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Demi Lovato Advocates for Reproductive Justice in New Single ‘Swine’

Demi Lovato at 2023 Milken Institute Global ConferencePhoto by Jerod Harris/Getty Images

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In a bold move, Demi Lovato takes a stand in the battle for reproductive rights with her latest protest single, “Swine.” Released on the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the song serves as an anthem of empowerment and resistance. It urges listeners to fight back against the erosion of bodily autonomy.

Demi Lovato Protects Reproductive Rights With Latest Single

“Swine” showcases Lovato’s pivot to pop punk, channeling her rage and frustration through roaring guitars and weighty percussion. The lyrics capture the essence of the struggle faced by millions of individuals whose reproductive rights are under threat.

Directed by Meriel O’Connell, the music video for “Swine” portrays Lovato leading a revolution against a group of decision-makers who hold power over the rights of others. Symbolically tearing legislation apart, setting fire to an alleyway, and referencing the last supper, Lovato highlights the hypocrisy of protecting Christian values while disregarding the well-being and autonomy of individuals. She sings, “It’s your book, but it’s my survival.”

She expressed her intention behind creating “Swine” as a means to amplify the voices of advocates for choice. Lovato’s aim is to empower not just birthing people, but everyone fighting for equality. She’s urging people to embrace her agency and work toward a world where every individual’s right to make decisions about her own body is honored.

The Supreme Court’s decision last year marked a pivotal moment, overturning decades of precedent and granting individual states the power to determine the legality of abortions. The fight for reproductive rights continues, fueled by the voices of celebrities and activists who refuse to remain silent.


Other Artists Have Joined Demi Lovato’s Cause

In the wake of last year’s Supreme Court decision, many musicians have used their platforms to protest the ruling. Phoebe Bridgers bravely shared her personal story about receiving an abortion. Megan Thee Stallion, during a festival appearance, emphatically declared, “My body, my motherf*cking choice.” Kendrick Lamar positioned himself as an ally, leading chants for women’s rights.

To further support the cause, Lovato has created a resource center on her website. The center includes a map displaying the current status of abortion rights in each state. This allows individuals to stay informed and engaged.

Additionally, resources from Planned Parenthood are provided, covering topics such as accessing abortion services in one’s area, a hotline for immediate support, information on available funds, and guidance on accessing abortion pills. The website also features a space for individuals to share her personal stories, fostering a sense of community and solidarity.

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