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David Bautista has said every man needs to be speaking out for women’s rights in the wake of the overturning of Roe v Wade.
On 24 June, the Supreme Court overturned the 50-year ruling that allowed women in the US to legally access an abortion up to the point of foetal viability.
The move means that individual states across North America will now be able to introduce bans on the procedure.
The ruling promoted an outpouring of rage from pro-choice groups and individuals who believe abortion is a human right.
Now, Hollywood star Bautista has urged men to be ‘louder’ when it comes to speaking up for women’s rights.
Asked what he felt about men who ‘look like him’ speaking out following the ruling, Bautista told TMZ Sports: “I don’t think it has anything to do with men that look like me.
“I think every f***ing man needs to be louder about the rights of women.”
Bautista didn't want to comment specifically on whether he thought other high-profile men, such as John Cena or The Rock, should be vocal about the ban, insisting that all men should be.
When asked what men should be doing, he replied simply: “Speaking out. Be f***ing loud!”
Earlier this week, Bette Middler called on the US government to ban Viagra saying if it was ‘God’s will’ that women get pregnant then the same must be true for men who have erectile dysfunction.
In a tweet, she wrote: “Time to ban Viagra. Because if pregnancy is ‘God’s will’, then so is your limp d**k.”
The actor has been extremely vocal about her disagreement with the Supreme Court’s move to give abortion legislation rights decisions back to the US states.
Shortly after Roe v Wade was overturned she tweeted: "They did it. THEY DID IT TO US! #SCOTUS has overturned #RoevWade, enshrined in the Constitution as settled law for over 50 years.
"How dare they? This #SCOTUS is absolutely tone-deaf to the will and even the actual needs of the American people. #WakeUpAmerica."
The ban is expected to cut access to abortions for approximately 36 million women of reproductive age in the US, according to research from Planned Parenthood.
The organisation is urging those who are need of an abortion to reach out to Planned Parenthood for support.
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