The fight against reproductive rights has been a longstanding one and unfairly so. This past week, Alabama passed a law banning abortion in almost all circumstances, including instances of rape and incest. It caused an uproar from pro-choice supporters, claiming the law as an inhumane attack against not only women, but also trans and non-binary individuals.
While majority of the liberal left voiced their opinion about their distaste for the bill, many high-profile musicians chose to reveal their stance on the subject and ultimately use their platform for change.
Lady Gaga expressed her “outrage” over the immoral law on Twitter, sending her prayers to women in Alabama.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 15, 2019
During Alabama’s Hangout Fest, Grammy-nominated Khalid also openly voiced his feelings and revealed he is pro-choice.
— Khalid Updates (@SuncityTheEP) May 19, 2019
The 1975 have remained a strong catalyst in political and social movements. The “Love It If We Made It” quartet have spoken out about gun control, misogyny, racism, and more recently, anti-abortion laws. While also on stage at Hangout Fest, frontman Matt Healy didn’t shy away from the topic, denouncing the state’s controversial bill.
— anna // THANK YOU MATTY (@esnypilots) May 18, 2019
— Maggie Rogers (@maggierogers) May 18, 2019
Women, queer and non-binary people are constantly spearheading a movement for reproductive rights. Breakout star Lizzo discussed the topic in a recent Twitter video. As a call-to-action, she asked cis-gendered white men to come forward and speak out against anti-abortion.
— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) May 17, 2019
Other pop artists including Dua Lipa, Halsey, Rihanna, Hayley Williams, Ariana Grande and Janelle Monáe posted on social media, furthering the discussion against men creating laws controlling women’s bodies.
Watching our own government be immune to our experience, and the social temperature regarding abortion is another fatal failure for humanity. This is deadly.
— h (@halsey) May 16, 2019
take a look. these are the idiots making decisions for WOMEN in America.
Governor Kay Ivey…SHAME ON YOU!!!! pic.twitter.com/WuAjSVv6TH
— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 16, 2019
if you’re a man and you think that The Handmaid’s Tale is a well-crafted show but maybe not the best way for a modern society to operate then it’s a really good time to start speaking out against the current war on women’s bodies/minds. we need your allyship.
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) May 15, 2019
Ariana’s Instagram Story #2 pic.twitter.com/zoZiJyVS5D
— Ariana Grande Today (@ArianaToday) May 16, 2019
THIS IS REAL & is HAPPENING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA https://t.co/x7juRSCzkD
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) May 15, 2019
While Alabama’s highly protested law has not yet taken effect, the war against it still remains. With the help of these highly popular musicians and their increasingly huge platforms, the ethical treatment of women’s bodies and their right to choose can still be saved.
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