Stephen Colbert Absolutely Eviscerates The Supreme Court During The Late Show

When leaked documents were obtained by Politico that showed the Supreme Court had quietly voted to overturn the monumental Roe v Wade ruling that has kept abortion safe and legal in the United States since the 1970s, Americans were shocked. While for years we have heard threats of overturning the ruling, many assumed it would never happen. Now, we are finding ourselves navigating through an uncertain time.

The documents labeled Opinion of the Court read, "We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people's elected representatives."

As to be expected, the majority of the United States population was unhappy with this ruling. According to Gallup, the majority of Americans do not want to see Roe v Wade overturned.

Many elected representatives and celebrities alike let their feelings on the subject known. Singer Pheobe Bridgers opened up about her experience getting an abortion, while other pop culture figures shared they will fight for the rights of women who will be affected by the ruling, per NBC News. One celebrity took it a step further and called out the Supreme Court on his late-night talk show.

Colbert did not hold back when sharing his feelings about the Supreme Court

Stephen Colbert has never been afraid to talk about abortion legislation on his show, "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." Just last year he spoke on the restrictions being passed in Texas, calling the legislation "great news for "The Handmaid's Tale," per the Guardian

It was no surprise that he took a jab at the Supreme Court on a recent episode of his show. Colbert passionately shared, "When I heard this last night, at first I was shocked. Then I was shocked that I was shocked," adding, "You see, I'm no Angela Lansbury and this is no Cabot Cove, but keen-eyed observers may have noticed they've been dropping a few hints, a few clues that this may be coming down the pike," (via Decider).

Noting that the majority of the decision was made by men, Colbert quipped, "Congratulations ladies, decisions about what you can do with your body are being made by four old dudes and a woman who thinks "The Handmaid's Tale" is a rom-com!"

He wrapped up the segment by acknowledging that the justices' said they wouldn't overturn Roe, but did anyway, because they knew the vast majority of Americans support the right to choose, calling their lying perjury.