The 1975's Matty Healy Speaks Out Against Abortion Ban at Alabama Festival: Watch

Matty Healy is making one thing very clear to Alabama lawmakers: he strongly opposes the state's recent abortion ban.   

The 1975 frontman gave an impassioned speech about the Alabama Human Life Protection Act -- which bans women from having an abortion after six weeks into their pregnancy -- during the rock band's set at the Hangout Fest on Friday (May 17).   

“The reason I’m so angry is because I don’t believe [the ban] is about the preservation of life; I believe it’s about the controlling of women,” the British singer told the crowd.  

Healy went on to say that he's read the abortion bill and was appalled by its comparison of Jews who died in the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide.

“There’s people, men in the active government, actively comparing the harrowing difficult life choices of female American citizens to the Holocaust -- to the Holocaust. That is a disgrace,” he said. “If you think the Holocaust is analogous to those things, people will call you a monster, but I will tell you, you are fundamentally uneducated.”

Healy isn't the only music star speaking out against the bill, which was signed by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on May 15. Lady Gaga, Rihanna Janelle Monae, Kacey Musgraves and many others also expressed their disapproval.

See Healy's speech about the abortion bill below.

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