‘Back in the Middle Ages’: Glastonbury stars stand against Roe v Wade decision | Glastonbury 2022

Billie Eilish led a condemning chorus of performers at the Glastonbury Festival after the US Supreme Court overturned a constitutional right to abortion in the states.

The 20-year-old singer was performing at the Glastonbury Pyramid when she denounced the controversial ruling.

Introducing her hit song Your Power, she told festival-goers, “Today is a really dark day for women in the States, and I’m just going to say because I can’t stand thinking about it anymore at this moment. This song is just so I guess…”

News of the US Supreme Court ruling emerged shortly after 6pm UK time and almost immediately elicited an angry and emotional response from the artists playing the world’s biggest festival.

American singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers led to chants of “Damn the Supreme Court” after saying she was having “the toughest of times”.

She asked if there were any Americans in attendance, much to the public’s bewilderment, and then added, “Who wants to say ‘Fuck the Supreme Court’? One two three…'”

‚ÄúDamn that shit. Damn America and all those irrelevant old fuckers trying to tell us what to do with our damned bodies. the curse. “

At least 26 US states are expected to ban abortion immediately, or as soon as practicable after the ruling, which will affect tens of millions of women.

US President Joe Biden called the ruling a “tragic mistake” and said it led America on an “extremist and dangerous path.”

Joe Talbot, the head of British rock band Idles, said the court’s decision sent the United States back “to the Middle Ages”.

Less than an hour after the verdict was announced, Talbot said, addressing huge crowds from the other stage in Glastonbury: “They reversed the laws back to medieval America where they just decided whether or not abortion should be illegal.”

He made the remarks while introducing the mother song, and added: “Long live the open-minded. Long live my mother and long live each one of you.”

The decision is likely to lead to protests and rallies, intensifying the debate within and among countries about abortion, and even between cities.

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