Outgoing Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg slammed the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision Friday to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion on the federal level — calling it a “huge setback” for america.
Sandberg, 52, decried the situation in a lengthy Instagram post shortly after the nation’s top court voted to uphold a Mississippi law banning the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy — effectively allowing states to set their very own policy on abortions.
“I never thought my mom’s past would turn out to be my daughters’ futures,” Sandberg wrote. “I cannot imagine that I’m going to send my three daughters to school with fewer rights than I had.”
“It threatens to undo the progress women have made within the workplace and to strip women of economic power,” Sandberg said. “It is going to make it harder for girls to realize their dreams. And it would disproportionately impact women with the fewest resources.”
Sandberg’s company didn’t immediately return a request for comment on the Supreme Court’s ruling.
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When a leaked draft opinion in May revealed the Supreme Court was prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade, Sandberg penned a separate lengthy post describing the revelation as “a scary day for girls all across our country.”
The longtime Facebook executive added that the ruling “jeopardizes the health and the lives of hundreds of thousands of women and girls across the country.”
Protests broke out shortly after the Supreme Court’s ruling was announced.James Keivom
Sandberg announced earlier this month that she would depart Meta, where she had long served as CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s second-in-command. The billionaire executive noted that she planned to concentrate on philanthropy and her family once her exit becomes official later this yr.
A widely known feminist, Sandberg gained a following as an advocate for the advancement of girls within the workplace and combating gender inequality with the publication of her book “Lean In.”
Sheryl Sandberg slammed the Supreme Court’s decision in a lengthy Instagram post.AFP via Getty Images
Sandberg’s exit from Meta followed a report alleging she had twice pressured the British tabloid Day by day Mail to spike potentially damaging stories about her then-boyfriend, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick. The stories purportedly would have revealed that certainly one of Kotick’s ex-girlfriends had obtained a brief restraining order against him in 2014.