Lady Gaga Slams Alabama Abortion Ban
Lady Gaga said Wednesday that Alabama’s near-total abortion ban is “an outrage” and “a travesty.”
The pop star tweeted “prayers to all women and young girls” in the state and shared her views on the controversial new law.
“It is an outrage to ban abortion in Alabama period, and all the more heinous that it excludes those [who] have been raped or are experiencing incest non-consensual or not,” Gaga opined. “So there’s a higher penalty for doctors who perform these operations than for most rapists? This is a travesty and I pray for all these women and young girls who will suffer at the hands of this system.”
On Wednesday, Alabama governor Kay Ivey signed into law the “Alabama Human Life Protection Act” after the state’s Republican-dominated senate voted 25-6 to pass a bill banning all abortions except when a women’s life is at risk. Doctors who perform an abortion face up to 99 years in prison.
"These statehouses are waging all-out war on women and their right to control their reproductive decisions,” tweeted singer John Legend. “This is awful.”
Maggie Rogers also weighed in. “I’ve been reading about the Alabama abortion ban all morning and trying to articulate how terrifying + insane this all is but all I’m left with is this boiling feeling of helplessness + anger + fear in my chest,” she tweeted. “How do you celebrate your mother and then seek to control her?”
Janelle Monáe used social media to educate her followers. “THIS IS REAL & is HAPPENING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” she wrote.