and women in defiance of the new Texas abortion law.
The Texas abortion law caused a storm of controversy after Abbott signed in the bill that banned the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy, including for instances relating to rape and incest.
Actress and activist Alyssa Milano spoke at an LA pro-choice rally on Saturday in response to the Texas abortion law
The Texas abortion law was signed in by the state’s governor Greg Abbott which banned the procedure after six week of pregnancy, including in instances of rape and abortion
Milano explained in her speech how ‘tired’ she was of men taking away women’s reproductive rights and slammed the Supreme Court as being ‘packed with abusers’
Supreme Court associate justice Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct in 2018 after it was revealed he allegedly attempted to rape Christine Blasey Ford in the early 1980’s
Milano has been outspoken in several other political events, including the Defund the Police movement
She then asked for men in the crowd to put their fists up in solidarity with the women at the event and asked what they are going to do to be an ally.
‘You need to take action and keep taking action until this is all fixed,’ Milano said to them.
‘Use your privilege to destroy your own privilege.’
‘It is time for the president and the leaders in Congress to enact the Equal Rights Amendment. They need to do it f***ing now.’
She then led a chant of ‘my body, my choice’ to those oppressing the reproductive rights of women.
‘This is the most dangerous time to be a woman in America,’ she said.
Milano has been outspoken on several other political movements in the past, including the Defund the Police movement.
She was branded a hypocrite after it was revealed that she had called the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office about a possible gunman that was in her area in September 2020.
The call ignited a response that included seven Ventura County Sheriffs’ vehicles, one K-9 unit, a police helicopter and one Los Angeles Fire Department team that sat down the street on standby.
The gunman, however, turned out to be a neighborhood teen shooting squirrels with an air gun.
Milano pictured with Gloria Allred (left), Paxton Smith (right center) and Christine Lahti (right)
Milano later defended her stance on The View, and insisted she wasn’t a hypocrite.
‘By the way, there was reason to call the police in that moment and I think what we’re facing right now is the need for almost like a radical reconstruction of society,’ Milano said.
‘I have used the hashtag #DefundthePolice before and I want to be really clear on what that means. It means that we need to take funds, which by the way they are funded very heavily – they are basically militarized at this point – and we need to take some of that money and put it into the communities of color to chip away, at the very least, to chip away at the systemic racism and inequalities.
‘So, in my opinion, the call to my house was exactly the type of situation that police officers are trained for and should be responding to.
‘And, of course, I will always support the police coming in and making communities safe, but what we would also love to see is equally trained non-police professionals respond to things like addiction and mental health issues and nonviolent events so that these brave police officers can do their jobs that they’re so good at doing, that they demonstrated at our house.’
The LA pro-choice rally was one of hundreds that have taken place in the country, including a march that took place in DC.
Actresses such as Rosanna and Patricia Arquette, Debbie Allen, Christine Lahti Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence and Raven-Symone were also in attendance at the event.
Hundreds of other pro-choice rallies took place in the country over the weekend. The March for Reproductive Justice (pictured) in New York on Saturday.
Debbie Allen and granddaughter Shiloh Williams at the Women’s March Action event
Rosanna Arquette also spoke at the pro-choice rally