Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale has shared a statement in response to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade last Friday, ending the fundamental right to abortion that has been the law for almost 50 years.
In an Instagram post Tuesday accompanied by a photo of Hale giving the middle finger, the “I Miss the Misery” rocker writes, “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,” she adds. “I needed time before I sat down with this weight.”
Hale continues that she “wear[s] 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,” Hale writes. “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.”
In all caps, she adds, “NO ONE CAN TELL ME WHAT I CAN AND CANNOT DO WITH MY BODY.”
In regards to the SCOTUS decision, Hale says she feels “angry, disgusted, heartbroken and terrified.”
“This overturn is going to cause so much pain, division, immense mental anguish, and death,” Hale writes. “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.”
Hale ends the post with the lyrics to the Halestorm song “Bombshell.”
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