Rihanna Tells Alabama Governor & Senators ‘SHAME ON YOU!’ For Signing Bill That Bans Abortion
Rihanna is one of the latest celebrities to speak out against a controversial bill in Alabama that bans abortion. The bill, described as the most restrictive anti-abortion bill to date, was signed and green-lighted into law after the state’s governor Kay Ivey, signed it earlier this week. Rihanna took to social media to share her frustration. She posted a viral photo of the 25 senators who voted in favor of the law. She also wrote,
“take a look. these are the idiots making decisions for WOMEN in America.
Governor Kay Ivey…SHAME ON YOU!!!!”
The bill was passed 25-6 on Tuesday night. The only exception is “to avoid a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother,” and if the
“unborn child has a lethal anomaly.”
Democrats attempted to also allow for rape and incest victims to be included as an exception, but that was unsuccessful.
Governor Ivey released a statement on why she signed the bill along with a photo of her doing so.
“Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature. To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.
To all Alabamians, I assure you that we will continue to follow the rule of law.
In all meaningful respects, this bill closely resembles an abortion ban that has been a part of Alabama law for well over 100 years. As today’s bill itself recognizes, that longstanding abortion law has been rendered “unenforceable as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.”
No matter one’s personal view on abortion, we can all recognize that, at least for the short term, this bill may similarly be unenforceable. As citizens of this great country, we must always respect the authority of the U.S. Supreme Court even when we disagree with their decisions. Many Americans, myself included, disagreed when Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973. The sponsors of this bill believe that it is time, once again, for the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit this important matter, and they believe this act may bring about the best opportunity for this to occur.
I want to commend the bill sponsors, Rep. Terri Collins and Sen. Clyde Chambliss, for their strong leadership on this important issue.
For the remainder of this session, I now urge all members of the Alabama Legislature to continue seeking the best ways possible to foster a better Alabama in all regards, from education to public safety. We must give every person the best chance for a quality life and a promising future.”
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