May 17, 2019
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Many celebrities including Rihanna, Janelle Monáe, and Lizzo have spoken out with their disgust and disapproval of Alabama’s new Abortion law. Ava DuVernay also took to Twitter writing, “Realize that this is a warning. It’s Alabama and abortion today. It’s you and your rights tomorrow. Your silence will not save you. So speak up.”
Don’t move forward after reading this like everything is normal. Don’t shake your head at Alabama and then keep going about your day. Realize that this is a warning. It’s Alabama and abortion today. It’s you and your rights tomorrow. Your silence will not save you. So speak up. https://t.co/kIz78uAU1T
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 15, 2019
THIS IS REAL & is HAPPENING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA https://t.co/x7juRSCzkD
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) May 15, 2019
This is how The Handmaid's Tale started. It’s shit like this and we gon look up and be enslaved again y’all — stay vigilant because this is terrifying https://t.co/o7MgwFvab9
— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) May 15, 2019
Senators in Alabama have passed a law deeming abortions a felony offense punishable for up to 99 years in prison. Making the law even more strict, the lawmakers have declined to allow exceptions for cases of rape or incest. This law is part of the Human Life Act, which the state’s governor, Kay Ivey signed on Wednesday.
The passage of this law has sparked many protests and debates regarding women’s rights and the extent the government can or should impact a woman’s choice for her pregnancy.
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