The abortion cause just garnered for itself another pop cultural cheerleader in the form of singer Selena Gomez, who has now resorted to wearing a 1973 necklace to honor the year that Roe v. Wade made the killing of unborn children legal in all 50 states.
According to Yahoo News, the “Good for You” singer appeared on “Live With Kelly and Ryan” where she wore her necklace on TV — a 14-karat gold piece of protest jewelry designed to commemorate abortion.
Created by Sophie Ratner Jewelry on the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the necklace currently goes for $380 online, with proceeds being donated to the Physicians for Reproductive Health. From the company website:
Sophie Ratner Jewelry x Physicians for Reproductive Health collaborative necklace commemorates the 45th anniversary of the historic 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Decision. 30% of proceeds will be donated to the organization to help them continue their important work.
Polished 14k gold 1973 design on a 14k 18″ chain with a 16″ option.
Each piece of jewelry is carefully hand fabricated in our NYC studio so please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
In a post on Instagram, Sophie Ratner Jewelry commemorated women like Selena Gomez who “proudly wear” this necklace in the name of abortion rights.
“In this time of attacks on evidence-based medicine and a woman’s right to choose, we cannot remain silent,” the post said. “Please join your allies across the country and proudly wear this necklace to remind people everywhere that we must continue to fight for equality and access for reproductive health here in the United States, and throughout the world.”
Speaking with Bustle, the necklace maker, Sophie Ratner, said that her OBGYN mother taught her the importance of women’s healthcare, which includes abortion. “Growing up with a mother who is an OBGYN has always shown me the importance of equality in healthcare and particularly with women’s reproductive health,” she told the outlet. “I’ve always believed that everybody should have the choice to make their own decisions about their bodies and more now than ever it is important to fight for this, which is what inspired our 1973 piece and our collaboration with Physicians for Reproductive Health.”
Selena Gomez jumped into the abortion debate this past May when Georgia and Alabama instituted strict abortion bans. “To see what is happening right now in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and several other states in our country is not only deeply upsetting but seems that it can’t possibly be real in 2019,” said Selena Gomez on Instagram. “It’s no one’s business what a woman chooses to do with her body. End of story. If you want to help fight this, click on the link in my bio to find out how you can volunteer or make a donation.”
Just this week, abortion conglomerate Planned Parenthood released a statement praising pop singer Ariana Grande for donating a hefty sum of $250,000 from her concert proceeds to the organization.
“Ariana Grande’s generous donation comes at a critical time — in Georgia and across the country, anti-women’s health politicians are trying to ban all safe, legal abortion,” said PP president Leana Wen. “This is not what the American people want, nor is it something they’ll stand for. Thanks to inspiring support like hers, Planned Parenthood can continue to fight back — in the courts, in Congress, in state houses and in the streets — against these dangerous attacks on people’s health and lives.”