John Oliver Blasts Roe v. Wade Reversal: “What the Supreme Court Has Just Done Is Utterly Devastating”
Last Week Tonight
host John Oliver wasted no time addressing
the topic that has been at the forefront of the news cycle since Friday:
the Supreme Court’s reversal of
Roe v. Wade
, the landmark ruling that made abortion legal in 1973.
On Sunday’s edition of his HBO show, Oliver said the move is “absolutely
horrifying” given that about half of the 50 U.S. states are likely to ban abortion.
“It is hard to stomach some of the gleeful responses right now,” Oliver said,
pointing to the Texas attorney general’s office decision to close its offices on
Friday at noon and declaring June 24 an annual holiday for the office going forward.
“You don’t get a holiday to celebrate the loss of rights for millions of people