Cyndi Lauper shared a re – recorded version of his 1993 abortion rights song, “Sally’s Pigeons,” following the US Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade.
In a series of tweets Accompanied by the stripped down and more whiny remake of ‘Sally’s Pigeons’ on June 25, Lauper wrote: “In my youth, women had no reproductive freedom and 50 years later the freedom out of itself. take control of his own body. “
He said, “When I wrote this song with Mary Chapin Carpenter in 1991, we wrote about two little girls who imagined stretching their wings like the pigeons they saw flying over them.
“They beat being free. But freedom has a great price, then for women and unfortunately now. If we do not have control over our own bodies, we have no real freedom. We are second – class citizens. We must mobilize. We must to express a voice. “
Sally’s Pigeons “inspired a childhood friend with Lauper’s who became pregnant as a teenager and sought an abortion on an alley. Lauper’s friend died as a result, and Lauper has performed a pro-abortion ever since. attending including a Planned Prohibition march on Off Our Bodies Parents in New York City in early May this year.
Listen to the ‘Redux 2022’ version of ‘Sally’s Pigeons’ below.
Significant figures from the music industry showed anger on social media following the recession announcement, including Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam, Charli XCX, Phoebe Bridgers and many more. “I’m very scared that this is where we are,” Swift wrote, “with so many decades of people fighting for women’s rights to their own bodies, that today’s decision has followed that. remove us. “
Bridgers and Janelle Monáe addressed the U.S. Supreme Court recently at the Glastonbury Festival and BET Awards 2022 with similar short messages “Fuck the Supreme Court!”
In May, Halsey released a video with protest images and details on abortion statistics during the start of her “Love And Power” tour and joined the likes of Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion and Bridgers to sign a letter denying the leak The Upper draft. The opinion of the court which preceded the reversal.