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Jessica Chastain is certainly not in the mood to celebrate Independence Day this year, and she told the world why.
The 45-year-old actress posted a photo of herself on Instagram on Monday, where she stuck both middle fingers up along with the caption “Happy ‘Independence Day’ from me and my reproductive rights.”
Chastain has previously been vociferous about his stance on reproductive rights.
Earlier this year, she revealed that having access to Planned Parenthood and birth control pills when she was growing up enabled her to pursue her acting career.
“I’m the first person in my family not to be pregnant when I was 17,” she told the British publication. Sunday Times. “[Planned Parenthood] had a huge impact on my life because it gave me choices. “
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“It makes me sick to say this myself, but I never think in terms of ‘how do I get more things in this industry?’ I have a rebellious streak because I grew up with a lot of anger because we did not have things like even food, “she added. “So because I come from that place, I know what it’s like. And it makes me angry. And I do not [want] every other must be denied something. In the form of a voice, to be seen, to be recognized and valued. “
In March, Chastain also spoke on equality for all, while delivering her best female acceptance speech for Tammy Faye’s eyes at the Oscars. “We are facing discriminatory and magnificent legislation sweeping across our country, with the sole aim of further dividing us,” she said.
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Chastain’s post comes just over a week after the US Supreme Court overthrew Roe v. Wadethe 1973 landmark Supreme Court ruling that gave women the right to abortion in any state.
The 6-to-3 ruling reversed nearly 50 years of precedent and gave states the power to pass their own abortion laws. Since the decision, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri and South Dakota have already banned abortion in their states after imposing “trigger bans,” which governors passed after the SCOTUS ruling.
Protests have since erupted around the country, and President Joe Biden has spoken out against the ruling, which he called “the realization of an extreme ideology and a tragic mistake on the part of the Supreme Court”.