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“Abortion Is A Luxury Provided By Modern Science”: Azealia Banks Sides With Alabama Abortion Ban

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TORONTO, ON – MAY 08: Singer and rapper Azealia Banks performs during Canadian Music Week 2019 at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on May 8, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic)

Azealia Banks seems to be the only celebrity who is cool with the Alabama total abortion ban. Unlike Azealia Banks, so many others kick against this as an improper decision on the populates.

She is the latest public figure to address the issue of Alabama’s change in legislation governing abortion. For the sake of objectivity, I’ll refrain from criticizing her opinion, mostly due to the fact that as a woman of color, Azealia Banks has more to gain/lose from this ongoing debate. That said, Azealia Bank’s decision to stand behind what other’s perceive as oppressive measures by the Alabaman senate (and other caucuses in the Confederate States) is riddled with nuances and contradictory statements.

 

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Three slides to concisely explain how the anti abortion bills in the southern states of America disproportionately affect the black population. Enforced pregnancies > Enforced poverty > Larger poor back population > More black people to fill privately owned prisons owned by Republican law makers. This is about white supremacy, keeping the poor poor and the rich rich. The more black people in privatised prisons unable to vote, the longer America stays a Republican run country. None of this is an accident or coincidence. Please read these slides and then go watch ’13th’ by @ava on @netflix to educate yourself on how the American prison system is an evolution of the slave trade. Sources: @samswey @kimberlynfoster @shishi.rose

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For starters, Azealia Banks stands on two fronts. She stands behind the criminalization of Abortion, but only as it pertains to control the Pharmaceutical Industry maintains over the practice itself. In the closing sentence of her public address, Banks defines abortion as a “modern luxury provided by modern science,” while altogether showing a semblance of solidarity with the anti-establishment and pro-choice movement in America.



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