Singer and actress Lady Gaga is the latest celebrity to lambast the vile Alabama abortion bill that passed yesterday in the U.S.
The A Star Is Born actress took to Twitter to write a lengthy take-down of the bill and those who helped it pass.
“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 singer wrote in a note that was shared.
“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.”
Gaga ended the tweet with the hashtags #AlabamaAbortionBan, #Alabama #AlabamaSenate, #NoUterusNoOpinion, #PlannedParenthood, and #ProChoice.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 15, 2019
The bill, passed 25-6 in Alabama’s Republican-led Senate, would be a near-total ban on abortion in the state, via Variety.
Doctors could receive up to 99 years in prison for performing an abortion, and the law only allows exceptions “to avoid a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother,” for ectopic pregnancy and if the “unborn child has a lethal anomaly.”
Alabama is the latest state to push forward restriction abortion bills, as just last week, Georgia passed a law that would ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Two other states, Ohio and Mississippi, have passed similar legislation.Image: Getty Images