The nonprofit reproductive health care organization’s “We Need Every Voice” initiative launched this week (October 28) with a full-page advertisement in many newspapers. Signed by hundreds of musical acts, the newsletter emphasizes the importance of voting following the recent confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court.
It is that nomination, part of the Trump administration’s hasty crusade to fill the job left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month, that has left reproductive health advocates and rights activists worried. women. According to the opinion of the New York TimesThe life delivery of Barrett, a staunchly conservative jurist, is poised to tilt the Supreme Court in a Republican-favored direction for years to come.
Which means, quite possibly, that both the Affordable Care Act and the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, in which the Court ruled that the United States Constitution protects a pregnant woman’s freedom to choose have an abortion without much government interference, they could be annulled.
In addition to Foo Fighters, Halestorm and Weezer, other rock and metal artists also facing that feasible hit to healthcare include Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Beastie Boys, Tenacious D, Alex Skolnick, Baroness, Bikini Kill from Testament, Billie Eilish, Nieto, Jimmy Eat World, Keith Morris, Kevin Seconds, Kim Gordon, Knocked Loose, L7, Mudhoney, Patrick Carney of the Black Keys, Perry and Etty Lau Farrell, Pup, Shearwater, Silversun Pickups, Sleater -Kinney, the Bird and the Bee, the Distillers, the Slaughters, the Third Blind Eye, the Tourniquet and the Grim Reaper.
“Everything is at stake with this election,” said Alexis McGill Johnson of Planned Parenthood Action Fund in a statement obtained by Rolling Stone. “Voters across the country understand that we need leaders who will fight to protect our rights and access to health care in all branches of government.”
He continued: “As we face a Supreme Court that now poses an even greater threat to people’s access to health care and reproductive rights, we know that there is power in exercising our right to vote. We are proud to partner with musicians for ‘We Need Every Voice’ to mobilize more people to use their voices and votes. “
See the announcement directly below.
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