Who is Kimberly Elise? The actress praises the turnaround of Roe v. Wade

Actress Kimberly Elise expressed her praise for the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe contra Wade, receiving criticism from fans on social media.

On Friday, the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe contra Wade, a nearly 50-year sentence that protected a pregnant woman’s right to choose to have an abortion. The ruling sparked a weekend of protests and outrage from abortion rights activists.

However, on Tuesday, an actress showed her public support for the annulment. Kimberly Elise, known for her roles in Tyler Perry’s Diary of a crazy black woman y The Manchurian candidate, posted an animation on Instagram depicting a baby and citing Psalm 139:13-14. In the caption, Elise wrote, “Millions of babies will be saved from death by abortion because of the Roe V. Wade overturn. Hallelujah!”.

Kimberly Elise has drawn criticism online after expressing praise for the reversal of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court. Above, actress Kimberly Elise attends the premiere of “Almost Christmas” at the Regency Village Theater on November 3, 2016 in Westwood, California.
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His post was met with mixed reactions from fans online. One user on Twitter mentioned the disparity in pregnancy-related deaths between black and white women, writing: “Kimberly Elise celebrates that abortion has been annulled in a country with a terrible mortality rate for pregnant black women. I will add that even if the mortality rate was not terrible, I am still in favor of abortion. But it’s a bit more macabre and silly to celebrate considering that.”

Another user mentioned the plot of the 2010 movie, for colored girls, in which Elise starred alongside Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg and Janet Jackson, where abortion was an issue. the Twitter user wrote“Kimberly Elise was literally in For Colored Girls… Need I remind you of the abortion plot point?”

Others, however, argued that the 55-year-old actress, who has always expressed her religious beliefs on social media, was allowed to voice her opinions.

“Kimberly Elise has an opinion and point of view that is unique to her… Some people will agree and some people will disagree, we don’t have the same views on anything. But let’s not act like you’re not going to see Diary of the moment a crazy black woman comes back on TV.” jc writer. he tweeted.

Another user wrote: “Be quick to cancel celebrities who don’t share the same OPINIONS as the masses. Kimberly Elise has a right to feel what she feels about abortions.”

And Republican congressional candidate from Florida, Lavern Spicer, also expressed her support for Elise, writing“Kimberly Elise is being targeted because she is a black woman who is pro-life. For liberals, we are nothing more than ‘n******’ if we are not liberals. I was never called that word my whole life until I ran as a Republican. Now it is an everyday thing. Kimberly, don’t give in and stay strong!”

news week reached out to a Kimberly Elise representative for additional comment.