Abortion: stars speak out

Abortion: celebrities speak out

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While the US Supreme Court has just overturned Roe v. Wade who, since 1973, had protected the right to abortion in the United States, many stars and public figures from here and abroad elsewhere have been keen to speak out publicly on the subject — and to rebel. 

Michelle Obama published a long text sharing his pain which was retweeted by 193,000 people and liked 779,000 times. “I am heartbroken today,” she wrote. This is what our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers went through, and now here we are again. » 

Barack Obamaencouraged people to take action. “If you can't join a march today, you can still get involved. Donate to a local abortion fund. Volunteer with activists who have been organizing on this issue for years. » 

Billie Joe Armstrong, the singer of the group Green Day, announced in the middle of a concert in London that he had chosen to settle in the United Kingdom and renounce his nationality American. “Fuck America,” he said.   

Madonna, who says she is terrified for her daughters and for all women in America, issued a call for solidarity and a fight for women's rights. “The Supreme Court has ruled that women's rights are no longer constitutional rights. In fact, we have less rights than a gun. “Woman are you ready…to fight?” » 

The singer Cherraised a strong point: “If every time men had sex they risked death, physical disability, a life-altering interruption to their education or career, and the sudden responsibility of another human being for a life, I think they would expect a choice in the matter.  

SingerTaylor Swift also shared Michelle Obama's text, mentioning, “I'm absolutely terrified that we're here — that after so many decades of fighting for women's rights to their own bodies, today's decision has stripped us of them. »   

Bette Midler wrote: “Get ready, homosexuals. You are next! referring to a prediction that the Supreme Court will next seek to overturn rulings protecting the right to a same-sex relationship and the right to same-sex marriage.  

Kim Basinger's 26-year-old daughter and Alec Baldwin, Ireland Baldwin, revealed to have experienced an abortion in a video posted on TikTok. “I don't think it's anyone's responsibility to talk about it if they don't feel comfortable,” she said before adding that her abortion happened while his couple was faltering. She said she was raped when she was a teenager.   

Like actress Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Karine Vanasse shared Michelle's text Barack Obama. She also recommended the films Frimas and Never Rarely Sometimes Alwaysto “confirm how scared and outraged we should be about what's to come…” 

Catherine St-Laurent posted photos of the American artist Becca Rea-Tucker (@thesweetfeminist) who makes cakes with clear messages: “Fuck you, we will always have an abortion”, “Abortion. Whenever. For any reason” and “You don't have to explain your abortion to anyone”. 

In an interview with Variety, Selena Gomez >said, “Men need to stand up and speak out against this issue as well. It is also the number of women who suffer. I am sad and I hope we can do everything in our power to do something to change this.  

Several Quebec stars have spoken out on the subject, including author Kim Lizotte, who shared a photo of the character from the series The Scarlet Servant accompanied by the words “America” ​​and a hard-hitting message of sad and sarcastic “advice for American women”, including “Have a ligation procedure as soon as you decide you don't want to have a baby with a potential rapist.” »  

While traveling in Iceland, author Sarah-Maude Beauchesne drew a parallel between a body of water called The drowning pool (where Icelanders came to drown witches and innocent women “which exceeded the limits of society” in the 1700s) and what is happening in the United States. “The world is always drowning women. Fuck you! I am a witch. » 

Several artists have also chosen to make donations to pro-choice organizations. This is the case of singer Lizzo who has promised to donate US$500,000 from her upcoming tour to pro-choice organizations, which Live Nation has agreed to match to make a million. dollars, actor Chris Evans and members of the band Rage Against the Machine who allegedly donated US$475,000.