James Corden, Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers React to “Incomprehensible” Overturning of Roe v. Wade
At the top of each of their late-night shows, hosts James Corden, Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah took a moment to address the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.
In a taping filmed outside the U.K. Parliament, the Late Late Show’s Corden reacted to the Supreme Court ruling, first reflecting on how abortion was legalized in the U.K. in 1967. Corden noted that it would take nearly 800 elected officials and appointees to change the legalization of abortion in the U.K. and agree that “the fundamental rights of half the population would be endangered in the United Kingdom.”
Corden went on to further address the “heart-wrenching and frightening news.”
“For the past eight years, I’ve been living, working and raising my young family in America. It’s a place I love. But you don’t need to live in the United States or even have an American child as I do to feel utter disgust and anger of the news of the Supreme Court, where six politically appointed judges could make a decision that ends the constitutional right to abortion across America,” Corden continued. “A woman’s right to choose what happens to her own body wiped out in a moment.”
The late-night host went on to state that “In the land of the American dream, the land of the free, a country which prides itself on the protection of an individual’s liberties, we move instantly back to a dark age where a call has imposed the minority political view on a country for decades to come. With a decision that endangers millions upon millions of women and their families.”
“I’m struggling to get my head around any of this,” he added. “To say that I’m outraged and devastated would be an understatement. It’s incomprehensible that in 2022, we should even have to say out loud that women should be entitled to control their own lives and bodies, let alone live in a country that won’t allow it. If only the American leaders on the right would care and fight as much for the rights of women as they do their guns.”