Meesha Shafi, Chris Evans, Lady Gaga and others condemn #AbortionBan

'This is awful. Outrageous. Unconstitutional'


Entertainment Desk May 17, 2019

Celebrities are speaking out on social media in the wake of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signing a controversial law that bans most abortions in the state.


Meesha Shafi alongside stars such as John Legend, Chris Evans, Kerry Washington and others condemned the law and share:

Meesha Shafi

PHOTO: MEESHA SHAFI/INSTAGRAM PHOTO: MEESHA SHAFI/INSTAGRAM

Chelsea Handler

"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," wrote comedian Chelsea Handler.



John Legend

"These statehouses are waging all-out war on women and their right to control their reproductive decisions. This is awful," John Legend wrote.



Barbra Streisand

"The retrograde Alabama criminalises abortion even in the case of rape and incest. Voted for overwhelmingly by GOP men. Handmaid’s Tale from the GOP," said Barbra Streisand, noting the Hulu series.



Lady Gaga

"I love you Alabama prayers to all women and young girls here are my thoughts," Lady Gaga captioned a lengthier statement that read: "It is an outrage to ban abortion in Alabama period, and all the more heinous that it excludes those have been raped or are experiencing incest non-consensual or not. So there's a higher penalty for doctors who perform these operations than for most rapists? This is a travesty and I pray for all these women and young girls who will suffer at the hands of this system."



Busy Philipps

"1 in 4 women have had an abortion. Many people think they don't know someone who has, but #youknowme. So let's do this: if you are also the 1 in 4, let's share it and start to end the shame. Use #youknowme and share your truth," Busy Philipps shared.



Sarah Silverman

"Good grief.  Women should have the same autonomy over our bodies that men do. If we don’t have autonomy we don’t have equal rights. This is devolution," Sarah Silverman wrote.



Chris Evans

"This is absolutely unbelievable. If you’re not worried about roe v wade, you’re not paying attention. This is why voting matters!!" wrote "Avengers: Endgame" star Chris Evans.



Kerry Washington

"This is awful. Outrageous. Unconstitutional," Kerry Washington wrote.



Mia Farrow

"Every single State senator who voted to restrict reproductive rights for women, was a man," Mia Farrow wrote over an image of the Senators that voted for the bill.



Alyssa Milano

"There have been nearly 30 bans on abortion introduced, passed, or signed into law in statehouses around the country this year alone. This is Trump’s anti-choice agenda and part of the GOP’s war on women," wrote Alyssa Milano, taking a direct shot at Donald Trump.


The law will make performing an abortion in Alabama a felony, punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison unless the mother’s health is at risk, with no exceptions for women impregnated by rape or incest.


Following a similar law being passed in Georgia, celebrities like Jameela Jamil, Milla Jovovich and Busy Philipps have been taking to social media to share their thoughts on the matter as well as their story of having an abortion when they were younger.

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COMMENTS (1)

Bunny Rabbit | 1 year ago | Reply Their body their wish . as long as its within medical limits , why should any one bother ?
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