Abortion

Director Phyllis Nagy on Releasing Call Jane in a Post-Roe v. Wade World: “Women’s Rights Are Always Under Attack”

Phyllis Nagy knew it was coming. When the director was initially doing press for her new film Call Jane last January, during the Sundance Film Festival, she had a good sense that a looming Supreme Court decision would be bad news for American reproductive justice. “If you were in a sort of political activist space at all regarding women’s rights, you did know that something not very good was coming of that decision,” she tells Consequence on the eve of the film’s release. “What we didn’t know — what I certainly didn’t know was the violence with which it would be dispatched and the number of states that moved to implement already draconian reproductive rights laws. So this did send me reeling, and probably a whole lot of other people who worked on this, too.” Call Jane is a period piece tha...

New Herschel Walker Abortion Accuser Steps Forward

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Jessica McGowan / Getty Another woman has come forward to accuse Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker of coercing her to have an abortion years ago, calling him a “hypocrite” for his anti-abortion stance. The woman made her claims at a press conference on Wednesday (Oct. 26) held in Los Angeles, California. The event was convened by lawyer Gloria Allred, who is representing the unidentified woman. “I don’t believe Herschel is morally fit to be a U.S. senator, and that is the reason I am speaking up and providing proof,” she said, appearing at the conference via Zoom with a blank screen to protect herself from threats and reprisals. Referred to as Jane Doe, she detailed how she had an affair with the former Heisman Trophy winner wh...

Pearl Jam, David Byrne + Devo, Maya Hawke, and More Contribute to Abortion Access Benefit Album

Pearl Jam, David Byrne + Devo, Maya Hawke, and a host of other artists have contributed to an abortion access benefit album available for 24 hours only starting Friday, October 7th at 12:00 a.m. PT via Bandcamp. 100% of the net proceeds from the charity compilation will benefit non-profit organizations working to provide abortion care access to all. Fitting titled Good Music to Ensure Safe Abortion Access to All, the album features previously unreleased recordings including never-before-heard new songs, covers, remixes, live versions, and unreleased demos. In addition to the aforementioned artists, it includes exclusive tracks from Sleater-Kinney, Tegan and Sara, Soccer Mommy, Wet Leg, and Cat Power. Other contributors include R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie, Animal Collective, My Mo...

Pearl Jam, Tegan and Sara Lead Abortion Fundraiser Compilation ‘Good Music to Ensure Safe Abortion Access to All’

Good Music announced on Tuesday (Oct. 4) that they’re releasing a new compilation album to raise money for abortion access featuring Pearl Jam, Tegan and Sara and more. The expansive, 49-track collection, titled Good Music to Ensure Safe Abortion Access to All, will be released Friday (Oct. 7) at 12 p.m. PT for just 24 hours, exclusively on Bandcamp. It features previously unreleased contributions from the likes of Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell, Death Cab for Cutie, Fleet Foxes, Grouplove, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Mac DeMarco, Maya Hawke, The Regrettes, R.E.M., Soccer Mommy and Wet Leg. One hundred percent of net proceeds from the album will be split between The Brigid Alliance — a referral-based service that provides people seeking an abortion with travel, lodging, food, child...

Herschel Walker’s Ex-Girlfriend Says He Paid For Her Abortion

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Megan Varner / Getty Herschel Walker’s turbuluent Senate campaign has received a potentially serious blow as a former girlfriend revealed that he paid for her to have an abortion – and has detailed proof. According to a detailed report from The Daily Beast on Monday night (Oct. 3), a woman (who chose not to disclose her identity) that was romantically involved with the former gridiron star claims that while they were dating in 2009, she became pregnant with his child. Once he found out, he urged her to get an abortion and that he reimbursed her for the cost after she went through with it. According to her, he felt that it was “not the right time” to have a child. She would find out later that Walker had another child earlier that year under the same ...

Chrissy Teigen Reveals She Had an Abortion to ‘Save My Life for a Baby That Had Absolutely No Chance’

Chrissy Teigen confessed Thursday that the miscarriage she said she had two years ago was actually an abortion — which came as a surprise to her. Teigen and husband John Legend had revealed that in September 2020 they lost their son Jack at 20 weeks as a result of a pregnancy complication. At the time, they said it was a miscarriage. Speaking at social impact agency Propper Daley’s “A Day of Unreasonable Conversation” summit, which was held Thursday (Sept. 15), Teigen said the revelation that it was in fact an abortion came as a shock to her. “Two years ago, when I was pregnant with Jack, John and my third child, I had to make a lot of difficult and heartbreaking decisions. It became very clear around halfway through that he would not survive, and that I wouldn’t either without any medical...

