On the heels of the passing of the controversial abortion bill in Alabama, Kacey Musgraves joins the conversation with a scathing question to the senators who passed it.
Kacey Musgraves’ Sharp Tweet
“Sooo what’s gonna happen when one of those Alabama senators knocks up one of his mistresses?” writes the outspoken artist on her Twitter account on Thursday, the 16th of May. It should be noted that all 25 senators who voted in favor of the new law are all men.
That comment sparked more than 16,000 retweets and almost 80,000 likes within seven hours of its posting. And, it’s no surprise that Musgraves also disagrees with the bill.
She had also previously retweeted and liked messages from celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and Connie Britton, who joined in the conversation by expressing their opposition to the bill.
Musgraves is the first country artist to publicly speak about the issue, although not the first musician. Lady Gaga, John Legend, and Rhianna are a few that vocalized their disagreement with the new Alabama law.
House Bill 314
On Tuesday, the 14th of May, Alabama State senators voted 15-6 to approve HB 314, which classifies an abortion gotten at any stage of pregnancy as a felony crime. Plus, the doctor who performs the abortion could receive a sentence of 10-99 years in prison, though the woman who seeks the abortion will not be punished.
It does not exclude the victims of rape or incest in the bill as people who can opt into having an abortion. The only exception that the bill has is when the woman’s health is at risk.
The passing of this bill is not for the woman or her health, as so many would like to believe. This is a blatant stepping stone towards overturning Roe V. Wade, the Supreme Court case legalizing abortion.
The states of Georgia, Kentucky, Mississipi, and Ohio have all also recently approved abortion bans that will make it illegal for women to seek abortions once the fetus’ heartbeat is detected, which occurs at about six weeks into pregnancy.