Celebrities have spoken out on Twitter and other social media platforms following the Alabama governor signing a new abortion bill into law Wednesday.
The bill signed into law Wednesday is the most restrictive ban on abortion which gives no exceptions for rape and incest.
Lady Gaga shared her thoughts on the ban in a statement posted to her Twitter account. The “A Star Is Born” actress captioned the statement, “I love you Alabama prayers to all women and young girls here are my thoughts.”
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 15, 2019
“It is an outrage to ban abortion in Alabama period, and all the more heinous that it excludes those [who] have been raped or are experiencing incest non-consensual or not,” the pop star tweeted. (RELATED: Alabama Gov. Signs Most Restrictive Abortion Bill Into Law)
“So there’s a higher penalty for doctors who perform these operations than for most rapists? This is a travesty … ” she added.
Of those 25 men who voted to ban abortion in Alabama, I’d like to know how many of them have ever been pregnant. Or have gotten pregnant as a result of rape. I’d like to know how many of those men know exactly what it is like to be a woman. The answer is zero.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) May 16, 2019
Comedian Chelsea Handler joined the list of celebrities voicing concerns over the ban as well questioning how the men who voted for the bill to pass know what it’s like to be a woman.
“Of those 25 men who voted to ban abortion in Alabama, I’d like to know how many of them have ever been pregnant. Or have gotten pregnant as a result of rape. I’d like to know how many of those men know exactly what it is like to be a woman. The answer is zero,” Handler wrote.
This is absolutely unbelievable. If you’re not worried about roe v wade, you’re not paying attention. This is why voting matters!! https://t.co/gZ5lrj7tQ1
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 15, 2019
These statehouses are waging all-out war on women and their right to control their reproductive decisions. This is awful. https://t.co/noOY2pEsqX
— John Legend (@johnlegend) May 15, 2019
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) May 15, 2019
Other stars speaking out on the issue included Chris Evans of “Captain America,” singer John Legend and actor Michael Rapaport.