Can’t continue with ‘full citizenship’: Michael Moore sounds off on abortion ruling

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Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore said he is “fed up” with the United States, listing several grievances that cause him to no longer “in good conscience continue to receive the privileges of ‘full citizenship.’”

Moore posted his “declaration” to Substack on Monday, saying he has “a problem” because he refuses to live in a country threatened by racial and gender inequality, yet he will not leave the U.S.

“I cannot in good conscience continue to receive the privileges of ‘full citizenship’ in this land when all of its women and girls have now been, by Court decree, declared official second-class citizens with no rights to their own bodies and conscripted to a life of Forced Birth should they fall pregnant and not want to be,” Moore wrote.

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Michael Moore issued a declaration of grievances against the United States in a July 4, 2022 post to Substack. Pictured here, the filmmaker poses for photographers upon arrival at the 2019 international film festival in Cannes, France.

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In addition to calling for every Republican to be voted out of office this November, the filmmaker promised not to “shut up” about the need for reinstating Roe.

Until women’s rights have been fully reinstated, and their equal rights are enshrined in our Constitution (now that the required 38 states have passed the Equal Rights Amendment), I will not shut up about this. If you invite me to dinner, that’s all I’m gonna talk about. Have me over to your party and it’s going to be, ‘Dobbs, Dobbs, and more Dobbs!’ And I won’t stop until Roe is reinstated and 51% of Congress is female,” he said.

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Moore also insisted there needs to be “an end to the mass incarceration of Black Americans, an end to police shooting Black people, and I demand that reparations be made to the Black community for all they currently have to suffer and endure.”

The filmmaker vowed to help lead a national strike that could shut down 10% of the country: “POOF! goes Wall Street! Hit ’em where it counts.”

Moore’s comments follow his demand for an end to the Second Amendment following the shooting of 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

Several other high-profile figures have blasted the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong announced he would be leaving the country and moving to the United Kingdom following the decision.

Singer Pink has told fans who support the ruling to stop listening to her music.

Bette Midler also tweeted, “GET READY, GAYS. YOU’RE NEXT,” suggesting the Supreme Court might look to overturn Lawrence v. Texas and Obergefell v. Hodges after Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a concurring opinion in Dobbs that argued the court should “correct the error” of rulings that protect same-sex marriage and contraception access.

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In sharing former first lady Michelle Obama’s reaction to the ruling, Taylor Swift also said she was “absolutely terrified.”

“I’m absolutely terrified that this is where we are – that after so many decades of people fighting for women’s rights to their own bodies, today’s decision has stripped us of that,” Swift tweeted.