Lady Gaga on Wednesday condemned the Alabama abortion bill which was passed earlier this week and labelled it as a ‘travesty’.
The bill passed by the Alabama Senate outlaws abortions in the state, calling it an outrageous, appalling and unconstitutional attack on women.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 15, 2019
Gaga tweeted, “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. 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 suffer at the hands of this system.”
As per the New York Times, the legislation bans abortions at every stage of pregnancy and criminalises the procedure for doctors, who could be charged with felonies and face up to 99 years in prison. This only includes when there is a serious risk to mothers but not in the cases of rape or incest.
Gaga is not the only celebrity who has voiced her opinion against the bill. Many including Monae, Chelsea Peretti, John Legend and Sen Elizabeth Warren also denounced the abortion bill.
Earlier this month, Georgia passed a law that would ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Ohio and Mississippi also have similar legislation.
(With inputs from ANI)