Celebrities are taking a stand against an extreme new anti-abortion ban in Alabama.
The bill, which was passed by the state’s Senate on Tuesday, places a minimum 10-year sentence on any doctor found to have performed an abortion at any stage of pregnancy, according to The Huffington Post.
An exception is carved out for cases in which the life of the mother is at risk, but there are no exceptions in the case of rape or incest.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has not yet signed the bill into law.
When the news broke, a stream of celebrities, including Kacey Musgraves, Lady Gaga, Alyssa Milano, Chris Evans, John Legend, Busy Philipps and more, took to Twitter to slam the abortion ban.
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I don’t usually comment on politics but this one got me and is so important. This whole abortion law thing in America is a mess I mean your completely taking away the rights of women and the ownership of the bodies that belong to them. I have so much respect for women Watching someone go through pregnancy and how tough it can be at times and us as men never have to go through that so how can we even comment or decide what women should or shouldn’t go through, it is total BS that anyone is even given that power. It’s bad enough that women have to go through cycles of periods that can be painful without making some of them have to go through with unwanted pregnancies that will literally change the course of the lives they lead at all ages. Here was me thinking it was supposed to be the land of the free it all looks very tied up from where I’m standing. Abortion up to a certain point should always be legal it’s only right that woman are given that choice to make for themselves.