John Legend has never been one to not speak his mind. From his Twitter rants about former president Donald Trump to even his estranged friendship with Ye, the singer wants all the smoke. In recent years, Legend has been enjoying fatherhood, and putting out great music (so other guys can become fathers too). However, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t take the time to discuss politics and world issues.
The legendary singer recently sat with Time 100 and shared his thoughts regarding reproductive rights and other parts of being pro-choice. “We have to speak up for reproductive rights, absolutely,” John legend responds as cheers from the crowd rained down. The “Ordinary People” singer went on to say, “It’s not a pro-life agenda, it’s a pro-control over women’s reproductive choices agenda.” Additionally, Legend is referring to the Dobbs decision, which deems there is no constitutional right to abortion. Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, there have been more motions to limit women’s reproductive rights.
John Legend Gets Real About Women’s Reproductive Rights
“I think America, now that the Dobbs decision has come down, is realizing the level of control and authoritarianism that would be required to implement the so-called ‘pro-life’ agenda,” John Legend responds. Additionally Legend notes, “It’s trying to take America back to an era where women didn’t have autonomy or didn’t have control over their economic decisions and of course, their body.” He adds, “When you talk about miscarriages and late-term abortions, often, they’re the same thing.” John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen have had many difficulties when it comes to childbirth, which is understandable as to why Legend takes such a stance.