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Fiona Apple speaks on Roe reversal

The celebrated singer-songwriter has shared a three-minute statement on the momentous Supreme Court decision.

June 27, 2022
Fiona Apple speaks on Roe reversal Sachyn Mital / Wikimedia Commons

Fiona Apple has shared her thoughts on the reversal of Roe v. Wade. The 5-4 Supreme Court decision was leaked in May but officially arrived Friday, ending the national right to an abortion upheld for nearly 50 years. Apple’s three-minute statement was uploaded on Sunday to Fiona Apple Rocks, a YouTube fan page that has recently been hosting Q&As with the celebrated singer-songwriter.

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“We have to talk about how we feel about this — how unacceptable this is,” Apple says in the video. “[We] have to keep on expressing ourselves because this is just all about control… It’s not about life… It’s about control of women, control of our bodies; about taking our control of our own bodies away; about taking our autonomy and our privacy and our agency away, taking our choices about what we can do with our lives away.

“It’s about control, just like a fucking sexual assault is about control,” she continues. “That’s why this feels like a sexual assault, ’cause it feels like people’s hands and bodies in our bodies that don’t belong there, that we don’t want.”

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Later in the video, Apple says she doesn’t plan on donating money to politicians in light of the Court’s decision, but to abortion and bail funds instead. Watch the video below, and read more on how to support abortion rights in the U.S. here.

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Fiona Apple speaks on Roe reversal