Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and More Sign and Share Planned Parenthood Petition
For many artists, reproductive rights and health are some of the most important political issues in the world today. On Monday, over 130 musicians expressed their opinions on those topics by signing and sharing Planned Parenthood’s petition Bans Off My Body. Among those who took part were Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Pup, Pussy Riot, Sleater-Kinney, and The Distillers.
Check out Nine Inch Nails’ tweet below:
When they click the link, users are brought to a website that explains the petition: “Our bodies are our own — if they are not, we cannot be truly free or equal. Across the country, some politicians are trying to make decisions about our bodies for us. We won’t let the abortion bans sweeping the country put our lives and futures at risk, and we won’t be silenced while our fundamental right to control our bodies is taken away. Everyone deserves health care that’s free of shame, stigma, or judgment. Together, we say: Get your bans off my body!”
This is not Pussy Riot’s first time advocating for abortion rights. Recently, they protested Alabama’s abortion law by donating funds from a Birmingham gig to both Planned Parenthood and the Yellowhammer Fund (a charity that provides funding for anyone seeking care at one of Alabama’s three abortion clinics, and which also helps pay for travel, lodging, et cetera, for those who need it).
They even made a video about the situation, urging pro-lifers to ban guns, not abortion. Check it out below:
The band’s Nadya Tolokonnikova included a statement:
“GET OUT OF MY UTERUS OR I’LL CUT YOUR BALLS OFF. Pro-life? Ban the guns. When we’re on the street and a 60-yo creepy dude tells a 20yo woman what to do with her body, we call it a harassment or a rape. When we’re at the senate, it’s called politics.
I’ll always have planned parenthood in my heart. And in my vagina. I’ve seen desperate crying lonely women coming to PP as at their last resort. PP is a modern church for all the desperate, and for the poor. If only church would ever make any good for women.”
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