Sheryl Crow slams abortion bans in Alabama, Missouri
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Country music star Sheryl Crow slammed a number of recent abortion bans passed in states across the U.S., saying that she believes women should have the right to choose what to do with their bodies.

Crow called the restrictive abortion measures in states like Alabama, Georgia and her home state of Missouri “wrong” on the red carpet of the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday, HuffPost reported.

“I do think that it’s not up to the government to decide what women do with their bodies and that we should have the opportunity to be in charge of our own bodies,” she said.


Crow also criticized state legislatures that do not have equitable male and female representatives weighing in on the debate.

“Particularly in the state of Missouri as well as, I believe it’s Alabama, I think there’s only two women in the entire ... House of Representatives that are making the decisions,” Crow added. “So I feel like it’s wrong and I have always felt like the government needs to stay out of that.”

There are 41 women in the Missouri House of Representatives and 18 in Alabama, but both states fall far below 50 percent for women representatives and senators at the state level, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Crow said she believes that all people are technically “pro-life,” even if they are not opposed to abortion. She added that pro-life causes can extend beyond the abortion debate, citing gun violence as a pro-life political issue.

“I feel like obviously, everyone is pro-life, and I am conflicted by the argument that if you are pro-life, you would be standing up about gun laws,” Crow said.

Crow's comments came weeks after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed into law the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban, making it a felony for doctors to perform or attempt to perform an abortion. In Missouri, the state banned abortion at eight weeks.

Multiple states such as Kentucky and Georgia have passed bills that ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, around six weeks of pregnancy, while several other states are considering "trigger" laws that go into effect to ban abortion should Roe v. Wade be overturned. Other states like New York, meanwhile, have passed bills that enshrine abortion rights.