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DISTURBED Singer DAVID DRAIMAN Thinks The Government Shouldn’t Determine What People Do With Their Own Bodies

Disturbed frontman David Draiman and Shinedown's Zach Myers have voiced their opinions on the current Roe V. Wade debate.


DISTURBED frontman David Draiman and SHINEDOWN’s Zach Myers have voiced their opinions on a leaked draft published by Politico on Monday (May 2) which shows that a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court has voted to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that made abortion a human right almost a half century ago.

The draft was apparently written by Justice Samuel Alito and circulated back in February. Politico reports Alito was joined by justices Clarence Thomas and all three of former President Donald Trump’s nominees — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — while justices Stephen Breyer, Elana Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor were working on dissents. It remains unclear how Chief Justice John Roberts voted.

Early this morning, Draiman posted on his Twitter account: “The government should not be able to tell anyone what they can and cannot do with their own body. Period. #prochoice #RoeVWade”.

SHINEDOWN’s Zach Myers also commented, writing: “Leaks happen for purposes of chaos and panic. Period.”, to which Draiman responded: “There would have been chaos and panic whenever this one got out. Leaked or otherwise.” Myers added: “I only don’t like leaks for the purpose of pot stirring …. Which is what this feels like … it causes panic when a matter isn’t settled. Also for a guy who was never ‘what else is going on here’ In the last 4 years. Now I’m def like ‘what ELSE is going on here'”.

Awhile after, Draiman tweeted: “Just an observation; This ‘leak’ was exactly what the Democrats needed to galvanize and energize their base. The resulting fervor could prevent the red wave many were predicting in the upcoming elections.” He then clarified: “(Reminder; I pledge allegiance to neither side) #prochoice #RoeVWade”.

The 1973 Roe v. Wade court ruling determined the right for women to receive an abortion under the 14th Amendment.

In the leaked draft, Alito said Roe was wrongly decided, saying the issue should be decided by politicians, and not the court system.

The government should not be able to tell anyone what they can and cannot do with their own body.