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Billionaires Bill Gates, George Soros Slam Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision

Melinda French Gates said overturning Roe v. Wade was “America taking a big step backward.”

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The Political Impact of the Roe v. Wade Decision

Bill Gates called it an “unacceptable setback” that puts women’s lives at risk. Melinda French Gates said it was “America taking a big step backward.” George Soros warned it “diminishes human rights, and greatly threatens reproductive care.”

Together, some of the world’s biggest individual supporters of abortion-rights causes used Twitter to speak out Friday after the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, a historic ruling that eliminated the constitutional right to abortion.