The Menstrual Cramps – Abortion

Today’s track of the day comes from The Menstrual Cramps with single Abortion!

The Menstrual Cramps have given a big fuck you to archaic rules and is aiming to open up discussions with single Abortion.

Vocalist Emilia Elfrida says: “I wrote the song ‘Abortion’ when debates started happening in the run up to the Roe v Wade overturn in America—Roe v Wade had guaranteed a constitutional right to abortion, that was subsequently overturned in 2022, denying millions of people the right to have an abortion in America. Although in England abortion is legal, you still need to get two doctors’ permission and specific grounds need to be met. You cannot legally have an abortion in England just because you want one.”

“This song is a response to these archaic rules, and for me to break the taboos around having abortions, to open up discussions about my experiences having had two abortions, and to fight for everyone to have the right to have abortions. As the song says ‘I’ve had an abortion, no I’ve had two, if you don’t like it, then f*ck you.’”

Elizabeth Birt

February 13, 2024

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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