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Lady Gaga, Ava DuVernay, Cynthia Nixon weigh in on Alabama abortion ban

Hollywood celebrities Lady Gaga, Ava DuVernay, Cynthia Nixon and Chris Evans came together to raise their voice against the near-total abortion ban bill, signed into legislation, calling it unconstitutional and an attack on women s fundamental rights. On Tuesday, Alabama s Republican Governor Kay Ivey signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. The bill is under fire by people from all walks of the society -- such as women s rights activists and legal counsels on social media. Gaga called the passage of the bill a travesty . It is an outrage to ban abortion in Alabama, period, and all the more heinous that it excludes those who have been raped or are experiencing incest, non-consensual or not. So there s a higher penalty for doctors who perform these operations than for most rapists? This is a travesty, and I pray for all these women and young girls who suffer at the hands of this system, the Grammy ...

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