The musician has spoken out to address the dangers that would come if Roe vs Wade is overturned
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Last Monday (2 May), a leaked draft opinion, written by conservative justice Samuel Alito, was published and suggested that the US Supreme Court is set to upend abortion rights by overturning Roe vs Wade.
On 4 May, Halsey took to Twitter to urgently call for people to defend abortion rights. In the past, Halsey has opened up about her experiences with miscarriage and in her recent post she encouraged her followers to take action and donate to abortion funds.
Halsey wrote: “I cannot stress enough the implications of this moment in history. This is a cruel attack on our fundamental right to choose if and when to have a child. I felt this way before I became a mother and I feel this way even more now after having my son.”
The overturning of Roe V Wade will mark a catastrophic shift in our fundamental rights to bodily autonomy and reproductive health care. We are constituents and we have the right and responsibility to fight this.@aclu@PPFA @AbortionFunds pic.twitter.com/zYlXSZqzCu— h (@halsey) May 4, 2022
Phoebe Bridgers shared her abortion story
On 3 May, musician Phoebe Bridgers also shared her own experience on Twitter, writing: “I had an abortion in October of last year while I was on tour. I went to planned parenthood where they gave me the abortion pill. It was easy. Everyone deserves that kind of access.”
Many politicians and activists have warned that this attack on autonomy and privacy will lead to things such as gay marriage and civil rights coming under attack.
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