Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale Decries Overturn of Roe v. Wade: “We Will Fight Back. We Will Not Be Quiet. We Will Not Behave.”
Last week, the Supreme Court officially voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark court case which protects a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion. Now, Halestorm vocalist Lzzy Hale has posted an angry statement calling out those who would strip a woman of her bodily autonomy and pledging to fight for her right to choose.
Lzzy posted the following to her Instagram, along with a picture of her flipping the bird:
“I would’ve posted something on Friday, but we were filming a music video and then I ran off to celebrate pride weekend. I wanted to feel the unbridled joy of the city around me, and exult the beauty of all the kindness and love I still feel in this world. I needed time before I sat down with this weight.
“I wear being a woman as a badge of honor. I’ve had to break down barriers, move immovable mountains, and work twice as hard because of my gender to get where I am today.
“I’ve made it part of my mission statement to empower, inspire, and be a beacon of positive force for the young women that surround me. That’s what I have CHOSEN to do with my body. NO ONE CAN TELL ME WHAT I CAN AND CANNOT DO WITH MY BODY.
“I’ve seen us as women make tremendous strides in our endless fight. I’ve seen us make huge leaps in equality and freedom.
“But some of those strides have been stripped from us overnight. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. What comes next?
“I’m angry, disgusted, heartbroken and terrified.
“This overturn is going to cause so much pain, division, immense mental anguish, and death. The majority of America does NOT agree with this decision. It’s truly the tyranny of the minority.
“So I proudly stand with my sisters and allies.
“We will fight back.
“We will not be quiet.
“We will not behave.
“This can be undone
“Mine is a message of hope.
“Click the link in my bio to donate and fight this madness.
“She’s not fragile like a flower.
“She is fragile like a bomb.
“‘Be a good girl, play along
“Wear your short skirt, sing your song
“And zip it up, zip it up
“Cuz we don’t like when you speak up, you speak up
“Just Bite your tongue And Give it up give it up
“Well, I got news for all of you fools
“You better suck it up, suck it up
“You’re never gonna shut me up shut me up
“Baby I’m a Bombshell (bombshell)
“I’ll light you up like a
“Girl Behave and know your place
“Paint a smile upon your face
“And zip it up , zip it up
“Cuz we don’t like it when your tough, when your tough
“Just Shut your mouth And Give it up give it up
“Well, I got plans for all of you man”
We’re sure it will surprise no one to learn this, but for the record, we here at MetalSucks stand with this message, and will always be pro-choice and pro-reproductive freedom. What a woman does with her body is her own business, and we think anyone who wants to police that can get fucked somewhere.
If you believe that this is a religious issue, that’s your business, because American politics should not be influenced or policed by religion. America was built in part on escaping religious persecution and allowing freedom of worship. And if your god thinks a woman making a choice about her body should be punishable by eternal torture, then we think it’s pretty clear that you made Him in your image and not the other way around
Check out Lzzy’s post below. Meanwhile, if you’d like to donate to help women obtain contraceptives and abortions as they see fit, go to wrrap.org, AbortionFunds.org or Planned Parenthood and give directly to causes protecting a woman’s right to choose. Or you can go full gore metal and purchase one of Exhumed’s ‘Abort the Court’ shirts.