Earlier on Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court docket overturned Roe v. Wade, the long-standing case that protected a pregnant girl’s proper to decide on to have an abortion. Many, many artists chimed with their opinion on the ruling, with virtually all being in opposition to the ruling. Cyndi Lauper has taken issues a step additional.
In 1993, Lauper launched “Sally’s Pigeons,” a tune impressed by a real-life incident the place the pop singer’s pal received a back-alley abortion after changing into pregnant and died because of the tried process. Final month, after the Court docket’s ruling was leaked to Politico, Lauper headed again into the studio to file an acoustic model of “Sally’s Pigeons.”
Right here’s what Cyndi Lauper needed to say in regards to the new model:
“The Supreme Court docket’s radical resolution at this time makes the re-recording and re-release of ‘Sally’s Pigeons’ extra related than ever. In my childhood, ladies didn’t have reproductive freedom and 50 years later we discover ourselves in a time warp the place one’s freedom to manage their very own physique has been stripped away. Once I wrote this tune with Mary Chapin Carpenter in 1991, we wrote about two little ladies who dreamt of stretching their wings just like the pigeons they watched that flew above them. They dreamt of being free. However freedom then for girls and sadly now comes at an enormous value. If we don’t have management over our personal our bodies then we've no actual freedom. We're second class residents. We have to mobilize. We have to let our voices be heard.”