hundreds of celebrities against Texas anti-abortion law

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While Texas has banned almost all abortions since Wednesday, many American stars are protesting on social media to denounce the new Texas law, which bans most terminations of pregnancy, even in cases of incest or rape.

“Solidarity”, “There are no prohibitions for our bodies”: many music and Hollywood stars have made their voices heard on social networks to denounce a law that has entered into force in the state of TEXAS to United Stateswhich prohibits most of abortionseven in cases of incest or rape.

“We should all be able to make our own decisions about our health and our future,” singer Cindy Lauper said on her Instagram account.

“With the extreme abortion ban in Texas and the record number of states passing abortion restrictions this year, we must fight for reproductive freedom for all,” the singer continues. Girls just want to have fun,” considering, like his friend P.nk or actresses Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria, a message from Planned Parenthood declaring, “I stand in solidarity with Texans and the people of the world seeking freedom to be born”.

The new Texas law prohibits termination of pregnancy as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected, around the sixth week, when most women are unaware they are pregnant. Only one exception is provided: in case of medical emergency, but not in case of incest or rape.

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Comedian and producer Reese Witherspoon also responded to express her solidarity with Texas women, including comedian Amy Schumer, singer Dua Lipa and supermodel Bella Hadid.

As actress Alyssa Milano shares on her Instagram account, more than a hundred stars have taken a stand against the Texas law.

“White Men’s Sharia”

The singer Lizzo has made a short video where she condemns the interference of religion in the law, calling for respect for the “separation of church and state”. “People who make the laws should not stick their noses in what has to do with other people’s bodies,” snapped the artist, apparently in the grip of a great emotion, believing that leaders would do better to focus on the answers to bring in Covid. -19 pandemics.

Tennis champion Martina Navratilova (18 Grand Slam wins) strongly criticized the Texas law, putting those who voted for it on Twitter, photos in support: “All old white men. Telling young women to of all colors what they can or cannot do with their bodies. The white man’s Sharia is there.”

“An attack on women’s constitutional rights”

Before Texas, twelve states passed so-called “heartbeat” laws, but all have been struck down in court for violating groundbreaking US abortion rights jurisprudence that has guaranteed the right to abort as long as the fetus is not applicable, about 22 weeks of pregnancy.

The Southern state formulated its law differently : it is not up to the authorities to implement the measure, but “exclusively” to citizens, encouraged to file a complaint against organizations or persons who help women to have abortions. The state of Texas is shirking its constitutional responsibility and making it harder for federal courts or the United States Supreme Court to block the law.

The nation’s highest court, heavily overhauled by Donald Trump, dealt the worst blow to abortion rights in nearly half a century on Thursday, refusing to block Texas’ anti-abortion law.

President Joe Biden on Thursday criticized the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to block the law, “an unprecedented attack on women’s constitutional rights,” and promised a government response “to ensure Texans have access to abortions.” safe and legal”.

The Democratic-majority House of Representatives plans to debate and vote on a federal bill aimed at preventing U.S. states from passing drastic provisions limiting women’s right to abortion, like the one in Texas, its speaker said Thursday. Nancy Pelosi.

With AFP and Reuters

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