Abortion: stars speak out

While the American Supreme Court has just invalidated the judgment Roe v. wade who had been protecting the right to abortion in the United States since 1973, many celebrities and public figures from here and elsewhere wanted to speak out publicly on the subject — and to rebel.

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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 obama encouraged 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 American nationality. “Fuck America”, he launched.

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. “Women are you ready…to fight?” »

The singer Expensive raised 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. »

The singer Taylor Swift also shared Michelle Obama’s text, mentioning: “I am absolutely terrified that we are here — that after so many decades of fighting for women’s rights to their own bodies, today’s decision today has stripped us of it. »

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

The 26-year-old daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, Ireland Baldwin, revealed having 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.

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

Photo courtesy, Karl Jessy

Catherine St-Laurent published photos of 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 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’m sad and I hope we can do everything in our power to do something to change that. »

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Several Quebec stars have spoken on the subject, including the author Kim Lizotte, who shared a photo of the character from the series The Scarlet Maid 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.” »

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On a trip to 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 “who exceeded the limits of society” in the years 1700) 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 the singer Lizzo who has pledged to donate US$500,000 from his 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.


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