Barbra Streisand says the Supreme Court is 'the American Taliban'

The American actor said that the Supreme Court used 'religious dogma' to overturn Roe v. Wade while comparing the court to the 'Taliban'

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American singer and actor Barbra Streisand said on Friday afternoon that the Supreme Court is "the American Taliban."

Streisand, who has starred in many movies including the Little Fockers and Meet the Fockers, said on Friday following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade that the court used "religious dogma to overturn the constitutional right to abortion."

"The Court uses religious dogma to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. This Court is the American Taliban," Streisand said.

Her comments come as multiple states enacted so-called "trigger laws" which ban abortion with some exceptions, such as rape, incest, or if an abortion is deemed medically necessary.

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Barbra Streisand performs onstage at United Center on August 06, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. 

Barbra Streisand performs onstage at United Center on August 06, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for BSB)

In Afghanistan, the Taliban has banned women and girls from access to secondary and higher education, dictate what women wear, and segregate workplaces by sex, according to Human Rights Watch,

For what education women in Afghanistan do receive, it has been altered to "focus more on religious studies."

Since taking control of the government, the Taliban has removed both the formal police force and the Women’s Affairs Ministry, according to the report.

Heather Barr, associate women’s rights director at Human Rights Watch said that Taliban policies have turned women into "virtual prisoners in their homes."

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The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

"The crisis for women and girls in Afghanistan is escalating with no end in sight," Barr said. "Taliban policies have rapidly turned many women and girls into virtual prisoners in their homes, depriving the country of one of its most precious resources, the skills and talents of the female half of the population."

In May, the United Nations Security Council urged leaders within the Taliban to "swiftly reverse" newly implemented policies that take rights away from women and girls.

The council expressed its "deep concern regarding the increasing erosion of respect for the human rights and fundamental freedoms of women and girls in Afghanistan by the Taliban."

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Demonstrators gather outside the Supreme Court on June 24.

Demonstrators gather outside the Supreme Court on June 24. (Fox News Digital/Lisa Bennatan)

In Afghanistan, The Taliban calls on women to "only show their eyes and recommends they wear the head-to-toe burqas." according to the United Nations. 

Fox News' Ashley DiMella contributed to this report.