While there were plenty of the public discourse Friday after the Supreme Court announced the decision to overturn Roe Vs. Wade, who legalized abortion in the United States, is now taking some of those who speak out to take action to help those affected by the verdict. One of these artists is Coheed and Cambriawho revealed that they will donate all their profits from their upcoming Oklahoma City show with My Chemical Romance to the Center for Reproductive Rights.
“In light of today’s Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision and Oklahoma’s recent near-total ban on abortion, we will donate all profits (min. $ 25,000) from our Oklahoma City show (August 20) to the Center for Reproductive Rights,” the group said. via social media.
The choice of concerts for the band to donate their earnings is remarkable when Oklahoma’s governor last month signed a bill that became the most restrictive abortion ban in the United States
The Senate Bill 1555, seen as a trigger law, came into force with the Supreme Court ruling prohibiting doctors from performing an abortion at any time during a woman’s pregnancy with the only exceptions to save a woman’s life or if the pregnancy was a result. of rape, sexual assault or incest.
“In 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States blocked our voice as a people and put our law on the shelf by stating that the United States Constitution guaranteed a right to abortion. That decision called Roe versus Wade led to over 60 million American children not seeing the light of day, and it’s so 49 years ago, ”John O’Connor, Oklahoma Attorney General, told Oklahoma City station. KFOR.
“It’s devastating … It was not necessarily a shock, I do not think. But it’s still devastating just to see in writing from the U.S. Supreme Court that we now have fewer rights than we had yesterday,” Emily Virgin said. Member of the House of Representatives in Oklahoma.
With the Supreme Court ruling, states are now allowed to dictate abortion laws, with Oklahoma being one of 13 states that had abortion laws ready to go in anticipation of Roe v. Wade being overthrown.
The Center for Reproductive Rights is a legal advocate group that continues the fight to ensure that reproductive rights are protected in law as fundamental human rights. You can learn more and donate here.
About Pew Researchtheir latest survey taken in March this year showed that 61 percent of American adults declared abortion to be legal in all or most cases, while 37 percent believed that abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.
Rock + metal songs with social messages
Music has the power to move people. It also has the power to move them into action.