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Madonna: “Don’t You Think Jesus Would Agree That a Woman Has the Right to Choose What to Do With Her Body?”

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Born and raised in a Catholic home, music legend Madonna said earlier this week that she’d like to have a conversation with the Pope to talk about Jesus’ perspective on women’s rights.

In a candid interview with Australia’s Andrew Denton, the singer says she’d like to ask Pope Francis: “Don’t you think Jesus would agree that a woman has the right to choose what to do with her body?”

The 60-year-old pop star said she’d ask, “Let’s talk about Jesus’ point of view about women. Let’s talk about it. What do you really think he thought of women?”

“I think he would be open to having that conversation with me,” she added.

Madonna’s comment comes at a time when many Hollywood socialites are threatening to boycott Georgia over the ‘heartbeat bill’ signed by Governor Brian Kemp, a law that bans abortion after the fetal heartbeat can be detected.

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The effort is spearheaded by actress Alyssa Milano who posted a public list of other Hollywood celebrities who would join her in boycotting the state, ultimately stripping it of $10 billion in Hollywood revenue.

“Women’s physical and socioeconomic needs and wants matter,” Milano tweeted in support of her pro-abortion stance. “They should not have to suffer a punitive pregnancy to suit a fringe opinion on abortion.”

And the Peach State isn’t the only one facing an uproar from Hollywood celebrities. Alabama recently signed the strictest pro-life legislation in the U.S., making it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion at any time in the pregnancy — without exception for incest or rape.

Along with a bandwagon of her progressive peers, Madonna is adamantly against all of the new pro-life legislation being passed in conservative states.

Ironically in the 1980s, the singer released a song called “Papa Don’t Preach,” which chronicled the story of a girl who got pregnant outside of wedlock and refused abortion.

Contrary to what the lyrics implied, Madonna was not an advocate for pro-life. In 1994, she spoke openly about the abortions that she’s had in the past.

When asked by British magazine “The Face” if she’s had “several abortions,” the singer-songwriter simply replied, “True.”
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