John Legend Wants Men To Take A Stand For Women's Rights

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 25: John Legend speaks onstage at the 2023 TIME100 Summit at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for TIME)
John Legend has a simple request for the guys.

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.

Legend's wife shared last year that a miscarriage she had in 2020 was actually a late-term abortion needed to save her life. This prompted the interviewer to ask about what role men need to play in protecting those rights. The singer continues, "These conversations are life or death for these women." "30 weeks. 35 weeks. When they have to make these wrenching decisions." Legend shares. "It is the hardest decision they'll make." He notes how traumatic, painful, and harrowing the process is. These types of decisions aren't easy to make for anyone, it's great to see John Legend using his platform to shed light on what men need to do to support reproductive rights. Check out the rest of the interview and let HNHH know your thoughts on women's rights.

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