(Reuters) - Celebrities, activists and politicians swarmed social media to air their opinions on a new law, signed on Wednesday, that almost totally bans abortion in Alabama.
Singer Lady Gaga led the chorus of outraged voices with many women tweeting under the hashtag #YouKnowMe to declare they had abortions and were unashamed.
Abortion opponents celebrated the measure as a way to stop the murder of unborn babies.
Here is a sampling of Twitter posts and hashtags:
Lady Gaga (@ladygaga), 78.6 million followers:
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC), 4.17 million followers:
Actress-activist Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano), 3.57 million followers:
Former Planned Parenthood leader Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards), 191,000 followers:
Actress Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps), 369,000 followers:
Political analyst Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell), 17,300 followers:
U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono), 393,000 followers:
From the anti-abortion side:
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (@GovernorKayIvey), 35,200 followers:
Journalist Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog), 225,000 followers:
Journalist Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro), 2.14 million followers:
Reporting by Daniel Trotta, Sonia Elks, and Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Dina Kyriakidou Contini and Bill Trott
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