On Wednesday, Gov. Kay Ivey signed the controversial Alabama Human Life Protection Act, which outlaws almost all abortions in the state and is now the strictest abortion law in all of America.
"To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God," Ivey said in a statement.
The bill has led to widespread outrage which only increased when it was revealed that all 25 people who voted in favour of the bill were white men. Many women have spoken out against the bill and discussed their own abortion experiences using the hashtag #YouKnowMe, and now celebrities are also taking to social media in denouncement of the ban.
Pink shared this image of the 25 men who voted in favour of the bill alongside the caption: "Welcome to the real life HANDMAIDS TALE!!!"
And her husband, Carey Hart, responded in the comments saying her post was "the sad truth".
Pink followed it up with another post in which she called the ban an "attack on women".
Lady Gaga said it was a "travesty" that there will be a "higher penalty for doctors who perform these operations than for most rapists".
Reese Witherspoon called the ban "unconstitutional" and "abhorrent".
Cynthia Nixon revealed two personal accounts of abortion alongside the message: "We cannot and will not go back".
Liam Payne wrote a lengthy post revealing that the news had compelled him to make the uncharacteristic decision to speak out about politics and defend the rights of women.
Rihanna branded the 25 men who voted in favour of the bill "idiots".
"Fuck the fuck off," Alexa Chung wrote in the caption of her post, before sharing information in her Instagram Story detailing how to help women in the affected states.
Courteney Cox said she was "appalled" and "scared" by the decision made in her home state.
Kylie Jenner said the news "made her sick".
"These laws won't stop women and pregnant people from having abortions, or from making the best decision for their bodies and families," Emma Watson wrote, "It will just mean they are forced to do so unsafely and with stigma."
Minka Kelly denounced the ban by sharing her own experience of abortion, describing it as the best decision she could have made. "Having a baby at that time would have only perpetuated the cycle of poverty, chaos and dysfunction I was born into," she wrote in the caption.
Karlie Kloss posted a series of links to organisations that people could get involved with or donate to.
Miley Cyrus posted a photo with an accompanying caption reading: "No man should make laws regarding women's bodies."
Abigail Breslin shared a series of quotes about rape and abortion from Republican politicians with a caption calling the ban "extreme, unfair, cruel and unjust," and said she felt "beside herself" at the news.
Amber Rose also posted quotes from politicians, adding that she was "completely outraged" by the decision.
Busy Philipps shared a screenshot of the tweet which popularised the #YouKnowMe hashtag. "I won't be silent," she added.
Hilary Duff posted two images and a caption full of empowering emojis.
"No caption needed," Cara Delevigne said.
And her post proved popular, with Gigi Hadid sharing the same image alongside a caption branding the ban "shameful".
Jordyn Woods also posted the image on her Instagram Story.
And Diddy captioned his graphic: "Shit crazy."
"We have to fight back against each and every attempt to criminalize people for simply accessing abortion care and exercising their constitutional right to abortion," Jaime King said.
Emily Ratajkowski wrote: "These men in power are imposing their wills onto the bodies of women in order to uphold the patriarchy and perpetuate the industrial prison complex by preventing women of low economic opportunity the right to choose to not reproduce."
Ellen DeGeneres tweeted that she "stand[s] with" all women.
And Ariana Grande posted these two images on her Instagram Story.
Ellie Woodward is acting celebrity editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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