Healy gave a passionate speech about women’s rights and the ban during the band’s performance in Alabama.
Luckily, someone captured the entire speech on video which you can watch below.
— Paige Benjamin (@paige_benjamin) May 18, 2019
I am retweeting this as it is an incredibly pressing issue https://t.co/PmwVRJzhZm
— matty (@Truman_Black) May 18, 2019
“The reason I’m so angry is because I don’t believe [the ban] is about the preservation of life, I believe it’s about the controlling of women,” says Healy.
Healy continued, saying “you know what else is important? Freedom for women to do with their reproductive organs what they want.”
Fans on Twitter were extremely happy to see the topic addressed by the band. Take a look below for some of their reactions.
i’m crying 😭 @the1975 at @Hangoutfest just made the most passionate speech on how these abortion bans are NOT about protecting life, but rather controlling women… in the red state of alabama… fan for life after that 💙
— huh (@uhohjas) May 17, 2019
— Emily Grace Kelly (@EmilyGKelly) May 18, 2019
— faith (@_faithatkinson) May 18, 2019
In case you haven’t heard, Alabama recently made all abortions illegal at any stage of pregnancy.
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