17 Democratic Party Lawmakers Arrested At Abortion Rights Protest

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: The Washington Post / Getty Over a dozen Democratic Party lawmakers were among over two dozen arrested at an abortion rights protest on Tuesday (July 19). Included in that group were some of the more progressive members of the party, and it appears that their efforts at the event are just the start of their overall push. As reported by local outlets NBC Washington and The Hill, 17 Democratic lawmakers were arrested amid a total of 35 overall according to the U.S. Capitol Police. Related Stories Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Jackie Speier, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Rashida Tlaib, Cori Bush, Katherine Clark, Andy Levin, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Alma Adams, Veronica Escobar, and Carolyn Maloney were some of the published names on the arrest list. Rep. Maloney i...

Kimberly Elise Gets Pro-Life Boots Smoked On Twitter Over IG Post

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Tommaso Boddi / Getty Kimberly Elise an actress some might remember from the bank heist classic Set It Off apparently set Twitter off due to a recent Instagram post. Elise shared a message on her account praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and folks on Twitter are not happy. Elise, 55, shared a post on Tuesday (June 28) that featured an image of a sleeping baby with the caption reading, “Millions of babies will be saved from death by abortion due to the overturning of Roe V. Wade. Hallelujah! #allglorybetoGod.” Given the reactions already sparked by the decision rendered by the nation’s highest court, Elise became the target of vicious and seemingly relentless criticism by many on Twitter. One user reminded Elise of a ...

Barbra Streisand Calls Supreme Court “American Taliban” Following Roe v. Wade Overruling

Barbra Streisand has joined a chorus of voices speaking out against the US Supreme Court’s overruling of Roe v. Wade, calling the court “the American Taliban” in a tweet. “The Court uses religious dogma to overturn the constitutional right to abortion,” Streisand said on June 24th. “This Court is the American Taliban.” The tweet came after Justice Samuel Alito wrote, “The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision,” effectively returning the decision whether to allow the procedure back to the states. As such, eight states have already prohibited abortion altogether, while several others are expected to either ban or restrict it in the near future. Advertisement Related Video In another tweet, Streisand shared an ar...

Billie Joe Armstrong Has Had It With American Idiots: “I’m Renouncing My Citizenship”

Billie Joe Armstrong has had it with the American Idiots sitting on the US Supreme Court. During Green Day’s concert in London on Friday, the band’s frontman expressed his disgust over the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and restrict women’s access to a safe abortion. “Fuck America, I’m fucking renouncing my citizenship. I’m fucking coming here,” Armstrong declared. “There’s just too much fucking stupid in the world to go back to that miserable fucking excuse for a country.” Related Video “Oh, I’m not kidding,” Armstrong insisted. “You’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days.” Advertisement Armstrong was even more explicit during Green Day’s concert on Saturday. Prior to performing “American Idiot,” he shouted, “Fuck the Supreme Court of America,” and referred to th...

Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen Dedicate “Fuck You” Performance to Supreme Court Justices: Watch

Olivia Rodrigo was the latest Glastonbury performer to use her massive platform over the weekend to rebuke the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and end access to safe abortions. In doing so, she was joined by fellow pop singer, Lily Allen, to perform a rendition of the latter’s classic track, “Fuck You.” “I’m devastated and terrified. So many women and so many girls are going to die because of this,” Rodrigo stated. “I wanted to dedicate this next song to the five members of the Supreme Court who have showed us that at the end of the day, they truly don’t give a shit about freedom.” Rodrigo proceeded to name off the five justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh. “We hate you!” she declared, a...

Roe v. Wade: States Rush To Ban Abortion In Wake Of Supreme Court Ruling

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: MANDEL NGAN / Getty The United States Supreme Court ruled on Friday (June 24) to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, effectively allowing some states to ban abortion. With immediacy, states are rushing to implement abortion bans with three states gaining instant bans due to existing laws. As reported by The Washington Post at great length, 13 states in total have so-called “trigger bans” in place. Reports are still pouring in from across the nation but three states, Kentucky, Louisiana, and South Carolina, had their bans go into effect immediately with at least five other states following suit. The remaining states with antiabortion laws that were previously blocked by the high court will continue to move on their promises for bans. The Post notes...