‘Unacceptable Setback’: Bill Gates, George Soros Condemn SCOTUS Roe v. Wade Overturning
On Friday, the US Supreme Court decided to overrule the landmark legal precedent granting federal abortion rights. The explosive ruling immediately prompted thousands of outraged abortion activists to hit the US streets.
Prominent billionaires Bill Gates and George Soros have added their condemnation of the US Supreme Court decision to strike down Roe v. Wade to that of those taking to the US streets.
Gates, for his part, said that Friday was a “sad day” marking an “unjust and unacceptable setback” that puts “women’s lives at risk, especially the most disadvantaged.”
His ex-wife Melinda French Gates also weighed in on the ruling.
“One court decision was never going to be enough to protect women’s equality,” she tweeted. “And it will not be enough to dismantle it either. Right now, there are people all over the US who are recommitting to the work ahead.”
She said that the Friday decision is “America taking a big step backward”. According to French Gates, the US government should include more women so that they have an equal voice and could have a say in vital issues regarding women’s health, among other things.
In turn, investor George Soros branded the SCOTUS ruling an “assault on human rights”, which his Open Society foundation estimates may damage global democracy. Soros also added that the decision “greatly threatens reproductive care”