Actress and activist Alyssa Milano is beside herself. Singer Rihanna denounced Alabamas’ legislature as “idiots.” Lady Gaga calls the decision to outlaw almost all forms of abortion “heinous.”
These are just some of the superstar entertainers who have cried out vociferously against the all-male Alabama Senate voting block that has now criminalized abortions on any level, sans when the woman’s life is in danger. Alabama’s female Governor Kay Ivy signed the bill into law on Wednesday.
Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act. To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious & that every life is a sacred gift from God. https://t.co/DwKJyAjSs8 pic.twitter.com/PIUQip6nmw
— Governor Kay Ivey (@GovernorKayIvey) May 15, 2019
Alabama passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the country, shockingly warning that the punishment for doctors performing an abortion may be 99 years in prison. Other states including Georgia, Ohio, Missouri and a dozen others have also passed similar bills, though much less Draconian in nature.
The reported long term goal is to finally have the U.S. Supreme Court finally overturn the Roe vs. Wade decision made by the same court that legalized abortions nationwide back in 1973.
Check out the blazingly-hot reactions from a herd of big-name celebrities, beginning with Ms. Robyn Fenty on Twitter:
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 15, 2019
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 15, 2019
The abortion bans in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Mississippi are appalling attacks on women's lives and fundamental freedoms.
Women's rights are human rights.
We will not go back.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 15, 2019
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
We have become our grandparents, shaking our heads & saying, “What is the world coming to” but we’re talking about the decay of human rights instead of rock and roll.
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) May 15, 2019
I know there are a lot of men out there who have partners who've had abortions. It's time for you to speak up and be allies. Women don't get pregnant alone.
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) May 15, 2019
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) May 15, 2019
Make no mistake this is an all out war against women. We must unite. We must fight! #AbortionRights
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) May 15, 2019
I believe that women should have complete jurisdiction over their bodies. RT
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) May 15, 2019
Just so I’m understanding this correctly… in Alabama, a man who RAPES & gets a women pregnant will serve LESS time then the person that removes the embryo that was forcefully put in the victim…
— Patrick Shriver (@PSchwarzenegger) 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