Rihanna is speaking out against Alabama’s controversial abortion bill.
On Wednesday (May 15), the state’s governor Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Human Life Protection Act into law, prompting a response from Rihanna. The superstar singer posted a photo of 25 Alabama Republican state Senators, which consist of white men, and put them on blast for voting in favor of the ban.
“Take a look. these are the idiots making decisions for WOMEN in America,” said Rihanna.
She also condemned Alabama’s female governor for signing the law into effect. “Governor Kay Ivey…SHAME ON YOU!!!!” she added.
take a look. these are the idiots making decisions for WOMEN in America.
Governor Kay Ivey…SHAME ON YOU!!!! pic.twitter.com/WuAjSVv6TH
— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 16, 2019
Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act. To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious & that every life is a sacred gift from God. https://t.co/DwKJyAjSs8 pic.twitter.com/PIUQip6nmw
— Governor Kay Ivey (@GovernorKayIvey) May 15, 2019
The bill bans women in Alabama from having an abortion after six weeks into their pregnancy at which time many don’t even know they are pregnant. Any doctor who performs an abortion in the state will face a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of 99 to life.
Other celebrities including Lady Gaga, Janelle Monáe, and John Legend have taken to social media to speak up for the rights of women following the ban. “THIS IS REAL & is HAPPENING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” tweeted Monáe, while Legend added, “These statehouses are waging all-out war on women and their right to control their reproductive decisions. This is awful.”
THIS IS REAL & is HAPPENING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA https://t.co/x7juRSCzkD
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) May 15, 2019
These statehouses are waging all-out war on women and their right to control their reproductive decisions. This is awful. https://t.co/noOY2pEsqX
— John Legend (@johnlegend) May 15, 2019