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Arcade Fire seems to talk about abortion rights during their premiere on ‘SNL’

Arcade Fire appeared last night (May 7) on Saturday Night Live, where he played two songs from “WE” and was said to have spoken out about abortion rights.

Earlier this week, a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft suggested that the organization is preparing to overturn Roe V. Wade, a 1973 ruling that justified abortion at the federal level.

Arcade Fire used their performance on Saturday Night Live to apparently criticize the proposed project.

After a powerful performance of ‘The Lightning I, II’, singer Win Butler returned to the microphone to say “the right of women to choose forever in tears. Amen.” Check it out below.

Later, the Canadian group played the ‘Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)’, dedicated to Régine Chassagne and Butler’s son Eddie. It ended when the singer told his mother that he loved her.

The show came to an end when host Benedict Cumberbatch and other SNL members wore “1973” T-shirts, referring to the year Roe V. Wade’s case was passed.

This week, artists such as Rage Against The Machine, Halsey and Phoebe Bridgers spoke out about plans to overthrow Roe V. Wade.

Lorde addressed the issue on his show in Los Angeles, giving a lengthy speech on the chances of the country losing abortion rights. “Like many of you, this week I am ashamed and heartbroken at the news that there are people who think our bodies are not ours,” he said.

Olivia Rodrigo also addressed the issue during a recent concert in Washington DC, telling her fans: “Our bodies should never be in the hands of politicians. I hope we can raise our voice to defend our right. to ensure that, in order to have a safe abortion, it is right that so many people have worked so hard in front of us. ”

Arcade Fire released their sixth album earlier this week (May 6). Speaking to NME, Butler explained how the group felt as the backdrop of global uncertainty – the second, and deadliest, wave of COVID-19 in the US and the 2020 US presidential election – on record.

“In the background was this election, this fucking Trump election, and we’re thinking, ‘Is this really our life now? Is this guy really going to win the fuck again, and we’re all going to be screwed? ‘ “Butler said.

They have also announced plans for a world tour in 2022 which the group has described as “the definitive Arcade Fire trip”.

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