Just over a month after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, musician John Legend is advocating for abortion access and reproductive rights.
In an interview with David Axelrod for podcast, Legend described his own experience with wife, model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen's 2020 miscarriage.
"Anyone who's dealt with pregnancy knows none of this is casual, none of this is frivolous. And it's so intimate, and it's so personal," he said.
Legend referenced strict abortion restrictions in certain states that have led to limits on patients' ability to access standard miscarriage care.
One woman in Texas, for instance, was forced to carry fetal remains inside her for two and a half weeks after miscarrying last year because of strict anti-abortion laws.
"Anyone who has a miscarriage, after all that trauma, all that pain, all those tears we went through, to then have the local DA or local law enforcement do an investigation."
Government involvement in reproductive rights is "nasty, it's evil. It should not be even a discussion. The government should not be involved," Legend said.
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