Abortion: Stars pronounce

While the US Supreme Court has just invalidated the verdict roe v. wade who have protected abortion rights in the United States since 1973, many celebrities and public figures from here and elsewhere have wanted to speak publicly about the issue – and rebel.

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MichelleObama published a long text about his pain, which was retweeted by 193,000 people and liked 779,000 times. “I’m heartbroken today,” she wrote. That’s what our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers went through, and now we’re back. »


Barack Obama encouraged people to take action. “If you can’t attend a demonstration today, you can still participate. Donate to a local abortion fund. Volunteer with activists who have been organizing around this issue for years. »


Billie Joe Armstrong, the lead singer of the group Green Day, announced in the middle of a concert in London that he had decided to settle in the UK and renounce his American citizenship. “Fuck America,” he started.


Madonna, who says she fears for her daughters and for all women in America, called 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 fewer rights than a gun. “Women, are you ready… to fight?” »


The singer Expensive highlighted a powerful statement: “If men risked death, a physical disability, a life-altering disruption to their education or career, and someone else’s sudden responsibility for a life every time they had sex, I think they would have a choice.” expect The reason. »


The singer Taylor Swift also shared Michelle Obama’s text, noting, “I am absolutely horrified that we are here – that after so many decades of fighting for women’s right to their own bodies, today’s decision has deprived us of that.” »


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


The 26-year-old daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, Ireland Baldwin, revealed in a video posted on TikTok that she had experienced an abortion. “I don’t think it’s anyone’s responsibility to talk about it if they’re not feeling well,” she said, before adding that her abortion took place while his couple faltered. She said she was raped as a teenager.


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Like actress Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Karen Vanasse shared the text from Michelle Obama. She also recommended the films frost and never seldom sometimes always to “affirm how scared and outraged we should be at what is to come…”


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Catherine St Laurent published photos of American artist Becca Rea-Tucker (@thesweetfeminist) making 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 conversation with diversity, Selena Gomez said: “Men need to stand up and speak out against this issue too. It is also the number of women who suffer from it. I am sad and hope that we can do everything in our power to change this. »


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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 Maiden accompanied by the words “America” ​​and a hard hitting message of sad and sarcastic “advice for American women” including “Go through a ligation procedure as soon as you decide you don’t want 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 drowned witches and innocent women “who transgressed the bounds of society” around 1700) and what was happening in the United States . “The world always lets women drown. fuck you ! I’m a witch. »


Several artists have also chosen to donate to pro-choice organizations. Such is the case of the singer Lizzo who has pledged to donate $500,000 from his upcoming tour to pro-choice organizations that Live Nation has agreed to raise $1 million, actor Chris Evans and members of the band Rage Against the Machine who reportedly raised $475,000 dollars donated.

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