COHEED AND CAMBRIA will donate proceeds from Oklahoma City concert to the Center for Reproductive Rights
COHEED AND CAMBRIA will donate all proceeds from his upcoming concert in Oklahoma City to the Center for Reproductive Rightsa legal advocacy group that represented the clinic at the center of the case that led the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade on abortion rights.
The conservative-leaning Supreme Court ruling came in a case involving Mississippi’s request to overturn Roe v. Wade — the 1973 court decision that legalized abortion in the United States — and to enforce a state law that bars the procedure 15 weeks after conception.
Roe v. Wade asserted the right to have an abortion under the 14th Amendment, ruling that abortions were constitutionally protected until about 23 weeks, when a fetus can generally live outside the womb.
Friday’s ruling overturned what was previously federal legalization of abortion and returned the matter to individual states to decide for themselves.
Just hours after the announcement of the Supreme Court’s decision, COHEED AND CAMBRIA released the following statement via social media: “In light of today’s decision by Supreme Court Roe V. Wade and the recent near total ban on abortion in Oklahoma, we will be donating all earnings (min $25,000) from our Oklahoma City show (August 20) at the Center for Reproductive Rights. http://reproductiverights.org”.
Last month, Oklahoma’s governor signed a bill that became the most restrictive ban to date in the country. The law prohibits doctors from performing abortions at any time during pregnancy unless the procedure saves a woman’s life or if the pregnancy is the result of rape, sexual assault or incest .
According to Pew Research Centera majority of 61% of American adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 37% think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.
Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents are 42 percentage points more likely than Republicans and leaning Republicans to say abortion should be legal in all or most cases (80% vs. 38%).
Critics said overturning landmark rulings establishing abortion rights would tarnish the court’s reputation and open the door to further challenges to a well-established law.
According CNNnearly half of the states have passed or will pass laws prohibiting abortion, while others have adopted strict measures regulating the procedure.
Thirteen states implemented so-called “trigger laws”, which would effectively ban abortions almost immediately after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. According Axiosthe restrictions that would follow the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe would mean nearly 30% of people would be more than 200 miles from an abortion provider.
According to a ForbesAmericans widely oppose tough abortion laws, with 75% against policies that make it a criminal offense to perform an abortion, 69% against policies that ban abortion six to eight weeks after the start of a pregnancy, 80% against laws that allow private citizens to sue anyone. who aids or encourages an abortion and 63% support “shelter laws” in Democratic-led states that would protect people who travel from other states to have an abortion.
In light of today’s Supreme Court Roe V. Wade decision and the recent near-total ban on abortion in Oklahoma, we will be donating all proceeds (min. $25,000) from our show in Oklahoma City (August 20) at the Center for Reproductive Rights.https://t.co/GDgn9Dqrigpic.twitter.com/vYVSG6yB9f
—Coheed and Cambria (@Coheed) June 24, 2022