John Legend has said that he will do his “part” as he vows to donate funds that will help women have access to abortion clinics.
John Legend opened up about his belief’s on the Supreme Court’s leaked draft decision to overturn Roe v Wade during an interview with The Guardian.
The interview took place after the draft decision to overturn the 1973 landmark legal ruling, which gave American women the right to end a pregnancy, leaked.
Speaking with the outlet, Legend said he “can’t watch this sh*t happen and not say something.”
“We’re teetering on the brink of not being a full democracy,” he said. “We’re about to implement The Handmaid’s Tale into law.”
Legend went on to say he thought America had been moving on from a “dark era.”
“As someone who thought it was an immense tragedy that we allowed Donald Trump to be president for four years, I felt a strong sense of relief at a new regime with someone who actually cared about the country,” the singer said.
“I was happy that we were turning the page from what I thought was a dark era in American history. But now I still feel incredibly concerned.”
Legend also added that he believes that “human beings generally want to do the right thing but the conservative movement is not interested in concessions or compromise” and instead they are interested in “full power and full authoritarianism.”
Legend also stated that we “have to fight” and that he is “going to do my part.”
Just hours after the interview, Legend shared a tweet explaining that he and wife, Chrissy Teigen, will be “be donating to @abortionfunds and @keepourclinics to help women afford and access the services they need in a safe and timely fashion.”
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