Rihanna is unhappy about Alabama’s controversial abortion bill and she’s making sure her voice is heard.
On Wednesday (May 15), the state’s governor Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Human Life Protection Act into law. She made the announcement via Twitter, which included a religious perspective.
“Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act,” writes Ivy. “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.”
The announcement prompted a response from Rihanna, who posted a photo of 25 Alabama Republican state Senators, which consist of white men, and included the comment, “Take a look. these are the idiots making decisions for WOMEN in America. Governor Kay Ivey…SHAME ON YOU,” she added.
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.
“Since Governor Ivey wants to use religion, and she’s so pro-life, why not get rid of the state’s death penalty law which is the highest per capita death penalty rate in the country. Let’s ponder on that for a second,” states Incredible People founder Gary Gentles.
In addition to Rihanna, John Legend, Lady Gaga, Janelle Monáe, Alyssa Milano, and many other celebrities have taken to social media to speak up for women.